Discovered Intelligence Wins IoT Hackathon

Paul and Dhiren from the Discovered Intelligence team won the first annual IoT (Internet of Things) Hackathon at the Splunk Partner Technical Symposium in New Orleans last week.

The hackathon called for the creation of a fleet management system, using open data sources from the Ford GoBike Bay area bike share program. Using this data set and other sources, the team were able to develop a comprehensive solution using Splunk; incorporating data science techniques, visualizations, and advanced searches. Full details of the winning solution will be posted on Friday, so stay tuned!

Congratulations to Paul and Dhiren – another win for our skilled Discovered Intelligence team!

MIT Sloan Conference Rundown – The Challenges of Big Data Analytics

The 2018 MIT Sloan Conference wrapped up on February 4th in Boston, MA and for a big sports fan working in big data, it was great to see the number and variety of people in attendance. This blog post will outline some of the common big data analytics challenges encountered in sports, which represent many of the same challenges we see with our customers on a regular basis. Read more

Getting Started With Splunk’s Machine Learning Toolkit

The Splunk Machine Learning Toolkit (MLTK) assists in applying machine learning techniques and methods against your data. This article discusses how to get started with the MLTK including installation and some initial testing and examples. Read more

Splunk Data Integration – Getting Data Out of Splunk

There are several ways of integrating Splunk within your environment or with your cloud service providers. In this post, we will outline some of the many methods you can use to get data out of Splunk. In a related post, we outline some of the many ways to get data into Splunk. Read more

Splunk Enterprise 6.5 New Features – Part III

In Part III of the Splunk Enterprise 6.5 New Features blog posts, we look at few new Splunk features that provide additional administrative and analytical functionality. Read more

Real World IoT Use Cases

The number of use cases being touted by suppliers and developers appear to be endless, from simple ideas such as smart ice cube trays all the way to sensors being used to track environmental damage. In the following article, we take a look at some real-world use cases to see just a few of the ways that IoT is being leveraged today. Read more

The Challenges Faced by the Internet of Things (IoT) in Canada

There are a number of challenges which must be overcome for the expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT). In some areas there has been significant progress in the past decade, such as RFID technology, data storage capabilities, and the growth of both wired and wireless network infrastructures. While in other areas there remains a large amount of work to be done: privacy, information security, communication standardization and even educating end-users.

The majority of the challenges companies and countries face in the IoT space are universal and not just specific to Canada. Therefore, the problems can be tackled jointly for mutual benefit; a possible breeding ground for innovation. Canadian companies are in the mix of all this and there are some challenges in Canada that other nations may not have to consider for their IoT strategies. Read more

Splunk and the Internet of Things (IoT)

What’s new in Splunk 6.3?

The release of Splunk Enterprise 6.3 saw improvements in performance, management and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Data integrity control, intelligent job scheduling, custom alert actions, geospatial visualization, anomaly detection and the addition of the HTTP event collector are only a few of the new features available in 6.3. This blog posting will discuss two of these features in more detail and what it means for Splunk’s push into the Internet of Things (IoT). Read more

Limited Time: Splunk Operational Intelligence Cookbook eBook 50% OFF!

To mark the one-year anniversary of its publication Discovered Intelligence is pleased to announce that the eBook version of the Splunk Operational Intelligence Cookbook will be available at a 50% discount until October 31st!

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How to Create a Splunk KV Store State Table or Lookup in 10 Simple Steps

As of Splunk 6.2, there is a Key-Value (KV) store baked into the Splunk Search Head. The Splunk KV store leverages MongoDB under the covers and among other things, can be leveraged for lookups and state tables. Better yet, unlike regular Splunk CSV lookups, you can actually update individual rows in the lookup without rebuilding the entire lookup – pretty cool! In this article, we will show you a quick way of how you can leverage the KV store as a lookup or state table. Read more