Splunk has announced Splunk® Enterprise 6.2, the latest version of the award-winning platform for machine data. Splunk Enterprise 6.2 delivers simplified analysis and powerful pattern detection that enables more users across IT and the business to discover relationships in their data and build advanced analytics. The new release also reduces total cost of ownership by improving scalability of concurrent searches and eliminating shared storage requirements. Splunk Enterprise 6.2 will be generally available as software for on premises, cloud or hybrid deployments, and as a cloud service through Splunk Cloud on Tuesday, October 28.
“Splunk Enterprise 6.2 gives easier, more intuitive analysis to casual and less technical users, through enhanced automated discovery of valuable patterns in the machine data. It is the latest advancement in our focus to deliver stronger IT and business insights through powerful, yet easy-to-use, analytics that can be created and used across the organization,” said Guido Schroeder, senior vice president of products, Splunk. “With improved scalability, elimination of shared storage requirements, and a new Distributed Management Console, Splunk Enterprise 6.2 will also drive greater efficiency for the thousands of organizations that rely on Splunk to gain operational intelligence.”
“As the complexity of deploying and managing IT infrastructures continues to intensify, there is a growing demand for analytics platforms that enhance visibility and extend insights,” said Tim Grieser, program vice president, Enterprise System Management Software, IDC. “The latest Splunk Enterprise release, featuring analytics creation for non-specialist users and unique pattern detection capabilities, builds on past successes to focus on these requirements.”
Customers say Splunk Enterprise 6.2 will enhance the return on investment they already experience with the Splunk platform by putting analytics in the hands of even more users, both Splunk power users and non-technical employees. New features including instant pivot, enhanced event pattern detection and improved scalability are key to driving more use across the enterprise: “Splunk Enterprise 6.2 introduces blockbuster features that will enable us to achieve even deeper levels of operational intelligence across our entire global network for IT ops, security, compliance and business analytics,” said Abdallah Mohammed, data architect, Intuit. “The search head, multi-site clustering and instant pivot in Splunk Enterprise 6.2 will allow us to provide a broader set of users with the ability to perform machine data analytics.”
“Data-driven insights are critical to delivering the outstanding level of service that our customers expect, and the new features in Splunk Enterprise 6.2 will help us gain these insights faster and more easily,” said Mathias Herzog, system engineer, PostFinance. “Improved event pattern detection makes it even simpler for non-technical users to discover meaningful patterns in our data, while the enhancements to search head clustering will enable us to gain more from our investment in Splunk Enterprise by putting it in the hands of even more users.”