What Is Splunk?
Splunk is a software platform to search, analyze and visualize the machine-generated data gathered from the websites, applications, sensors, devices etc. which make up your IT infrastructure and business.
- Your input data can be in any format for e.g. .csv, or json or other formats
- You can configure Splunk to give Alerts / Events notification at the onset of a machine state
- You can accurately predict the resources needed for scaling up the infrastructure
- You can create knowledge objects for Operational Intelligence
For those of you who don’t know what is a knowledge object, it is a user-defined entity using which you can enrich your existing data by extracting some valuable information. These Knowledge objects can be saved searches, event types, lookups, reports, alerts or many more which helps in setting up intelligence to your systems.
The infographic below mentions some of the functionalities for which Splunk can be used.
More info: https://www.splunk.com/