Splunk is used for searching, monitoring, and examining machine-generated Big Data through a web-style interface. It captures, index, correlate the real-time data in a searchable container and produces graphs, reports, alerts, and other visuals.
Log data is a definitive record of what's happening in every business, organization or agency and it’s often an untapped resource when it comes to troubleshooting and supporting broader business objectives.
Splunk® provides the industry-leading software to consolidate and index any log and machine data, including structured, unstructured and complex multi-line application logs. You can collect, store, index, search, correlate, visualize, analyze and report on any machine-generated data to identify and resolve operational and security issues in a faster, repeatable and more affordable way. It's an enterprise ready, fully integrated solution for log management data collection, storage and visualization.
Ad hoc queries and reporting across historical data can also be accomplished without third-party reporting software. Splunk software supports log data enrichment by providing flexible access to relational databases, field delimited data in comma-separated value (.CSV) files or to other enterprise data stores such as Hadoop or NoSQL. Splunk software supports a wide range of log management use cases including log consolidation and retention, security, IT operations troubleshooting, application troubleshooting and compliance reporting.