Splunk Adds New MINT, Hunk, IoT Support to Platform

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2015-09-23 Print this article Print
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In other .conf2015 news from Splunk, the company announced accelerated momentum in industrial data and Internet of things (IoT). This trend is driven by Splunk’s continued investment in its products and partner ecosystem as well as the creativity of customers and the flexibility to deploy Splunk IoT solutions as software, cloud services or in a hybrid environment, the company said.

As evidenced at the conference, customers are using Splunk solutions to collect and correlate data from control systems, sensors, mobile devices and IT systems for a variety of industrial data and IoT use cases. These use cases include operational efficiency, predictive maintenance, industrial cyber-security and asset analytics.

For instance, the large retailer, Target, is using Splunk Enterprise to analyze and gain insights from machine data generated by robotic and automated systems. Orion Labs is using Splunk Cloud to ensure performance and gain analytics from Internet-connected accessories. Zebra Technologies is using Splunk to gain new insights into its manufacturing environment by collecting and analyzing machine data taken from the manufacturing floor. Information security consultant INFIGO is using Splunk solutions to analyze and visualize data generated by Koncar's wind farms and alert teams to issues with wind turbines. All of these cases are being highlighted in sessions at the Splunk conference this week.

"It has been great to see the success our manufacturing teams are achieving with Splunk solutions," said Saul Llamas, manufacturing test engineering manager at Zebra Technologies, in a statement. "Our teams have been able to bring value to their own operations by using Splunk Enterprise and its powerful data collection, analytics and visualization capabilities to improve manufacturing quality, customer experience and ultimately our products."

New features in Splunk Enterprise 6.3 help expand the applicability of Splunk solutions for industrial and IoT use cases, including a new HTTP event collector to collect IoT data at scale, new customer alert actions to trigger custom data-driven actions in third-party applications and the preview of the Machine Learning Toolkit and Showcase for advanced analytics. Splunk also has a broad ecosystem of partners in the IoT space including Bluvision, Carvoyant, Citrix Octoblu, CQCloud, DGLogik, Falkonry, Kepware, N3N, Wizcore and Xively by LogMeIn, all of which are demonstrating technology or solutions at .conf2015.

"From trains, planes and automobiles to manufacturing floors, our customers are leading the way with their innovative use of Splunk solutions for Industrial Data and Internet of Things," said Snehal Antani, chief technology officer at Splunk, in a statement. "The Internet of Things transforms the way organizations leverage machine data and gain insights from it. The product investments that we have made along with our growing IoT ecosystem will further expand Splunk's role in these use cases and accelerate the value realized from Splunk solutions."


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