Chapter 5.  Data Optimization, Reports, Alerts, and Accelerating Searches

Finding the data that you need in Splunk is relatively easy, as you have seen in the previous chapters. Doing the same thing repeatedly, however, requires that you employ techniques that make data retrieval faster. In Chapter 2, Bringing in Data, you have been shown how to use data fields and to make field extractions. In Chapter 4, Data Models and Pivot, you learned how to create data models. You will continue that journey in this chapter by learning how to classify your data using event types, enrich your data using lookups and workflow actions, and normalize your data using tags.

Once you have all these essentials in place, you will be able to easily create reports, alerts, ...

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