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Improving Your Splunk Skills

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

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)
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What is a pivot?

As we stated earlier in this chapter, data models drive (Splunk) pivots. So what is a pivot? A pivot is created by using the Splunk Pivot Editor and can be a simple (or complex) table, chart, or dashboard. You use the Pivot Editor to map fields of data that you have defined in a data model to a specific data visualization without having to deal with the Splunk Enterprise Search Processing Language.

The Splunk pivot is a simple drag-and-drop interface that uses your (predefined) data models and data model objects. These data models (designed by the knowledge managers in your organization using the method that we outlined in the previous sections) are used by the pivot tool to define and subdivide, and to set attributes for the event data that you are interested in.

In earlier versions of Splunk, one could begin the creation of a Pivot from the home page and selecting...