Tag: splunk

Zillow Eschews Open Source for Proprietary Splunk

May 10, 2016 |

As homeowners and realtors track the dynamic U.S. housing market, platforms like the online real estate database Zillow are seeing surges in traffic as buyers and sellers keep tabs on which properties are moving and when a seller might be ready to drop the asking price. To keep up with demand for its services and gauge customer preferences, Zillow Group Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) said this week it is standardizing on Splunk Inc.’s real-time “operational intelligence” platform. Seattle-based Zillow said the Read more…

Super Scalable SIEMs Set to Tackle Big Security Challenges

Apr 19, 2016 |

The huge volume of network data that organizations need to chew through is putting pressure on security incident and event management (SIEM) software products that use a traditional rules-based approach. That’s opening the door for a new breed of SIEMs that were built from the ground up to run on big data architectures, including both NoSQL and Hadoop. SIEMs emerged near the turn of the century as the firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDS), and intrusion prevention systems (IPS) of the Read more…

Splunk Upgrades Security, Behavior Analytics Tools

Mar 1, 2016 |

Analytics, cloud and other IT vendors are using a major cyber security conference this week to roll out new enterprise security products and enhancements. Among them is “operational intelligence” vendor Splunk Inc., which unveiled new versions of its security and user behavior analytics packages during the RSA security conference in San Francisco. The new capabilities are said to combine the best features of machine learning and anomaly detection to sift through and prioritized data breaches and other threats. The user Read more…

Splunk Goes ‘Light’ with Big Machine Data Analytics

Mar 10, 2015 |

Splunk yesterday unveiled a scaled-down version of its eponymous machine data analysis tool for use by smaller companies. Called Splunk Light, the solution starts at $75 per month, making it available to a much broader range of customers than the full Splunk version. Splunk has quietly become one of the most successful companies in the big data space. While we’ve yet to see a Hadoop distributor break the $100 million barrier, Splunk brought in more than $450 million last year Read more…

The Hadoop Behind Autodesk’s Cloud Ambitions

Jan 6, 2015 |

Autodesk is best known for AutoCAD, the powerful tool that architects and engineers use to design stuff on beefy workstations and PCs. But like most enterprise software companies, the cloud is beckoning for Autodesk in 2015. Thanks to a big data pipeline anchored by Hadoop, the company has a deeper understanding of customer activity, which positions it well for the cloud era. The transition to a subscription-based business model is well underway at Autodesk. While sales of traditional software licenses Read more…

Five Steps to Demystify Big Data Analytics

Aug 25, 2014 |

Too many big data initiatives are science projects that take months of effort, risk failure and require highly trained data scientists with scarce skills. According to a CSC survey, 55 percent of big data projects aren’t completed and many others fall short of their objectives. In “Why Most Big Data Projects Fail,” Dell General Manager Darin Bartik notes that business and IT groups are not aligned on the business problem they need to solve. Employees don’t have access to the Read more…

SYSTEX Introduces Splunk Appliance

Nov 11, 2013 |

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.

Erecting Operational Intelligence Using Machine Data

Apr 9, 2013 |

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.

Spelunking Shops and Supercomputers

Sep 28, 2012 |

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…