Big Data and Insider Threats: Industry Conversations
On any given day, you will hear numerous buzzwords within the government IT marketplace. Recent conversations surrounding big data, cybersecurity and insider threats are top of mind for government organizations. These discussions are imperative for exploring the challenges, needs and viable solutions that are necessary to achieve a stable security infrastructure. However, it is essential that these conversations involve both sides of the table – government agencies and technology providers.
At Splunk, we work to achieve greater Operational Intelligence through collaboration with our industry peers. Just last week we participated in an Insider Threat Detection and Mitigation conference where Adam Cohn, the director of Government Affairs & Public Policy at Splunk, discussed how agencies can manage insider threat risks in …
Splunk at Yahoo!: Big Data at Scale
Big Data is a term that’s thrown around a lot by vendors, thought leaders and the press—so much so that it’s nearly lost all meaning. In fact, most people skip “big” and immediately discuss how it’s about more than just the amount of data (and it is). That said, we should take a moment to recognize what true big data scale means.
Today we announced that Yahoo is using Hunk to analyze 600 petabytes (yes, that’s a “p”) of data in Hadoop and is analyzing over 150 terabytes per day with Splunk Enterprise. That’s real scale, and Yahoo is using the Splunk platform to get there. But while the amount is interesting, what’s really compelling is how the company …
Splunk named one of Fast Company’s 10 Most Innovative Companies in Big Data for 2015
It’s an exciting day for Splunk as we’ve been named one of Fast Company’s 10 Most Innovative Companies in Big Data for the third year in a row!
Once again, this recognition is a testament to the brilliant work of Splunkers around the world and the amazing ingenuity of our customers. Last year we delivered even more ways to use Splunk with the launch of Splunk Cloud, Splunk MINT, the Splunk App for Stream and the Splunk Mobile App, not to mention new features for Splunk Enterprise and Hunk, and new integrations with AWS.
Meanwhile, our customers continue to amaze us with the fascinating insights and incredible feats they achieve with our technology. Coca-Cola used Splunk…
Top 10 Splunk and Cisco Highlights in 2014
Over the past 7 years Cisco and Splunk have built a broad and multi-faceted relationship.
Internally Cisco IT, security, engineering and other teams use Splunk software every day for operational intelligence and security analytics. Cisco shared details at Splunk’s 2014 user conference in a session titled “How Cisco IT Moved from Reactive to Proactive and Even Predictive with Splunk” and Cisco’s CSIRT team commented a blog post on Security Logging in an Enterprise “… [W]e moved to Splunk from a traditional SIEM as Splunk is designed and engineered for ‘big data’ use cases.”
Splunk & Cisco have partnered across security, networking, application management, IoT, Big Data and other areas to help our joint customers realize the same …
Christmas 2020. Will big data and IOT change things for Father Christmas? Part II
In part 1 we discussed how Father Christmas is planning to use sensor data for the Internet of Toys.
In part 2 we’re going to discuss how he is going to use very large data sets to build out his Christmas 2020 technology strategy.
Big Data & Analytics
There’s a lot of information that goes into making Christmas a success. This data includes:
- Social media sentiment about good or naughty children
- Christmas present lists from children (both digitized scanned letters and increasingly electronic present lists)
- Data from toys and manufacturing equipment to spot patterns in quality control
- 500 years of Christmas Eve delivery data to help optimize sleigh route planning
- Reindeer biometric information to ensure optimum
The Role of Big Data in Improving the Quality and Efficiency of Healthcare – Part 2 RMADA
In part two of the healthcare analytics topic we take a look at the RMADA RFP.
It is only through measurement that the quality of healthcare delivered can be improved and its delivery made more efficient. The Federal government needs to facilitate the highest quality at the lowest cost. Medicare, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) all involve the use of Federal dollars and the Center for Medicare Services (CMS) has access to a massive amount of data the that could be used for planning, analysis, implementation, and rapid cycle evaluation of innovation and determine program effectiveness.
The purpose of the RMADA RFP, (contract awarded July 2014) is to solicit bids to, “…develop a Research, Measurement, Assessment, …
Is Big Data IT’s gift to the CEO?
At the beginning of June, I was at the Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit in Berlin. It was an interesting event to attend in terms of the advice given to the CIOs at the event, how to deal with the “digital industrial revolution” and how to support the CEO’s top business priorities.
From the Gartner survey, a CEO’s top five priorities for 2014/15 are growth, costs, profit, IT and the customer.
Growth was number one and to support the CEO’s top priorities, Gartner suggested that the CIO will need to deliver a digital technology architecture, an enterprise information architecture, a strong cybersecurity & risk program and an industrialized IT infrastructure.
After the keynote, I attended one of the presentations …
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 …
Splunk Enterprise 6.1: Embedded Reports
Splunk 6.1 is here and I’m loving it.
For those who haven’t read thru the release notes yet and jumped on the “Embedded reports” feature, I wanted to walk you through it and show you just how easy it is. Go to splunk.com and download Splunk 6.1. While you’re there, go over to the Apps community and get this bad boy–Splunk Enterprise 6.1 Overview.
Once you fire it up, your Splunk home screen should look like this.
In addition to giving you a tour of the new key features, the Splunk Enterprise 6.1 Overview app includes some data already assigned to index=sfpd. I’ll use that data and make a simple search that will form the basis of …
Mission Critical Availability with Splunk Enterprise 6.1
One of the newest features in Splunk Enterprise 6.1 is Multi-site Clustering. This feature strengthens our ‘Operational Intelligence for everyone’ message by making the mission critical machine data available to users all the time, and it can even withstand an entire datacenter outages. Splunk Enterprise 6.1 has raised the bar on enterprise readiness to a new level.
Just as a recap, the clustering feature has been available in Splunk Enterprise since version 5.0. The earlier versions provided the much-needed High Availability (HA) capabilities – if one of the indexers is down then a replicated copy of the same data is available to users, thus minimizing any interruption in service.
The new Multi-site Clustering feature in 6.1 provides the …