Splunk unveils new Cloud and Machine Learning enhancements



Douglas Merritt, CEO, Splunk Douglas Merritt, CEO, Splunk

The improvements are set to strengthen the foundational technologies of the company’s platform and extend its cloud and Machine Learning capabilities.

Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK) has unveiled the latest enhancements to Splunk Cloud, Splunk Data Stream Processor (DSP) and Splunk Connected Experiences that enables customers to bring a broader variety of data to every decision, question and action.

The company said it is bringing innovations faster to its customers with Splunk Cloud and an accelerated release schedule for premium solutions on Splunk Cloud, in order to allow its customers to embrace their growing data sources.

Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI) 4.5 for Splunk Cloud delivers a centralised framework for monitoring and investigation, and enhanced service monitoring and event management features to support large deployments.

“As organisations evolve, they face many challenges including the transition from on-premises to the cloud, which increases operational complexity,” said Sendur Sellakumar, Chief Product Officer, Splunk.


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“With Splunk’s cloud and platform solutions, organisations can minimize those complexities and make the shift to the cloud with high scale and performance in order to achieve business value much faster.”

The Splunk Machine Learning Toolkit (MLTK) has been updated with an interface that provides broader access of the tool to less technical users and removes many barriers for machine learning exploration.

The company has expanded its cloud capabilities through a strategic partnership with Google Cloud that brings its customers a single-pane view for investigating, monitoring, analysing and acting on their data in Google Cloud’s infrastructure.

“Splunk has made it possible to get that single view of systems health while also offering smart ways of alerting, automating and remediating any possible issues,” said Antonio Guedes, security analytics lead, Mars.

“As we mature with it, it’s become apparent that Splunk is the solution for our broader issues. Now, we have over 300 users all self-serving their own insights from Splunk.”

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