How to boost your apps performance with insights from virtualization and storage?

Are you getting the most out of your virtualized infrastructure investment? If your critical applications are suddenly running slow, how do you identify where exactly and how widespread is the issue causing the degradation. Is it the storage latency problem, overcommitted resources or something else? To find out answers to these questions and more join our “Getting Deeper Insights Into Your Virtualization and Storage with Splunk” session on Thursday, October 9th, 11:45 AM, suite 121-122.

Here is a sneak peek into our session. First, we will dive deeper into Splunk Apps for VMware and NetApp Data ONTAP and help you get better understanding of the value these extremely popular Splunk apps can bring to your enterprise. After that our amazing virtualization expert Mike Donnelly, …

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 .conf14 for Communications Providers

For Communications providers, supporting Next Generation doesn’t mean Star Trek, but Data is still involved (I’m sorry! I couldn’t help myself.).  The world’s leading telecommunications providers use Splunk technology to provide operational visibility for their networks, insights into the customer experience, and maintaining service availability.

We’re honored to have so many communications providers here with us at .conf14, and we have several sessions that may be of interest, listed below.

Tuesday, October 7:

3:15 – 4:15 PM Room 120

Session: Managing Splunk at Comcast to Support the X1 DVR Product Launch

Speakers: Kate Lawrence-Gupta, Administrator; Joe Cramasta, Product Development Engineer

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Community Theater, Grand Ballroom

Session: How to Sell Your Ideas (and Splunk) Internally

Speaker: Nathan …

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.conf14 for Retail – let the omni-commerce data adventure begin!

.conf14 is right around the corner, and for those of you in Retail, there’s a lot to choose from. With attendees from the world’s best known retailers, .conf14 will have plenty of opportunities for you to network and share best practices. Some events/sessions that might interest you are listed below.

Tuesday, October 7:

12:15 – 12:45 PM Community Theater, Grand Ballroom

Retail Panel: Gaining Customer Insights from Machine Data

Panelists: Aleem Cummins (John Lewis), Russ Turner (Dominos), Matt van Deventer (TradeMe)

3:15 – 4:15 PM Room 118

Session: Understanding and Improving Customer Experience at the UK’s Leading Multi-channel Retailer, John Lewis

Speaker: Aleem Cummins, Release Manager and Splunk Lead

4:45 – 5:45 PM Room 118

Session: Transform E-commerce the …

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Live in Vegas – Splunk Operational Analytics for Networking and SDNs

Are you going to .conf2014: The Fifth Annual Splunk Worldwide Users’ Conference?

Do not miss our “Splunk Operational Analytics for Networking and SDNs” session on Wednesday, October 8th, 10:30 AM! There, you will learn how Splunk software can help you optimize networking resources for the most efficient application performance and gain end-to-end visibility into your traditional as well as software-defined networks. We will also highlight Splunk software integrations with key vendors in networking space including Cisco, Arista, Ixia, Emulex (Endace) and others. In the demo part of our session, we will showcase Cisco ACI for Splunk Enterprise app.

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You will learn how to utilize Splunk software for proactive monitoring of Cisco ACI  to dramatically reduce troubleshooting times, optimize applications delivery and …

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Get your Community on at .conf2014!

Community is HUGE at Splunk, and we’re doing it up big at this year’s .conf with our own gigantic Community Lounge. Here’s a sampling of what’s in the works:

Masters of IRC panel discussion

Wednesday, Oct 8th 11am-12noon on the Community Stage

Join us for an informal panel discussion with 6-7 of our most knowledgeable, longtime customers from the #splunk IRC channel. They will be taking your questions and sharing best practices and stories from their long years of experience deploying and maintaining Splunk at scale. Bring your questions! Whisky optional, but recommended :).

Learn how to start your own Splunk User Group (and meet other people who do, too)

Wednesday, Oct 8th, 12:15pm – 12:45pm on the Community

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Digital Intelligence at .conf2013 – A Reflection

Last week, I had the opportunity to look at the proposed sessions for .conf2014 – Splunk’s annual user conference.  I was very impressed by the variety of topics and the interesting use cases that many of the customers have proposed. Well I can’t share details about the topics, however I can promise that it is going to be simply amazing!

While we are on it, let’s talk about some of the sessions that were focused on digital intelligence at .conf2013.  We had great use cases from ADP, Lincoln Financial Group, and in-depth discussion about data capture and tag management from the CTO of Tealium. Lincoln Financial Group shared how they are improving user experience by combining …

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Customers, big data, mobile and cloud – Splunk.conf2013 – an EMEA perspective

I’ve just got back from Splunk’s .conf2013 in Las Vegas (my first .conf) and it was quite a week.

It was my first time to Las Vegas so after getting over the hot air balloon alongside the Eiffel Tower which was opposite a pirate ship which was next to a water volcano – the conference began in earnest on Monday.

There was a great buzz around the whole show. Splunk pretty much took over the Cosmopolitan Hotel so you ended up with an interesting mix of gamblers, people from the pool party and customers proud of their Splunk t-shirts stating “Data Models > Dating Models”.

The numbers

2000 – the number of people at the conference from all over the …

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Democratizing Digital Intelligence in Splunk 6.0

Earlier this week, we announced the general availability of Splunk 6.0  I am very excited about the release of Splunk 6.0.  Splunk 6.0 is a revolutionary product that will make analytics easy, fast and actionable across the organization . Splunk 6.0 makes analysis on machine data easy for everyone. To that end, I can speak for myself.  Having spent years doing digital analytics, I decided to give it a spin.  Over the last few days, I have been using the beta version of Splunk 6.0.  It has been nothing short of “wow…this is amazing”.

There are number of exciting features in the product.  From a Digital Intelligence and business analytics standpoint, I am very excited about the

  1. Data Model
  2. Pivot
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Hunk Setup using Hortonworks Hadoop Sandbox

Hortonworks Sandbox is a personal, portable Hadoop environment that comes with a dozen interactive Hadoop examples. Recently Hortonworks and Splunk released a tutorial and video to install and connect Hunk with the Hortonworks Hadoop Sandbox version 1.3

This blog summarizes the configurations used as part of the Hunk setup.

Configurations for Hadoop Provider:

Key Value
Java Home /usr/jdk/jdk1.6.0_31
Hadoop Home /usr/lib/hadoop
Hadoop Version Hadoop version 1.x, (MR1)
Job Tracker sandbox:50300
File System hdfs://sandbox:8020
Splunk search recordreader com.splunk.mr.input.SimpleCSVRecordReader, com.splunk.mr.input.ValueAvroRecordReader

 

Configurations for Hadoop Virtual Indexes:

Key Value
Name hadoop_sports
Path to data in HDFS /user/hue/raanan/…
Whitelist \.csv$

 

 

For more Hunk details and examples go to the blog:

http://blogs.splunk.com/2013/11/08/hunk-intro-part-3/

Enjoy.

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Splunk for Networking and SDN: In Action in Vegas!

Have you registered for Splunk Worldwide Users’ Conference .conf2013 in Vegas? If not, please hurry up and register here http://conf.splunk.com/. Time is running out!

Come to our session “Splunk for Networking and SDN” on October 1st, 1:45 PM to learn how Splunk can help you gain get deeper visibility into your existing networking infrastructure as well as your Software Defined Networking rollouts. We will discuss how to utilize Splunk to optimize your networking resources to cater to dynamically changing applications’ needs, reducing the number of monitoring solutions in your network, increasing security and of course, saving you money!

To see Splunk in action in the networking space, please stop by the booths and/or sessions of our technology partners Arista Networks …

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