Storytelling: The Heart of Splunk Beats at .conf2015
I love a good story. It’s when you hear an amazing story that the lines blur between what you were told and what you actually feel. I also believe there is great power in a well-told story – the power to motivate, teach, inspire, and entertain. In business, we often use our podium time to help teach or report out, but when I hear people share ideas through emotionally-charged storytelling, I find that I’m more apt to relate to and then recall what was said.
Our Splunk customers are some of the best storytellers I know. When they present, I often feel like I’m listening to ancient explorers or modern-day detectives who are using Splunk software to make rare discoveries …
SplunkLive! SF 2015: A Recap
We had a record breaking day in the bay at our 8th annual SplunkLive! San Francisco with over 900 attendees! This all new track style format – offering 16 different sessions in a single day – provided valuable content for Splunk newbies and seasoned Splunk customer champions alike.
- Godfrey Sullivan, Splunk Chairman and CEO, was joined on stage by Haiyan Song, SVP of Security Markets, and Snehal Antani, Splunk CTO. Haiyan covered the recent Caspida acquisition and the addition of data science-driven Behavioral Analytics to the industry’s most powerful analytics-enabled SIEM solution. Snehal Antani rounded out the keynote by discussing the evolution of IT; transitioning from a back office function, to a core part of the value
State and Local Government: Unleashing Your Data
The right big data solution for state and local government agencies can help thwart cyber attacks, improve IT operations, enhance citizen services, and more. Realizing the full value of your data will unlock a trove of insight to support your agency’s mission.
Government agencies at every level face security and compliance challenges. With state and local government IT budgets shrinking, the state of security within these agencies has become top-of-mind due, in part, to the direct effects it can have on public safety. Splunk works with many state and local government agencies to help them manage their unstructured data, fulfill compliance requirements, monitor and detect security threats, and understand patterns within their data to gain new insights.
Splunk Enterprise Helps Lockheed Martin Further Embrace “The Need for Speed”
Top Gun was ahead of its time in so many ways. The leather jackets, aviator shades and 80s music we can’t get out of our heads. Maverick and Goose were definitely right about one thing – when it comes to fighter jets, there is a need … the need for speed.
Thirty years later, Splunk is helping Lockheed Martin embrace its need for speed. That is – the need for consolidated, real-time analysis to support Lockheed’s F-35 Lightning II Program, which includes aircraft built for the Navy, Air Force, Army and Marines.
Today, we are pleased to announce a contract award with Lockheed Martin to support the F-35 Lightning II Program. Lockheed Martin is using Splunk Enterprise’s monitoring …
The Fan Experience Comes Down to Data
A scenario for a football fan’s version of a “terrible, horrible, no good, bad day:” It starts with your stomach grumbling with hunger at that football game you’ve been waiting for weeks to attend. You run down to concessions, only to wait in a long line and when you finally reach the counter, you find that they’re out of that hot dog you had your heart set on. Not only are you hotdog-less, but you inevitably missed that great hit or a touchdown. Now with an empty stomach, you look forward to getting home and watching the other games you recorded on your DVR—until you find that something went wrong and they’re not there.
We all know that in today’s …
Splunk and VenueNext: A Winning Team
It has been one of the busiest and most eventful NFL off seasons in recent memory with players finding new homes and fans given new hope for the pending season through key player acquisitions and trades. As with the product on the field, franchises are constantly enhancing and improving the fan experience off it. With the integration of technology into the live experience, event-going fans are now enjoying MVP-type services from beginning to end.
When the San Francisco 49ers started planning their new stadium, use of technology, particularly mobile technology, was at the core of delivering an amazing fan experience. By partnering with VenueNext, they have built one of the best mobile apps for providing a delightful fan experience …
Splunk at Constant Contact: operational and security insights to ensure great customer experience
As an all-in-one online marketing platform service provider, Constant Contact supports over 600,000 small business customers succeed with their businesses. However, this kind of customer traction and growth does not happen easily. A critical gateway to this success is customer satisfaction and this demands that they remain in “constant contact” – no pun intended 😉 – with real-time insights into their business critical services.
Providing SaaS services comes with myriad of challenges: ensuring uptime, proactively addressing performance bottlenecks, elastic capacity planning while minimizing operational costs and managing every technology in the infrastructure to get the best and most out of it.
Splunk at TiVo: Watch your favorite shows when you want to
This is a familiar refrain in my home: “What’s on TV? Nothing? Ok, what about Netflix? Or Hulu? Have you seen the latest on Amazon Prime?” If you’re like me, you’d go to each service and search through each programming guide until you found a program you like. Or, you could use TiVo and search across all of the programming guides at once, saving yourself lots of time and trouble switching from one service to another.
For TiVo, this search capability – as well as other TiVo features — is critical to providing a seamless user experience for their 5M+ customers worldwide. Not just on TVs, but on tablets and smartphones too!
TiVo uses Splunk to monitor the uptime …
My .conf2014 Data Adventure Part I – What Happens in Vegas Doesn’t Stay in Vegas
(Note – no monkeys, tigers, Mike Tyson or Mr Chow were harmed in the writing of this blog or at .conf2014).
They say what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
That clearly didn’t happen with Splunk’s .conf 2014 where the theme was “Your Data Adventure”.
The news from the event, customer stories, press coverage, analyst commentary, social media buzz and the GA of new products have spread globally and certainly haven’t stayed in Vegas.
If there was one thing that summarised what I saw during the week, it was the growth of operational intelligence inside companies – across new use cases and deeper within existing uses of Splunk, but most interestingly combining different use cases together. There were customers presenting …
Congratulations, Splunk Revolution Award Winners!
Every year at .conf, Splunk’s annual worldwide users’ conference, we shine a big spotlight on the Revolution Awards. These awards, and their associated categories, distinguish the achievements of individual customers and recognize the many adventurous and cool things they are doing with Splunk software at their organization.
We announced this year’s Revolution Award winners during the Partner Soiree at .conf2014 …