Hunk® for Hadoop and NoSQL Data Stores

Explore, Analyze and Visualize Data Faster Than You Thought Possible

Whether you're using Hadoop or NoSQL data stores, getting value and insights out of your data is difficult. Traditional analytics tools aren't designed for the diversity and size of big data sets. And your data is becoming too big to move to separate in-memory analytics stores. In short, gaining meaningful insight can often take months and require specialized skills.

Hunk goes beyond typical data analysis methods and gives you the power to explore, analyze and visualize data, all from one integrated platform that you can use in minutes, not months. With Hunk, you can manage risks, achieve more comprehensive security for modern threats, and inform product management and quality assurance. Detect patterns and find anomalies across terabytes or petabytes of raw data without fixed schemas, specialized resources or moving data to a separate in-memory store.

Big data doesn't have to be a science project. Whether this is your first Hadoop or NoSQL cluster, or your organization runs production clusters with thousands of nodes, Hunk delivers dramatic improvements in the speed and simplicity of getting insights from big data.

Hunk connects to Apache Hadoop including the leading Hadoop distributions: Cloudera CDH, Hortonworks Data Platform, IBM InfoSphere BigInsights, MapR M series and Pivotal HD.

In addition to the option to deploy Hunk for on-premises Hadoop clusters, Hunk is also available in the cloud from Amazon Web Services (AWS) with preconfigured Hunk instances on Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR) priced by AWS on an hourly basis for data in EMR and S3.

Visit Splunk Apps for prepackaged Hunk connections to Apache Cassandra, MongoDB, Sqrrl for Apache Accumulo, and other data stores.

Easy to Get Started

Download Hunk Sandbox and the step-by-step instructions to learn Hunk and experience sample dashboards. Click through the sandbox tutorial and practice sample searches in Hunk and MapReduce.

To prepare a Hunk deployment, download Hunk 6.2 for a 60-day free trial of the production software. In less than an hour you'll be up and running to explore, analyze and visualize data. For more details on planning a Hunk production deployment, refer to the Hunk product video and the Hunk User Manual. You can purchase a license for Hunk by contacting

Try Hunk on an hourly basis from Amazon Web Services (AWS) with preconfigured Hunk instances on Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR) priced by AWS on an hourly basis for data in EMR and S3.

Explore, Analyze and Visualize Data in Hadoop and NoSQL Stores

Hunk dramatically improves the process of extracting insights from big data. Explore and visualize raw big data without building fixed schemas or moving data to a separate in-memory store. Hunk delivers proven business value and insights for security, product analytics, risk management, a 360-degree customer view and the Internet of Things.

Splunk's schema-on-the-fly technology means that you don't need to know anything about the data in advance. Splunk software automatically adds structure and identifies fields of interest at search time, such as keywords, patterns over time, top values and more.

When you start a query in Hunk, it streams back interim results immediately while the MapReduce job continues
 to run in the background. This Results Preview feature delivers a faster, more interactive experience because you can pause and refine queries without having to wait for full MapReduce jobs to complete. And with the Hunk Report Acceleration feature you can significantly improve dashboard response times and cluster performance by transparently caching data with the check of a box.

Splunk software's role-based access controls protect sensitive data. Hunk pass-through authentication enables submission of MapReduce jobs and secure access to Hadoop clusters using the authenticated credentials and roles assigned by IT.

Splunk Virtual Index™ Technology

Hunk provides a full-featured, integrated analytics platform to drive rapid insights from your big data. One of the key innovations in Hunk is Splunk Virtual Index ™ technology. This patent-pending capability decouples the storage tier from the data access and analytics tiers, enabling Hunk to transparently route requests to different data stores. By decoupling the tiers, Hunk incorporates Splunk data models, pivot, dashboarding, role-based access controls and the Splunk developer environment. The analytics tier is powered by Splunk's Search Processing Language (SPL™), the industry-leading method for interactive data exploration across large, diverse data sets.

Splunk Virtual Index Technology

Empower Your Enterprise Architecture for Big Data

Hunk complements what you have today from Splunk Enterprise, your enterprise data warehouse or relational databases, and business intelligence software. Archive historical data from Splunk Enterprise to Hadoop to spend less on expensive storage area networks. Run federated queries from data in Splunk Enterprise or Splunk Cloud, Hadoop and NoSQL data stores.

Use Splunk DB Connect to look up customer data in your enterprise data warehouse or relational databases from IBM DB2, Oracle® Database, Microsoft® SQL Server, SAP Sybase® , Teradata and more. And with the combination of Hunk Report Acceleration and the Splunk ODBC Driver, save searches to power dashboards in Tableau, MicroStrategy and other business intelligence tools.

In many customer architectures, Hunk is just one of the analytics services that connect to your Hadoop or NoSQL data stores. Hunk complements alternate approaches using Apache Hive, SQL on Hadoop or in-memory analytics stores by providing exploratory analytics without the requirement to write fixed schemas or move data. Hunk automates access to text files and sequence files along with popular Apache Hive data formats including Record Columnar Files (RCFile), Optimized Row Columnar (ORC) files and Parquet columnar files.