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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 4. Data Analytics

This chapter will help you understand how to analyze the data and get insight on the data that is uploaded on Splunk from various sources. Right from searching, sending search results over e-mail, combining search results, and accessing the data, you will be able to do basic analytics and data manipulation on Splunk Enterprise via the web console. The reader will also be able to add, extract, and modify fields and format the output as per their requirements. We will use Splunk search commands to fetch the desired the insights and statistics on Splunk Enterprise.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Data and indexes
  • Search
  • Subsearch
  • Time
  • Fields
  • Results

Data and indexes

When %data is sent on Splunk Enterprise, it consumes the raw data and converts it into searchable events. This processed data gets stored in an index in Splunk. We will now go through the search commands that can be used on Splunk Web to view and manage the data and indexes.

You will...