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Splunk Essentials - Second Edition

A fast-paced and practical guide to demystifying big data and transforming it into operational intelligence

Author: Betsy Page Sigman, Erickson Delgado, Published on 29-Sep-2016, Language: English


Splunk is a search, analysis, and reporting platform for machine data, which has a high adoption on the market. More and more organizations want to adopt Splunk to use their data to make informed decisions.

This book is for anyone who wants to manage data with Splunk. You’ll start with very basics of Splunk— installing Splunk—and then move on to searching machine data with Splunk. You will gather data from different sources, isolate them by indexes, classify them into source types, and tag them with the essential fields. After this, you will learn to create various reports, XML forms, and alerts. You will then continue using the Pivot Model to transform the data models into visualization. You will also explore visualization with D3 in Splunk. Finally you’ll be provided with some real-world best practices in using Splunk.


  • Want to get started with Splunk to analyze and visualize machine data? Open this book and step into the world of Splunk
  • Leverage the exceptional analysis and visualization capabilities to make informed decisions for your business with the help of this example-rich guide
  • This easy-to-follow, practical book can be used by anyone, even if you have never managed any data before


  • Install and configure Splunk
  • Gather data from different sources, isolate them by indexes, classify them into source types, and tag them with the essential fields
  • Be comfortable with the Search Processing Language and get to know the best practices in writing search queries
  • Create stunning and powerful dashboards
  • Be proactive by implementing alerts and scheduled reports
  • Use the Splunk SDK and integrate Splunk data into other applications
  • Implement the best practices in using Splunk

Betsy Page Sigman

Betsy Page Sigman is a distinguished professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She has taught courses in statistics, project management, databases, and electronic commerce for the last 16 years, and has been recognized with awards for teaching and service. She has also worked at George Mason University in the past. Her recent publications include a Harvard Business case study and a Harvard Business review article. Additionally, she is a frequent media commentator on technological issues and big data.

Erickson Delgado

Erickson Delgado is an enterprise architect who loves to mine and analyze data. He began using Splunk in version 4.0 and has pioneered its use into his current work. He has worked with start-up companies in the Philippines to help build their open source infrastructure. He has developed applications with Python and node.js and is interested in Go and recovering programming with C/C++. In the recent years, he engaged himself in employing DevOps in his work.