Newsletters




Splunk and Syncsort Provide Access to Mainframe-Generated Machine Data


Bookmark and Share

Splunk, aprovider of a software platform for real-time operational intelligence, and Syncsort, a provider of big data software, have formed a technical alliance aimed at unlocking insights from machine data generated by mainframe systems, a critical and major source of corporate data. The alliance means organizations can now search, analyze and visualize massive streams of mainframe data, using Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud. This alliance also enables joint customers to correlate mainframe data with data across the enterprise to gain broader operational intelligence for the organization.

“Mainframes still play a key role in many organizations’ IT infrastructures and produce a substantial amount of corporate data,” said Sanjay Mehta, vice president of product marketing, Splunk. “Our alliance with Syncsort enables organizations to more easily monitor and quickly identify potential security risks, operational or system failures, and customer financial transaction activities from all systems.”

According to the companies, they have joint customers, including top telcos, retailers, insurance, healthcare and financial organizations, who rely heavily on mainframes for critical business operations, but have had difficulty leveraging mainframe data for business insights. Syncsort makes it possible to collect, transform and forward mainframe log data, such as Systems Management Facilities (SMF) records and mainframe application data into Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud platforms for correlation and analysis.

“Mainframes still play a key role in many organizations’ IT infrastructures and produce a substantial amount of corporate data,” said Sanjay Mehta, vice president of product marketing, Splunk. “Our alliance with Syncsort enables organizations to more easily monitor and quickly identify potential security risks, operational or system failures, and customer financial transaction activities from all systems.”

“Many organizations rely on Big Iron for critical business applications and need to unlock operational intelligence hidden in mainframe records to gain valuable insights into the customer experience, security and other key business metrics,” adds Bryan Ashley, vice president, business development, Syncsort. “This alliance will allow customers to use Syncsort’s powerful engine to efficiently collect and transform targeted mainframe data, without disrupting the mainframe operating environment, and load it into Splunk Enterprise or Splunk Cloud for real-time analytics.”

More information is available from www.syncsort.com and www.splunk.com.


Sponsors