Splunk 2012 Revolution Awards—Winners!

When I was in Las Vegas last month for our Users’ Conference, I randomly threw twenty dollars into a pirate-themed penny slot machine. It was late at night, I might have had an adult beverage or two, and I was feeling lucky. Actually, I was resigned to losing my $20 and going to bed. To my surprise, after just a few minutes of randomly hitting buttons and playing all 30 lines like a Vegas VIP, I hit some kind of jackpot and walked away with $40. Vegas, I own you!

No doubt about it—everyone loves to feel like a winner! So, on Tuesday night during the Search Party, we distinguished the winners of this year’s Splunk Revolution Awards. The …

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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

Splunk Hadoop …

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Getting Down to the Wire: How’s Your Karma Score Trending?

http://www.splunk.com/view/SP-CAAAG3BA few weeks ago we announced the: “Where Will Your Karma Take You Awards Contest.” The contest is your chance to ratchet up your participation in Splunk’s online community so you can earn a free pass to Splunk’s ultimate community and educational event: .conf2012.

Current standings for each of the categories:

Most up voted question:

  1. MahieuFinding events that have never happened before
  2. clyde772Slow search when evaluating a numeric value.
  3. aniketbupdating a lookup table by external means
  4. andrew_garvinSetup screen with credentials and multiple endpoints

Most points accumulated from answering questions (Whew! It’s close at the top!):

  1. dwaddle (640)
  2. ayn (630)
  3. sideview (450)–Don’t miss his session: Easier View Deployment with Sideview Utils
  4. mhibbin
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Will Your Karma Score Take You to .conf2012: Leader board report

http://www.splunk.com/view/SP-CAAAG3BA few weeks ago we announced the: “Where Will Your Karma Take You Awards Contest.” The contest is your chance to ratchet up your participation in Splunk’s online community so you can participate in Splunk’s ultimate community and educational event: .conf2012.

Current standings for each of the categories:

Most up voted question:

  1. clyde772Slow search when evaluating a numeric value.
  2. MahieuFinding events that have never happened before
  3. aniketbupdating a lookup table by external means

Most points accumulated from answering questions:

  1. dwaddle (380)
  2. ayn (250)
  3. sideview (220)
  4. mhibbin (90)
  5. lowell (40)

Most downloaded app from Splunkbase Apps:

  1. sideviewSideview Utils (822)
  2. josh 1Splunk License Usage (119)
  3. southeringtonpSplunk for OSSEC
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Where Will Your Karma Take You? (Maybe to .conf2012!)

http://www.splunk.com/view/SP-CAAAG3BContributors to Splunkbase Apps and Answers (and of course our IRC gurus) are invaluable to the Splunk community. We think it’s worth tossing a little recognition towards the ones who go above and beyond to keep content fresh and share the ways they’ve solved problems within their organizations. We recognized a few folks at .conf2011,and this year, we thought we’d expand the awards to recognize more folks. My friends, I give you: “Where Will Your Karma Take You Awards.”

Starting Tuesday, July 24 at 12:00:00 am PST, we’ll track karma points and award 1 free .conf2012 pass to folks earning the most points in each of the following categories:

  • Most up voted question
  • Most points accumulated from

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Splunking Outside The Box @ .conf2012

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Wow! Splunk can do so many things! I wonder just how far I can go with it? How far can it really take me?”

It’s true. Your data may seem static from a literal perspective, but from a creative perspective, your data can take you places you never thought you could go.

For example:
- What if you could pick winning lottery numbers?
- What if you could create an app that allows you to log human activity, not just machine activity?
- What if you could easily normalize two or more different sets of data and then compare each of their distributions all on the same graph? Wow! Wouldn’t your boss be impressed?!

Come join me and the rest of the worldwide Splunkers and see just where your data can take you on your #datajourney of a lifetime @Splunk’s users conference 2012. Sign up by 6/15, save $200 http://bit.ly/splconf

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My Data Makes Me Healthier

Did you know that my data mames me healthier? Yeah, I exported my year-long history of daily caloric intake, weight measurements, and amount of water consumption from my LiveStrong.com account and splunked it all.

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