Splunk introduced version 6.2 of its real-time operational intelligence platform for machine data at its .conf2014 event in Las Vegas this week. With more focus enterprise features and functionality, the new release improves scalability of concurrent searches and eliminates shared storage requirements. Splunk Enterprise 6.2 is available as software for on premises, cloud or hybrid deployments, or through the Splunk Cloud.
“Splunk Enterprise 6.2 gives easier, more intuitive analysis to casual and less technical users through enhanced automated discovery of valuable patterns in the machine data," Guido Schroeder, Splunk senior vice president of products, said. “With improved scalability, elimination of shared storage requirements, and a new Distributed Management Console, Splunk Enterprise 6.2 will also drive greater efficiency for the thousands of organizations that rely on Splunk to gain operational intelligence.”
The release features a new interface that guides users through previewing, on-boarding and preparation of machine data for downstream analysis. The Splunk Instant Pivot feature lets anyone perform analysis and create dashboards by pivoting directly from any search without knowing the Splunk Search Processing Language.
Prebuilt Panels in Enterprise 6.2 enable faster dashboard creation by providing the ability to create, package and share reusable dashboard building blocks.
The company also announced that Splunk and Amazon Web Services will deliver Hunk, its big data analytics product for Hadoop and NoSQL, priced on an hourly basis, directly from the Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR) console.
In sync with its Enterprise 6.2 release, the company advanced Hunk to version 6.2 as well, with the similar goal of making the product more accessible to a range of professionals within the enterprise.
New features in Hunk 6.2 include Amazon EMR Console 1-click purchase, an interactive Sandbox, data explorer, Hunk Apps for popular data stores, instant pivot, event pattern detection and prebuilt panels.