Is the industry looking for a Splunk appliance? One company is betting that it is, and has launched its own Intel-based appliance dedicated to providing tailored access to Splunk’s Enterprise platform.
In 2011, rains from the monsoon season in Thailand triggered flooding that caught residents by surprise. After post flood analysis reportedly discovered that a significant amount of the loss was preventable, a networking reseller in Bangkok decided to use their expertise to build a flood warning system powered by Splunk Inc.’s machine data software platform.
While this might come as a surprise to those outside the bubble, the majority of data that is collected within an enterprise setting is machine-generated. In other words, everything from operational data (messaging, web services, networking and other system data) to customer-facing systems and beyond. This week we talk with Splunk about its role in IT shops to supercomputers and…