In monitoring, a distinction is made between classic, reactive monitoring, which reacts retrospectively to changed conditions, real-time monitoring, which can react immediately to current events and changes, and predictive monitoring.
Predictive monitoring works proactively. It identifies potential problems and can respond to them predictively, for example, forecasting future failures in advance.
The basis for the predicted failures are previous events that are stored as patterns and used for monitoring. In order to identify weak points, predictive monitoring must monitor the entire network with all network components, all databases and processes in real time and record, analyze and process their logins. This extremely large amount of data, which can be attributed to Big Data, is used to derive the likely faults.