Splunk Inc : Splunk Opens New World of Opportunity for Hadoop Users
10/23/2012| 08:15am US/Eastern
Splunk® Hadoop Connect and the Splunk App for
HadoopOps Address Common Challenges Deploying and Running Hadoop
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Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), the leading provider of software for real-time
operational intelligence, today announced the general availability of
Splunk Hadoop Connect and the Splunk App for HadoopOps. Splunk Hadoop
Connect provides bi-directional integration to easily and reliably move
data between Splunk Enterprise and Hadoop. The Splunk App for HadoopOps
provides real-time monitoring and analysis of the health and performance
of the end-to-end Hadoop environment. Splunk
Hadoop Connect and the Splunk
App for HadoopOps are available for download today.
Splunk Hadoop Connect (Photo: Business Wire)
"Splunk Hadoop Connect makes it easier for Hadoop users to leverage
Splunk in bringing big data to the enterprise," said Arun Murthy, chair
of the Apache Hadoop Project Management Committee. "It brings the Splunk
and Hadoop communities closer together, opening up exciting
possibilities. Software that works in conjunction with Hadoop to gain
insight from data is a critical factor in Hadoop's future as a
"We continuously stream data to Splunk to support and provide insights
to our operations, applications, security teams and executives. We are
also deploying Hadoop for additional batch analytics," said John Martin,
senior director of production engineering, Edmunds.com. "The
Splunk-Hadoop integrations will enable us to make the best use of both
technologies and keep our Hadoop clusters running smoothly."
Splunk Hadoop Connect enables organizations to benefit from the best of
both worlds. Quickly deploy Splunk software for real-time collection,
indexing, analysis and visualizations and then reliably forward events
to Hadoop for long-term archiving and additional batch analytics.
Organizations can further leverage Splunk by importing data already
stored in Hadoop. This makes it easy to stand up reliable, secure,
enterprise-grade big data projects in days instead of months. Splunk
Hadoop Connect is compatible with Apache Hadoop and has been tested and
certified against Cloudera CDH and Hortonworks HDP distributions.
The Splunk App for HadoopOps provides real-time end-to-end monitoring,
analysis and troubleshooting for Hadoop, all from one interface.
Existing Hadoop monitoring tools focus just on the Hadoop layer. The
Splunk App for HadoopOps goes beyond that by encompassing all layers of
the infrastructure, including Hadoop, the network, switch, rack,
operating system and database.
"Splunk customers amaze us every day by turning big data into instant
insight, and we wanted to make it easier for Hadoop users to get this
kind of value," said Sanjay Mehta, vice president of product marketing,
Splunk. "Splunk software is the easy, fast and resilient way to collect,
analyze and secure all of your machine-generated data, whether it's in a
physical, virtual or cloud environment. Splunk Hadoop Connect and the
Splunk App for HadoopOps are developed with a common purpose, to help
Hadoop users get more from their data while making it easier to manage
and monitor their systems."
"Splunk has taken a methodological approach to defining its co-existence
with Hadoop," said Matt Aslett, research manager, data management and
analytics, 451 Research. "The ability of Splunk Hadoop Connect to not
only integrate with Hadoop but also interact with it, along with the
potential use of Splunk App for HadoopOps to monitor cluster resources
beyond Hadoop itself, suggests an expanded role in providing a single
platform for managing and analyzing data in both Splunk and Hadoop."
Splunk Hadoop Connect features provide the ability to:
Export events reliably from Splunk Enterprise to Hadoop for archiving,
further processing or additional batch analytics. Data can be sent raw
Explore Hadoop directories, examine files and decide on data to import
into Splunk using the Splunk Hadoop Connect user interface.
Import and index Hadoop data into Splunk to make it available for
searching, reporting, analysis and visualizations and protect it with
role-based access controls.
The Splunk App for HadoopOps features include:
End-to-end monitoring and troubleshooting of Hadoop cluster, database
and networks in addition to multi-cluster management from different
Powerful alerting framework for any warning or error conditions.
Centralized real-time view of Hadoop nodes using intuitive heatmap
Analysis of real-time and historical MapReduce job performance.
Hadoop Connect and the Splunk
App for HadoopOps are available as free downloads on Splunkbase.
About Splunk Inc.
Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) provides the engine for machine data?.
Splunk® software collects, indexes and harnesses the machine-generated big
data coming from the websites, applications, servers, networks and
mobile devices that power business. Splunk software enables
organizations to monitor, search, analyze, visualize and act on massive
streams of real-time and historical machine data. More than 4,400
enterprises, universities, government agencies and service providers in
over 80 countries use Splunk Enterprise to gain operational
intelligence that deepens business and customer understanding,
improves service and uptime, reduces cost and mitigates cyber-security
risk. To learn more, please visit www.splunk.com/company.
Splunk, Splunk Enterprise and the engine for machine data are
registered trademarks or trademarks of Splunk Inc., and/or its
subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the United States and/or other
jurisdictions. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong
to their respective holders. © 2012 Splunk Inc. All rights reserved.
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