It’s Valentine’s Day – love your date and your data
It’s Valentine’s day and I’ve just got back from Paris – the alleged “city of love”. I was there for SplunkLive! Paris so no romance but lots of alluring stories of how organisations are using their data.
It inspired me to think about the different stages of falling in love and how they relate to how we see people fall in love with their data using Splunk.
Think of that first meeting, a blend of nervousness, excitement, scope for unlimited embarrassment and imagination of where this is going to end. This could be a chance meeting, speed dating, mutual friend or downloading Splunk (bear with me on this!).
Hopefully the first meeting goes well. You click, you laugh at how …
Splunk at the CMSWire Tweetjam
I recently “tweet jammed” with a panel of IoT professionals and CMSWire, a web magazine focused predominantly on customer experience and digital marketing. It was an interesting conversation, with opinions from all sorts of angles. You can check out the storify here. Please feel free to reach out to me at @BrianMGilmore if you have any comments or would like to keep the conversation going!
Approaching the Internet of Things from a customer experience perspective is an interesting topic, and not one I had really considered in depth until I began putting together an article, “The Next Step in Internet Evolution: The Internet of Things” for CMSWire as well. In this article I discuss how the Internet …
Splunking the Signs of Labor
Time flies, and its time for a new financial year over here at Splunk. Not only that, it is also the Year of the Horse, according to the Chinese, or Pony like what some of my western colleagues like to call it. Whatever the case, things have always been exciting working in this company.
Today, I had the most interesting email from my fellow colleague.
I need to take my wife to the hospital for the 3rd time. This time, it does not seem to be a false alarm.
I was dumbfounded when I saw a dashboard of Splunk running to monitor the contractions interval, the number of contractions per hour, as well as additional notes to call …
Splunk Alerts and Charts on Your iPhone
Now Splunk is EVERYWHERE!
Push alerts and charts to your cellphone from your Splunk servers, when you’re on the beach. Get your Splunk data conveniently on the go. Available now!
EVERYWHERE is a one-way data push from firewalled splunk servers to mobile devices, via a cloud-based service run by Splunk or your own organization.
Not an official Splunk product, but a really useful skunkworks project.
A sneak preview of TM Forum Big Data 2014
I’m lucky enough to be going to the TM Forum Big Data event in Amsterdam next week. It should be an interesting set of speakers and reference point for what telcos are doing with big data and also a great place to share best practice and practical experience.
I’m particularly interested to see the use cases for telco big data, looking at what data is being collected (from the network, handset, customer data) but also how that data is being used (customer experience, fraud, DevOps, marketing etc.)
We hear a lot about how big data allows better analysis, more informed decisions and identification of trends but in particular I’m keen to hear the presentation on how telcos are monetizing big …
How to Stream Internet of Things Data into Splunk in Ten Easy Steps!
Inspired by Discovered Intelligence’s blog post “How to Stream Twitter into Splunk in 10 Simple Steps” last week, I began thinking about a simple Internet of Things example where we could demonstrate an easy integration of IoT platforms and data into Splunk that everyone could access. There are plenty of great examples of Internet of Things services we could poll with the REST modular input, but for this example we will be building a quick integration with LogMeIn’s Xively service using their “Test Drive” tutorial.
Business analytics, jam and social media – an eclectic but interesting mix
Happy Monday everyone. I spent an hour on Friday attending the Gartner Business Intelligence Tweetjam. You may be disappointed to hear it wasn’t a 140 character discussion of the merits of strawberry vs. apricot or the right amount of sugar and fruit. The Tweetjam took the format of a high-speed Q & A session around Business Intelligence with Gartner analysts and people interested in the topic.
What I found most valuable was the breadth of topics we managed to get through in an hour. Also, the obvious limitation in terms of what you could write meant that answers were thought through, concise and captured the key points very well. You can go back and see the full conversation by looking …
Big Data New Year’s Resolutions for 2014
Happy New Year! I hope it was relaxing, restful and slightly over-indulgent. If you’re anything like me, you’re probably wondering if you can stick to any New Year’s resolutions unlike last year (less chocolate, more exercise, less time glued to my mobile phone, better jokes, improved punctuation etc.) So far this year (six days in) I’ve managed to succeed in one resolution – catching up on reading – and it got me thinking about some “Big Data New Year’s Resolutions”.
1) Use Big Data Applications to give you something new. We’ve got all this big data, what are we doing with it? Data scientists can use it to find answers, customer service/experience teams can get a better view …
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