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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.conf2014 Highlight Series: Curating User Experience – Dashboarding Tips & Tricks

Welcome back to our .conf2014 highlight series! Today, we revisit another one of our most popular sessions of last year’s conference, “Curating User Experience – Dashboarding Tips & Tricks.”

Skill Level:
Advanced

Solution Area:
Splunk Admin

Splunk:
Splunk Enterprise

Presentation overview:
This session shows some of the tricks that make “cookiecutter” app creation a bit easier, reducing development time by admins / data scientists all while providing reusable “code base” for creating more dashboards and content. The presentation focuses on macros, “app virtualization,” use of data models to provide an abstraction layer to data, and use of search commands *after* | pivot for more dashboarding win!

For the full recording, check out Curating User Experience: Dashboarding Tips and Tricks

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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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.conf2014 Highlight Series: Deep Dive into Search Head Clustering

We’re back with the latest installment of our .conf2014 highlight series. Today, we revisit one of our most popular sessions of last year’s conference, “What’s New in Search Head Clustering.”

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Intermediate
Solution Area:
Deploying Splunk
Splunk:
Splunk Enterprise

Presentation overview:
A complete deep dive on the Splunk Search Head Clustering feature. This session covers how Search Head Clustering provides horizontal scalability to support more users and searches, and high availability to ensure users can access their searches at all times. We also cover the architecture, how it works, and best practices guides for large scale deployment.

For the full recording, check out Deep Dive into Search Head Clustering.

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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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Splunk at Nordstrom (part 2 of 4): Nordstrom and Mobile POS

badge_online_eventsNordstrom is one of my favorite stores (if only because they carry Jimmy Choo!). One of the best parts I love about shopping at Nordstrom is that I don’t have to wait in line to purchase my items. The salesperson whips out a mobile device, takes my card, prints my receipt and I’m out the door. But this super easy checkout experience is actually far from it from an operational standpoint. That’s where Splunk comes in.

As one of the pioneers of mPOS, Nordstrom faced some unanticipated challenges when they initially piloted mPOS. For instance, managing consumer-grade devices in an enterprise environment is no easy task. How do the payment sleds work with those devices? How does the mPOS …

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.conf2014 Highlight Series: Splunk Ninjutsu by David Veuve

In our ongoing series of .conf2014 #TBT highlights, we revisit David Veuve’s “Security Ninjutsu” presentation focused on using Splunk for Advanced Correlation, Anomaly Detection and Response Automation.
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Skill Level:
Advanced
Solution Area:
IT Operations, Security
Splunk:
Splunk Enterprise

Presentation overview:
Splunk’s analytical capabilities allow security users to leverage advanced correlation and anomaly detection moving beyond basic incident response. Splunk can also take action, ranging from integration with ticketing systems to automatic blocking and beyond. This session walks the audience through automated threat intelligence response, behavioral profiling, anomaly detection, and tracking an attack against the kill chain. Through each of the examples, David reviews the data, how to analyze it, and what actions could be taken, providing reusable examples for how …

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Splunk at Nordstrom (part 1 of 4): Gaining Operational Intelligence at Nordstrom

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Splunk hosted a webinar recently – Learn How Nordstrom Uses Splunk for Operational Intelligence – with Keith Kent, Senior Monitoring Engineer, Nordstrom.

As a leading specialty retailer with over 260 stores across the United States and Canada, Nordstrom is renowned for its customer service. For example, Nordstrom lets my mom buy one pair of shoes with two different sizes, thereby ensuring that she will never buy shoes from anywhere else. ;)

At Splunk, we’re constantly in awe of the creative and innovative use cases that our customers dream up. Nordstrom is no exception. In the webinar, Keith touched upon the multitude of ways that Splunk is being used across the enterprise. He is part of the Enterprise Monitoring Group …

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Splunk at Yahoo!: Big Data at Scale

Big Data is a term that’s thrown around a lot by vendors, thought leaders and the press—so much so that it’s nearly lost all meaning. In fact, most people skip “big” and immediately discuss how it’s about more than just the amount of data (and it is). That said, we should take a moment to recognize what true big data scale means.

Today we announced that Yahoo is using Hunk to analyze 600 petabytes (yes, that’s a “p”) of data in Hadoop and is analyzing over 150 terabytes per day with Splunk Enterprise. That’s real scale, and Yahoo is using the Splunk platform to get there. But while the amount is interesting, what’s really compelling is how the company …

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.conf2014 Highlight Series: Splunk Search Optimization by Julian Harty

As we start looking ahead to .conf2015, we thought it would be good to share some highlights of past .conf sessions. In the first of a series of .conf2014 #TBT highlights, we revisit Julian Harty’s presentation of Splunk Search Optimization.
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Skill Level:
Intermediate
Solution Area:
Search Language
Splunk:
Splunk Enterprise

Presentation overview:
The simplicity and variability of searches can be a blessing and a curse. How can I tell if searches are really efficient? OK, Splunk has a job inspector, but what do all the options mean? And am I using the right commands for my goal? Is there a better way to do this? This session reviews the details around how a search is performed, the use …

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