Report and analyze—Splunk Storm helps you extract the precise
information you need out of your machine data and generate
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  1. 1. Report and analyze—Splunk Storm helps you extract the precise information you need out of your machine data and generate reports dynamically and iteratively. A late-binding schema applies structure at search/query time, allowing you to define dashboards on the fly and create valuable operational views. Powerful visualizations help you identify trends, chart and graph relevant metrics as well as generate heat maps and scatter plots from your data. Scale dynamically—Handle spikes in data volumes seamlessly. A simple slider allows you to adjust the amount of storage you need in Splunk Storm. No need to purchase hardware or infrastructure. Just scale up or down easily by simply moving a slider. Collaborate and share information—Share your Splunk Storm projects with other developers/operations/DevOps professionals in your organization to generate cross-functional views of your data. Customer Successes with Splunk Storm Extract analytics from cloud apps Newstex, an authoritative content aggregation and distribution service, runs in Amazon Web Services and only uses cloud services for their infrastructure. Newstex uses Splunk Storm to get insights into application errors as well as to report on content usage like charting the path of content files across the entire distribution network. “I love Splunk Storm’s ability to precisely extract information from my logs to generate content usage analytics and tracking for Newstex.” —Chris Moyer, VP Technology, Newstex LLC and author of “Building Applications in the Cloud” Developers Need Visibility Whether you’re developing new mobile, social, gaming or e-commerce applications, cloud services such as Amazon® Web Services, Heroku®, Rackspace®, Google® App Engine provide a fast route to market. However, running applications in the cloud comes with a potential loss of visibility and control. While logs and metrics can provide some insight into how your application is doing, this data is often in different formats making it difficult to gain full visibility into your operations. Splunk Storm Advantages Splunk Storm takes the machine data from your cloud services and applications (logs, events, metrics, and more) and harnesses that data to generate critical operational insights and application intelligence. Splunk Storm is a cloud service, based on the tried and proven, powerful Splunk software, used by thousands of enterprise customers worldwide. • Diagnose and troubleshoot application problems and investigate security incidents in minutes instead of hours or days • Gain rapid visibility and insights into your cloud-based applications such as user experience, user behavior, monetization triggers, response times and more • Monitor critical operational metrics such as system uptimes, usage metrics, response times and error rates for more effective operational management of your cloud applications Splunk Storm Capabilities Analyze machine data from almost any source—Splunk Storm indexes and stores machine data in real time from virtually any source, format, platform, or cloud provider without the need for custom parsers or connectors. Machine data includes application logs, syslog streams from applications, network devices or load-balancers, metrics from your virtual machine instances, web server logs or database logs, infrastructure/ platform/application service provider logs, stack traces, event data and more. Whether your application is written in Ruby, Java, Python, PHP, .NET, Node.js or any other language or framework, send data to Splunk Storm using network streams such as syslog, or using Splunk forwarders. Use the universal forwarder to gather data from a variety of inputs and forward the data to Splunk Storm for indexing and searching. Search, investigate, correlate—Splunk Storm supports the powerful Splunk search language which lets you search real- time and historical machine data, filter events, correlate information across various data types, link transactions across multiple application components and trend critical operational parameters. Powerful statistical and reporting commands let you detect anomalies, eliminate noise and update transaction counts and durations. Analyze and Troubleshoot Your Cloud–based Applications Splunk Storm® F A C T S H E E T  Analyze and report dynamically and iteratively.  
  2. 2. 250 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA, 94107 | 866-438-7758 | 415-848-8400 Copyright © 2012 Splunk Inc. All rights reserved. Splunk Enterprise is protected by U.S. and international copyright and intellectual property laws. Splunk is a registered trademark or trademark of Splunk Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies. Item #FS-Splunk-Storm-105 F A C T S H E E T 250 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA, 94107 | 866-438-7758 | 415-848-8400 Sign Up Now, it’s Free! Go to and sign up. Gain operational insights SendHub enables businesses, educators, healthcare workers and other users to easily communicate with individuals and groups of any size through SMS, voice calls and voicemail. SendHub relies on Splunk Storm to provide insight into how issues across their infrastructure impact customers. “Splunk Storm is clearly one of the most powerful application analysis tools on the market. It’s reduced application diagnosis from half a day to 15 minutes and lets us achieve an even faster implementation. We know exactly which points are failing and what parts we need to optimize.” —Ryan Pfeffer, Co-founder, SendHub, the official website of Liverpool Football Club, experiences massive traffic peaks during matches, promotions and breaking news. Effectively monitoring the infrastructure during such spikes is critical to the success of the website, so the Club is using Splunk Storm to gain visibility into a wide range of operational metrics. They are looking metrics such as how many web requests are handled per second or measuring load balancer output. Splunk Storm also reports on purchases handled by the website, in real time. ““We use Splunk Storm for operational analytics. It provides us views on everything from how many requests are handled per second to how many purchases are happening per minute and how well our infrastructure is handling peak traffic volumes.” —David Channon, Application Development Analyst, Liverpool Football Club Rapid issue resolution ClientMagnet, a new marketing automation service focused on small businesses, runs on Heroku. While Heroku is great for flexible scalability, it provides limited visibility into the infrastructure. Investigating application errors was a daunting task for Jeff, founder and CEO of ClientMagnet until he got the logs into Splunk Storm. Now Jeff relies on Splunk Storm to analyze complex Heroku logs and find trouble spots in his application. How to Get It Splunk Storm is an online service. Simply sign up today at : Splunk Storm offers monthly plans with no commitments or contracts. Simply pick the plan you need, based on the total amount of data you need to analyze. Change plans at any time to accommodate peaks and valleys in your data traffic. If you need the capabilities of Splunk software, but running on- premises, download our free solution: