What is Splunk?
What You Need to Know About Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform
Businesses in every industry generate a ton of data
Companies can use that data to better understand their customers and develop a superior product or service in the process. This wealth of data, however, has a downside.
Although gathering data has become easier with the help of powerful tools, understanding and analyzing the collected information has become more complicated. Businesses have to spend some time sorting and searching through all the collected data. Given the amount of information your organization needs to sift through, how can you know where to start?
Splunk is the answer to this problem.
What is Splunk?
This software allows companies to monitor, search, analyze, and visualize machine-generated log data in real-time. People use Splunk to monitor and search Big Data via a web-style interface. Once the platform finds the requested information, it taps its algorithms to assemble that data and deliver operational intelligence to the organization.
How Does Splunk Work?
Look at Splunk as a Google of sorts for log files.
The platform will collect, index, and correlate the gathered Big Data. Next, it displays results in an easy-to-understand format for the user.
Splunk can work with machine-generated log data to diagnose technical issues, generate metrics, and recognize data patterns.
How Can Businesses Use Splunk?
Organizations use Splunk for web analytics, compliance, security and application management. Since the platform simplifies the process of retrieving specific information hidden in large amounts of complex data, the software has become a go-to option for troubleshooting technical failures.
The Benefits of Splunk
This platform has highly advantageous for organizations in various industries, including trade, finance, retail and information technology.
Using Splunk will allow you to enjoy the following benefits:
- Interactive Data—Splunk produces analytical reports with interactive tables, graphs, and charts, then shares them with others.
- Saves Searching Time—This platform finds useful information automatically, so you won’t need to manually identify them yourself.
- Improved Troubleshooting—This tool provides immediate search results, minimizing resolution time. It also enables you to troubleshoot failure issues for better performance.
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