At bridge:com, we have always had networks and data in our blood. Founded in 2002 as an engineering office for technical communication, in the first few years we mainly created technical documentation for very complex network technology products that required a lot of explanation. In order to meet the high demands of this extremely agile industry, we relied early on fully XML-based documentation systems such as DITA, which on the one hand allows a very high degree of flexibility and on the other hand is open for automated document processing. In short, we have implemented solutions for processing data “over” networks.
Based on our know-how in the network area and in the automated processing of structured data, we first came into contact with the topic of network monitoring in 2011. In this field, we then processed data “from” the network itself, thus getting closer to the core of the issue. After the successful set-up of the first Splunk platform at a major telecommunications provider and a subsequent presentation at the Splunk User Conference 2013 in Las Vegas, the new direction was clear: Big Data is now the central hub at bridge:com.