Splunk upgrades Hunk and Enterprise platforms

The updated version of Splunk Enterprise provides continuous availability of mission-critical machine data, while the latest iteration of Hunk more easily draws insights from unstructured data in Hadoop and NoSQL stores.
Written by Natalie Gagliordi, Contributor

Splunk on Tuesday released versions 6.1 of both its Hunk and Splunk Enterprise software platforms.

Hunk 6.1 boasts the ability to turn unstructured, raw data in Hadoop and NoSQL data stores into insight-gleaning reports. Splunk said key features of the upgrade include report acceleration, interactive dashboards and charts, and pass-through authentication. By enabling analytics capabilities for both Hadoop and NoSQL developers, Splunk hopes to open additional opportunities within the space of Big Data analytics.  


Sanjay Mehta, VP of product marketing for Splunk, said Hunk is ideal for organizations seeking a faster way to unlock the value from huge amounts of historical data at rest: 

Hunk brings simplicity to the complex world of analyzing massive volumes of data stored in Hadoop and NoSQL. Alternate approaches require specialized skillsets, fixed schemas, complex programming or moving the data – all of which add up to wasted time and lost opportunity. 

Splunk Enterprise version 6.1 adds new capabilities for supporting interactive analytics derived from mission-critical machine data. 

With this iteration Splunk is looking to deliver resiliency with multi-site clustering, access to mainframe data, contextual alerting mechanisms, and embeddable reports into business apps like Salesforce and Microsoft SharePoint.

Accoridng to Guido Schroeder, SVP of products for Splunk, the clustering supports deployments that span multiple sites, and is an important requirement for globally operating enterprises and the delivery of machine data insights to broader audiences.

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