Splunk Operational Intelligence Cookbook

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This book is intended for users of all levels who are looking to leverage the Splunk Enterprise platform as a valuable operational intelligence tool. The recipes provided in this book will appeal to individuals from all facets of a business – IT, Security, Product, Marketing, and many more!
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Josh Diakun is an IT operations and security specialist with a focus on creating data-driven operational processes. He has over 10 years of experience in managing and architecting enterprise grade IT environments. For the past 5 years, he was managing a Splunk deployment that saw Splunk used as the platform for security and operational intelligence. Most recently, Josh has partnered in setting up a business venture, Discovered Intelligence, which provides data intelligence solutions and services to the marketplace. He is also a cofounder of the Splunk Toronto User Group.; Paul R Johnson has over 10 years of data intelligence experience in the areas of information security, operations, and compliance. He is a partner at Discovered Intelligence—a company that specializes in data intelligence services and solutions. He previously worked for a Fortune 10 company, leading IT risk intelligence initiatives and managing a global Splunk deployment. Paul cofounded the Splunk Toronto User Group and lives and works in Toronto, Canada.; Derek Mock is a software developer and architect, specializing in unified communications and cloud technologies. Derek has over 15 years of experience in developing and operating large enterprise-grade deployments and SaaS applications. For the past 4 years, he has been leveraging Splunk as the core tool to deliver key operational intelligence. Derek is a cofounder of the Splunk Toronto User Group and lives and works in Toronto, Canada.
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Publisher
Packt Publishing Ltd
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Published on
Oct 31, 2014
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Pages
414
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ISBN
9781849697859
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Intelligence (AI) & Semantics
Computers / Internet / General
Computers / Web / General
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This content is DRM free.
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Demystify Big Data and discover how to bring operational intelligence to your data to revolutionize your workAbout This BookGet maximum use out of your data with Splunk's exceptional analysis and visualization capabilitiesAnalyze and understand your operational data skillfully using this end-to-end courseFull coverage of high-level Splunk techniques such as advanced searches, manipulations, and visualizationWho This Book Is For

This course is for software developers who wish to use Splunk for operational intelligence to make sense of their machine data. The content in this course will appeal to individuals from all facets of business, IT, security, product, marketing, and many more

What You Will LearnInstall and configure the latest version of Splunk.Use Splunk to gather, analyze, and report dataCreate Dashboards and Visualizations that make data meaningfulModel and accelerate data and perform pivot-based reportingIntegrate advanced JavaScript charts and leverage Splunk's APIsDevelop and Manage apps in SplunkIntegrate Splunk with R and Tableau using SDKsIn Detail

Splunk is an extremely powerful tool for searching, exploring, and visualizing data of all types. Splunk is becoming increasingly popular, as more and more businesses, both large and small, discover its ease and usefulness. Analysts, managers, students, and others can quickly learn how to use the data from their systems, networks, web traffic, and social media to make attractive and informative reports. This course will teach everything right from installing and configuring Splunk.

The first module is for anyone who wants to manage data with Splunk. You'll start with very basics of Splunk— installing Splunk— before then moving on to searching machine data with Splunk. You will gather data from different sources, isolate them by indexes, classify them into source types, and tag them with the essential fields.

With more than 70 recipes on hand in the second module that demonstrate all of Splunk's features, not only will you find quick solutions to common problems, but you'll also learn a wide range of strategies and uncover new ideas that will make you rethink what operational intelligence means to you and your organization.

Dive deep into Splunk to find the most efficient solution to your data problems in the third module. Create the robust Splunk solutions you need to make informed decisions in big data machine analytics. From visualizations to enterprise integration, this well-organized high level guide has everything you need for Splunk mastery.

This learning path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer into one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products:

Splunk Essentials - Second EditionSplunk Operational Intelligence Cookbook - Second EditionAdvanced SplunkStyle and approach

Packed with several step by step tutorials and a wide range of techniques to take advantage of Splunk and its wide range of capabilities to deliver operational intelligence within your enterpise

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Over 70 practical recipes to gain operational data intelligence with Splunk EnterpriseAbout This BookThis is the most up-to-date book on Splunk 6.3 and teaches you how to tackle real-world operational intelligence scenarios efficientlyGet business insights using machine data using this easy-to-follow guideSearch, monitor, and analyze your operational data skillfully using this recipe-based, practical guideWho This Book Is For

This book is intended for users of all levels who are looking to leverage the Splunk Enterprise platform as a valuable operational intelligence tool. The recipes provided in this book will appeal to individuals from all facets of business, IT, security, product, marketing, and many more!

Also, existing users of Splunk who want to upgrade and get up and running with Splunk 6.3 will find this book invaluable.

What You Will LearnUse Splunk to gather, analyze, and report on dataCreate dashboards and visualizations that make data meaningfulBuild an operational intelligence application with extensive features and functionalityEnrich operational data with lookups and workflowsModel and accelerate data and perform pivot-based reportingBuild real-time, scripted, and other intelligence-driven alertsSummarize data for longer term trending, reporting, and analysisIntegrate advanced JavaScript charts and leverage Splunk's APIIn Detail

Splunk makes it easy for you to take control of your data, and with Splunk Operational Cookbook, you can be confident that you are taking advantage of the Big Data revolution and driving your business with the cutting edge of operational intelligence and business analytics.

