Splunk Introduces Splunk Enterprise 6.2
New Release Extends Powerful Splunk Analytics to a Broader Number of Users and Delivers Improved Scalability
SAN FRANCISCO - October 7, 2014 - Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced Splunk® Enterprise 6.2, the latest version of the award-winning platform for machine data. Splunk Enterprise 6.2 delivers simplified analysis and powerful pattern detection that enables more users across IT and the business to discover relationships in their data and build advanced analytics. The new release also reduces total cost of ownership by improving scalability of concurrent searches and eliminating shared storage requirements. Splunk Enterprise 6.2 will be generally available as software for on premises, cloud or hybrid deployments, and as a cloud service through Splunk Cloud on Tuesday, October 28. Sign up for the Splunk Online Sandbox to get a free private workspace in the cloud.
“Splunk Enterprise 6.2 gives easier, more intuitive analysis to casual and less technical users, through enhanced automated discovery of valuable patterns in the machine data. It is the latest advancement in our focus to deliver stronger IT and business insights through powerful, yet easy-to-use, analytics that can be created and used across the organization,” said Guido Schroeder, senior vice president of products, Splunk. “With improved scalability, elimination of shared storage requirements, and a new Distributed Management Console, Splunk Enterprise 6.2 will also drive greater efficiency for the thousands of organizations that rely on Splunk to gain operational intelligence.”
“As the complexity of deploying and managing IT infrastructures continues to intensify, there is a growing demand for analytics platforms that enhance visibility and extend insights,” said Tim Grieser, program vice president, Enterprise System Management Software, IDC. “The latest Splunk Enterprise release, featuring analytics creation for non-specialist users and unique pattern detection capabilities, builds on past successes to focus on these requirements.”
Customers Expect to Add New Users with Improved Scalability
Customers say Splunk Enterprise 6.2 will enhance the return on investment they already experience with the Splunk platform by putting analytics in the hands of even more users, both Splunk power users and non-technical employees. New features including instant pivot, enhanced event pattern detection and improved scalability are key to driving more use across the enterprise:
“Splunk Enterprise 6.2 introduces blockbuster features that will enable us to achieve even deeper levels of operational intelligence across our entire global network for IT ops, security, compliance and business analytics,” said Abdallah Mohammed, data architect, Intuit. “The search head, multi-site clustering and instant pivot in Splunk Enterprise 6.2 will allow us to provide a broader set of users with the ability to perform machine data analytics."
“Data-driven insights are critical to delivering the outstanding level of service that our customers expect, and the new features in Splunk Enterprise 6.2 will help us gain these insights faster and more easily,” said Mathias Herzog, system engineer, PostFinance. “Improved event pattern detection makes it even simpler for non-technical users to discover meaningful patterns in our data, while the enhancements to search head clustering will enable us to gain more from our investment in Splunk Enterprise by putting it in the hands of even more users.”
Key features in Splunk Enterprise 6.2 include:
Easier Data Onboarding and Preparation
- New intuitive wizard makes it easier to onboard any machine data. New interfaces guide users through previewing, onboarding and preparation of machine data for downstream analysis.
- Advanced Field Extractor delivers simplified identification, naming and tagging of fields in machine data for rapid analysis.
More Powerful Analytics for Everyone
- Instant Pivot allows anyone to pivot directly from any search, enabling powerful analysis and rapid creation of dashboards without knowledge of Splunk Search Processing Language.
- Enhanced event Pattern Detection speeds analysis by automatically discovering meaningful patterns in underlying machine data.
- Prebuilt Panels enable faster dashboard creation by providing the ability to create, package and share reusable dashboard building blocks.
Simplified Management at Scale
- Search head clustering advancement reduces total cost of ownership by increasing concurrent user capacity and eliminating shared storage requirements. Also improves redundancy and replication of search results.
- Distributed Management Console delivers a new interface to centrally monitor the health and performance of distributed Splunk Enterprise deployments.
Splunk Enterprise 6.2 can be downloaded starting at 5 a.m. PT, Tuesday, October 28 at the following link: http://www.splunk.com/download.
About Splunk Inc.
Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) provides the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence. Splunk® software and cloud services enable organizations to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine-generated big data coming from websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile devices. More than 7,900 enterprises, government agencies, universities and service providers in 100 countries use Splunk software to deepen business and customer understanding, mitigate cybersecurity risk, prevent fraud, improve service performance and reduce cost. Splunk products include Splunk® Enterprise, Splunk Cloud™, Hunk®, Splunk MINT Express™ and premium Splunk Apps. To learn more, please visit http://www.splunk.com/company.
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