Universities Worldwide Take Splunk to the Classroom
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More than 100 Universities Teach or Research with Splunk Solutions to Help Build a Foundation for the Future of Data Analytics
Splunk Inc., provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced that Splunk software is being taught or used for research in more than 100 universities around the world. Using Splunk solutions in the classroom equips students and faculty with analytical skills and concepts that are in high demand in today’s business and public sector environment. Georgetown University, Nanyang Polytechnic (Singapore), Northwestern University, San Jose State University, Sapienza University (Italy), University of Colorado at Boulder and University of Oxford (United Kingdom) are among the campuses teaching students the importance of gaining valuable insights from real-time analysis of machine data using Splunk solutions.
“More than 500 universities and institutions of higher learning are customers of Splunk. Now, we are providing a way for the workforce of the future to learn Splunk skills early and to gain a head start in the job market,” said Rob Reed, worldwide education evangelist, Splunk. “Splunk is excited to be actively supporting these forward-thinking universities that are training the next generation of data scientists and IT, security and business professionals with powerful software that is easy to use. It is thrilling to see college students around the world, from undergrads to Ph.D. candidates, learning in the classroom how to gain insights from machine data with Splunk solutions.”
“Today’s educational institutions can help teach skills and concepts to prepare students for success in the workplace. Hands-on experience with Splunk software can help students understand streaming live data and operational intelligence,” said Dr. Betsy Page Sigman, distinguished teaching professor, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University.
“At Nanyang Polytechnic, emphasis is placed on ensuring that our students acquire real-world knowledge and skills that are highly relevant in the industry, hence the inclusion of Splunk solutions in our curriculum,” said Win Aung, Information Security professor, Nanyang Polytechnic. “We are pleased to be among the first in Singapore to collaborate with Splunk in professional training since 2011 and will continue to do so as we stay in the forefront of training talents in big data competency.”
“Students need to understand the power of combining unstructured data with the structured data that businesses already collect and manage; integrating Splunk solutions into our curriculum gives them access to a simple-to-use platform that can change the competitive stature of any business,” said Scot Wheeler, lecturer of Digital Analytics, Northwestern University.
“By using Splunk software in our Social Computing class, students learn the concepts and skills they need to identify interesting social media behaviors that are generated during times of mass emergency,” said Leysia Palen, Professor of Computer Science and Chair of Information Science, University of Colorado Boulder. “In my class, students actively engaged in the analysis of Twitter data from the 2013 Colorado Floods and the 2012 Costa Rica Earthquake. Splunk software helped to accelerate students’ analysis and aided in the creation of useful visualizations for their final reports.”
“At the Global Health Network of the University of Oxford we use Splunk Enterprise in our research projects on global health issues,” said Poura Amirian, lecturer and data scientist at The Global Health Network, University of Oxford. “At Oxford University, we use Splunk Enterprise to find insights from very large datasets, and Splunk Enterprise provides us with a good combination of ease of use and big data analytics.”
Splunk has a wealth of resources to help any faculty member get started, including academic licensing, online Splunk eLearning modules (a link to the free courses can be seen in the lower right hand corner), and instructors-only Splunk training materials.
Splunk Enterprise is also available to any not-for-profit university in the United States as an Internet2 NET+ offering via a pre-negotiated contract and subscription pricing.