Big Data Analytics

Delivering Insights on Real-Time and Historical Unstructured Data

Your IT systems and technology infrastructure generate data every second of every day. This machine data contains a categorical record of all user behaviors, service levels, cybersecurity risks, fraudulent activities and more. As one of the fastest growing and most complex segments of big data, machine data is also one of the most valuable.

Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud provide the leading platform for collecting, analyzing and visualizing machine data. They provide a unified way to organize and extract real-time insights from massive amounts of machine data generated across diverse sources. Hunk®: Splunk Analytics for Hadoop and NoSQL Data Stores is the leading platform for exploring, analyzing and visualizing historical data in Hadoop, NoSQL or other data stores.

You can try Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Cloud and Hunk for free. Our software is easy to deploy and use so you can turn your data into insights in minutes or hours, not months or years.

Why Splunk for Big Data

Why do over 7,900 companies, including more than two-thirds the Fortune 100, use Splunk software to gain new levels of visibility and insight from their machine-generated big data? Because it's one of the fastest and easiest ways to put your data to work. You have many options for structured relational data that fits well into rows and columns. But prior to Splunk, getting value out of unstructured or poly-structured raw big data could easily take months of development time and end with a high risk of project failure. Here's what makes Splunk software different:

  • Everything you need in one solution. Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud collect and index any machine data in real time. Now you can search, browse, navigate, analyze and visualize your data from one place.
  • Easy to deploy, easy to use. One person can download and implement Splunk Enterprise in hours, or click to start Splunk Cloud in minutes, rather than taking a team of people months or even years to deploy a solution. You can connect to your data in a few clicks and easily create powerful dashboards.
  • Never miss a thing. Search and analyze live streaming and terabytes of historically indexed data from one place. Use Splunk Enterprise or Splunk Cloud to monitor your data for trends and specific patterns of activity or behavior. Set up real-time alerts to notify the people that need to know immediately. Use Hunk to analyze months or years historical data in Hadoop and NoSQL data stores.
  • Designed for novices and experts. Powerful search, drill down and reporting capabilities meet the needs of novice users and expert analysts alike. Easy-to-create dashboards enable critical insights from your machine data.
  • Scale to any data volume using commodity hardware. Download and run Splunk software on a single server in under 5 minutes. Or you can scale Splunk software across the largest global infrastructures, indexing tens of terabytes of data per day. Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud integrate with Hadoop, relational databases and business intelligence software to drive better insights for IT, security and the business. With Hunk, ask and answer questions of massive, diverse data sets in Hadoop and other data stores with schema-on-the-fly interactive search and results preview.
  • Your data is safe in Splunk. Underlying everything Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud do is a robust security model, providing secure data handling, role-based access controls, auditability and assurance of data integrity. Hunk extends Kerberos security with role-based access controls, pass-through authentication and auditability.

Splunk software changes how organizations use data by making it accessible, usable and valuable across your organization—regardless of where the data is sourced or stored. Splunk Enterprise is your platform for Operational Intelligence, providing the ability to collect, index and analyze massive real-time and historical machine data. Hunk is your platform for exploring, analyzing and visualizing historical data in Hadoop and NoSQL data stores.

Platform for Big Data Analytics

Most organizations maintain a diverse mix of data sets—machine data, relational and other unstructured data. Splunk software handles the heavy lifting of integration so you can get more meaningful insights from your data. Whether you're a developer, IT professional, security analyst or business analyst, the following Splunk products and apps help make your data more accessible, usable and valuable.

Hunk®: Splunk Analytics for Hadoop and NoSQL Data Stores

Hunk is a full-featured platform for rapidly exploring, analyzing and visualizing data in Hadoop, NoSQL and other data stores. Based on years of experience building big data products deployed at thousands of Splunk customers, Hunk drives dramatic improvements in the speed and simplicity of getting insights from big data at rest in Hadoop or NoSQL data stores. Hunk works on Apache Hadoop and most major Hadoop distributions including first-generation MapReduce and YARN. Using Hunk apps available at Splunk Apps, connect Hunk to NoSQL and other data stores such as Apache Accumulo, Apache Cassandra, MongoDB and Neo4j. Download Hunk Sandbox today. Learn More »

Splunk DB Connect

Splunk DB Connect delivers reliable, scalable, real-time integration between Splunk Enterprise and traditional relational databases. Look up data in relational databases to enrich Splunk search results with additional business context. Import data from relational databases into Splunk Enterprise for more comprehensive analysis. Learn More »

Splunk Hadoop Connect

Splunk Hadoop Connect enables bi-directional integration to easily and reliably move data between Splunk Enterprise and Hadoop. Deploy Splunk Enterprise or Splunk Cloud to enable real-time collection, indexing, analysis and visualizations and then reliably forward events to Hadoop for inexpensive batch storage and additional batch analytics. Further leverage Splunk Enterprise or Splunk Cloud by importing data already stored in Hadoop. Splunk Hadoop Connect makes it easy to stand up reliable, secure, enterprise-grade big data projects in minutes instead of months. Learn More »

Hadoop Management

The Splunk App for HadoopOps enables real-time monitoring and analysis of the health and performance of the complete Hadoop environment. Existing Hadoop monitoring tools only focus on the Hadoop layer. The Splunk App for HadoopOps goes beyond that by encompassing all layers of the infrastructure, including Hadoop, the network, switch, rack, operating system and file system. Learn More »