Splunk Joins Public-Private Partnership to Improve Cybersecurity
Last week Splunk joined several other companies at U.S. NIST’s signing ceremony symbolizing our participation and partnership in the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE).
There’s no doubt that there is a critical need to protect private-sector intellectual property and other valuable business data from a growing number of cyber threats. This partnership illustrates our commitment to the spirit of collaboration while providing real-world cybersecurity capabilities that address business needs.
The NCCoE has three key goals:
- Provide practical cybersecurity – Help people secure their data and digital infrastructure by equipping them with practical ways to implement cost-effective, repeatable and scalable cybersecurity solutions.
- Increase rate of adoption – Enable companies rapidly adopt commercially available cybersecurity technologies by reducing their total
The 2nd Annual APAC Partner Kick Off
Before we knew it, it is almost time for our 2nd annual APAC partner kick off that will fall on 19th till 21st March 2013 at magnificent Bali, Indonesia. As a preview to all the partners who will be attending this kick off with us, we have lined up a series of rock solid business and technical tracks that will definitely keep their time away from the beaches and bars. I’m sure the partners will gain tremendous values out from these three days.
There are close to 30 tracks that will be delivered, and topics range from global deployment considerations to Splunk modular inputs and SDK to even a rare chance to hear what our legal has to say…
Splunk Hadoop Connect 1.1 – Opening the door to MapR; now available on all Hadoop distributions
I am happy to announce that Splunk Hadoop Connect 1.1 is now available. This version of Hadoop Connect rounds out Splunk’s integration with the Hadoop distributions by becoming certified on MapR. Cloudera, Hortonworks, and Apache Hadoop distributions also have the ability to benefit from the power of Splunk.
Splunk Hadoop Connect provides bi-directional integration to easily and reliably move data between Splunk and Hadoop. It provides Hadoop users the ability to gain real-time analysis, visualization and role based access control for a stream of machine-generated data. It delivers three core capacities: Export data from Splunk to Hadoop, Explore Hadoop directories and Import data from Hadoop to Splunk.
The most significant new feature added…
Hadoop and Splunk Use cases
Customer Examples – Using both Splunk and Hadoop
The Splunk and Hadoop communities can benefit from each other’s strengths. Below are several examples of customers that use both environments.
|1 – Splunk then Hadoop||Splunk collects, visualizes, and analyzes the data and passes it to Hadoop for ETL and other batch processing|
|2 – Hadoop then Splunk||Hadoop Collects the Data, and passes the results to Splunk for Visualization|
|3 – Data flows in both directions||Splunk and Hadoop collect different artifacts and share the data that Hadoop needs|
You’re happier with fewer friends
Using the new Splunk Sentiment Analysis app I was able to correlate how positive tweets were, depending on how many people follow a twitter account. It’s a slight stretch, but essentially, are you happier with more friends?
index=twitter | sentiment twitter body | chart avg(sentiment) by actor.followersCount
It seems that people with smaller circles of friends are more positive. More friends equals more negativity, up until about 75 friends. Seems like a fairly good life lesson, but take it a grain of salt — spam twitter accounts may skew things.
Simplifying Big Data Analytics
Most analytics and data projects have started thinking of investing in big data initiatives. With so much buzz about big data, organizations have started investing or are thinking of investing in Hadoop While it is great to stay on top of trends, it often ends up being another investment where the full benefit and potential is simply not realized. The learning curve is too steep and the time to implement too high. Current analytics resources lack the strong programming skills required to conduct even simple analysis tasks and activities using Hadoop. In this post, I would like to focus on providing a better understanding of what types of analysis are better suited for Hadoop vs. non-Hadoop technologies in order to simplify…
Building your big data reference architecture
With all of the value now being placed on data and the ability to use that data to improve customer experience, optimize revenue and enable growth in business the ability to find a way to ingest and save the data is critical. While there is a lot of advertising and press about many solutions ability to address any needs of the enterprise where does a CXO turn to figure it all out? In the past 2+ years I have evaluated solutions in the “big data” space to address all of the problems the IT and business users threw at me. In all of the evaluation, testing and validation of products I found that there is no single solution now or…
Visualizing Big Data with Splunk
To all .conf attendees, thank you for attending my presentation today. It was really heart-warming to see the strong support from you. The room reached full-occupancy within minutes!
To those that missed this session, there will be an encore session to talk about the internals of the concept viz app. We’ll look at the design and then dive straight into the codes:
Visualizing your Big Data
Thursday, Sept 13, 2012
11:45am -12:15 pm
See you tomorrow and we’ll see how far your BIG data take you in your journey!
Follow me at @nicholaskey or http://blogs.splunk.com/author/nkey
Speech-to-text with Splunk: converting natural language into Splunk search commands
Is that possible at all? At Splunk, we are constantly experimenting ways to make Splunk more usable. This new approach allows users to “talk” to Splunk (with a microphone) and transforms natural language into Splunk search command.
Notice the small little microphone icon in the textfield? That small little icon unlocks a huge potential to make splunk more user friendly.
Interested to learn more about this concept app?
Come join us at the Chalk-talk session on
Monday, September 10, 2012
5pm – 7pm
Gracia Commons, Level 3 Cosmopolitan Hotel
Do you Hadoop? How Splunk Can Help
Splunk is providing two applications to integrate Splunk with Hadoop: Splunk Hadoop Connect and the Splunk App for HadoopOps.
These two integrations provide solutions for two major issues of Hadoop. One issue is that developing Hadoop applications is time consuming. As a result, most Hadoop-related projects take a long time to develop, and once developed, still require specialized knowledge to adapt to new requirements. Another issue is that monitoring a Hadoop stack across multiple servers can be extremely complex and time consuming. As a result, critical problems in Hadoop environments will often reoccur and remain unresolved.
Splunk Hadoop Connect, Splunk App for HadoopOps, and Shuttl (archives Splunk files to Hadoop) provide a complete integration to Hadoop.
Splunk Hadoop Connect