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Splunk Operational Intelligence Cookbook. - Third Edition

By : Yogesh Raheja, Josh Diakun, Paul R. Johnson, Derek Mock
Book Image

Splunk Operational Intelligence Cookbook. - Third Edition

By: Yogesh Raheja, Josh Diakun, Paul R. Johnson, Derek Mock

Overview of this book

Splunk makes it easy for you to take control of your data, and with Splunk Operational Cookbook, you can be confident that you are taking advantage of the Big Data revolution and driving your business with the cutting edge of operational intelligence and business analytics. With more than 80 recipes 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. You’ll discover recipes on data processing, searching and reporting, dashboards, and visualizations to make data shareable, communicable, and most importantly meaningful. You’ll also find step-by-step demonstrations that walk you through building an operational intelligence application containing vital features essential to understanding data and to help you successfully integrate a data-driven way of thinking in your organization. Throughout the book, you’ll dive deeper into Splunk, explore data models and pivots to extend your intelligence capabilities, and perform advanced searching with machine learning to explore your data in even more sophisticated ways. Splunk is changing the business landscape, so make sure you’re taking advantage of it.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Accelerating data models

Splunk has several options for optimizing search performance, including summary indexing, report acceleration, and data model acceleration. We will cover both summary indexing and report acceleration techniques later in this book. Data model acceleration helps to speed up reporting for the Dataset fields defined in a data model. This acceleration can then be leveraged by the Pivot tool when reporting. Table datasets can also be accelerated in the same manner as data models.

In the next recipe, you will accelerate the data models that we created to familiarize yourself with the process and enhance understanding. Ordinarily, you would only really want to use data model acceleration for reporting on very large datasets over a long period, where it may be very slow to search otherwise.

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