Monday 1st October, 2012
2:30pm to 3:20pm
This session is about Splunk. Splunk is a generic platform for collecting and analysing machine data, where "machine data" can be anything from logfiles, configuration files, GPS locations, database extractions and anything else. Splunk collects these data in a scaleable way and by using map-reduce behind the curtains, it can do any kind of searching and reporting on both historical and realtime data. Splunk provides dashboards which can illustrate any kind of statistics extracted from the collected data. The session will go through some of the aspects of Splunk but will also position Splunk as a tool in both operations and the higher level of management in the industry.
In modern IT, there is a continuos increase in demands of operating IT systems, and especially standards like ISO-27000 and local law regulations can enforce separation of development and operations. However, there is also demands for quick turn-around times on bug finding/fixing which requires, that developers do have some kind of access to production systems as not everything can be replicated in test systems. This talk will present the products but also explain and demo how we use this system in the day-to-day operations of systems like FMK (The Common Medicine card) that have been mentioned many times on this conference.
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