SplunkLive! 2016: South Bay Edition

IMG_20161110_092510598Over 600 Splunk enthusiasts gathered last month at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara for the 2nd annual SplunkLive! Santa Clara. Splunk experts, including customers, got to show off some cool, new content that fed the appetites of both Splunk n00bs and veterans.

Highlights included:

  • Opening keynote from Monzy Merza, Head of Security Research, who talked about how the Enterprise Machine Data Fabric (EMDF) is enabled by the Splunk platform, solutions and an open ecosystem. A data fabric, understands where data sits, understands data flows and provides the analytics and visualizations to help technologists make sense of data at any scale.
  • Customer presentations from Symantec, SAP/SuccessFactors and Marketo [I would link to these if posted)
  • Three Hands-on Sessions where attendees could
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GovSummit 2016: Elevate Data for Mission Success

GovSummit2016_RGB-Blue-w-DarkBlueOn Tuesday, November 15, hundreds of government, education and industry IT, security and program professionals will come together at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel to explore new public sector innovations and share trends, experiences and lessons learned. This year’s Splunk GovSummit theme, Elevate Data for Mission Success, will focus on modern strategies and solutions to transform how government leverages data to drive mission success.

Our impressive roster of speakers will explore strategies and solutions for leveraging an organization’s data to gain real-time, enterprise-wide visibility and enable support for diverse missions, including cybersecurity, homeland defense, citizen services delivery and experience measurement, crime and fraud prevention, datacenter operations and consolidation, compliance and transparency and more.

This year’s distinguished speakers …

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Some “Swede” use cases from SplunkLive Stockholm 2016

I have a fondness for Stockholm. I lived there for three months and asked my wife to marry me there (luckily she said yes or this blog post would start a lot less happy). I love going to all the cities in EMEA where we run SplunkLives but Stockholm is always one of my favourites.

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At last year’s SplunkLive Stockholm we were lucky enough to have IKEA talking about why they replaced their SIEM with Splunk, Klarna talking about using Splunk in their SOC and Statnett talking about IT Troubleshooting and IT Service Management.

This year we had an equally strong line up of customers with some really “Swede” speakers (sorry), covering a variety of Splunk use cases in a …

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SplunkLive! London – A Full House. Analytics, IT Operations And Security.

pokerfullhouse2Last week I was lucky enough to be in London for our annual SplunkLive! where we had a full house in terms of standing room only and Splunk customer speakers covering each of our main use cases:

  • NHS Digital (formerly HSCIC) talking about IT operations and application delivery
  • John Lewis talking about cybersecurity and compliance in retail
  • Shazam talking about real-time analytics, music and sensor data
  • BBC Worldwide talking about their use of cloud for visibility into new digital service BBC Store

 

We had over 800 people at the event with a wide mix of expert Splunk ninjas through to first time attendees and complete newbies. A special think you to the largest partner ecosystem we’ve had a SplunkLive! …

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SplunkLive! London Calling – Shazam, John Lewis and the NHS. Should I stay or should I go?

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As with most of my blog posts, apologies for the title. It isn’t often you can combine big data and The Clash. It doesn’t seem long since last year’s event but SplunkLive! London is here again. We’ve got an outstanding line up of customers with Shazam, John Lewis and HSCIC (the IT provider for the NHS) talking about how they use machine data for IT operations, cybersecurity and real-time business analytics. You can see the full line up and register at http://live.splunk.com/london

A platform is only as good as its ecosystem and we have our most innovative, extensive set of sponsors ever with Cisco, AWS, EMC, SyncSort, Nimble Storage, Qualys, Recorded Future, Sbox, Alpha Insight, ECS, Eview, Phoenix, Somerford all demonstrating their part in the big data and Operational Intelligence landscape.

Not only …

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SplunkLive! Arrives in the Nation’s Capital

SplunkGov LogoLast week we hosted one of our largest SplunkLive! events of the year. More than 1,100 people came together in downtown Washington, DC to learn how more than 11,000 companies, federal agencies, universities and service providers worldwide use Splunk software and platforms to mitigate cybersecurity risks, prevent fraud, improve performance, reduce costs and deepen business insights and customer understanding.

With 16 breakout sessions to choose from, attendees were able to hear from a wide range of different customers and Splunk experts, and learn how our platforms help address and solve challenges in any environment. From sessions on Operational Security Intelligence and how to take Splunk to the next level for management, to hands-on tutorials on Splunk User Behavior Analytics (UBA

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Operational Intelligence – Manufactured in Germany | SplunkLive! Germany events 2016

Hello,

Spring has only just begun and yet we have already finished our SplunkLive! 2016 Tour across Germany. We began in Munich with further stops in Frankfurt and Hamburg. We had a fantastic tour and achieved our goal of getting Splunk Ninjas together to learn from one another how to achieve operational intelligence. We heard how a botnet is using hacked e-mail mailboxes for malicious activities, we saw how Splunk sends out Excel sheets to individuals across a business and learned what could be done with 10bn events and machine learning for business application monitoring.

Let’s get started on the highlights with Datev, the 4th largest German software company and Computerwoche’s second best

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SplunkLive! SF 2016: A Recap

splunk-live-north-america-logoAlmost 800 Splunk enthusiasts gathered on Wednesday, March 16th at the Marriott Marquis for the 9th annual SplunkLive! San Francisco. Splunk experts, including customers, got to show off some cool, new content that fed the appetites of both Splunk n00bs and veterans.

Highlights included:

  • Opening keynote from newly appointed Splunk CEO and President Doug Merritt, who talked about how Splunk has evolved to become the platform for machine data and how cloud is the underlying theme for Splunk’s initiatives across our solutions and ecosystem this year.
  • Customer presentations from Yodlee for App Management and IT Operations, Wells Fargo for Application Management and Intermedia for Security and Cloud.
  • The Splunk Spec Mustang! This racecar has clocked hundreds of race
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Smoking Hot Data…How We Splunked Barbecue

Brisket1It’s true. You can Splunk just about anything. As someone who is not incredibly technically inclined, understanding the power of Splunk can be difficult to wrap my head around. I find the best way to understand the power of Splunk is to apply it to something you know and love. And with SplunkLive! coming up in some of the best barbecue cities across the US this year, my personal experimentation with Splunk happens to tie-in nicely.

I’ve been happily married to a Texan and University of Texas at Austin graduate for nine years. Aside from being a top-notch husband, he has a passion and knack for cooking Texas-style barbecue and brewing beer. For now, let’s focus on the barbecue.

Technology meet …

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Under the Hood of Cisco IT

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Do you know which technology is under the hood of Cisco IT?

Do you know what Cisco uses to monitor the health of 70+ of their apps and to respond to security incidents?

We bring you the answers straight from the horse’s mouth.

At the recent SplunkLive! SF and in front of a packed room, Robert Novak, , Quinn Zuo and Ruby Chiang of the Cisco IT team, , uncovered the mystery and gave us a good look under the hood.  They showed how Splunk powers their operations and solves some of their critical IT challenges.

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