The product line is presented in the Splunk free version, which is limited by the amount of data being processed, a paid Enterprise version, in which everything is available, the cloud-based version of Splunk Cloud and a Hunk product to work with Hadoop data stores.
In its simplest version, Splunk collects logs and generates reports in various sections. To fully enjoy the power and capabilities of Splunk, it makes sense to choose the paid version, because in this case you can connect additional embedded applications. The Splunk system can handle an incredible amount of data a day, generate reports for the most demanding professionals and, moreover, allows you to embed these reports in any application.
It is necessary to mention that the system supports not only Windows/Linux, but also OS X, FreeBSD, and even HP-UX and AIX.
It is worth mentioning Splunk add-ins that greatly expand the boundaries of the software product use. There are additionally available mobile Analytics, monitoring platforms, VMware, Citrix, control, services, Microsoft Exchange and more. Special solutions allow you to organize information security management and events, track performance and key performance indicators of it services to monitor cyber attacks and other threats.
Splunk can be applied in practically any area. Whatever field we look at, the results of applying machine data analysis can significantly improve process efficiency, minimize risks related to information security and even complete system business analytics with machine data.
In the field of banking technologies, the use of Splunk analytics will allow you to identify fraudulent schemes, in business – opens additional horizons for ideas through the use of new groups of data for analysis, in the energy sector will help to track the status of all systems in real time. I can go on and on about Splunk’s infinite possibilities. This is a very interesting solution that is flexible, powerful and requires the understanding of the experts that use it. Believe me, it’ worth recognition and getting a “taste” of. Even the free version with a limit on the amount of data processing will allow you to assess the potential of the system, determine which of your tasks can be solved and to see how effective this solution is for you.