Judgment = Data + Intuition + Algorithms
Algorithms + Data Structures = Programs
Niklaus Wirth, *1934
For network infrastructure we choose conservative approaches in computer science . We analyse the processed information, form it in data structures and process it using efficient algorithms. This is the essence of computer science and has been described among others by Niklaus Wirth back in seventies in his equation "Algorithms + Data Structures = Programs". What was perhaps not apparent in 1975 is the scale and distributiveness of data that came later with the Internet and was dubbed #BigData in the next millennium. The massive shift on the data side has created a gap in the equation and a necessity to compensate for it by a proportional shift in algorithms. We present the missing element as intuition: anticipating what to look after so that "BigData" does not swamp you. Combination of intuition and rationale has been all in all driving the greatest scientists of all ages and disciplines, long before invention of the Internet and computers, and you may find some of their quotes bellow educating and inspiring.
We also like to quote Wirth's law in reference to how NOT to design software: "software is getting slower more rapidly than hardware becomes faster." We build fast, we build simple, there is no place for bloat in software for network security.
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful server.
Albert Einstein, *1879 - 1955
It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover
Henri Poincaré, *1854 - 1912
All human knowledge thus begins with intuitions, proceeds thence to concepts, and ends with ideas.
Immanuel Kant, *1724 - 1804