Splunking jQuery Conference: drive user experience online and on site!
Last June, jQuery Foundation held their conference in beautiful Portland, Oregon. As a Diamond Sponsor, we wanted to build something that would be beneficial to the jQuery community part of our Splunk4Good initiatives. What’s better than Splunking the entire conference?
The goal is to capture client-side data (e.g. pageviews, link/button clicks, hovers), and build powerful analytics & visualizations in order to tackle the following business questions:
- Which topics are visitors most interested in?
- What are the top traffic sources for visitors who purchase tickets?
- How are visitors interacting with the site, including
What’s in Store for Developers at .conf2013
This year we’re doing it again, Monday evening from 5:30-10:30pm. We’ll have special guests, Splunkers ready to help and plenty of food and beverages to power you through the hacking. Sign-up now and get ready for another great time.
Before we get hacking, Splunk University will hold two days of classes on Sunday and Monday, including classes on Building Splunk Apps and Developing with the Splunk SDKs for Java and Python. These classes will be a great way to build skills and warm up for the …
Blurred lines – digital intelligence, application management, big data and customer experience
Firstly – no references to Robin Thicke – there’s only trouble going down that route (though I do wonder how much big data has been generated by that video – maybe I’ll try the Splunk Twitter App to find out…). Onto less trivial things, I’ve been spending a lot of time with customers over the last couple of weeks talking about the blurring lines between four things – application management, digital intelligence, big data and their impact on customer experience.
The customer experience management subject is a hot topic right now and there’s a correlation between that and digital intelligence. The better the information and intelligence you have on your customer – the better the …
Realtime alerts of mobile app crashlog
In the previous articles, we discussed about how to include the library to forward crashlog from iOS and Android mobile apps into Splunk Enterprise, install a Splunk app to aggregate the forwarded logs from mobile devices and then perform some simple analytics with the indexed data. If you have been following closely the write-ups and Splunk-ing the valuable data from iOS and Android mobile apps, you might be interested to know how to setup an alerting mechanism in the event of a crash.
We are going to discuss in particular how to configure realtime alerts via email with PDF attachment using Splunk Enterprise. It takes very little time …
Get ready to be amazed at Conf2013!
It’s almost September! Why am I excited? Beginning of Fall or end of summer? Of course that and much more….. Splunkers around the world have been waiting to meet peers, hear all the cool use cases from machine data and learn what makes Splunk one of the most innovative company in the world. Conf2013 is just around the corner. For me, it is chance to interact with passionate users and learn about the innovate ways of how Splunk users have derived value from data for business and IT. This year’s conference theme reflects the endless possibilities with data and Splunk – “Your Data, No Limits”.
There are number of great tracks at the conference. Couple of tracks that I am …
Analyzing iOS data with Splunk Enterprise
This article describes in detail the steps to:
- configure the iOS library
- install Splunk Enterprise and Splunk app to receive data forwarded from iOS mobile devices
- basic Splunk searches
CONFIGURE THE iOS LIBRARY
- Download the logging library from http://splunk-base.splunk.com/apps/92296/mobile-analytics-with-splunk-storm-ios or https://github.com/nicholaskeytholeong/splunk-storm-mobile-analytics/blob/master/ios/splunkmobileanalytics.zip
- Unzip it and drag the splunkmobileanalytics folder into the project
- Select Relative to Project at Reference Type, then click Add.
- In the AppDelegate interface file (AppDelegate.h), import Splunk.h, like so:
- In the AppDelegate implementation file (AppDelegate.m), provide the SPLUNK_HOST_URL and TCP_PORT values in the message
- You are set! Splunk Enterprise is now integrated seamlessly into your iOS mobile app!
INSTALL SPLUNK ENTERPRISE AND SPLUNK APP
- Download the latest Splunk Enterprise from http://www.splunk.com/download
- Install Splunk Enterprise (in this
Mobile Analytics (iOS) with Splunk and Storm (Part 2)
In the previous article “Mobile Analytics (iOS) with Storm” , we discussed about sending stacktrace of uncaught exceptions from apps that run on iOS platform into Storm with the STORM REST API. We hope that the article covers the basic steps to help iOS app developers to jumpstart into realizing the potential of making use of Splunk and Storm to help the developers to develop better quality apps.
Great news … iOS developers are now able to send the above-mentioned stacktrace via TCP into both Splunk Enterprise and Storm; and it is very simple to configure this library into iOS app. The breakdown of the steps are as described below:
CREATE A STORM ACCOUNT
 Create a Splunk Storm …
Splunk .conf 2013 welcomes Higher Education
A few days in Vegas… what enters your mind when you think about that? My own Vegas memories are irrevocably linked to the glory days of Comdex, pre-dotcom crash. Which just tells you how old I have become.
My favorite language from http://conf.splunk.com/ is “new ways to get more value from Splunk”. For the higher education types among us, “getting more value from the stuff you already have” is not just a good idea, it’s probably the only way you can keep your job AND your promised levels of security, compliance, or service.
So why the blog post? Because for the first time ever, Splunk will have a program dedicated to helping universities across the globe get more value out …
Big Data at .conf2013
conf2013, the fourth annual Splunk Worldwide Users’ Conference, will be held September 30 to October 3 in Las Vegas at The Cosmopolitan Hotel. This year’s conference theme is “Your Data, No Limits” and will feature more than 130 sessions including over 30 customer presentations from employees of ADP, Neustar, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Staples, and Yahoo!. .conf2013 offers a big data track with sessions from Splunk customers, partners, and members of the Splunk big data team.
Splunk in Healthcare
Healthcare is a prominent topic in the U.S. today. New and existing government regulations and legislation are onerous and forcing dramatic changes in Healthcare IT. These changes involve increasing use of technology in an effort to ultimately improve care and reduce cost. There are incentives associated with these programs to offset the costs of new technology, if implemented and used in meaningful ways to meet the goals. It essentially requires creating an infrastructure that provides the right information to the right person at the right time across the continuum of care.
These needs create a double-edged sword. Expanding technology complexity for effective data availability, both inside and outside of the organization, will introduce more points of vulnerability. This can lead …