Hunk: Raw data to analytics in < 60 minutes
Update: now with UI setup instructions
Summary of what we’ll do
1. Set up the environment
2. Configure Hunk
3. Analyze some data
So let’s get started ..
Minutes 0 – 20: Set up the environment
In order to get up an running with Hunk you’ll need the following software packages available/installed in the server running Hunk:
1. Hunk bits – download Hunk and you can play with it free for 60 days
2. JAVA – at least version 1.6 (or whatever is …
Hunk is a Big Data Platform for Building Applications on Hadoop
Hunk is not only a revolutionary new software product for exploring, analyzing and visualizing data in Hadoop, it’s also a powerful platform for rapidly building applications powered by data stored in Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS). If you’re a developer, you can build on the Hunk platform using your choice of popular languages, frameworks and tools without having to manually program MapReduce jobs. Hunk enables you to work with data in Hadoop using your existing skills and a variety of standards-based technologies. If you’re familiar with the developer platform for Splunk Enterprise, you know everything you need to know to develop with Hunk. Taking into account some of the fundamental differences between Hunk and Splunk Enterprise – the data …
Meet Your Splunk App Dev Contest Winners: Splunk for Your Car
When we announced the inaugural Splunk App Dev Contest back in June, we were looking forward to seeing great work done by Splunk developers from all over the world. We received submissions from China, South Africa, India and the United States with use cases spanning digital marketing, network monitoring, ERP management and the Internet of Things. The 1st place team (and winners of the Best App for Social Good) of Rich Acosta and Erica Feldman built a Splunk for Your Car app using an Android phone, an OBD2 Bluetooth adapter, Dropbox, Google Maps and, of course, Splunk. Splunk for Your Car provides individuals with a number of key driving metrics like Average Speed, Maximum Speed, Time Spent Driving, Distance Driven …
Still using 3rd party web analytics providers? Build your own using Splunk!
Why Build Your Own (BYO) Client-Side Analytics?
There are many 3rd party web analytics providers such as Google Analytics and Omniture SiteCatalyst. However, with the flexibility of Splunk as general purpose analytics tool, many site owners opt to build their own client-side analytics powered by Splunk. Last month we talked about how jQuery Foundation had their conference website leverage Splunk to collect & analyze all client-side events.
Compared to off-the-shelf web analytics tools, building your own client-side analytics gives you significant advantages:
- Avoid giving away your users’ data to 3rd party providers
- Own the complete raw client-side data (as opposed to an aggregation or a sampling), and access it securely – and for free
- Unlimited tracking and customization: no collection
The Splunk App for Unix 5.0 is finally here!
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Those of you who have been Splunk users for more than 4 years remember the glorious launch of the original Splunk App for Unix. Back in those days, the app shipped with the core product alongside the Splunk App for Windows and had some pretty cutting edge features, including knowledge, dashboards, and saved searches with out-of-the-box email alerts (we’re still sorry, Paul S.).
Well, it took a while for us to follow up that triumphant release, but wait no longer: the new app is finally here! And oh, what’s better, the app is FREE!!! Read on for the technical details of the app.…
What’s New for Developers in Splunk 6
With Splunk Enterprise 6, we’ve delivered capabilities to bring operational intelligence to everyone across the organization. Key to driving operational intelligence across the enterprise with Splunk are, of course, developers. Developers instrument the logs, integrate the data and build the apps to make it happen. In Splunk 6 there are two great new features that make it easier for developers to quickly and efficiently build powerful Splunk apps: the Splunk Web Framework and Data Models
The Splunk Web Framework
The Splunk Web Framework, which was first made available in preview in February, enables developers to use the tools and languages they know to build Splunk apps with custom dashboards, flexible UI and custom data visualizations. Building a Splunk app …
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:
|Hadoop Version||Hadoop version 1.x, (MR1)|
|Splunk search recordreader||com.splunk.mr.input.SimpleCSVRecordReader, com.splunk.mr.input.ValueAvroRecordReader|
Configurations for Hadoop Virtual Indexes:
|Path to data in HDFS||/user/hue/raanan/…|
For more Hunk details and examples go to the blog:
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 …