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    Who is using Splunk or a similar solution?

     17 Juni 2015 09:11:14
    This is a unusual post for me. This time I have a bunch of questions and would like to get your answers or experiences.

    I would like to know, if you are using solutions like Splunk, GrayLog or a similar already in your enterprise to get central access, view and analytics of your machine generated data like system / application logs and platform statistics.

    The idea behind Splunk:

    Step 1: Collect from all of your systems your application / system logs and platform statistics.  
    Step 2: Throw them into Splunk and let them get indexed by Splunk.

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    Step 3: Search and drill down across your indexed log files from a central point

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    Step 4: Use Big Data analytics provided by Splunk to visualize your indexed data to build dashboards or generate alerts.

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    My questions to you:

    Do you know Splunk?
    Do you use Splunk, GrayLog or a similar solution in your enterprise already?
    How and for what use case do you use Splunk?
    How do you forward Domino, WebSphere, DB2 or your application logs and statistics to Splunk?

    Please add a comment or send me an email.

    I am looking forward to your answers and already thank you very much for participating in the discussion.

    To answer your question before you google it: What the hell is Splunk?

    Splunk is an American multinational corporation based in San Francisco, California, which produces software for searching, monitoring, and analyzing machine-generated big data, via a web-style interface.
    Splunk (the product) captures, indexes and correlates real-time data in a searchable repository from which it can generate graphs, reports, alerts, dashboards and visualizations.
    Splunk has a mission of making machine data accessible across an organization by identifying data patterns, providing metrics, diagnosing problems and providing intelligence for business operations. Splunk is a horizontal technology used for application management, security and compliance, as well as business and web analytics. As of early 2015, Splunk has over 9,000 customers worldwide.
    Splunk is based in San Francisco, with regional operations across EMEA and Asia, and has over 1700 employees.

    Splunk offers products that perform real-time and historical search, as well as reports and statistical analysis. The product can index structured or unstructured textual machine-generated data.

    Source Wikipedia:

    If you don't know Splunk - visit the Splunk Website:
    If you don't know GrayLog - visit the GrayLog Website: