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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Smart AnSwerS #82

Hey there community and welcome to the 82nd installment of Smart AnSwerS.

Have you ever wondered what makes the Splunk community so special, and why many people from various backgrounds are so engaged in all things Splunk? Well, look no further! alacercogitatus, aka Kyle Smith of the SplunkTrust, posted this awesome heartfelt blog post from his experiences engaging with users in the community on and offline, emphasizing how the culture plays an essential role in the success of users stepping into the world of Splunk. You’re not simply learning how to use the products – you’re entering a community of users that are incredibly supportive, passionate, and willing to share their knowledge to help you meet …

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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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Drive your Business in Real-Time with Splunk – Part 1

Why would you use Splunk to drive your Business in Real-Time ?

The answer is because Splunk brings you flexibility and reactivity.

Companies constantly look to build agile and flexible IT to support their evolving businesses, this is why they built micro-services and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). Splunk aligns to this flexibility at the data level to measure and drive your business performance.

We use the term flexibility not only because it is easy to capture all the required data but first and foremost because iteration is key when you build Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). I mean, KPIs start out as the things that business analysts think would be nice to measure your performance but they always end up changing several times. You need to iterate …

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Smart AnSwerS #81

Hey there community and welcome to the 81st installment of Smart AnSwerS.

The San Francisco Bay Area user group will be meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, November 2nd @ 6:30PM PDT at Yahoo! HQ. Gregg Daly from the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose will be speaking on how the nonprofit has been using the free Splunk Enterprise license donated by Splunk4Good to monitor IT and security operations. Jason Szeto, principal software engineer at Splunk, will be giving a talk and live demo on a new Splunk feature currently under development. If you happen to be in the area, you’re welcome join us! Please visit the SFBA user group event page for more details and to RSVP.

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Smart AnSwerS #80

Hey there community and welcome to the 80th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

The Splunk Pledge was announced last month, which is our commitment to research, education, and community service. Through Splunk4Good, a minimum of $100 million will be donated over the course of 10 years in software licenses, training, support, and education to nonprofit organizations and educational institutions. If there are any nonprofits or academic institutions engaging in positive social change that you feel could benefit from a free 10GB Splunk Enterprise license,  standard support, and Splunk eLearning access, please do encourage them to apply!

Check out this week’s featured Splunk Answers posts:

Is there documentation comparing the features of Splunk User Behavior Analytics (Splunk UBA) and

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Smart AnSwerS #79

Hey there community and welcome to the 79th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

It was great meeting a good handful of folks at .conf2016 just two weeks ago, and finally getting to put more faces to names among our awesome Splunk community. The enthusiasm, excitement, and overall energy throughout the conference is always revitalizing, reminding us Splunkers how important it is to maintain an open environment and culture moving forward. It’s thanks to the feedback of the many users in every type of role and level of experience that continue to make Splunk what it is today. I’m looking forward to more good times of learning and engaging with you all in the coming year.

Also, big congrats to our …

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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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Smart AnSwerS #78

Hey there community and welcome to the 78th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

Things have been ramping up around Splunk HQ with conf2016 just around the corner! The Splunk education team is starting off strong with Splunk University beginning tomorrow and running through Monday, while the rest of the conference staff are working hard to make the final touches to ensure a smooth and awesome experience for all attendees. I’m looking forward to running into familiar faces and coming across new ones! I’ll be hanging out at the Splunk Answers booth at least half of the time during the conference, so if you happen to be exploring the source=*Pavillion, feel free to stop by to say hello. :) Safe travels …

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Detect IoT anomalies and geospatial patterns for logistics insights

In part 1 of this blog series we spoke about how to turn sensor data into logistics insights. In this part we outline one approach for anomaly detection and enrich our sensor data with location information to discover geospatial patterns.

Anomalies? Find them with a few lines of SPL.

Anomaly detection can be tricky and implementations vary from simple thresholding and baselining to highly sophisticated approaches based on machine learning. In this example we leveraged the Splunk Machine Learning Toolkit to detect numeric outliers using a sliding window approach to check against multiples of the standard deviation in this time series to spot anomalies.

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And that’s how the SPL looks like:

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| timechart span=1s avg(ax) as avx avg(ay) as

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