How to tap into Splunk’s big data analytics engine

Read this primer on using Splunk as a big data analysis tool. You’ll learn how to analyze data and filter results, as well as create visual results from that data.

Splunk takes machine data in the form of log files, or other computer-generated text files, and turns it into operational intelligence. Machine data (log files), as data goes, is not particularly exciting as compared to say, human genomic information, but Splunk turns our “digital exhaust” into electronic gold for those who are willing to spend a little time to examine it.

Author: Ken Hess

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