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ServerWatch: Dig Deep, Display Shallow With Splunk

Apr 10, 2006, 10:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Splunk, Inc. has received plenty accolades lately, mostly as a result of its effort in making Splunk, its flagship product, available with an open source API. Splunk seeks to parse every log file within an IT infrastructure, and it then correlates the data in a meaningful way. After it consumes tons of data, Splunk's Web interface makes it very easy to grok the root cause of most issues without having to manually peruse tons of separate log files.

"Splunk's main purpose is to figure out relationships between disparate and seemingly unrelated data. During the development of Splunk, they studied how expert systems administrators made correlations in their heads, and realized that this could all be done in software..."

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