How to: Splunk Analytics for Hadoop on Amazon EMR.

Using Amazon EMR and Splunk Analytics for Hadoop to explore, analyze and visualize machine data

Machine data can take many forms and comes from a variety of sources; system logs, application logs, service and system metrics, sensors data etc. In this step-by-step guide, you will learn how to build a big data solution for fast, interactive analysis of data stored in Amazon S3 or Hadoop. This hands-on guide is useful for solution architects, data analysts and developers.

This guide will see you:

  1. Setup an EMR cluster
  2. Setup a Splunk Analytics for Hadoop node
  3. Connect to data in your S3 buckets
  4. Explore, visualize and report on your data

You will need:

  1. An Amazon EMR Cluster
  2. A Splunk Analytics for Hadoop Instance
  3. Amazon
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Splunk and the art of refrigerator maintenance.

Over the Australia Day long weekend here in sunny Brisbane, Queensland, a buddy of mine and I started noticing that his fridge didn’t seem very cold – meaning that the beer was not cold, clearly a drastic problem. No matter how far down we turned the thermostat, the fridge just wouldn’t cool down. He wasn’t sure if he was imagining it, or if it had always been that way. My buddy didn’t really want to go out and buy a new fridge and wanted to try and fix it himself, however had no idea if any of the changes we’d made to the fridge were making it better or worse.

My buddy works for a Splunk partner and IoT company

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