When you ask your computer to find out a word from inside a book, it will surely be able to show you all the occurrences of that word. Now, imagine when you ask it to do it every time that word is added to the book, without involving any human effort and it sends you a message, “Eureka!!”
With the advent of artificial intelligence, machines have not only become super intelligent but have made things easier.
In a firm like ours where we are concerned about data and its manipulation the most, it’s not just important that we play around with it in a multiple ways to make it useful but also how we do that.
Continuous monitoring and analyzing of machine generated big-data would require us to be occuipied every second unless we add intelligence to our machines and processes. Where data in its purest sense is of utmost importance, we must ensure we have a process to identify the useful part and at the same time detect any flaws to be corrected. One such implementation of this idea is Splunk.
Splunk is an American multinational corporation based in San Francisco, California, that 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.
There are various tools that Splunk offers. One of them is Splunk Enterprise.
By monitoring and analyzing everything from customer clickstreams and transactions to security events and network activity, Splunk Enterprise helps you gain valuable Operational Intelligence from your machine-generated data. And with a full range of powerful search, visualization and pre-packaged content for use-cases, any user can quickly discover and share insights. Just point your raw data at Splunk Enterprise and start analyzing your world.
The way it works:
- Collects and indexes log and machine data from any source
- Powerful search, analysis and visualization capabilities empower users of all types
- Apps provide solutions for security, IT operations, business analysis and more
- Available as a software or SaaS solution
We can search data in Splunk enterprise by using a powerful and intuitive Splunk Processing Language(SPL). Using SPL you can make the service intelligent enough to identify the pattern inputted to it and use the resulted event data in any way you want-reports, dashboards, alerts, pivots etc.
Splunk has the ability to normalize different formats of data. It provides a 100+ commands to perform statistical searches, perform an action on an event etc.
To know more about SPL, you can visit the below link to the documentation and read how Splunk Enterprise works: