Splunk Introduces Splunk Enterprise 6.1
New Version Delivers Mission-critical Operational Intelligence to the Global
Splunk Worldwide Users' Conference 2014
SAN FRANCISCO -- May 6, 2014
Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for
real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced the general availability
of Splunk® Enterprise 6.1, the latest version of the award-winning platform
for machine data available as software or as a cloud service. Splunk
Enterprise 6.1 delivers enhanced interactive analytics, continuous
availability of mission-critical machine data and extends operational
intelligence to every user in the organization. Watch the Splunk Enterprise
video to learn more about what’s new and download Splunk Enterprise 6.1 today.
“Splunk Enterprise 6.1 adds important new capabilities for supporting high
availability of mission-critical machine data analytics, embedding operational
insights into other business applications and enabling powerful interactive
data visualization and exploration,” said Guido Schroeder, senior vice
president of products, Splunk. “Splunk’s clustering supports deployments that
span multiple sites, an important requirement for globally operating
enterprises, and we have further expanded our interactive visualization and
information delivery features to provide machine data insights to broader
“Delivering world class IT services and responding to the needs of the
business requires putting the right data in the right hands at the right time.
Whether it’s serving as an IT first responder or the CIO, Splunk Enterprise
6.1lookstoaccomplishthis feat with a wide variety of new capabilities,”
said Michael Coté, research director of Infrastructure Software, 451 Research.
“Splunk is aiming high with the new release delivering resiliency with
multi-site clustering, enabling access to mainframe data, more contextual
alerting mechanisms and embeddable reports into business apps like Salesforce
and Microsoft® SharePoint.”
Key features and updates in Splunk Enterprise 6.1 include:
Enabling the Mission-critical Enterprise
*Multi-site Clustering: Delivers continuous availability for Splunk
Enterprise deployments that span multiple sites, countries or continents
by replicating raw and indexed data in a clustered configuration.
*Search Affinity: Provides a performance increase when using multi-site
clustering by routing search and analytics requests to the nearest
cluster, increasing performance and decreasing network usage.
*zLinux Forwarder: Allows for application and platform data from IBM
mainframes to be easily collected and indexed by Splunk Enterprise.
*Data Preview with Structured Inputs: Enables previewing of massive data
files to verify alignment of fields and headers before indexing to improve
data quality and the time it takes to discover critical insights.
Embedding Operational Intelligence
*Embedded Reports: Enable any Splunk report or tableto be embedded in
third-party business applications such as salesforce.com, WordPress, Wiki,
Microsoft® SharePoint and more.
*Custom Alerts: Deliver alerts with embedded machine data context, thereby
reducing mean-time-to-resolution (MTTR) and providing the ability to
customize alert templates.
Delivering Enhanced Interactive Analytics
*Enhanced Dashboard Editor: Build advanced dashboards through the UI and
without requiring advanced XML coding.
*Chart Overlay: Improves data analysis by providing the ability to overlay
one chart on top of another.
*Contextual Drilldown: Enables more detailed insights when clicking on a
dashboard panel without leaving the context of the dashboard itself.
*Pan-and-Zoom Controls: Enables more focused analytics by enabling a range
of interest on a chart and zoom in for deeper analysis.
Customers Depend on Splunk Enterprise
Splunk customers praise multi-site clustering, custom alerts and the enhanced
analytics features as key developments in Splunk Enterprise 6.1:
“Splunk once again delivered meaningful updates to the platform we rely upon
forthedata analytics and operational intelligenceof our business,” said
Nick Hills, vice president of technology, Cognia, provider ofcommunications
capture, storage and analytics solutions for global enterprises and
servicesproviders.“We generate a lot of alerts and often direct them outside
of our environment to partners such as mobileoperators. Being able to add
better explanation and detail delivers a huge benefit to our business and
customers. Multisite clustering is also a game changer for us. We not only
gain a stronger compliance posture through replicated data copies but also can
now make analytics run in any geography through secondary sites.”
“Splunk Enterprise 6.1, through multi-site clustering, provides a way for us
to meet one of the most important objectives at Middlesex Hospital. It helps
usprotect andmeet the needs of our patients by keeping the hospital's
criticalsystems running even in the event of a single-site outage,”said Ant
Lefebvre, senior systems engineer, Middlesex Hospital, one of the top 100
hospitals in the U.S. “Additionally, the new enhanced productivity features
provide access to a greater number of hospital users that benefit from
critical insights found in machine data.With the new, targeted email alerts,
for instance, we can filter outunnecessary or misdirected system-generated
emails. This filters out the 'email noise' and only generates alerts that
should be acted upon.”
Download Splunk Enterprise 6.1 today and visit the Splunk website to learn
more about what’s new in Splunk Enterprise 6.1.
Register nowfor .conf2014, the 5th Annual Splunk Worldwide Users' Conference.
.conf2014 will feature more than 130 sessions and is expected to attract more
than 4,000 Splunk customers, partners, experts and employees..conf2014 is
being held October 6-October 9 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
About Splunk Inc.
Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) provides the leading software platform for
real-timeOperational Intelligence.Splunk® software and cloud services enable
organizations to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine-generated big
data coming from websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile
devices. More than 7,000 enterprises, government agencies, universities and
service providers in over 90 countries use Splunksoftware to deepen business
and customer understanding, mitigate cybersecurity risk, prevent fraud,
improve service performance and reduce cost.Splunk products includeSplunk®
Enterprise,Splunk Cloud™,Splunk Storm®,Hunk™ and premium Splunk Apps.To
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