Watch: CEO Doug Merritt Talks Conquering Big Data
This week I had the great pleasure of joining Jim Cramer on CNBC’s Mad Money to discuss data analytics, accessibility and Splunk’s role in the digital transformation. I had the opportunity to explain how running an operational intelligence platform can make machine data more accessible. One of the reasons Jim calls Splunk “the Google of data mining.”
Find out how Splunk is transforming business for our clients, including FedEx, Domino’s Pizza and more, in the full interview below.
The Fabric That’s Powering Your Digital Transformation
It’s finally here! Splunk .conf2016. This is the most exciting week on the Splunk calendar. An opportunity for us to hear all the great things our customers and partners are up to. We’re always amazed to see the endless spigot of new and creative uses for Splunk. Listening and learning from our customers and partners gets every Splunker fired-up and inspired. And of course, this week gives us a chance to download the latest innovations we’ve been hard at work on as well.
Flying to Orlando gave me a little time for reflection. It amazes me how much has changed in less then a decade. I took an Uber instead of a taxi to the airport, used a mobile …
Using Splunk – It’s a Revolution!
I’m still coming down from the high that I experienced at .conf2015 a few weeks ago in Las Vegas. It was an outstanding event—from the great customer presentations, to the new product updates and the Search Party (the silent disco was a highlight!). That said, not much can compete with the honor I had in presenting this year’s Splunk Revolution Award Winners.
If you’re not familiar with the Splunk Revolution Awards, the awards were established to distinguish the “best of the best” among our customers and hopefully inspire others in the process. These are folks who share their stories and I’m blown away by what they’ve been able to accomplish with the Splunk Platform.
There was so much goodness that …
Back to School with Splunk
As I travel the world and meet with Splunk customers and prospects, there is one question that I am guaranteed to get in every meeting, “Where do I go to find top Splunk educated talent, and how do I develop Splunk skills within my existing workforce?”
One significant sign of momentum behind any technology is the need for university-level courses on that technology. It shows a clear desire for—and the value of—skills for that technology platform. And, on a very practical note, I’m now seeing that people with authenticated Splunk skills are able to command a premium in earnings! That’s why the recent announcement that a number of universities are now teaching Splunk classes or using Splunk for research should …
A Platform Gaining Momentum
You’ve probably noticed a repeating thread in my posts over the last few months, as we’ve taken a closer look at how Splunk customers are standardizing on the Splunk Platform (not to mention a recent flurry of announcements on the same topic).
It’s a topic that’s easy to be passionate about and is at the core of the success of Splunk. Our Splunk platform drives compounding value. Adding more data from a wider variety of sources results in more correlations, more insights, more recommendations, more competitive differentiation and more value. Because Splunk Enterprise is a platform, it’s being used across every industry, in every geography, and for an endless stream of use cases.
I’ll give you a few concrete examples …
SAIC & Splunk as a Security Intelligence Platform
Splunk is one of the fastest growing companies in the hi-tech industry for a reason. We constantly push the boundaries on how we, and others, think about complex problems. One area that we’ve been successfully driving for a few years now is Security Intelligence. We learned early on, through the eyes of our customers, that the traditional approach to security had severe limitations. It was pure disruption and innovation to invert the thinking in this area and use the native Splunk platform to identify and ingest massive quantities and sources of unstructured and semi-structured data. This has enabled Splunk customers to index machine-generated data and query it with schema-on-the-fly, powering visualizations, dashboards, alerts and proactive remediation. This is what has …
The Fan Experience Comes Down to Data
A scenario for a football fan’s version of a “terrible, horrible, no good, bad day:” It starts with your stomach grumbling with hunger at that football game you’ve been waiting for weeks to attend. You run down to concessions, only to wait in a long line and when you finally reach the counter, you find that they’re out of that hot dog you had your heart set on. Not only are you hotdog-less, but you inevitably missed that great hit or a touchdown. Now with an empty stomach, you look forward to getting home and watching the other games you recorded on your DVR—until you find that something went wrong and they’re not there.
We all know that in today’s …
Splunk at Yahoo!: Big Data at Scale
Big Data is a term that’s thrown around a lot by vendors, thought leaders and the press—so much so that it’s nearly lost all meaning. In fact, most people skip “big” and immediately discuss how it’s about more than just the amount of data (and it is). That said, we should take a moment to recognize what true big data scale means.
Trade Me: Using Splunk for Multi-channel Analytics
From one side of the globe to the other, I continue to be impressed with the innovation and success of Splunk customers. In my last post, we discussed the success of UK retailer John Lewis and today we’re headed over to New Zealand to check out the innovation of online marketplace and classified ad site Trade Me.
Like many Splunk customers, Trade Me initially downloaded Splunk to address IT operations challenges (covered in detail in our Trade Me case study). As the company found success with Splunk, the Trade Me team realized that correlating clickstream data with structured data could uncover new business insights.
By mashing up clickstream and mobile data with structured data from relational databases, Trade Me …
Retail Success at John Lewis
Since I joined Splunk a few months ago, I’ve had the opportunity to hear about some amazing things customers are doing with Splunk. During those conversations, I’ve noticed that most of our customers have a similar experience – they download Splunk to solve a specific issue, but quickly find out it can do so much more.
John Lewis is a prime example. In a recent press release, we announced how this UK retailer is using Splunk Enterprise to support the operations of a website that generates over 1 billion pounds in sales per year. The company initially downloaded Splunk to solve a single problem. In this case, John Lewis was trying to identify and resolve an extremely arcane technical …