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Improving Your Splunk Skills

By : James D. Miller, Paul R. Johnson, Josh Diakun, Derek Mock
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Improving Your Splunk Skills

By: James D. Miller, Paul R. Johnson, Josh Diakun, Derek Mock

Overview of this book

Splunk makes it easy for you to take control of your data and drive your business with the cutting edge of operational intelligence and business analytics. Through this Learning Path, you'll implement new services and utilize them to quickly and efficiently process machine-generated big data. You'll begin with an introduction to the new features, improvements, and offerings of Splunk 7. You'll learn to efficiently use wildcards and modify your search to make it faster. You'll learn how to enhance your applications by using XML dashboards and configuring and extending Splunk. You'll also find step-by-step demonstrations that'll walk you through building an operational intelligence application. As you progress, you'll explore data models and pivots to extend your intelligence capabilities. By the end of this Learning Path, you'll have the skills and confidence to implement various Splunk services in your projects. This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products: Implementing Splunk 7 - Third Edition by James Miller Splunk Operational Intelligence Cookbook - Third Edition by Paul R Johnson, Josh Diakun, et al
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Title Page


We learned all about data models and how they can be accelerated to facilitate faster Pivot reporting. Data model acceleration works by leveraging data summarization behind the scenes. In this chapter, we will take a look at two more data summarization methods in Splunk: summary indexing and report acceleration. These methods enable you to speed up reports or preserve focused statistics over long periods of time. You will learn how to populate summary indexes, use report acceleration, backfill summary indexes with historical data, and more.

Data summarization

Big data is just that, big, and even with the best infrastructure, it can be extremely time consuming to search or report over large datasets and/or very costly to...