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Data Driven IT Operations Management with Splunk

Integrate, index, analyse and visualize any relevant IT Ops data.

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Splunk is a well-known provider of big data solutions. Splunk can quickly process, store, index and analyse big data without a lot of manual work. Splunk makes it possible to easily search through large quantities of data and find the right data. This makes it easy to get a lot of value out of data from existing tooling, without a steep learning curve or many traditional Business Intelligence configurations. In short: enabling data-driven IT Operations Management (ITOM). 

Splunk supplies a large number of Apps, that are a combination of searches, visualizations and application logic. These apps provide standard, easy-to-use functionality for their users, so that users can quickly get the most out of their data.

 

Features

Processing big data

Process, search and visualize huge amounts of data.

Effortless visualisations

Clear query visualisation in easy to create dashboards

The Splunk community

Daily new functionality for improving time to market

IT Operations Analytics

Links relevant IT data to business information for better managing IT landscapes

Innovative solutions

Out of the box new technologies such as Anomaly Detection, AIOps and Machine Learning

Seamless integration

App for virtually any existing technology makes for effortless and easy integrations

How does it work?

The data processing engine and query language of Splunk is unique. Getting data into Splunk is easy because of the big library of Splunk apps: choose which apps to use and install them on your Splunk instance. Next you use API’s, install a collector on a host, watch a file or simply import datafiles. Usually it is as easy as following the app manual. For example: monitoring a Windows host can be done by installing an app and a collector on the specific host. Make sure the network allows data to be sent and you’re done. You can use the out of the box visualization or create your own. When data comes into Splunk, it is indexed automatically and the first rudimentary analysis of the data is easily done. More complicated questions are, obviously, more difficult to answer. We do recommend a Splunk training session before experimenting.

Who is it for?

Splunk is for everyone, licensed based on data volumes. Most apps on Splunkbase can be used if Splunk Core is installed without extra costs. We use Splunk extensively for IT Operations Management but there are many more use cases that are also part of our portfolio.

Main benefits

  • Less coding, but more insights
  • Fast time to market with Splunkbase
  • Support for almost every technology
  • Data is the new Oil, use yours!
  • IT Operations Management glueware for analysis, integration and enrichment

Ymor and Splunk

IT Operations Management is all about data, and in within all of our projects we strive to achieve the best possible time to market for us and our customers. Ymor uses Splunk for two main use cases:

1. Create and use the Ymonitor data lake

Every Ymonitor Platform customer is automatically onboarded to the Ymonitor data lake. We use the data lake to perform flexible analysis across all our APM, ITOA and AIOps data. Based on the analysis, Ymor can deliver standard KPI reports, create a cross-customer management layer, automate work in the Ymor Control Center and prevent false positives.

2. Business Process Monitoring (Yprocess)

Splunk together with the Ymonitor Platform allows us to build flexible monitoring solutions, such as Yprocess. This solution offers organizations specific monitoring insights when customers want to monitor a business process, or when an IT chain is too complex for a standard monitoring solution. Yprocess is also a first step towards fully integrated business and IT KPI monitoring.

With the Yvalidate Splunk app, performance test data can be analyzed and results visualized in a way it can be interpreted by anyone with rudimentary IT skills. Furthermore, Ymor uses Splunk for technical and application log monitoring should organizations not have such monitoring in place.

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