Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time operational intelligence, today announced the next evolution of big data analytics with the general availability of Hunk™: Splunk Analytics for Hadoop. Hunk is a full-featured, integrated analytics platform for Hadoop that enables everyone in an organization to interactively explore, analyze and visualize historical data in Hadoop. Hunk is built on patent-pending virtual index technology that delivers powerful, self-serve analytics without the need for specialized programming skill sets, fixed schemas or costly integrations. Hunk also provides a rich developer environment, including an integrated web framework and software development kits (SDKs) for the world’s most popular development languages. Download Hunk today for a free 60-day trial with no caps on data size or number of Hadoop nodes.
“Hunk is transforming the way organizations analyze their data in Hadoop by replacing drawn out development cycles with software that enables customers to deploy and deliver insights in hours instead of weeks or months,” said Sanjay Mehta, vice president of product marketing, Splunk. “Hadoop is an increasingly important technology and many organizations are storing vast amounts of data in Hadoop. However, this often creates a problem because the data sets become too big to move and more traditional approaches to analytics of raw data in Hadoop require brittle, fixed schemas. These are key reasons our customers consistently tell us about the cost, time and sheer difficulty of getting analytics out of their Hadoop clusters. With Hunk, we applied everything Splunk has learned from ten years of experience with more than 6,000 customers to this unique challenge.”
“Splunk was early in understanding the importance of machine-generated data, and in building an analytic stack focused on it, with strengths in quasi-real-time interfaces and in schema-on-need handling of time series data,” said Curt Monash, president of Monash Research and editor of DBMS 2. “Now Splunk’s analytic tools are also available for machine-generated data stored in Hadoop. Splunk has further strengthened its schema-on-need story by adding its new higher-performance data store.”
Join hundreds of Splunk customers and partners today, October 29 for a live demo of Hunk at SplunkLive! San Francisco, at the InterContinental San Francisco and at Strata + Hadoop World at the New York Hilton Midtown. Register now for SplunkLive! San Francisco and learn more by watching the Hunk: Splunk Analytics for Hadoop video.100+ Hunk Beta Participants Quickly Explore, Analyze and Visualize Data in Hadoop More than 100 organizations took part in the Hunk beta program. Beta participants consistently reported simple installation and fast analytics results on data in Hadoop.