SplunkLive! DC: Helping Government Make Sense of Machine Data

There are a select number of U.S. cities dominated by certain industries that ultimately help to define those cities. Detroit for cars, Nashville for country music, Pittsburgh for the Steelers and Primanti Brothers – and Washington, DC for government.

Considering there isn’t a single organization or entity in the world with more data than the U.S. government, Washington, DC has been home to annual SplunkLive! events for the past five years. Yesterday, we hosted our largest yet with nearly 750 attendees.

Our Chairman and CEO Godfrey Sullivan kicked off the event with an overview of Splunk’s capabilities in private and public sectors, touching on key points like the importance of machine data for verifying accuracy and how continuous monitoring is imperative …

» Continue reading

Getting Down to the Wire: How’s Your Karma Score Trending?

http://www.splunk.com/view/SP-CAAAG3BA few weeks ago we announced the: “Where Will Your Karma Take You Awards Contest.” The contest is your chance to ratchet up your participation in Splunk’s online community so you can earn a free pass to Splunk’s ultimate community and educational event: .conf2012.

Current standings for each of the categories:

Most up voted question:

  1. MahieuFinding events that have never happened before
  2. clyde772Slow search when evaluating a numeric value.
  3. aniketbupdating a lookup table by external means
  4. andrew_garvinSetup screen with credentials and multiple endpoints

Most points accumulated from answering questions (Whew! It’s close at the top!):

  1. dwaddle (640)
  2. ayn (630)
  3. sideview (450)–Don’t miss his session: Easier View Deployment with Sideview Utils
  4. mhibbin
» Continue reading

Will Your Karma Score Take You to .conf2012: Leader board report

http://www.splunk.com/view/SP-CAAAG3BA few weeks ago we announced the: “Where Will Your Karma Take You Awards Contest.” The contest is your chance to ratchet up your participation in Splunk’s online community so you can participate in Splunk’s ultimate community and educational event: .conf2012.

Current standings for each of the categories:

Most up voted question:

  1. clyde772Slow search when evaluating a numeric value.
  2. MahieuFinding events that have never happened before
  3. aniketbupdating a lookup table by external means

Most points accumulated from answering questions:

  1. dwaddle (380)
  2. ayn (250)
  3. sideview (220)
  4. mhibbin (90)
  5. lowell (40)

Most downloaded app from Splunkbase Apps:

  1. sideviewSideview Utils (822)
  2. josh 1Splunk License Usage (119)
  3. southeringtonpSplunk for OSSEC
» Continue reading

Where Will Your Karma Take You? (Maybe to .conf2012!)

http://www.splunk.com/view/SP-CAAAG3BContributors to Splunkbase Apps and Answers (and of course our IRC gurus) are invaluable to the Splunk community. We think it’s worth tossing a little recognition towards the ones who go above and beyond to keep content fresh and share the ways they’ve solved problems within their organizations. We recognized a few folks at .conf2011,and this year, we thought we’d expand the awards to recognize more folks. My friends, I give you: “Where Will Your Karma Take You Awards.”

Starting Tuesday, July 24 at 12:00:00 am PST, we’ll track karma points and award 1 free .conf2012 pass to folks earning the most points in each of the following categories:

  • Most up voted question
  • Most points accumulated from
» Continue reading

Can You Predict Which Blogs Someone Will Like?

Aside from Big data being the new big buzzword, we’re also seeing an uptick in mentions of Data Science and Data Scientist. As a recent Fortune article: The hot tech gig of 2022: Data scientist indicated, by the end of the decade 50 billion devices will be emitting information nonstop, and data scientists will help to manage–and make sense of–all that data.

As such we at Splunk are hoping to address at least part of the problem data scientists face–collecting, correlating and searching the data. Splunk can help data scientists spend less time on the up front data parsing, then they can get to the fun (and valuable part)–searching, asking questions of, modeling and trending their data.

Margit Zwemer (…

» Continue reading

APIs, 3D maps, your data up in lights…Where will your data take you?

Have you noticed all the blogs lately tagged with #datajourney or “Where will your data take you?” Since we last spoke, our partners and customers are finding all sorts of new ways to get greater business and operational value using Splunk to visualize and make more sense of their data. (And we’ve been inspired to turn these experiences into “How-to” sessions at the upcoming Splunk Users’ Conference, .conf2012–register by Friday to save $200 or buy 3 passes and get 1 free.)

Jens Ihnow in Hamburg Germany is monitoring the heating system in his house with Splunk. He also works at Otto, the world’s largest mail order company, where they use Splunk to ensure customer orders are processed and delivered in …

» Continue reading

Big Data, Big Fun: Splunk Sponsors the Data Science Hackathon this Weekend!

There’s still time to celebrate Big Data Week by participating in the Data Science Hackathon–and you can do so in style at Splunk’s HQ office at 250 Brannan St, in the SOMA district of San Francisco or at The Butter Factory in Melbourne, Australia. Other venues include: BerlinCanberraFinlandLondon and New York City.

The aim of the hackathon is to show the world what is possible through Data Science-a mission near and dear to our heart. In addition, the event’s aim is also to promote the sense of community, team work, and free spirit competition for the sake of Data Science.

Snarky Splunk shirts, Splunk Search Reference Guides and gallons of  energy …

» Continue reading

Get to Know Splunk: Coming Live to a City Near You

All the buzz these days is about managing big data. Splunk has been helping organizations around the globe manage massive streams of machine data for years now. And it’s not just the size of the data, but the variety and velocity. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Join us for an upcoming SplunkLive event to learn from our customers why they’ve selected Splunk to manage massive streams of machine data, improve service levels, reduce IT operations costs, mitigate security risks, and drive new levels of operational intelligence across IT and the business.

April 24: SplunkLive Singapore: Featuring Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Nanyang Polytechnic, and Mobile Operating Systems

April 27: SplunkLive Hong Kong: Featuring Hutchison Global Communications, The …

» Continue reading

Where Will Your Data Take You? Find out at .conf2012!

Where will your data take you?

The best way to learn where your data can take you is by talking to other Splunk users. And the best place to speak with other Splunk users is at .conf2012: The 3rd Annual Splunk Worldwide Users’ Conference.

You might have the chance to speak with Eddie Satterly. He got two promotions using Splunk. Luke Harris landed a new job after flexing his Splunk skills. Sondra Russell found loads more time to do more interesting analysis. Bob Beard found a way to monitor his Enterprise Monitoring System. Michael Wilde found the best music shows at SXSW. Nick Key is finding where in the world his friends are by mashing Facebook data with Geolocation data. Nimish Doshi is …

» Continue reading

Day One of March Madness–Whose fans tweet the most?

So it’s day one of March Madness…no silly not the days leading up to St. Patrick’s Day…the days where college basketball fans everywhere ditch work to enjoy beers and basketball. (And the days our dear brethren in IT field complaints about network slowness thanks to all the folks streaming the games.) In case you missed Wilde + Swannie’s awesome presentation at SXSW, Big Data for Everyman, we have access to the Twitter firehose from GNIP…which allows us to ask all kinds of questions of the Twitterverse.

I decided to see which games/ teams had the most fans/ related tweets. With Splunk, you can use Boolean operators like AND and OR to expand the number of search terms included. …

» Continue reading