Splunk is a software used to search and analyse machine data. This machine data can come from web applications, sensors, devices or any data created by user. It many serves the need of IT infrastructure needs by analysing the logs generated in various processes but it can aslo analyse any structured or semi-structured data with proper data modelling. It has built-in features to recognize the data types, field separators and optimize the search processes. It also provides data visualization on the search results.
This tutorial targets IT professionals, students, and IT infrastructure management professionals who want a solid grasp of essential Splunk concepts. After completing this tutorial, you will achieve intermediate expertise in SPlunk, and easily build on your knowledge to solve more challenging problems.
This tutorial assumes general knowledge of any querying language like SQL. It also assumes familiarity with typical operations in using computer applications like storing and retrieving data and reading the logs generated by computer programs.