Splunk is a software platform to search, analyze and visualize the machine-generated data gathered from the websites, applications, sensors, devices, etc. which make up your IT infrastructure and business.
If you have a machine which is generating data continuously and you want to analyze the machine state in real-time, then how will you do it? Can you do it with the help of Splunk? Yes! You can. The image below will help you relate to how Splunk collects data.
Real-time processing is Splunk’s biggest selling point because, we have seen storage devices get better and better over the years, we have seen processors become more efficient with every aging day, but not data movement. This technique has not improved and this is the bottleneck in most of the processes within organizations.
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