With more than 70 recipes that demonstrate all of Splunk's features, not only will you find quick solutions to common problems, but you'll also learn a wide range of strategies and uncover new ideas that will make you rethink what operational intelligence means to you and your organization.

You'll discover recipes on data processing, searching and reporting, dashboards, and visualizations to make data shareable, communicable, and most importantly meaningful. You'll also find step-by-step demonstrations that walk you through building an operational intelligence application containing vital features essential to understanding data and to help you successfully integrate a data-driven way of thinking in your organization.

Throughout the book, you'll dive deeper into Splunk, explore data models and pivots to extend your intelligence capabilities, and perform advanced searching to explore your data in even more sophisticated ways. Splunk is changing the business landscape, so make sure you're taking advantage of it.

Style and approach

Splunk is an excellent platform that allows you to make sense of machine data with ease. The adoption of Splunk has been huge and everyone who has gone beyond installing Splunk wants to know how to make most of it. This book will not only teach you how to use Splunk in real-world scenarios to get business insights, but will also get existing Splunk users up to date with the latest Splunk 6.3 release.

Demystify Big Data and discover how to bring operational intelligence to your data to revolutionize your workAbout This BookGet maximum use out of your data with Splunk's exceptional analysis and visualization capabilitiesAnalyze and understand your operational data skillfully using this end-to-end courseFull coverage of high-level Splunk techniques such as advanced searches, manipulations, and visualizationWho This Book Is For

This course is for software developers who wish to use Splunk for operational intelligence to make sense of their machine data. The content in this course will appeal to individuals from all facets of business, IT, security, product, marketing, and many more

What You Will LearnInstall and configure the latest version of Splunk.Use Splunk to gather, analyze, and report dataCreate Dashboards and Visualizations that make data meaningfulModel and accelerate data and perform pivot-based reportingIntegrate advanced JavaScript charts and leverage Splunk's APIsDevelop and Manage apps in SplunkIntegrate Splunk with R and Tableau using SDKsIn Detail

Splunk is an extremely powerful tool for searching, exploring, and visualizing data of all types. Splunk is becoming increasingly popular, as more and more businesses, both large and small, discover its ease and usefulness. Analysts, managers, students, and others can quickly learn how to use the data from their systems, networks, web traffic, and social media to make attractive and informative reports. This course will teach everything right from installing and configuring Splunk.

The first module is for anyone who wants to manage data with Splunk. You'll start with very basics of Splunk— installing Splunk— before then moving on to searching machine data with Splunk. You will gather data from different sources, isolate them by indexes, classify them into source types, and tag them with the essential fields.

With more than 70 recipes on hand in the second module that demonstrate all of Splunk's features, not only will you find quick solutions to common problems, but you'll also learn a wide range of strategies and uncover new ideas that will make you rethink what operational intelligence means to you and your organization.

Dive deep into Splunk to find the most efficient solution to your data problems in the third module. Create the robust Splunk solutions you need to make informed decisions in big data machine analytics. From visualizations to enterprise integration, this well-organized high level guide has everything you need for Splunk mastery.

This learning path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer into one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products:

Splunk Essentials - Second EditionSplunk Operational Intelligence Cookbook - Second EditionAdvanced SplunkStyle and approach

Packed with several step by step tutorials and a wide range of techniques to take advantage of Splunk and its wide range of capabilities to deliver operational intelligence within your enterpise

Leverage Splunk's operational intelligence capabilities to unlock new hidden business insights and drive successKey FeaturesTackle any problems related to searching and analyzing your data with Splunk Get the latest information and business insights on Splunk 7.x Explore the all new machine learning toolkit in Splunk 7.xBook Description

Splunk makes it easy for you to take control of your data, and with Splunk Operational Cookbook, you can be confident that you are taking advantage of the Big Data revolution and driving your business with the cutting edge of operational intelligence and business analytics.

With more than 80 recipes that demonstrate all of Splunk’s features, not only will you find quick solutions to common problems, but you’ll also learn a wide range of strategies and uncover new ideas that will make you rethink what operational intelligence means to you and your organization.

You’ll discover recipes on data processing, searching and reporting, dashboards, and visualizations to make data shareable, communicable, and most importantly meaningful. You’ll also find step-by-step demonstrations that walk you through building an operational intelligence application containing vital features essential to understanding data and to help you successfully integrate a data-driven way of thinking in your organization.

Throughout the book, you’ll dive deeper into Splunk, explore data models and pivots to extend your intelligence capabilities, and perform advanced searching with machine learning to explore your data in even more sophisticated ways. Splunk is changing the business landscape, so make sure you’re taking advantage of it.

What you will learnLearn how to use Splunk to gather, analyze, and report on dataCreate dashboards and visualizations that make data meaningfulBuild an intelligent application with extensive functionalitiesEnrich operational data with lookups and workflowsModel and accelerate data and perform pivot-based reportingApply ML algorithms for forecasting and anomaly detectionSummarize data for long term trending, reporting, and analysisIntegrate advanced JavaScript charts and leverage Splunk's APIWho this book is for

This book is intended for data professionals who are looking to leverage the Splunk Enterprise platform as a valuable operational intelligence tool. The recipes provided in this book will appeal to individuals from all facets of business, IT, security, product, marketing, and many more! Even the existing users of Splunk who want to upgrade and get up and running with Splunk 7.x will find this book to be of great value.

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