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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 7

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Using Log Files To Create Advanced Analytics

In this chapter we present a new paradigm, that of using log files to create advanced analytics, bypassing the route taken by traditional analytics. In doing this, we review the best way to create the analytics with a set of recommendations we call Semantic Logging . We’ll go over an example that illustrates how easy it is.

Traditional Analytics

Traditional analytics cover a number of functions, which are typically known by various names such as business intelligence, data mining, online analytical processing (OLAP), or just plain analytics. In general, companies use analytics to get a better ...

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