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An Architecture Blueprint for Splunk Enterprise with SmartStore

Based on the availability of SmartStore, Splunk’s optimized data management model in Splunk Enterprise 7.2 and Splunk Enterprise 7.3, Cisco and SwiftStack embarked on an effort to create a reference stack for the compute, storage, and networking infrastructure required to run Splunk at scale. The resulting document, a Cisco Validated Design (or “CVD”), is a […]

Multi-Cloud Data Lakes – Evolving from Descriptive to Predictive to Cognitive Analytics

SwiftStack Announces Data Analytics Solution with 10x Performance and Massive Scale Digital transformation and IoT related use cases are forcing analytics to move from a batch descriptive mode to actionable predictive and prescriptive mode. Additionally technology advances with accelerated compute, availability of lots of data and open sourcing of deep learning frameworks, is leading to […]

Splunk Enterprise 7.3 takes SmartStore to a new level

With the release of Splunk Enterprise 7.3, Splunk’s data optimization feature, SmartStore, can now deliver infrastructure efficiencies and cost savings to Splunk environments which utilize Splunk Premium Solutions, most notably, Splunk Enterprise Security (ES). SwiftStack participated in the early testing program for Splunk Enterprise 7.3 and found the release to be both robust and high-performing. […]

The Math is Undeniable: Splunk SmartStore Savings Add Up

Splunk’s recent blog describing Splunk Enterprise 7.2 with Smart Store states that the new data management model “makes it incredibly cost efficient to achieve longer data retention at scale”. As a provider of storage which is compatible with Splunk SmartStore, SwiftStack is being asked by Splunk users to help quantify these cost savings. What does […]

Building a Storage Foundation for the Next Wave of Splunk Data Growth

SwiftStack integrates with Splunk Enterprise SwiftStack’s largest customers, spanning many industries, use our storage technology in a highly similar fashion. They have applications and devices that generate reams of data which lands on SwiftStack and is run through multiple sets of analyses to produce a meaningful business result. Pharmaceutical companies use SwiftStack to create more […]

Harnessing the Power of Metadata in a Multi-Cloud World (Part 1) By Ted Butler & Chris Nelson

Metadata Life Cycle Organizations of today can easily generate and persist large amounts of data, but this does not come without a challenge:  The question, “How can we store all of this data?” has been replaced with, “How can we derive value from all of this data?”  Without a logical way to locate something or […]

Playing Offense and Defense with Data

No topic in technology is hotter right now than the related fields of analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning – pick your favorite buzzword to describe “how to do more with data”. While there’s always a bit of hype during such Silicon Valley heat waves, this one has staying power. The reason is simple: the […]