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Splunk: Enterprise Operational Intelligence Delivered

By : Derek Mock, Betsy Page Sigman, Paul R. Johnson, Erickson Delgado, Josh Diakun, Ashish Kumar Tulsiram Yadav
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Splunk: Enterprise Operational Intelligence Delivered

By: Derek Mock, Betsy Page Sigman, Paul R. Johnson, Erickson Delgado, Josh Diakun, Ashish Kumar Tulsiram Yadav

Overview of this book

Splunk is an extremely powerful tool for searching, exploring, and visualizing data of all types. Splunk is becoming increasingly popular, as more and more businesses, both large and small, discover its ease and usefulness. Analysts, managers, students, and others can quickly learn how to use the data from their systems, networks, web traffic, and social media to make attractive and informative reports. This course will teach everything right from installing and configuring Splunk. The first module is for anyone who wants to manage data with Splunk. You’ll start with very basics of Splunk— installing Splunk— before then moving on to searching machine data with Splunk. You will gather data from different sources, isolate them by indexes, classify them into source types, and tag them with the essential fields. With more than 70 recipes on hand in the second module that demonstrate all of Splunk’s features, not only will you find quick solutions to common problems, but you’ll also learn a wide range of strategies and uncover new ideas that will make you rethink what operational intelligence means to you and your organization. Dive deep into Splunk to find the most efficient solution to your data problems in the third module. Create the robust Splunk solutions you need to make informed decisions in big data machine analytics. From visualizations to enterprise integration, this well-organized high level guide has everything you need for Splunk mastery. This learning path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer into one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products: • Splunk Essentials - Second Edition • Splunk Operational Intelligence Cookbook - Second Edition • Advanced Splunk
Table of Contents (6 chapters)

Chapter 5. Extending Intelligence – Data Models and Pivoting

In this chapter, we will introduce the Splunk data model and pivoting functionality. We will cover the following recipes:

  • Creating a data model for web access logs
  • Creating a data model for application logs
  • Accelerating data models
  • Pivoting total sales transactions
  • Pivoting purchases by geographical location
  • Pivoting slowest responding web pages
  • Pivot charting top error codes


In many of the previous chapters, we leveraged Splunk's SPL quite a bit in order to build searches, reports, and dashboards. In this chapter, we will learn how to leverage Splunk's data model and Pivot functionality, and demonstrate how these can be leveraged by less technical users to easily build reports, charts, and dashboards.

The first set of recipes in this chapter involves building Splunk data models. Data models allow Splunk datasets to be mapped, together with associated knowledge, into a hierarchical structure that...