Data night: Splunking your Valentine’s RomCom.

DataHeart2You don’t often think about big data and romance at the same time unless you really love analytics and nobody has ever died of a broken heart chart. However, Valentine’s Day is upon us once more and across the world, data scientists are looking at analytics around the sales of roses, chocolates and cards with cuddling, fluffy bunnies on them. I’ve written in the past about using data to improve your success at dating and also why big data is like falling in love but this year, it felt like I needed to analyze Valentine’s Day from a much more practical perspective.


I’ve been married fifteen years, have three children and working at Splunk keeps you busy. When Valentine’s …

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Why Government Needs to Invest In Its Relationship with Data

SplunkGov LogoWith Valentine’s Day in our rearview mirror, it is an ideal time for government to reflect on its relationship with… data.

Across the board, government agencies need to have a closer, more collaborative relationship with their data. Data volumes are growing more rapidly than ever and departments across government agencies are facing an overwhelming amount of data-related challenges every single day, while simultaneously coping with shrinking budgets. From safeguarding our nation’s networks and protecting sensitive citizen information to enhancing IT operations and ensuring public satisfaction, data has become increasingly important in today’s constantly changing cyber climate.

Data analytic tools, such as Splunk software, provide public agencies with tools that cut across different organizational data silos to support and optimize every …

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