"When something goes wrong in an IT server farm, it can take
days for system administrators to find the root cause. Splunk is an
enterprise-level search tool that can index logs and IT data,
including server events, network events, and application events
from one or more servers or network devices. You can then search
data from across all your servers from just one place with a single
browser- or console-based tool. It's designed for data mining in
real-time, allowing system administrators to quickly and easily
find the cause of a problem on the network.
"Splunk runs on Intel (x86), SPARC (Solaris), and PPC (Mac OS X)
platforms, under Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, and Mac OS X operating
systems. Despite the fact that Splunk is not available for
Microsoft Windows operating systems, it's capable of collecting
data from Windows servers, as well as any network device..."