Splunk Delivers Real-Time Operational Intelligence to Newly Announced AWS IoT Service

The big news of the day is that AWS is officially in the Internet of Things business. This is an announcement that is bound to make a major impact on the IoT, and is exciting news for those who are building IoT solutions as they can now take advantage of the benefits AWS can provide in terms of time-to-value, security, and scalability for device to cloud and cloud to device infrastructure.

This is also great news for Splunk’s IoT team. Our existing partnership with AWS provided a great starting point for making Splunk Enterprise AMIs and Splunk Cloud an easy to deploy and use solution for the massive amounts of machine data bound to be created by AWS IoT applications. …

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IoT and Industrial Data at Splunk .conf2015

LGO-conf2015-RGBSplunk .conf2015 is just a few days away, and I’m so excited to let you know about a few of the sessions from the IoT and Industrial Data track. These are just some of highlights from the 165+ technical sessions we’ve got in store for you across all tracks. If you are one of the 4000+ Splunk enthusiasts already joining us in Las Vegas, please make sure to drop in on the following sessions. If you aren’t, registration is still open, and walkups are always welcome if you happen to be in the area!

Tuesday, 9/22

3:00pm
Target
: Robotics Analytics: Utilizing Machine Data from Robots to Provide Data-driven Insights and Decisions with Splunk.

5:15pm
Denver Water
: Deeper …

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Practical Operational Intelligence for the Internet of Things – Part 1

Recently, we were lucky to join the Eclipse Foundation’s IoT team for a webinar on “Practical Operational Intelligence for the Internet of Things”. Emphasis was on the practical. As I discussed in a recent blog for the IoT Solutions World Congress, when it comes to the IoT, turning data into insights shouldn’t be so hard. With the proliferation of complex architectures, interfaces, and slow time-to-value, it’s no wonder the “hype” of both big data and the IoT sometimes eclipses their successes.

With that in mind, I’m kicking off a multi-part blog series on “Practical” IoT Operational Intelligence and Analytics with Splunk. Goal here is to get you to value from IoT generated data as quickly and as …

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Making Sense: Manufacturing, Splunk and Industrial Data

Recently, in the online publication Manufacturers Monthly, Denise Carson published a piece called “Harnessing Operational Intelligence”, and really made the case for using big-data and platforms like Splunk to deal with “rising costs and the tyranny of distance”. Denise explained that operational intelligence has the potential to help manufacturers do things smarter and remain competitive in the face of massive volumes, velocity, and variety of data.

In the same week, in the “Smart Business” section of the Chinese language ITHome.com, Yu Zhihao wrote about how a Korean semiconductor company was using Splunk and big data to perform real-time analysis of the semiconductor production line, and was quickly getting to the bottom of production issues through advanced analytics …

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Shining a Light on Industrial Data

Enabling Insights from Industrial Data and the Internet of Things

This week we announced that our technology partner, Kepware Technologies, released the Industrial Data Forwarder (IDF) for Splunk as part of their most recent KEPServerEX update. This application enables a new and much easier way to connect to, index and analyze industrial data at scale in Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud.

Industrial Data

Industrial data is a broad term for the machine data that is generated in industrial environments by industrial equipment, as well as by embedded computing platforms affiliated with SCADA and other automation and control systems. It typically represents physical sensor readings (temperature, vibration, pressures, valve position, etc.), or variables in the control algorithms that manage …

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Splunk’s New Web Framework, Volkswagen’s Data Lab, and the Internet of Things.

There are many incredible features in Splunk 6. Pivot, Data Models and integrated maps really stole the show at .conf2013. But I really have to give credit to our developer team in Seattle for the massive leap forward in user interface possibilities with the addition of the integrated web framework, which is included in Splunk 6 but is also available as an app download for Splunk 5.

In the midst of all that Splunk 6 excitement at .conf, I was introduced (at the Internet of Things pavilion) to the team at Volkswagen Data Lab, and had some great discussions with them about their interest in using Splunk as a  platform for the management, analysis, and visualization of data from …

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Splunk at the CMSWire Tweetjam

I recently “tweet jammed” with a panel of IoT professionals and CMSWire, a web magazine focused predominantly on customer experience and digital marketing. It was an interesting conversation, with opinions from all sorts of angles. You can check out the storify here. Please feel free to reach out to me at @BrianMGilmore if you have any comments or would like to keep the conversation going!

Approaching the Internet of Things from a customer experience perspective is an interesting topic, and not one I had really considered in depth until I began putting together an article, “The Next Step in Internet Evolution: The Internet of Things” for CMSWire as well. In this article I discuss how the Internet …

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How to Stream Internet of Things Data into Splunk in Ten Easy Steps!

Inspired by Discovered Intelligence’s blog post “How to Stream Twitter into Splunk in 10 Simple Steps” last week, I began thinking about a simple Internet of Things example where we could demonstrate an easy integration of IoT platforms and data into Splunk that everyone could access. There are plenty of great examples of Internet of Things services we could poll with the REST modular input, but for this example we will be building a quick integration with LogMeIn’s Xively service using their “Test Drive” tutorial.

This walkthrough assumes you have a working install of Splunk 6 and have installed the REST API Modular Input App. If not, please follow the links and you should be up and …

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How to Splunk Data from a Raspberry Pi – Three Easy Steps!

Last week we announced a release of our Universal Forwarder for Linux ARM (Raspberry Pi) which greatly simplifies the process of taking any data from a Raspberry Pi including GPIO or other connected sensors and attached shields and sending that data to Splunk. While this task was not impossible before, the process involved manual streaming of data to the Splunk API. Using a Universal Forwarder you can take advantage of Splunk’s end to end data distribution mechanisms with no need to understand or develop against Splunk’s API.
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Introducing the Splunk Universal Forwarder for Raspberry Pi!

So I’d like to introduce you to a new piece of technology we have released this week, the Splunk Universal Forwarder for Linux ARM (Raspberry Pi). Tested for deployment on Raspberry Pi, this version of the forwarder is designed to allow end users to capture data on embedded, low power ARM based devices and forward that data to Splunk Enterprise, Cloud, Storm, or Free instances. You can download the release, for free, right now at http://apps.splunk.com/app/1611/

I’ve got to assume that this forwarder will be a first introduction to Splunk for many in the Raspberry Pi community, so let me briefly tell you a bit about Splunk, its purpose, its architecture, and how to get started. I’ll also link you …

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