Splunk improves monitoring of its cloud solutions

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During their annual .conf event, Splunk unveiled several updates and new products. The emphasis is on machine learning and tools to clearly visualize data from different sources.

The company, specialising in Data-to-Everyhing solutions, introduced its new Splunk Machine Learning Environment (SMLE). Splunk claims these solutions make it easier to build machine learning models and algorithms, quickly deploy them and manage monitor them centrally.

New Data Stream Processor version

Half a year after Splunk released version 1.1 of its Data Stream Processor (DSP), the company now releases version 1.2. The new version adds the ability to combine data from different cloud services, like Google Cloud Platform and Azure Event Hub.

Furthermore, the software now uses data lookups and machine learning to make searches more accurate and efficient. DSP v1.2 will be available by the end of 2020.

Data on the go

Splunk Connected Experiences, the suite that allows users to monitor and manipulate data of they don’t have access to a computer, now also has support for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. This allows users to collaborate even when they are at different locations. The app is now also available on Android TV and Fire TV, in addition to the existing Apple TV app.

Splunk Security

Splunk’s security suite, called Enterprise Security, has also been renewed. Mission Control, the monitor software, has also been expanded with the Plug-In Framework. This framework makes it possible to add SIEM, SOAR and UBA solutions from Splunk or third parties, enabling the user to manage everything centrally.

Collaboration with SAP Solutions

The extra emphasis on monitoring is also reflected in the new tools Splunk developed for SAP solutions. Using artificial intelligence, Splunk Service Intelligence for SAP Solutions aims to make the status of SAP solutions more transparent. Users get a better view of the health of their services and a more comprehensive overview of incidents to reduce downtime.

The update is complemented by new versions of IT Service Intelligence (ITSI), Infrastructure Monitoring Add-on and IT Essentials. The new software is available now.