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Splunk Connect for Syslog: Turnkey and Scalable Syslog GDI - Part 1

In my 8+ years here at Splunk, some questions from customers and the Splunk professional community are repeatedly asked year after year, and questions around syslog data and how to onboard it properly is a prime example. A key question that “refuses to die” is: As an Admin, how do I easily ingest syslog data, at scale, while removing the requirement of up-front design work and “syslog-fu”?

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Splunk Connect for Syslog: Turnkey and Scalable Syslog GDI - Part 2

In part 1 of this series, we explored the design philosophy behind Splunk Connect for Syslog (SC4S), the goals of the design, and the new HEC-based transport architecture. In this installment, we'll cover the high-level configuration of SC4S and highlight relevant sections of the documentation that provides the details needed for deployment in a production environment.

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Innovation in Government: A Holistic Strategy for IT Modernization

Government agencies have been pursuing IT modernization efforts for the better part of a decade, and FedRAMP has been a key enabler. Conceived in the early years, its goal was to help agencies (a) cost-effectively move to the cloud by reducing a barrier to entry so they are not bogged down with conducting risk assessments from scratch to achieve an authority-to-operate (ATO), and (b) dispel any concerns around security risks posed to applications and data that are not resident on-premises.

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Data electrified - Porsche is bringing data to everything with Splunk and the Taycan

A couple of weeks ago at .conf19, Splunk had the huge honour of showing how Porsche is “driving” huge value from its data using Splunk as its data-to-everything platform. We had Tim Klapper, Stefan Arnold and Tobias Schug talk to 12,000 people about how Porsche’s goal is to deliver a premium digital experience centered around its customers and to build better software every day.

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Get in Command of Splunk Resources with Workload Management - Part 3

In the last installment of this blog series, we discussed how to configure Splunk Workload Management for a complex deployment and how to reduce execution time of high priority searches. In this final blog of the series, I will describe the new workload management related features in Splunk Enterprise 8.0 that was released at .conf19 and also give a usage example.

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Splunk > Clara-fication: transpose, xyseries, untable, and More

Welcome to the Clara-fication series! I’m Clara Merriman. Through this blog series, I’ll share what I know about various search commands, knowledge objects, and other Splunk-related topics that might need some extra Clara-fication. All puns aside, I hope these posts are both informative and not too dry! Enjoy.

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What's New in the Splunk Machine Learning Toolkit 5.0

At .conf19, we released the fifth major version of the Splunk Machine Learning Toolkit. This release was all about improving and enhancing toolkits' abilities to provide insights into your data, including a brand new outlier detection assistant, an update to our Machine Learning examples showcase page, an upgrade from Python 2.x to Python 3.x and a new System Identification algorithm. Outlier detection is by far the most popular use case in the industry.