Personal Dev/Test Licenses give you the freedom to explore

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Do you have a new use case to validate? Untapped data sources to investigate? Wouldn’t it be great to explore how Splunk might help other parts of your organization? All without impacting your production systems and license usage…

Free Personal Dev/Test Licenses

At .conf2016 in September, CEO Doug Merritt was clear that we want to make easier for you use Splunk across your business. Enforced metering is gone. And exploring new use cases should be hassle-free.

So now any Splunk Enterprise or Splunk Cloud customer employee can get a free personalized Splunk Enterprise Dev/Test software license. Each license is valid for up to 50 GB daily data ingestion and a six-month renewable term, giving you ample power and time to …

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Realizing the Full Potential of Digital Transformation with Splunk and Cisco

Cisco and Splunk-Better TogetherDigital transformation is changing the world in virtually every industry, opening up new opportunities, but also introducing unprecedented risk in the areas of IT, security and business operations. Recognizing these evolving needs, Splunk CEO Doug Merritt recently introduced the concept of an Enterprise Machine Data Fabric.

The Enterprise Machine Data Fabric, which is enabled by the Splunk platform, effectively integrates with and leverages all of the data across an organization’s heterogeneous technical landscape.

Splunk is at the core of a tectonic shift in how organizations collect, correlate and gain insights across massive volumes of real-time data. This shift is driving a constant need for bigger, faster and flexible data storage. At the same time, organizations must retain historical data …

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Splunk takes a flexible approach to license enforcement with Splunk Enterprise 6.5

I can’t believe that Splunk .conf2016 is already behind us. If you joined us in-person in Orlando or watched the keynote on Splunk.com, you know an important theme for Doug Merritt, Splunk President and CEO, is making it easier to do business with Splunk. In his keynote, Doug announced an important change to Splunk Enterprise – the removal of metered license enforcement.

We know that Splunk plays a mission-critical role for your business. With metered enforcement, unanticipated data growth or bursts of new data during an incident investigation could cause disruption in your Splunk operations. So starting with version 6.5, Splunk Enterprise no longer disables searches when you exceed your licensed data ingestion quota.

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Introducing Splunk Enterprise 6.5 – Machine Learning and Simplified Data Analysis Open New Vistas

SCL-Splunk-conf2016-Badge-2_fb-1200x627Want to put the power of machine learning (ML) to work to help optimize IT, security or biz ops? Wish it were easier for more users in your org to use Splunk for data analysis? Or maybe you’d be interested in improving power user productivity, automating management functions, or lowering storage TCO? Splunk Enterprise 6.5 has something for everyone.

Machine Learning Meets Machine Data

The latest release of the Splunk platform lets you put machine learning to work to tackle any use case that matters to your organization.

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Splunk Enterprise has long offered a strong array of ML commands like anomalydetection, outlierpredict and cluster that use fixed algorithms to do their work – no ML expertise required. Today, …

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Splunk Enterprise 6.4 – Driving down the cost of big data analytics

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Today, I’m excited to introduce Splunk Enterprise Release 6.4 and the latest version of Splunk Cloud. For Splunk Enterprise customers, the biggest news is that you can lower your cold data storage costs by 40-80%.

We know you’re under pressure to retain more data – and for longer – because of security and compliance. There’s also an increasing demand to optimize your business by analyzing historical data. This data is important but less frequently accessed, so now you can choose to reduce its footprint by 60% on average, and up to 80% for some data types.

How? We can now remove a part of the Splunk optimization data (TSIDX) from your original data, letting you trade optimal search performance …

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Splunk Enterprise 6.3 – Shaking It Up!

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Today at the Splunk .conf2015 User Conference we literally shook thinks up with the announcement of Splunk Enterprise and Cloud Release 6.3.

The crowd shook their cell phones while the new HTTP Event Collector sent the data from every device to a central console that tracked the motion, mapped the results, and eventually fired a cannon using the new Custom Alert Action feature integrated into a Citrix Octoblu device controller.

It was a fun way to highlight several cool new features of 6.3:

The HTTP Event Collector directly onboards data from applications, DevOps and IoT devices in real-time, scaling to millions of events per second. Developers can use a standard HTTP/JSON API or logging libraries. Those that are using …

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Let’s Get Technical: Splunk Enterprise 6.2

Do You Know Splunk? Webcast Series Kick off! What’s New in Splunk Enterprise 6.2?

splunk_LogoLast week we launched our Do You Know Splunk? webcast series. The series will provide attendees with insight on the latest tips and best practices for optimizing your Splunk environment. Each webcast will highlight Splunk’s products and, together, we will dive into the weeds with users to help them better understand and harness Splunk’s platform within their organization. Plus, the online series will introduce Splunk users to new ideas and share how our solutions can help further increase visibility and intelligence for various data types and sources.

Our first webcast featured Splunk Enterprise 6.2.

With Splunk Enterprise 6.2, you can onboard, enrich and analyze …

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Introducing Splunk Mobile App 2.0

I am thrilled to announce the availability of Splunk Mobile App 2.0. With the new release, Splunk Mobile App now supports Android phones as well as all iOS devices.

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What’s most exciting to me is that Splunk Mobile App now supports enterprise security requirements for single sign-on and Mobile Device Management compatibility. And with support for Splunk Enterprise search head clustering, Mobile App can now meet the needs of large-scale deployments.

Essentially, Mobile App has now moved from an early adopter curiosity to a fully-fledged enterprise app and bona fide interface to Splunk intelligence.

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Flexibility for Front-Line Admins
The Mobile App allows operations to stay on top of ops status and quickly resolve issues while on the …

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