Splunk Delivers Hunk: Analytics for Hadoop
Mehta said more than 100 organizations took part in the Hunk beta program. Beta participants consistently reported simple installation and fast analytics results on data in Hadoop. “Hunk lets us quickly and easily visualize data in our Hadoop clusters,” said Hideaki Sakaue, executive officer at Hitachi Solutions, in a statement. “Hunk removes the need for specialized skill sets and lengthy development cycles so organizations can focus on innovation. We look forward to delivering this value to our customers.” Hunk enables users to quickly derive actionable insights from raw, unstructured and polystructured data in Hadoop, said Clint Sharp, director of product management, big data and operational intelligence at Splunk. Hunk works on Apache Hadoop and most major distributions, including those from Cloudera, Hortonworks, IBM, MapR and Pivotal. Product features include integrated analytics, fast deployment and an interactive search and results preview. The preview capability enables users to interact with data, change perspectives on-the-fly and preview results as MapReduce jobs are running. Hunk’s schema on-the-fly delivers the flexibility to run queries on Hadoop data without the need to know up front what questions or reports will need to be asked or produced later.Hunk also offers drag-and-drop analytics with the patent-pending Splunk Data Models and Pivot Interface, first released in Splunk Enterprise 6. “Hunk gives business analytics teams using Hadoop in their stack an enormous opportunity to improve overall efficiency for everyone–the analysts can more quickly explore data and create visualizations, the operations teams can better monitor data security and developers can better ensure data quality,” said Marcus Buda, senior data architect at the Otto Group, in a statement. “If you are working in an agile collaborative way, there are tremendous synergies in monitoring your data processing pipelines for Hadoop and at the same time using your knowledge about that data to develop business analytics dashboards with Hunk. The combination of Splunk software with the processing power of MapReduce and Hadoop generates a transparent and sustainable competitive advantage for your company within minutes.” Pricing for a one-year term license of Hunk starts at $2,500 per Hadoop node with a minimum of 10 nodes.
“Hunk enables our enterprise customers to achieve their big data goals,” said Kou Miyake, president and CEO of NTT DATA INTELLILINK, in a statement. “Hunk accelerates insights from Hadoop with a much faster time-to-value than open-source alternatives. Hunk also enables enterprise developers to build big data applications because of the rich developer environment and tooling.”