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

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Bringing in Data

Computerized systems are responsible for much of the data produced on a daily basis. Splunk Enterprise makes it easy to get data from many of these systems. This data is frequently referred to as machine data. And since machines mostly generate data in an ongoing or streaming nature, Splunk is especially useful as it can handle streaming data easily and efficiently.

In addition to capturing machine data, Splunk Enterprise allows you, as the user, to enhance and enrich the data either as it is stored or as it is searched. Machine data can be enriched with business rules and logic for enhanced searching capabilities. Often it is combined with traditional row/column data to provide business context to machine data with data ...

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