Hunk™: Splunk Analytics for Hadoop

Explore, Analyze and Visualize Data in Hadoop

Many organizations store vast amounts of data in Hadoop. Yet trying to get value and insights out of this data has proven a challenge. Traditional analytics tools aren't designed for the diversity and size of big data sets. Exporting data sets is also a problem since they can be too large to move out of Hadoop to in-memory analytics stores. Apache Hive or SQL on Hadoop require brittle, fixed schemas and specialized skills. In short, gaining meaningful insight can often take months.

Unlike other data analysis methods or data mining tools, Hunk™: Splunk Analytics for Hadoop allows you to explore, analyze and visualize data into Hadoop, all from one integrated platform that you can use in minutes, not months. Hunk automatically extracts data from event logs and other raw unstructured machine data. Hunk enables you to detect patterns and find anomalies across terabytes or petabytes of raw data in Hadoop without specialized skill sets, fixed schemas or months of development.

Whether it's your first Hadoop cluster or your organization has production Hadoop clusters in the thousands of nodes, Hunk is integral to your Hadoop architecture. You can experience dramatic improvements in the speed and simplicity of getting insights from big data in Hadoop. To understand more about Hunk as a flexible, integrated analytics platform, see the Hadoop tutorial.

It's Splunk Software—Download and Install in Minutes

Download Hunk for free for a 60-day trial to connect to any size Hadoop cluster. In less than an hour you'll be up and running to explore, analyze and visualize data in Hadoop. Run Hunk on a 64-bit Linux operating system or on a virtual machine on Windows or Apple operating systems. Hunk works on Apache Hadoop and major distributions including those from Amazon Web Services, Cloudera, Hortonworks, IBM, MapR and Pivotal. For more on how to configure Hunk, see the Hunk Tutorial, Hunk Release Notes, and Splunk developer blog Hunk: Raw data to analytics in < 60 minutes.

Integrated Analytics Platform

Hunk brings Splunk software's big data analytics stack to your data in Hadoop. Analyze data, create dashboards and share reports from one integrated platform that works with Apache Hadoop or the Hadoop distribution of your choice. Hunk makes big data analytics faster and easier.

Use Hunk to explore and visualize data in Hadoop with no data migration. Interactively query raw data by pausing and refining searches. With schema-on-the-fly, simply point Hunk at your Hadoop cluster and start exploring data immediately. Enable any authorized user in your department or your entire organization to ask and answer questions of raw data in Hadoop without Hive fixed schemas or data migration out of Hadoop. With self-service analytics, quickly create and share charts, graphs and dashboards.

Integrated Analytics Platform for Data in Hadoop Diagram

Splunk Virtual Index™ Technology

The Splunk Virtual Index decouples the data storage tier from the data access and analytics tiers, so that Hunk can transparently route requests to different data stores. Hunk uses this foundational patent-pending technology to enable seamless interactive exploration, analysis and visualization for data stored in Hadoop. You can create multiple virtual indexes that extend across one or more Hadoop clusters. Virtual indexes contain pointers to the data, such as assigning all files in a directory as an index, so you can prune partitions for faster search performance.

Splunk Virtual Index Technology

Powerful Developer Environment for Building Big Data Apps

Developing a big data app on Hadoop is now as easy as building any modern web application. The web framework means that developers can use the tools and languages they know—such as XML, JavaScript and Django—to build big data apps with custom dashboards, a flexible UI and custom data visualizations. Software Development Kits (SDKs) for Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, C# and PHP enable rapid integration between Hunk and other applications and systems to maximize the value of your data in Hadoop. Learn more at Splunk>Dev.

Hunk Developer Platform Stack Diagram