Archive for June, 2014

Splunk and Syncsort Alliance Delivers Machine Data Insights from Mainframes

Alliance Unlocks Mainframe Data; Enables Collection and Analysis of IBM zOS Data

Splunk Inc., provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, and Syncsort, a global leader in high-performance big data software, today announced a technical alliance to unlock insights from machine data generated by mainframe systems, a critical and major source of corporate data. The alliance enables organizations to search, analyze and visualize massive streams of mainframe data, with the simplicity, scalability and efficiency of Splunk® Enterprise and Splunk Cloud. This alliance also enables joint customers to correlate mainframe data with data across the enterprise to gain broader Operational Intelligence for the organization.

Joint customers include top Fortune 500 telcos, retailers, insurance, healthcare and financial organizations, which rely heavily on mainframes for critical business operations and have long been challenged to leverage mainframe data for valuable business insights. The alliance between Syncsort and Splunk solves this problem and enables our joint customers to get immediate visibility into mainframe data for the first time. Syncsort makes it simple to collect, transform and forward mainframe log data, such as Systems Management Facilities (SMF) records and mainframe application data into Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud platforms for correlation and analysis.

“Mainframes still play a key role in many organizations’ IT infrastructures and produce a substantial amount of corporate data,” said Sanjay Mehta, vice president of product marketing, Splunk. “Our alliance with Syncsort enables organizations to more easily monitor and quickly identify potential security risks, operational or system failures, and customer financial transaction activities from all systems.”

“Many organizations rely on Big Iron for critical business applications and need to unlock operational intelligence hidden in mainframe records to gain valuable insights into the customer experience, security and other key business metrics,” said Bryan Ashley, vice president, business development, Syncsort. “This alliance will allow customers to use Syncsort’s powerful engine to efficiently collect and transform targeted mainframe data, without disrupting the mainframe operating environment, and load it into Splunk Enterprise or Splunk Cloud for real-time analytics.”

To learn more about how to integrate Splunk Enterprise or Splunk Cloud with Syncsort, please contact Splunk sales. To learn more about Syncsort, please visit www.syncsort.com/splunk. For more information about Splunk, please visit www.splunk.com.

Splunk Launches Open Data Analytics for Regulations.gov

Dashboards Shed Light on Public Sentiment; Project in Response to White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s ‘Data to Knowledge to Action’ Initiative

SAN FRANCISCO – June 3, 2014 – Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), the leading software platform for real-time operational intelligence, today announced eRegulations Insights, a Splunk4Good project utilizing federal open data to collect and analyze data on public comments submitted through Regulations.gov, the portal for Federal rulemaking. eRegulations Insights was developed in response to President Obama’s Open Government Initiative and his call for technology leaders to help harness the power of open data. eRegulations Insights is a set of online public dashboards and visualizations designed to help decipher the tone of public response to regulations and legislative proposals, recognize issues of concern within public responses and identify primary influencers who are mobilizing public engagement around proposals. eRegulations Insights was developed on Splunk® Enterprise and is available now at http://eregulations.splunk4good.com.

“The cutting edge data technologies developed by innovative American companies are enabling citizens to better understand and manage the tidal wave of digital data now available to them,” said Suzanne Iacono, Deputy Assistant Director of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) at the National Science Foundation and co-Chair of the NITRD Big Data Senior Steering Group. “We are pleased that companies are leveraging open government data sources such as Regulations.gov to further promote the civic process. The innovative tools they develop can help improve access for citizens, thereby strengthening the dialogue between government and citizen.”

Splunk4Good, the social responsibility initiative at Splunk, developed eRegulations Insights in response to the Data to Knowledge to Action initiative led by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). eRegulations Insights includes visualizations for specific agencies, regulatory proposals, volume of public comment by agency and significant influencers. Many of these metrics have never before been easily available to the public or regulators. eRegulations Insights includes more than 1.1 million public comments gathered from January 1, 2012 onward and is updated daily as new comments are made available.