Splunk Unveils Updates to Signature Platform to Optimize Storage Cost Savings

Splunk Inc., a provider operational intelligence solutions, is introducing a new version of its enterprise platform along with a new cloud offering.

“We’ve optimized storage costs for long-term data retention. This will allow customers to keep data in Splunk for much longer periods of time and reduce their storage costs for that data,” said Shay Mowlem, vice president of product marketing and management.

Splunk Enterprise 6.4 allows customers to drive down the cost of big data analytics by reducing the storage costs of historical data by 40% to 80% - whether deployed on-premises or in the cloud.

Both Splunk Cloud and Splunk Enterprise include new interactive visualizations and an open library on Splunkbase where customers and partners can develop and share their custom visualizations.

“Customers collect a variety of different data, they apply rich analytics on it, and the interactive visualizations allow them to see that analysis and then drill down into it,” Mowlem said.

New features in both platforms include enhanced big data analytics, platform security and management improvements, and cloud analytics apps for Akamai Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and ServiceNow.

Additional benefits for users include a portfolio of new pre-built visualizations and a new visualization library on Splunkbase, the ability to create or customize visualizations using the new developer framework, flexible data sampling options accelerate query performance across massive data sets, enhanced predictive analytics, deeper visibility into Splunk system event collection and health, additional support for web single sign-on for OKTA, Azure Active Directory and Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), an increase in management flexibility and security using delegated administration roles, and more.

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