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 …
Mission Critical Analytics – Everywhere
You are so incredibly awesome.
That’s what I wanted to call the new release of Splunk Enterprise announced today, but instead we went with Splunk Enterprise 6.1. What this release represents is pretty remarkable. Why? Because it’s defined by what we see you do.
You’ve made machine data a valuable asset in your organization. Whether you’re in IT, on the applications team or on the security team, you’ve helped yield powerful results for the company you work for. So valuable that machine data insights are now more mission critical than ever.
You’re changing how you analyze data—you’re comfortable exploring and analyzing data, knowing that Splunk software will eat just about anything you throw at it and give you answers …
Using Splunk as a data store for developers
A number of years ago, I wrote a blog entry called Everybody Splunk with the Splunk SDK, which succinctly encouraged developers to put data into Splunk for their applications and then search on the indexed data to avoid doing sequential search on unstructured text. Since it’s been a while and I don’t expect people to memorize the dissertations of ancient history (to paraphrase Bob Dylan), I’ve decided to write about the topic again, but this time in more detail with explanations on how to proceed.
Why Splunk as a Data Store?
Some may proclaim that there are many no-sql like data stores out there already, so why use Splunk for an application data store? The answers point to simplicity, …
A sneak preview of TM Forum Big Data 2014
I’m lucky enough to be going to the TM Forum Big Data event in Amsterdam next week. It should be an interesting set of speakers and reference point for what telcos are doing with big data and also a great place to share best practice and practical experience.
I’m particularly interested to see the use cases for telco big data, looking at what data is being collected (from the network, handset, customer data) but also how that data is being used (customer experience, fraud, DevOps, marketing etc.)
We hear a lot about how big data allows better analysis, more informed decisions and identification of trends but in particular I’m keen to hear the presentation on how telcos are monetizing big …
Five Must-See Splunk Demos at Cisco Live Milan
Splunk and Cisco are collaborating to unify security, networking, application and other data center silos with centralized, comprehensive operational intelligence.
Stop by Splunk booth E1/E2 at Cisco Live Milan January 27-31 to learn why Splunk is the ideal complement to your Cisco-based infrastructure plus check out a range of LIVE demos including …
- Splunk for Enterprise Security – Use and customize situational awareness dashboards to provide detailed views of risk per domain, asset, or identity leveraging Cisco ASA, Sourcefire eStreamer, Cisco ISE, Windows, UNIX and other data.
- Splunk for Cisco Identity Services Engine – Extract and correlate ISE AAA Audit, Accounting, Posture, Client Provisioning Audit and Profiler events with other security data.
- Splunk for SourceFire eStreamer – Simply and quickly
Hunk Setup using Hortonworks Hadoop Sandbox
Hortonworks Sandbox is a personal, portable Hadoop environment that comes with a dozen interactive Hadoop examples. Recently Hortonworks and Splunk released a tutorial and video to install and connect Hunk with the Hortonworks Hadoop Sandbox version 1.3
This blog summarizes the configurations used as part of the Hunk setup.
Configurations for Hadoop Provider:
|Hadoop Version||Hadoop version 1.x, (MR1)|
|Splunk search recordreader||com.splunk.mr.input.SimpleCSVRecordReader, com.splunk.mr.input.ValueAvroRecordReader|
Configurations for Hadoop Virtual Indexes:
|Path to data in HDFS||/user/hue/raanan/…|
For more Hunk details and examples go to the blog: