Gaze into Splunk’s Crystal Ball for What’s to Come in 2017

social-splunk-2017predictionsLast year, a team of Splunkers came up with several predictions for what 2016 would bring in the fields of IT, security, and big data. This year we’ve done it again, looking into our crystal ball (or industry experience) to share our prophecies for 2017.

But first, let’s look back at some of the hits and misses of what we predicted for 2016.

Behavioral analysis will shift from an emphasis on user credentials to machine-to-machine credentials.

Haiyan Song, our SVP of security markets, predicted that “anomaly detection will become less about analyzing users or entities and more about leveraging machine learning and data science.” While there’s still a way to go, this has begun to come true: As

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Kaufland DevSummit2016 – Splunk for DevOps – Faster Insights, better code

The first DevSummit event was recently hosted by Kaufland with 200 people attending for the day to hear presentations about the “World of API”, discuss the latest best practice developments and build ideas in a hackathon. One highlight was the keynote from Markus Andrezak on how technology, business and innovation play together.

Of course, a team of Splunkers (big thanks to my colleagues Mark and Henning) wouldn’t miss such an event and got involved with a booth as well as a presentation. It was amazing to have so many fruitful discussions about how to make data more easily accessible and useable for business, development and operation teams. In the morning Joern Wanke from the Kaufland Omnichannel team presented on how …

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Splunk App for Jenkins: Increase quality and velocity of your software releases

jenkins-stickersMore than 12,000 customers are using Splunk software to monitor their critical services. They are deploying Splunk software on-premises or using Splunk Cloud, across a variety of operating systems, different deployment configurations and scale complexities. As a result, ensuring the highest Splunk software quality is of paramount importance.

To help with this endeavor, our engineering team is running most of our development and testing workflows using the Jenkins platform. The complexity of developing and testing Splunk software across various configurations has resulted in a massive Jenkins deployment infrastructure with multiple clusters, with more than 500 slaves per master running thousands of jobs per day. Previously, analyzing Jenkins data at this scale manually was not possible. As a result, our …

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Cloud, Automation and Continuous Delivery to Headline DevOps Day at AWS re:Invent 2016

Learn all about Splunk at AWS re:Invent 2016.

reinvent-logo-2x-centeredDevOps, cloud, automation, continuous delivery and integration fans, it is going to be a busy week at AWS re:Invent2016! Splunk will be there, and we invite you to join us for many fun and exciting activities including telling Amazon Alexa to run your Splunk searches.

DevOps at Splunk Booth (#106)

Whether you are new to DevOps or already continuously releasing in the cloud, come and chat with our experts to learn how Splunk analytics and correlated insights across your continuous delivery(CD) pipeline can help you release faster. We will showcase DevOps integrations including new Real-Time JIRA Service Desk Connector for Splunk, Puppet Enterprise App for Splunk, Splunk App for Jenkins, or using …

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Improve your DevOps-driven App Delivery with Ansible Data in Splunk

AnsibleI am happy to announce the latest addition to our DevOps ecosystem – the Ansible Tower App for Splunk, developed by our technology partner Ansible by Red Hat. Ansible Tower by Red Hat, a framework for complete automation, app deployment, orchestration, configuration management, and provisioning, is becoming very popular. In fact, a recent survey rated Ansible among the top container orchestration systems right along Kubernetes, Mesos, and Docker Swarm.

With today’s rapid adoption of containers and microservices, as application updates are released continuously, and your deployments are constantly changing, you need current and up-to-date insight into the state of your jobs and apps at all times. This visibility is essential for large scale enterprises where manual analysis of changes …

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#splunkconf16 preview: IT Operations Track – Choose your own adventure!

Does anyone else remember the ‘choose your own adventure books’ from the 90s? I do, and this year’s #splunkconf16 has me almost as excited as getting a brand spankin’ new pile of books. Just kidding, 2016 user conference is going to be much, much better!

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(No, this is not an ITSI Glass Table)

 

Splunk .conf2016 is coming up fast, and everyone on the Splunk team is excited to head down to the happiest place on earth for this year’s user conference. Check out some key details below about the great sessions that will be featured in the Splunk IT Operations track this year at .conf 2016. This year, we’ve made it easy for you by parsing the sessions into …

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#splunkconf16 preview: DevOps sessions you don’t want to miss

SCL-Splunk-conf2016-preview-BigDataIdeas_twtr1-440x220DevOps is hot and at our 7th Annual Splunk Users’ Conference .conf2016! in Orlando it will be sizzling! We have an entire sub-track dedicated just to DevOps. Our customers, technology partners, and Splunkers will be presenting a plethora of DevOps use cases suitable for newbies as well as DevOps ninjas. Below are some of the highlighted sessions.

Tuesday, September 27:

Building the Pipeline Presented by CSAA: Featuring DevOps and Splunk (12:40pm -1:25pm)
In this session, Doug Erkkila from CSAA Insurance Group and Domnick Eger, Splunk SE with prior developer experience will describe how CSAA uses Splunk software to manage their automated build pipeline. Spoiler alert! Star Wars fans will really love this session.

Splunk of War: Creating a Better

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2016 State of DevOps Report: Release 200x and Recover 24x Faster

D1339Sponsor_Graphics_600x300I am happy to announce that Splunk is a proud sponsor of  2016 State of DevOps 2016 Report authored by our technology partner Puppet and DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA). With more than 4,600 responses from IT professionals around the world, this report is one of the most comprehensive in the industry. It examines important trends in the DevOps community today. Key results include:

  • High-performing organizations deploy 200x more frequently than low performers, with 2,555x faster lead times and 24x faster recovery times
  • High performers spend 22% less time on unplanned work and rework, and 29% more time on new work than low performers
  • High performers spend 50% less time remediation security issues than low performers
  • Employees in
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DevOps Metrics: Measuring Team Productivity – Yes or No?

In my last blog post, I talked about the importance of measuring the business impact of DevOps-driven application delivery. At the DevOpsDays Seattle Open Space discussion on metrics, we also explored measuring DevOps teams’ performance and people productivity. I was glad to see that Nancy Gohring from 451 Research joined our session (check out her insights). Below are some of the key highlights from that Open Space discussion.

For DevOps leaders, knowing if DevOps teams are making progress toward meeting their organizational goals are important. Often these teams seem to have conflicting objectives. And, since DevOps practice involves a cultural shift, in our discussion it was concluded that it is crucial for Dev and Ops teams to …

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The Disintegration of IT

SplunkGov LogoWith President Obama’s proposal of a $3.1 billion IT Modernization Fund, there has been increased discussion around the government’s struggle to manage its aging IT infrastructure, while simultaneously trying to introduce modern technology.

I recently spoke with FedTech Magazine and Federal Times about the need for government to unify its fragmented IT systems and ease the associated financial and security risks. As I note in both pieces, the problem is not that government still relies on antiquated technology; it’s that instead of federal agencies fully replacing legacy systems, they are adding in layers of new technology, such as mobile and cloud, directly on top of older technology like distributed systems, desktops and mainframes. This debilitating practice has led to the …

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