Splunk has been emerging as a definitive leader to collect, analyze, and visualize machine big data. Its universal method of organizing and extracting information from massive amounts of data, from virtually any source of data, has opened up and will continue to open up new opportunities for itself in unconventional areas.
Once data is in Splunk, the sky is the limit. The Splunk software is scalable (datacenters, Cloud infrastructures, and even commodity hardware) to do the following:
"Collect and index terabytes of data, across multi-geography, multi-datacenter and hybrid cloud infrastructures"
From a development perspective, Splunk includes a built-in software
REST API as well as development kits (or SDKs) ...