Splunk Enterprise 6 And Hunk
Ten-year-old Splunk is one of the more established vendors in the big data arena. In October, the company launched Splunk Enterprise 6, a major release of its real-time operational intelligence platform for machine data.
The product's new pivot technology and drag-and-drop interface bring data analysis and visualization capabilities to non-technical business users and analysts. The release also sports enhancements that speed up the software's analytics, new data models to represent underlying machine data and relationships between the data, and a new high-performance analytics store the company said delivers analytics performance improvements up to 1,000 times faster than earlier releases.
Also in October, the company debuted Hunk: Splunk Analytics for Hadoop, new software for exploring and analyzing data stored in Hadoop.