Splunk Announces Beta Version of Hunk: Splunk Analytics for Hadoop
New Software Product to Explore, Analyze and Visualize Data in Hadoop
Hadoop Summit 2013 .conf2013
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- June 26, 2013
Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), the leading software platform for real-time
operational intelligence, today announced the beta version of Hunk: Splunk®
Analytics for Hadoop. Hunk (beta) is a new software product from Splunk that
integrates exploration, analysis and visualization of data in Hadoop. Building
upon Splunk’s years of experience with big data analytics technology deployed
at thousands of customers, Hunk drives dramatic improvements in the speed and
simplicity of interacting with and analyzing data in Hadoop without
programming, costly integrations or forced data migrations. Watch the Hunk
video to learn more.
“Hunk is an important addition to the Splunk product portfolio. Our customers
love how Splunk software enables them to easily visualize and analyze data,
and they asked us if we could help them do the same on the sizeable low-cost
data stores they’ve built up in Hadoop. To create it, we extended our
technology with a new patent-pending virtual index technology,” said Guido
Schroeder, senior vice president of products, Splunk. “Hadoop is a tremendous
technology full of potential – if you can get to the data and act on it. We
developed Hunk as a standalone software product to help organizations give
broader user groups insight into their data assets withoutcustom development,
costly data modeling or lengthy batch processing iterations. By providing
interactive data exploration, discovery and analytics, Hunk empowers users to
derive actionable insights from this raw data in Hadoop.”
“Splunk continues to increase its value to enterprises by enabling them to
gain insight from 'big data',”said Matt Aslett, research director, data
management and analytics, 451 Research.“The beta release of Hunk sees Splunk
building on its expertise in operational intelligence and machine data by
enabling IT and business users to explore, visualize and analyze data stored
Rapid Insights and Value, No Programming or Integrations
Hunk (beta) is for organizations that are seeking a faster, simpler way to
explore, analyze, visualize and share data being stored in Hadoop. Key
*Splunk Virtual Index (patent pending): Splunk virtual index technology
enables the seamless use of theentireSplunk technology stack, including
the Splunk Search Processing Language (SPL), for interactive exploration,
analysis and visualization of data stored anywhere, as if it was stored in
a Splunk software index. Hunk uses this foundational technology and is the
first product to come from this innovation.
*Explore Data in Hadoop from One Place: Hunk is designed for interactive
data exploration across large, diverse data sets. There is no requirement
to “understand” data upfront, simply point Hunk at the Hadoop cluster and
start exploring data immediately.
*Interactive Analysis of Data in Hadoop: Hunk enables users to drive deep
analysis, detect patterns and find anomalies across terabytes and
petabytes of data. Users can correlate data to spot trends, identify
patterns of interest and enrich insights even further by connecting data
from external relational databases using Splunk DB Connect.
*Report on and Visualize Data in Hadoop: Users can build advanced graphs
and charts on-the-fly to make their data more meaningful. Share these with
other users on laptops, tablets or other mobile devices.
*Create Custom Dashboards: Hunk users can combine multiple charts, views
and reports into role-specific dashboards which can be viewed and edited
on laptops, tablets or other mobile devices. Hunk also allows users to
ensure secure access with role-based access controls.
Hunk is Splunk’s latest offering to address challenges interacting with and
extracting value from data in Hadoop, in addition to Splunk Hadoop Connect and
the Splunk App for HadoopOps. Splunk Hadoop Connect provides bi-directional
integration with Splunk Enterprise while the Splunk App for HadoopOps monitors
the entire Hadoop deployment from Splunk Enterprise.
Works with Leading Hadoop Distributions
“Cloudera and Splunk continue to push the boundaries of what can be done with
big data, and with this announcement Splunk is bringing more of its
considerable innovation and expertise to the Hadoop community. Cloudera looks
forward to continue working with Splunk to certify Hunk on the Cloudera
Distribution for Apache Hadoop,” said Tim Stevens, vice president,Business
and Corporate Development,Cloudera.
“Hunk brings the ease of use and rapid, interactive analytics Splunk is known
for to data in Hadoop. Hortonworks is working very closely at an engineering
level with Splunk to certify Hunk on the Hortonworks Data Platform including
integration with Apache Ambari, and we look forward to introducing our joint
customers to a new set of possibilities,” said Shaun Connolly, vice president
of corporate strategy, Hortonworks.
“Hunk brings to tens of thousands of organizations the ability to replace
costly storage systems with MapR's enterprise-grade distribution for Hadoop,
providing the resilience and performance that they demand. MapR is excited to
work withSplunkin certifyingHunk to perform interactive analysis on data in
a MapR cluster,” said Bill Bonin, vice president of business development, MapR
Splunk is accepting a limited number of participants in the Hunk private beta.
Please contact Splunk if you are interested in participating in the beta
program. Go to the Splunk website to learn more about Hunk.
Register now for .conf2013, the 4^th Annual Splunk Worldwide Users’
Conference, featuring more than 100 sessions by Splunk customers, partners,
experts and employees. .conf2013 is being held September 30-October 3 at The
Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.
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, sensors 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. 5,600 enterprises, universities, government agencies and service
providers in over 90 countries use Splunk Enterprise to gain Operational
Intelligence that deepens business and customer understanding, improves
service and uptime, reduces cost and mitigates cybersecurity risk. Splunk
Storm®, a cloud-based subscription service, is used by organizations
developing and running applications in the cloud.
To learn more, please visit www.splunk.com/company.
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