.conf2014 Highlight Series: Splunk Search Optimization by Julian Harty

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As we start looking ahead to .conf2015, we thought it would be good to share some highlights of past .conf sessions. In the first of a series of .conf2014 #TBT highlights, we revisit Julian Harty’s presentation of Splunk Search Optimization.
Skill Level:
Solution Area:
Search Language
Splunk Enterprise

Presentation overview:
The simplicity and variability of searches can be a blessing and a curse. How can I tell if searches are really efficient? OK, Splunk has a job inspector, but what do all the options mean? And am I using the right commands for my goal? Is there a better way to do this? This session reviews the details around how a search is performed, the use of job inspector, search log, and gives a review of where and when to use certain commands.

For the full recording, check out Splunk Search Optimization (using Splunk).

conf2015-logoWe look forward to sharing more of these over the course of the year as we get closer to the 6th annual Splunk worldwide user conference in Las Vegas in September.

Richard Brewer-Hay
Posted by Richard Brewer-Hay

Richard Brewer-Hay (RBH) has 20 years experience in communications, marketing and production on behalf of some of the world's most innovative companies including Yahoo!, eBay, NEC, Microsoft and StubHub. In November, 2014, he joined Splunk to lead its social media efforts across the global organization.

When he's not Splunking, RBH spends as much time as possible with his wife and two daughters - exploring the Bay Area. He also brews beer. In April 2010, his beer – “Imperial Jack”, named after his Grandfather and brewed in collaboration with San Francisco’s 21st Amendment Brewery, was a Gold Medal winner at the World Beer Cup.

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