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Splunk 7 Essentials - Third Edition by Betsy Page Sigman, Erickson Delgado, J-P Contreras

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Data Models and Pivot

In larger organizations, not every user wants to or should have to write a Splunk search to get analytical values. Many users will want to create their owns reports and analyses in an ad hoc fashion, but will reject tools that force them to write what they perceive as code. 

Splunk data models and the Pivot tool work hand in hand to meet the needs of these types of people. These functionalities enable more casual end users to generate statistical data and charts without needing to know  Search Processing Language (SPL).

A data model is a hierarchical mapping of data based on search results. The output of the data model's underlying search queries can be visualized as a set of rows and columns in a spreadsheet, using ...

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