Splunk EMEA end of year report: machine data goes mainstream
As we approach the end of the year, it seems like a good time to reflect on the last few weeks of travelling around Europe presenting at a number of events. It has been good to be out on the road across EMEA and it has been a smorgasbord of events, demonstrations, confessions relating to late 80s pop music, great public transport and a useful barometer of what people want to do with their data. To try and summarise it:
- EMEA are starting to do interesting things with machine data for many different use cases
- The Nordics have really got their data working for them on public transport
- I’ve spent too much time looking at dashboards and analytics
- I’m not
Atlanta Splunkers: User Group This Wednesday!
If you are in the metro Atlanta area, be sure to attend the Splunk User Group happening tomorrow, Wednesday Dec 3rd at 11:30 AM in Dunwoody. Lunch will be served. Topics include:
- What’s new in Splunk 6
- App development best practices
- Exploration of various techniques to get data out of other systems
Syracuse University’s iSchool IT Girls want to change the world with data
This past Veteran’s Day weekend, I was in Syracuse, NY with fellow Splunker Christy Wilson, attending the 3rd annual IT Girls overnight retreat at Syracuse University’s iSchool. One of the goals of the retreat is to introduce the 100 selected high school girls from around the US to technology concepts, and to inspire them to pursue careers either in, or related to technology–but we were the ones who came away inspired.
The girls travel to the event from all over the country. Most are from neighboring cities including New York, Philadelphia, and the DC area, but the event is expanding its reach–some attendees were from further afield, coming from Texas and Georgia. Some parents also traveled to Syracuse …
The Splunk App for Unix 5.0 is finally here!
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Those of you who have been Splunk users for more than 4 years remember the glorious launch of the original Splunk App for Unix. Back in those days, the app shipped with the core product alongside the Splunk App for Windows and had some pretty cutting edge features, including knowledge, dashboards, and saved searches with out-of-the-box email alerts (we’re still sorry, Paul S.).
Well, it took a while for us to follow up that triumphant release, but wait no longer: the new app is finally here! And oh, what’s better, the app is FREE!!! Read on for the technical details of the app.…
conf2013: What sessions am I attending?
I can feel the excitement for conf2013 in the air. Many of the attendees are planning their trip and what sessions to attend. With 100+ sessions and so many good sessions, it’s challenging to decide which sessions to attend….a good problem to have for sure!
I have been focused on the BeyondIT track and more specifically sessions for Business Analytics and Digital Intelligence. I am leading three sessions:
More Comprehensive Digital Intelligence - Correlating Client and Server side Data: An exciting line up of speakers for this session. Mike Anderson, CTO & Co-founder of Tealium and Sondra Russell Sr. Sales Engineer at Splunk are going to speak about client side capture, tag management and Allan Tomkinson, Sr. Developer at Lincoln Financial …
Splunking jQuery Conference: drive user experience online and on site!
Last June, jQuery Foundation held their conference in beautiful Portland, Oregon. As a Diamond Sponsor, we wanted to build something that would be beneficial to the jQuery community part of our Splunk4Good initiatives. What’s better than Splunking the entire conference?
The goal is to capture client-side data (e.g. pageviews, link/button clicks, hovers), and build powerful analytics & visualizations in order to tackle the following business questions:
- Which topics are visitors most interested in?
- What are the top traffic sources for visitors who purchase tickets?
- How are visitors interacting with the site, including
Blurred lines – digital intelligence, application management, big data and customer experience
Firstly – no references to Robin Thicke – there’s only trouble going down that route (though I do wonder how much big data has been generated by that video – maybe I’ll try the Splunk Twitter App to find out…). Onto less trivial things, I’ve been spending a lot of time with customers over the last couple of weeks talking about the blurring lines between four things – application management, digital intelligence, big data and their impact on customer experience.
The customer experience management subject is a hot topic right now and there’s a correlation between that and digital intelligence. The better the information and intelligence you have on your customer – the better the …
I tend to travel quite a bit in my role at Splunk.The other day I was wondering to myself how far I had traveled in the last week , the last month , the last year. It just so happens that I am a Foursquare user , not because I like to hoard mayorships across the globe , rather I tend to use Foursquare checkins to help me remember where I have been.Now you get where I am gong with this , because “where have I been” actually means “a lot of cool location meta data” that I can have fun with.
I was looking around online for a simple tool that could hook into Foursquare to tell me how …
Realtime alerts of mobile app crashlog
In the previous articles, we discussed about how to include the library to forward crashlog from iOS and Android mobile apps into Splunk Enterprise, install a Splunk app to aggregate the forwarded logs from mobile devices and then perform some simple analytics with the indexed data. If you have been following closely the write-ups and Splunk-ing the valuable data from iOS and Android mobile apps, you might be interested to know how to setup an alerting mechanism in the event of a crash.
We are going to discuss in particular how to configure realtime alerts via email with PDF attachment using Splunk Enterprise. It takes very little time …
Get ready to be amazed at Conf2013!
It’s almost September! Why am I excited? Beginning of Fall or end of summer? Of course that and much more….. Splunkers around the world have been waiting to meet peers, hear all the cool use cases from machine data and learn what makes Splunk one of the most innovative company in the world. Conf2013 is just around the corner. For me, it is chance to interact with passionate users and learn about the innovate ways of how Splunk users have derived value from data for business and IT. This year’s conference theme reflects the endless possibilities with data and Splunk – “Your Data, No Limits”.
There are number of great tracks at the conference. Couple of tracks that I am …