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Making The Windows Perfmon Uptime Metric CIM Compliant

Common Information Model: Imposing Order On Data Chaos I’m a fan of Splunk’s Common Information Model (CIM). In a world of widely divergent formats and unstructured data, the CIM is…

The Official Way To Comment Splunk SPL

Over the years, I’ve written some crazy long searches in Splunk. When searches get to 30-40 lines, its a really good idea to comment it, so that when it comes…

Splunk Has Just Levelled Up In Geospatial Visualisation

Splunk’s Annual User Conference, .Conf 2015 was awash with software releases and product launches. One of the more exciting visualisation features introduced in Splunk 6.3 is the Choropleth map. What…

Splunk .Conf 2015 FTW!!!

A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to attend Splunk .Conf 2015, Splunk’s 6th Annual User’s Conference in Las Vegas. I had an awesome time, met a lot…

Lifting The Lid On SQL Server Performance Using Splunk

Let’s face it. Databases are still key in today’s enterprise environments. They also tend to be complex and therefore the most misunderstood component of the application stack, resulting in databases…

What The Splunk?

Splunk is a flexible and powerful data analytics platform. While the capabilities it provides are many, the learning curve can be quite steep and mastering Splunk can be a little…

Got Storage? Splunk It

Data Storage Infrastructure: The Bedrock Of Today’s Infrastructure Data storage requirements are growing. Recent Gartner estimates put this growth rate at 800% over the next 5 years for the average…

K1 + Datalicious + Splunk = Awesome Customer Analytics

Having been a user of Splunk for a number of years now, I have seen first hand the amazing things that can be done with infrastructure and operations data. However,…