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Big Data Analytics Using Splunk: Deriving Operational Intelligence from Social Media, Machine Data, Existing Data Warehouses, and Other Real-Time Streaming Sources by Peter Zadrozny, Raghu Kodali

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CHAPTER 5

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Defining Alerts

In this chapter, you will learn about different types of alerts that Splunk provides and how to create alerts and take action. You will make use of the searches and data from MyGizmoStore.com and *Nix and take different use cases to trigger different types of alerts.

What Are Alerts?

Alerts are just short messages or notifications that help individuals keep informed about certain things that have happened or potentially will happen. We are all used to alerts in our daily lives: for example, calendar notifications that alert us about meetings we should attend. Those of us who travel by air in the United States are familiar ...

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