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The Splunk that got sunk: Log-lover ends support for mobile apps

Splunk’s cooking up something new and mobile, which means its old mobile stuff is about to get sunk. The company slipped out news of the imminent change late last week, revealing that as of August 13th, 2018, “we will no longer be supporting the Splunk Add-on for Mobile Access and the Splunk Mobile App”. Both will keep …
Simon Sharwood, 26 Jun 2018

Splunk acquires VictorOps to take it – and you – into site reliability engineering

Last week Splunk spent $120m to acquire VictorOps, a DevOps incident management outfit. And yesterday Splunk’s chief technology advocate Andi Mann told The Register why. For years Splunk has been all about helping to investigate incidents. The company’s big data heritage saw it probe log files to figure out the patterns that …
Simon Sharwood, 19 Jun 2018

Cisco shrinks Tetration for ESX and SaaS

Just in case you doubt Cisco’s intention to become a software company, it’s now shrunk its Tetration analytics software and spawned a SaaS version. When Tetration appeared in 2017 the telemetry analytics tool needed 36 servers to go about its business. Cisco later cut the server count to six for Tetration-M and added a version …
Simon Sharwood, 11 Apr 2018
Burning money

‘Dead weight’ Dell would destroy VMware’s value, says big investor

Investment firm Jericho Capital Asset Management L.P has departed from its usual practice of not commenting publicly on deals by publishing a scathing letter addressed to VMware’s independent directors decrying a reverse merger between VMware and Dell. Jericho owns around 1.8 per cent of VMware, enough to make it a big …
Simon Sharwood, 14 Mar 2018
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Software is eating the world – and Nutanix's hardware revenues

Analysis Nutanix wants be seen as a sexy software business and not a hardware appliance biz stuck with crap commodity hardware margins. So it is changing its business mode to position itself as a software-focused company. Senior Wells Fargo analyst Aaron Rakers said the hyper-converged firm "currently sells hardware and software …
Chris Mellor, 5 Jan 2018

Splunk prototyping DevOps efficiency measurement tool

Exclusive Splunk has developed a prototype product to measure productivity in DevOps teams. The “Splunk App for Build Analytics” has been deployed in a closed beta and is now running, live, as a bespoke service at several Splunk customer sites. The tool's existence was revealed to The Register today by Andi Mann, Splunk’s chief …
Simon Sharwood, 15 Nov 2017
Raining money

Splunk acquires rival Rocana and some of its techies

Splunk has announced the acquisition of a rival company named Rocana with which it once fought a bitter blog-fuelled legal battle. The fun started in 2015 when Rocana published a guest post by journalist David Spark, titled “Rocana vs. Splunk: IT Operations Showdown”. Splunk took exception to the post, Rocana fought back and …
Simon Sharwood, 10 Oct 2017

Splunk goes native with machine learning, aims to speed up monitoring

Analytics firm Splunk is making machine learning central to the next generation of its enterprise solution, and claims it performs 20 times faster than before. Splunk's platform drills into the machine-to-machine data generated by big companies to help them identify weak spots and boost operations and performance. It has …
Rebecca Hill, 26 Sep 2017
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So despite all the cash ploughed into big data, no one knows how to make it profitable

Mountains of cash keep pouring into the titans of big data despite the world's inability to do much of value with their software. To wit, in its last fiscal year, Cloudera pulled in over $260m, with analysts projecting over $330m for 2017. Hortonworks, for its part, yanked down $184m, up from $121m in 2015. Outside the open- …
Matt Asay, 7 Jun 2017
A broken front door

That sound you hear is Splunk leaking data

Splunk has patched a slip in its JavaScript implementation that leaks user information. The advisory at Full Disclosure explains that the leak happens if an attacker tricks an authenticated user into visiting a malicious Web page. It only leaks the username, and whether or not that user has enabled remote access; but this …

Splunk and New Relic say they're now friends with benefits

Operations people are often quite fond of Splunk, because it gives them bucketloads of useful data about the performance of the kit they tend. Developers are often quite fond of New Relic, because it gives them bucketloads of useful data about the performance of the code they tend, and its impact on the user experience. So …
Simon Sharwood, 22 Mar 2017

Splunk slam dunk as FC SAN sunk by NVMe hulk

Case study Apeiron has had its Splunk processing speed advantage confirmed by ESG. Big deal. So what? The deal is that Splunk was built as a distributed and scale-out Big Data ingest and search engine running across multiple servers each with their own storage, providing real-time access to data analytics. Because data sets grew, ESG …
Chris Mellor, 23 Dec 2016

Flashy startup Apeiron wipes Splunk floor with XtremIO... says Apeiron

All-flash array startup Apeiron claims it blows EMC’s XtremIO away when it comes to Splunk speed testing. Splunk's software searches and analyses Big Data. Apeiron has an ADS1000 NVMe over fabrics-connected flash array built from NVMe flash drives. It does not use Fibre Channel or iSCSI switches to connect to accessing servers …
Chris Mellor, 7 Jun 2016

Speedier Splunk-ing: NetApp SANtricity eases your analytics flow

NetApp says the latest version of its E-Series all-flash and disk arrays, along with its SANTricity operating software, makes data analytics apps such as Splunk run faster. Hadoop and NoSQL database apps are accelerated, quite dramatically under certain circumstances, in the new release as well. The E-Series disk drive and EF …
Chris Mellor, 29 Mar 2016
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Storage in 2016: Could abandonware claims come to the fore?

Storagebod blog Predictions are a mug’s game ... the trick is to keep them as non-specific as possible and not name names ... so here are mine! What is the future for storage in the enterprise? Well, 2016 is going to pan out to be an interesting year. There are company integrations and mergers to complete with more to come so I hear, and …
StorageBod, 1 Jan 2016

Splunk, Rocana trade blows in blog 'libel' spat

Data analysis biz Splunk and rival Rocana are going toe-to-toe after a blog post by the latter questioned the ability of the former's products. The post, headlined "Rocana vs. Splunk: IT Operations Showdown", compared Rocana's gear with Splunk's. Splunk did not see the funny side in having its package sized up by a smaller …
Kat Hall, 1 Dec 2015
Splunk CEO Doug Merritt

Seven-year itch claims Splunk CEO

Splunk CEO and president Godfrey Sullivan has retired. Sullivan's successor is Doug Merritt, previously senior veep for field operations at Splunk and a former senior exec at Cisco and PeopleSoft. Sullivan will hang around as non-executive Board chair and "will continue to work closely with the Board and with Merritt to ensure …
Simon Sharwood, 20 Nov 2015
Wimpy Kid

Adrian Mole, Wimpy Kid are your new security mentors

Splunk has hurled the fourth edition of its Enterprise Security product out the door, and feels that the most important new feature is its diary, or as Splunk likes to call it the “Investigator's journal”. The result of usability studies, the journal offers a means to record all the actions taken when security teams spot …
Simon Sharwood, 29 Oct 2015

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