Banking on Success at .conf2015

LGO-conf2015-RGBSplunk .conf2015 is here! Not just banks, but other financial services organizations will be attending and speaking as well!  We have an exciting lineup of over 165 sessions for you to choose from. If you have a role within financial services, be sure to check out the following sessions:

Tuesday, September 22

  • 10:00 – MetLife: How MetLife is Using Splunk to Improve Customer Experience of Our Sales and Servicing Websites; Speakers – Mariya Gilyadova, Bob Jones
  • 1:00 – Northern Trust Bank: Leveraging Splunk for Tracking Business Transactions; Speakers – Arijit Das (Northern Trust), Joseph Noga (Komodo Cloud)
  • 4:15 – FINRA: Leveraging Splunk to Manage Your AWS Environment; Speaker – Gary Mikula
  • 5:15 – Orrstown Bank: Using Splunk Cloud and Anomaly
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Telecommunications and Media Companies: Your Guide to .conf2015

LGO-conf2015-RGBIf you’re a communications service provider, you know how important content is to your business. Well, at Splunk, we’ll have a lot of content for you at .conf2015! With over 165 sessions, here are a select few that may be of interest to you:


Tuesday, September 22

  • 4:15pm – Vertu: Deploying a Splunk Cluster to the Cloud with DevOps Tools and Using Splunk to Improve Reliability in a Fleet of Mobile Devices. Speaker: Rob Charlton
  • 5:15pm – Comcast: To Xfinity and Beyond: Mission-Critical Metrics and Tips for Managing Any Size Splunk Installation. Speakers: Joe Cramasta, Kate Lawrence-Gupta

Wednesday, September 23

  • 10:00am – Swisscom: Collaborative Security Model. Speakers: Christof Jungo (Swisscom), Haiyan Song (Splunk)
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Retail Therapy: Your Guide to .conf2015

LGO-conf2015-RGB It’s the most wonderful time of the year – at least for Splunk, anyway! .conf2015 is less than two weeks away, and we have an amazing lineup of customers speaking. .conf2015 features over 165 sessions to choose from, and if you’re a retailer, you won’t want to miss these:

Tuesday, September 22

  • 3:00pm – Target: Robotics Analytics at Target: Utilizing Machine Data from Robots to Provide Data-driven Insights and Decisions. Speakers: Alex Sneedmiller, Adam McNeil
  • 4:15pm – Building an Enterprise-grade Security Intelligence Platform at Speaker: Gianluca Gaias
  • 4:15pm – Vertu: Deploying a Splunk Cluster to the Cloud with DevOps Tools and Using Splunk to Improve Reliability in a Fleet of Mobile Devices. Speaker: Rob
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Your Picture of Health at .conf2015

LGO-conf2015-RGB.conf2015 is fast approaching, and I’m really looking forward to this year’s event! We’ve carved out a healthcare track out of the 165+ sessions, jampacked with great content. Oh, and we have A NEW SPLUNK T-SHIRT too, just for healthcare! Come join us for these sessions:

Tuesday, September 22

  • 4:15pm – Healthcare Panel: Just What the Doctor Ordered: Innovative Use Cases in Healthcare: featuring demos on using Splunk to ingest and parse HL7 data for time-critical operational intelligence. Pick up your new Splunk t-shirt here!
  • 4:15pm – AdvancedMD: Using Splunk for IT Service Intelligence. Speakers: Tyler Girmer, Coby Nielsen

Wednesday, September 23

  • 10:00am – Cerner Corporation: Predict, Alert, Manage and Optimize an Ecosystem With Splunk. Speakers:
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Splunk at Surescripts: Finding the cure for fraud

surescripts-logo-600x315I had a root canal last month, and it was not fun – at all. Fortunately, the endodontist prescribed some industrial-grade pain medications to help. When I picked up my medicine at Walgreens, that prescription had already gone through some serious hoops – getting verified and validated by the provider, the benefits manager, the payer (aka, insurance) and the pharmacy. That’s where Surescripts comes in – they provide the platform that connects all of the relevant parties together so my prescription can be authorized and I can stop half my face from throbbing.

This process is ripe for abuse – to the tune of billions of dollars each year. As the largest health information network in the United States, …

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Splunk at Ubisoft: Play on, player!


One of my all-time favorite Seinfeld episodes is the one where George will do anything to maintain his top score status on Frogger. But power supply and traffic get in the way – literally. Fast forward to today, and you have the same roadblocks, with different names — downtime and latency.

ubisoft-PR-img-06The Online Technology Group at Ubisoft (which makes popular games like Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry) uses Splunk Enterprise to help them monitor how Ubisoft game developers use their API to call various services, so they can identify the applications that are running slowly. The visibility that Splunk provides enables the Online Technology Group to identify and fix issues more quickly, enabling the game developers to deliver a better …

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Splunk wins Leading Edge Award from Healthcare Informatics

HCI-InnovatorAwardsWinnerSeal-2015I’m pleased to announce that Splunk was selected for the 2015 Leading Edge Award for Interoperability from Healthcare Informatics! This is truly exciting for us, as healthcare is an area that we’re deeply passionate about.

Recent headlines and legislation have forced a conversation about the best ways to rein in healthcare costs, while keeping in mind patient privacy and security concerns. From an IT perspective, it’s easier to manage costs if you have visibility into your overall operations. Having that single pane of glass view enables you to determine the gaps or overlaps in processes, technologies and controls. But oftentimes, the data resides in disparate silos across the enterprise.

Typically, healthcare organizations must use vendor-specific solutions or create their …

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Splunk at TiVo: Watch your favorite shows when you want to

Screen Shot 2015-03-12 at 9.01.01 AMThis is a familiar refrain in my home: “What’s on TV? Nothing? Ok, what about Netflix? Or Hulu? Have you seen the latest on Amazon Prime?” If you’re like me, you’d go to each service and search through each programming guide until you found a program you like. Or, you could use TiVo and search across all of the programming guides at once, saving yourself lots of time and trouble switching from one service to another.

For TiVo, this search capability – as well as other TiVo features — is critical to providing a seamless user experience for their 5M+ customers worldwide. Not just on TVs, but on tablets and smartphones too!
TiVo uses Splunk to monitor the uptime …

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Splunk at Nordstrom (part 4 of 4): Enterprise Security at Nordstrom

badge_online_events One of the great things about Splunk is that it is such a powerful platform that can be used in many different ways (see Splunk at Nordstrom Part 2: Nordstrom and Mobile POS), so you can get the most bang for your buck. At Nordstrom, Splunk was initially used to monitor website performance – page loading times, uptime, etc. However, as Nordstrom became more familiar with Splunk technology, they began to use Splunk for other uses as well – enterprise security being one of them.

Nordstrom has deployed the Splunk App for Enterprise Security (ES) as well as the Splunk App for PCI. The first thing Nordstrom did was to enable the Security teams to be able …

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Splunk at Nordstrom (Part 3 of 4): Using DevOps Principles to Manage Splunk

badge_online_events We recently hosted a Splunk at Nordstrom webinar and Keith Kent, Senior Monitoring Engineer at Nordstrom, did a fantastic job outlining how Splunk was used across the Nordstrom enterprise. One area that generated particular interest during the presentation was how Splunk technology was deployed at Nordstrom and how that has enabled better application delivery across the enterprise.

Similar to other large enterprises, Nordstrom has a pretty extensive IT infrastructure supporting their operations and keeping track of all the changes can be tedious. So with Splunk’s deployment, Nordstrom took a different tack: why not apply DevOps principles?

Splunk as Source Code
Splunk is used as a shared service at Nordstrom, and the entire Splunk deployment is managed as source code …

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