Splunk, AWS Team to Offer Analytics for Elastic MapReduce
Hunk, Splunk's analytics package that runs atop Hadoop and NoSQL data stores, becomes available Oct. 28 in Amazon EC2.LAS VEGAS—An old friend of Splunk is now a new OEM partner: Amazon Web Services. Splunk, the new-generation machine-data platform provider, and AWS have been partners for a long while on some other products and services. But starting Oct. 28, Splunk will make available its Hunk product directly from the Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR) console and price it on an hourly basis, just like any other cloud service. Hunk is Splunk's analytics package that runs atop Hadoop and NoSQL data stores. It is a full-featured, integrated analytics platform designed so anyone in an organization can interactively explore, analyze and visualize big data, regardless of where the data is stored, Splunk CTO Todd Papaioannou told eWEEK. "There's a ton of data generated in the cloud, and a great deal of it ends up in S3," Papaioannou said. "People process that using EMR [Elastic MapReduce]. We are now effectively democratizing data science on top of Amazon for the business user. This will unlock huge value in the data in there.
"You can do data exploration and discovery, you can point it at your data registry, you can do all kinds of things. All of the value that exists in here [Splunk] is now in the Amazon cloud."