Adaptive Response: A Level Deeper for Continued Customer Success

Splunk at RSA Conference 2017bOver the past three or four years, we’ve been hearing more and more about analytics-driven security at RSA. Years ago, when Splunk first introduced the concept to the marketplace, we were living in a world where security practitioners were still focusing on prevention, rather than detection. Since then, advanced cyber adversaries have forced security analysts to change the way they think about posture. Security analysts no longer buy into the idea that there is a silver bullet for security, and vendors acknowledge that security is a team sport. With this shift in mindset comes a change in strategy, where end-to-end context and cross-vendor analytics are emphasized to better detect and respond to threats in real time. Detection is now king.…

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Using machine learning for anomaly detection research

Over the last years I had many discussions around anomaly detection in Splunk. So it was really great to hear about a thesis dedicated to this topic and I think it’s worth sharing with the wider community. Thanks to its author Niklas Netz in advance!

Obviously anomaly detection is an important topic in all core use case areas of Splunk, but each one has different requirements and data, so unfortunately there is not always an easy button. In IT Operations you want to detect systems outages before they actually occur and proactively keep your depending services up and running to meet your business needs. In Security you want to detect anomalous behavior of entities to detect potential indicators for breaches …

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Watch: CEO Doug Merritt Talks Conquering Big Data

This week I had the great pleasure of joining Jim Cramer on CNBC’s Mad Money to discuss data analytics, accessibility and Splunk’s role in the digital transformation. I had the opportunity to explain how running an operational intelligence platform can make machine data more accessible. One of the reasons Jim calls Splunk “the Google of data mining.”

Find out how Splunk is transforming business for our clients, including FedEx, Domino’s Pizza and more, in the full interview below.


Cheers!
Doug

Doug Merritt
CEO, Splunk

MadMoney

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With IT Operations Analytics, Data Is Everything

DevOps. Machine learning. Faster decision making. The biggest trends in IT are helping us speed release cycles, get more insights, and improve operations like never before. But as IT begins adopting and optimizing these new strategies in their organization, there’s one critical piece that’s often overlooked: an IT operations analytics (ITOA) strategy. IDC recently authored some important research on the topic, which you can download here: IDC Special Report: Worldwide IT Operations Analytics Software Market Shares, 2015.

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According to the report, “The key objective [of ITOA] is to optimize IT operational service levels in near real time for production application and infrastructure computing environments.”*

In other words, when you’re using ITOA solutions effectively, your organization simply runs better. According …

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Kaufland DevSummit2016 – Splunk for DevOps – Faster Insights, better code

The first DevSummit event was recently hosted by Kaufland with 200 people attending for the day to hear presentations about the “World of API”, discuss the latest best practice developments and build ideas in a hackathon. One highlight was the keynote from Markus Andrezak on how technology, business and innovation play together.

Of course, a team of Splunkers (big thanks to my colleagues Mark and Henning) wouldn’t miss such an event and got involved with a booth as well as a presentation. It was amazing to have so many fruitful discussions about how to make data more easily accessible and useable for business, development and operation teams. In the morning Joern Wanke from the Kaufland Omnichannel team presented on how …

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Splunk User Behavior Analytics snags CRN’s 2016 Products of The Year Finalist Ranking

crn-products-of-the-year-2016-400I’m pleased to share Splunk was named to …

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The Splunk 12 Days Of Christmas

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Splunk_Twitter-Card_Santa_Ad1_v3Ho Ho Ho! I hope you’re all ready for Christmas and the holiday season. From (Yule) log files to ERP (Enhanced Reindeer Planning) systems to wood burning fire-walls and NOCs (Noel Operations Centre), a lot of organisations have done some amazing things with their machine data this year. In the spirit of sharing gifts, I give you the Splunk 12 Days Of Christmas featuring some of those customers who’ve improved their operations using Splunk as a machine data fabric. Have a great festive season and enjoy the stories below:

As always, thanks for reading

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Head in the Cloud? Maximize your Operational Intelligence with Even Deeper Integration Between Splunk and AWS

Even more exciting news from re:invent!

In case you weren’t watching the live-stream of the event, you may have missed the keynote announcement this morning about the new service called AWS Personal Health.

Splunk’s integration with AWS Personal Health allows AWS customers to proactively monitor over 70 services and quickly act on personal service interruptions informing their users of things like reserved instance retirement, network issues, even instance failures. Before, if there was a network issue, your only way of knowing was based on regional or availability zone messaging. This integration brings an even more personalized experience to using Splunk for monitoring and managing your mission critical workloads in AWS.

The AWS Health API delivers critical data on AWS service quality and …

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Splunk Challenge 2016 – Catch ’em all at Nanyang Polytechnic!

Splunk Challenge 2016, the annual Splunk challenge that many NYP students have been waiting for, is here! Today, the students will be pitting their analytics’ skills learned using Splunk, against each other as they compete for a chance to take home some great prizes.

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Unlike past years where the students were tasked to look into business and IT operation data, this year the ideas of analyzing “Pokemon” data was suggested by the lecturer to be used for the challenge. As the market leader in the data analytics space, not only it is important, but it also addresses some of our core values to keep what we are doing fun and innovative so that we will not only be able to …

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Splunk Wins Award for 2016 Governance Team of the Year!

Photo by IR Media Group Ltd.

Photo by IR Media Group Ltd.

Last week I was proud to represent Splunk at the Corporate Secretary’s 9th Annual Corporate Governance Awards Gala at Cipriani on Wall Street in New York City, alongside my colleagues Weilyn Wood, Connie Wu and Diane Cree. Over 400 other industry professionals in the governance, risk and compliance sector were in attendance to celebrate the best of the best.

Building on last year’s award for Best Proxy Statement, this is Splunk’s second straight year as a nominee and winner of a Corporate Secretary award – this time for Governance Team of the Year (small to mid-cap).

The award recognizes Splunk’s dedication to excellence in corporate governance and helps solidify our position as a governance

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