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On the Horizon: End of Splunk Support for Enterprise 6.x - 7.0

Close to twenty years ago, I worked on the Windows XP launch team. For its era, XP was a game changer – the most polished, reliable, and secure Windows OS ever. For years...which became decades...following the release, when I visited hotels and peeked at the receptionist’s desktop, or when I rode in an elevator and peered at the display screen, I was pleased and then dismayed to discover Windows XP powering those systems.

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Dear Buttercup, To SIEM or not to SIEM; that is the Question

Dear Buttercup, I have so many questions about CIM, SIM, SIEMs. Is Splunk a SIEM? Do I need one? I have Splunk Core and Splunk Security Essentials… is that enough? What does a SIEM give me that Splunk Core doesn’t? Your Devoted User, Bugged Bret from Binghamton, NY Dear Bugged Bret, Oh dear. I can see you have worked yourself into quite the bother.

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Admins and Developers: We're Transitioning to Python 3

Last October we announced that we are preparing for a transition from Python 2.7 as it reaches end of life in January, 2020. Splunk plans to bundle Python 3.7 in a future release of Splunk Enterprise. If you’re an admin, an app developer using Python, or even a user of Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI) or the Machine Learning Toolkit (MLTK), this will likely affect you and we want you to be informed and prepared. Splunk Enterprise will ship with both Python 2.7 and 3.7 in a future release.

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Splunk Ranked #2 in Gartner's "Named ITOM Performance Analysis Software Vendors, Ranked by 2018 Software Revenue, 2017-2018"

We’re excited that—for the second year in a row—we’ve been recognized by Gartner as the #2 market leader in their report, Market Share Analysis: ITOM, Performance Analysis Software, Worldwide, 2018. In this report, Gartner recognized our 23% growth YoY, and in this report, Gartner notes that Splunk “will likely lead this market [the performance analysis category] in 2019.”

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Stop, Collaborate and Listen: A Three-Step Plan for Better IT Operations from Vanilla Ice

There are quite a few famous names in the history of information technology, from Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace to Bill Gates, Linus Torvalds and Robert Matthew Van Winkle. If that last name sounds unfamiliar, you may know him better as Vanilla Ice. Not only did his semi-autobiographical ballad “Ice Ice Baby” forever change the world of music, but it also contained a timeless and vital message for IT departments everywhere: “Stop.

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New: Machine Learning in Splunk Enterprise Security Content Update

Splunk recently released the 4.2 version of the Machine Learning Toolkit (MLTK), featuring a new algorithm—the probability density function. This algorithm is used to determine where values of a data set are expected to fall, based on historical values. It can help you identify anomalous values for a particular data set. The implementation of this algorithm in the MLTK means that we can now leverage machine learning (ML) techniques for identifying outliers in security-related data.

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Navigating Data Chaos with Splunk Metrics Workspace

The Splunk Metrics Workspace launched at .conf18 to enable easy investigation, analysis and actioning on Metrics and Accelerated Datasets through an intuitive GUI. We received an overwhelming response from our users as it allows us to quickly analyze time series data without using SPL, and create dashboards, reports and alerts. The latest release (v1.1) provides a bunch of new capabilities and enhancements to do even more sophisticated analysis.

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Introducing the Splunk Essentials for Telecommunications App

Today, we're pleased to announce the availability of the Splunk Essentials for Telecommunications app This Splunk app is based on the Splunk Essentials framework and is heavily focused on addressing the challenges that our Telco and Communication Service Provider (CSP) customers use Splunk software to solve. It contains common Use Cases and Example searches, and provides a growth path to take customers from reactive Search and Investigate activities and into the proactive and predictive realm.

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Kick-Start Your Splunk Software Upgrade with a Few Best Practices

Last month, a big multi-national company upgraded their large clustered Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Enterprise Security (ES) deployment. Their environment has a 5-member search head cluster, nearly 20,000 forwarders on 14 different versions, and almost 400 heavy forwarders on five different versions across seven different business units. And it all went off without a hitch.