Splunk Inc., which provides a software platform for real-time operational intelligence, has introduced the beta version of Hunk: Splunk Analytics for Hadoop. Hunk is a new software product from Splunk that integrates exploration, analysis and visualization of data in Hadoop. According to Splunk, Hunk drives improvements in the speed and simplicity of interacting with and analyzing data in Hadoop without programming, costly integration or forced data migrations.
Key features of Hunk include the Splunk virtual index technology, which enables use of the entire Splunk technology stack, including the Splunk Search Processing Language (SPL), for interactive exploration, analysis and visualization of data stored as if it was stored in a Splunk software index. Hunk uses this foundational technology and is the first product to come from this innovation. Additionally, since Hunk is designed for interactive data exploration across large, diverse data sets, there is no requirement to "understand" data upfront, and users can simply point Hunk at the Hadoop cluster and start exploring data immediately. Users can correlate data to spot trends, identify patterns of interest and enrich insights even further by connecting data from external relational databases using Splunk DB Connect.
Users can also build advanced graphs and charts on-the-fly to make their data more meaningful, as well as combine multiple charts, views and reports into role-specific dashboards which can be viewed and edited on laptops, tablets or other mobile devices. Hunk also allows users to ensure secure access with role-based access controls.
Hunk is Splunk's latest offering to address challenges interacting with and extracting value from data in Hadoop, in addition to Splunk Hadoop Connect and the Splunk App for HadoopOps. Splunk Hadoop Connect provides bi-directional integration with Splunk Enterprise while the Splunk App for HadoopOps monitors the entire Hadoop deployment from Splunk Enterprise.
Splunk is accepting a limited number of participants in the Hunk private beta. Please contact Splunk if you are interested in participating in the beta program.
Go to the Splunk website to learn more about Hunk.