Getting value from your data just got really fast. Introducing Splunk Enterprise & Hunk 6.2

SW_SpeedOne of the reported challenges of data management and especially big data is the ease of getting value from the data quickly (less than 12 parsecs).

Traditionally, a lot of time has been spent collecting and preparing data. Eventually you get to ask the questions of the data, start to create the right analytics and get the insight you need from it. This can take a lot of time.

 

 

My colleague, Nima, came up with a great diagram to show this:
Prep1

Where we really need to get to, is the ability to get to the “asking” stage and to get the value from the data as quickly as possible:

Prep2

 

With that in mind, I’m delighted to announce …

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Splunk MINT—A fresh approach to mobile analytics

We’re at .conf2014 and it’s been a blast so far. We’ve had great attendance and lots of positive interactions! In our keynote this morning, we announced our first mobile intelligence offerings since our acquisition of BugSense last yearSplunk MINT. MINT, short for “mobile intelligence,” gives insight into what users are experiencing and doing with your mobile apps. Clint Sharp, our Senior Director of Product Management spared no dramatics in letting the audience know how important mobile intelligence is to Splunk and our 7,900 customers.

Panos Papadopoulos and I will walk through these products in our breakouts on Tuesday (2-3p.m.) and Thursday (2:15-3:15p.m.). You’ll also get to see Splunk MINT in action. The conference app is enabled …

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Mainframe machine data in Splunk – Made way easier!

In the past, IT professionals have had to maintain specialized and expensive tools to monitor their mainframes. Mainframe operational insights are important but even more so in the context of the rest of the infrastructure and application performance and operational data. Now getting these insights is only a few steps away – I am very excited to announce Syncsort’s Ironstream, the latest addition to our Splunk apps.

Ironstream enables our and Syncsort’s joint customers to collect, visualize and report on mainframe log data in Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud. This rich source of mainframe machine data includes z/OS log files such as syslog, various SMF records, WebSphere Log4j and more.

There are many benefits of analyzing mainframe data …

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Splunk Answers migration coming up on Sept 12th!

Update

9/13 12:30pm Pacific: Still working out final issues with userID mappings. Sorry for the delay!

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Home to more than 35,000 questions and more than 43,000 answers as well as a thriving community of your fellow Splunk users, Splunk Answers will be getting an update soon! Here’s what to expect:

What will happen during the migration?

During the migration process, we will put the existing production site into a read-only mode so we can get the most up-to-date copy of the Answers database to use on the new site. This will start at around 8pm Pacific, which our own Splunk instance tells us is when usage of the site begins to taper off significantly for the weekend. During this time, you will be able to …

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Big data just got its Tricorder

Tricorder

In Star Trek a Tricorder is described as:

“A Tricorder is a multifunction hand-held device useful for data sensing, analysis, and recording data, with many specialized abilities which make it an asset to crews aboard starships and space stations as well as on away missions”.

I’m happy to announce the launch of the Splunk Mobile App, which unofficially I’m calling the “Big Data Tricorder”. You can download it from here (iTunes).

The Splunk Mobile App allows you to take the Splunk (Starship) Enterprise platform and allows you to explore strange new insights, to seek out new data and new visualizations, to boldly go where no machine data has gone before.

You can find more in the official press release here

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Splunk Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM…again!

This week Splunk was named a leader in Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) for the second year in a row. For the MQ, Gartner evaluated Splunk® Enterprise and the  Splunk App for Enterprise Security and also spoke to multiple Splunk customers as part of the process. To read the Gartner report, please register here.

We are very proud of this award, as it reflects the success that you, the security and compliance customers of Splunk, have had with our product. We now have thousands of security and compliance customers across the world using Splunk for a wide range of use cases including log management, incident investigations, forensics, real-time correlations and alerting, advanced …

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Test-drive our new Splunk App for NetApp Bundle!

Do you like solving user and applications problems and helping your customers, but lack adequate resources? We have made it super easy for you to accelerate your journey deep into storage space! Take our new Splunk App for NetApp Bundle for a spin and we will get you there. Download it for free here.

So what is it and where will it take you?

You are getting our free version of Splunk Enterprise packaged together with our free Splunk App for NetApp Data ONTAP. With this powerful combo you get an at-a-glance view of your entire NetApp Data ONTAP storage space. Quickly explore logs, storage performance and the system configuration of your NetApp environment. You also get both Cluster-Mode and …

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Atlanta Splunk User Group meets soon!

EDIT:

We’ve decided to postpone the meetup and pick back up in July. Please track the meetup event page for the latest details!

If you are in or around Atlanta, please join us this Thursday for the June meeting which takes place in Marietta at 11:30 AM. You can find all the details at our meetup page. If you do plan to attend, please RSVP so that we can plan for food and site logistics.

Topics being discussed this time include:

  • Michael Conner, Coke CCR – Automating Splunk app deployment in AWS
  • Hutch Hutchinson, Splunk – Advanced Visualizations
  • Hal Rottenberg, Splunk – Techniques for analyzing Splunk performance

If you can’t make it to this one, please click the join button at the

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Can Big Data Predict and Prevent Your Next Outage or Breach? Discover the answer at Splunk Booth, CIsco Live San Francisco!

Can you guess what Internet of Things, big data, SDN, virtualization, Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure and FlexPod have in common? No, it’s not that they’re all the latest industry buzzwords. Find the solution at our Splunk booth (#2011) at Cisco Live World of Solutions in San Francisco from May 19th through the 22nd. That’s four days, packed with brand new sessions and demos. Check out our theater sessions schedule here.

Yes, we are also known for our cool Splunk t-shirts. Come by and grab one, but also have fun learning all the new ways of getting Operational Intelligence from your machine data. Not to mention a chance to travel home peacefully with a new pair of Bose headphones. Or …

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Atlanta Splunk User Group coming up May 27!

Are you in the Atlanta Metro area? Do you use Splunk today, or do you want to learn more about Splunk? Then you need to join us at the upcoming Atlanta Splunk User Group meeting being held on May 27th! For full details, check out the event page. In addition to the networking aspect of meeting your peers in the area who do cool things with Splunk, there will also be presentations from Splunk experts! The list isn’t final (and can change if we hear from you!), but currently includes:

We …

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