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Cloudmeter Unlocks Splunk’s Network Big Data

Splunk is used by 5,600 enterprises, universities, government agencies and service providers in over 90 countries

Cloudmeter has put out a way for Splunk users to unlock the Big Data gold mine in their network traffic data to see into their online applications, users experience and business outcome, turning it into actionable information for IT and business users.

The widgetry, called Stream, which expands the value of Splunk Enterprise by shining a light on this data source, is now available for download on Splunkbase.

Cloudmeter Stream for Splunk is supposed to enhance the richness of the analytics available for Splunk users by capturing raw packet data. Visualizing this high-value data in Splunk Enterprise, alongside other infrastructure and application data, is supposed to let administrators and analysts get real-time visibility into the critical web traffic application performance that impacts the end-user experience.

The Splunk widgetry for operational intelligence captures, indexes and harnesses machine-generated Big Data such as data from web sites, applications, servers, mobile devices and sensors. It enables organizations to monitor, search, analyze, visualize and act on massive streams of real-time and historical machine data. There’s no need to add any code. The integration with Stream is seamless.

Stream for Splunk includes the industry’s first ultra-light passive capture agent that can be installed directly on customers’ servers and doesn’t need to be connected to the network infrastructure.

Cloudmeter enhances data captured in Splunk Enterprise, such as web log metrics and events, and gives customers an enriched view into how operational issues are affecting the customer experience. This kind of contextual intelligence helps users get more out of their Splunk product. And, as a non-intrusive solution, Stream lets users change the data captured on-the-fly and in real-time.

Stream lets Splunk customers:

  • Minimize blind spots and render the most meaningful network data;
  • Transform and contextualize network data with the ability to drill down into specific business and IT information in real-time;
  • Easily filter and stream only the most relevant information;
  • Adjust data capture requirements on-the-fly;
  • Enrich data with built-in event processing technology;
  • Support applications running in public clouds, private clouds and on internal networks;
  • Helps eliminate risk to production systems with no impact on performance.

Cloudmeter is a venture-funded start-up based in Mountain View, California that works with companies whose web presence is critical to their business, including brand name customers such as Netflix, SAP, Saks Fifth Avenue and Skinit.

Splunk provides the engine for combing through machine-generated Big Data and is used by 5,600 enterprises, universities, government agencies and service providers in over 90 countries for operational intelligence that deepens business and customer understanding, improves service and uptime, reduces cost and mitigates cybersecurity risk.

Splunk Storm, a cloud-based subscription service, is used by organizations developing and running applications in the cloud.

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Maureen O'Gara the most read technology reporter for the past 20 years, is the Cloud Computing and Virtualization News Desk editor of SYS-CON Media. She is the publisher of famous "Billygrams" and the editor-in-chief of "Client/Server News" for more than a decade. One of the most respected technology reporters in the business, Maureen can be reached by email at maureen(at) or paperboy(at), and by phone at 516 759-7025. Twitter: @MaureenOGara

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