Atlanta Splunkers: User Group This Wednesday!
If you are in the metro Atlanta area, be sure to attend the Splunk User Group happening tomorrow, Wednesday Dec 3rd at 11:30 AM in Dunwoody. Lunch will be served. Topics include:
- What’s new in Splunk 6
- App development best practices
- Exploration of various techniques to get data out of other systems
Cisco is bringing the Network to the Application—what does that mean in Machine Data terms?
This is a great day for computer networks! Today, Cisco announced their new Application Centric Infrastructure, which consists of a new Nexus 9000 switch product line, the Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC), and major enhancements to their NX-OS embedded operating system. If you want to read between the lines of the press releases, the terms you need to understand are “open” and “ecosystem”. It’s these terms that are most interesting to us at Splunk, and help to paint a picture showing how our technologies and Cisco’s can combine in the future.
So let’s parse things a bit to help you understand how Open and Ecosystem will lead to greater operational intelligence for your data center. Open is about accessibility and …
Splunk @ TMForum
Where has Splunk’s Business Development Team been lately? This week we were present at TMForum 2013 Americas, held in San Jose, CA. This is THE show to be at when you want to make a splash into the Service Provider or Telecom industry. While we have a number of customers in this space, I wanted to find some creative ways that Splunk was being used in the field, and then demonstrate that to the TMForum audience.
Get Value Out of Your Data in Hadoop, Starting Today
For years we’ve been working with thousands of companies using Splunk for big data solutions that range from security to business analytics and everything in between. The best part is our customers often discover exciting ways to use Splunk and teach us what the product can really do. As you can imagine, all of the customer conversations, product implementations and ROI stories have given Splunk a treasure trove of experience with big data and big data solutions.
So when our customers let us know that getting large amounts of data into Hadoop is straightforward, but getting analytics out is the challenge, we knew there had to be a better way. Customers asked us to make it faster and easier for …
South Africa is getting its Splunk On!
I’m sat in the airport waiting to catch a plane home having been in South Africa all week. It was my first time to South Africa but also the southern hemisphere. It has been a bit of a whistle stop tour but it has been great.
There were a number of non-work highlights – Table Mountain, Cape Town’s waterfront (including the swing bridge, a seal and the elephant), the perfectly timed power cuts and sitting next to Taylor Swift at breakfast (in Cape Town for a Rihanna concert apparently).
(The original Hadoop elephant?)
We were running Splunk Live in Johannesburg and Cape Town. We started with yours truly giving an introduction to Splunk and my colleague Andre Rossouw giving a …
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”.
2000 – the number of people at the conference from all over the …
“Best of SIEM” 2013 award from the readers of TechTarget
It’s a great time to be doing product marketing for security here at Splunk. Especially because the security awards & accolades keep on coming Just last week we won the “Best of SIEM” 2013 award by the readers of TechTarget’s Information Security magazine and SearchSecurity.com. These awards are especially meaningful because it is you, our customers, who vote on them. You use our software for a wide range of security use cases, get tremendous value out of it, and this is reflected in our Gold award. Thank you!
See the full award here. Some great snippets from the write-up include: “Splunk’s flagship SIEM system, a security tool for machine-generated big data, received top scores across the board.”…….“Splunk indexes ACSII …
New version of Splunk App for Unix and Linux for Splunk 6!
Splunk 6 is now here and you are probably wondering how your large-scale Unix and Linux deployment can benefit from it? I am happy to announce that a new version of one of our most popular apps, Splunk App for Unix and Linux (also called the *nix App) is now here. And you can deploy it with Splunk 6. Check it out at http://apps.splunk.com/app/273
This app has all the makings of a crowd-pleaser, we think! We heard from you that you do not want to spend hours looking for those few misbehaving hosts among all the thousands you manage. Check out our fancy new visualizations we created for you to easily find the operational status across large scale*nix environments.
Announcing the Release of Splunk Enterprise 6
Earlier today at .conf2013, our 4th worldwide users’ conference, we announced the latest release of our flagship product—Splunk Enterprise 6. This is one of our biggest releases and represents the culmination of groundbreaking performance, usability and manageability features, plus a much richer developer platform.
Splunk Enterprise 6 introduces new analytics features to open up machine data analytics to literally anyone in your organization. The new Pivot interface allows business or non-technical users to easily manipulate, interact and visualize machine data without using the search language, easily allowing anyone to now use Splunk Enterprise as their analytics playground. Joris Vuffray, from Swisslos, called it “game changing”— a testament to the extensive beta program and the value customers are seeing.
The new Home …
Splunk at the Connected Car Expo
Splunk has teamed up with the LA Auto Show’s Connected Car Expo to sponsor the first ever FASTPITCH competition. The FASTPITCH takes place on the first day of the Expo – November 19, 2013 – and targets entrepreneurs and independent ventures in the seed, start-up or early stage of development within the automotive or technology sector and offer the opportunity to pitch their original business concept to a judging panel comprised of VCs, incubators and CEOs.
Splunk welcomes entrepreneurs and developers to enter the FASTPITCH for a chance to win a 12-month Splunk Start Program Enterprise License as well as great exposure to the automotive and technology industries.
Excited to say I will be on the FASTPITCH judging panel …