Day-to-day data management becomes more vital to the technology infrastructure of organizations. As we build more applications, reimagine the architecture for established systems, and more, we are continuously seeking out tools to streamline development, increase security and reduce risk. Similar to many other topics, there are plenty of ways to achieve these goals. There are a variety of data management tools to support the development and monitor existing systems. However, some tools reap more benefits than others.
Splunk is a holistic reporting, data analytics, and monitoring platform to equip teams with the knowledge to streamline, secure, and monitor operations.
According to Splunk’s website, they help teams to achieve: “82% reduced downtime, 70% lower risk of data breaches, IP theft and fraud, and 50% faster time to market for new apps.”
How does Splunk produce these results?
Robust Data Analytics Platform
Splunk supplies all of your data in one place with real-time streaming of current status across the system. Teams can analyze data on a large-scale to uncover new information within their systems. Additionally, teams have access to service, infrastructure, and performance monitoring to quickly identify and address troubleshooting issues, identify weak points, and ensure systems are running optimally.
Cloud Software Integrations
Changed applications? Worried about running out of space? No problem. Cloud Integration allows the system to scale with your operations. Splunk can integrate across cloud systems such as ServiceNow and Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Artificial intelligence and Machine Learning is emerging across technology. Regarding data management and analytics, Splunk’s Machine Learning provides forecasting, business insights, identification of event clusters, and predict analytics. These factors allow us to get ahead of problems and anticipate the future state for applications.
Splunk observability supplies teams with visibility across their full stack to streamline the troubleshooting process, reduce blind spots, scale securely within the cloud, and deploy more quality code. Splunk supports high application availability to ensure consistent feedback of user experience and behavior within critical systems.
Security & Compliance
Splunk covers the span of security and compliance needs within the government sector by covering DFARS clauses 252.204-7008, 252.204-7009, and 252.204-7012. Additionally, the system helps to detect and identify any fraudulent activity across the system. Splunk enables teams to secure systems while running reports and dashboards to inform their customers.
As our team develop and integrate solutions for our federal customers, Highlight constantly evaluating, implementing, and operating mission critical tools. As we implement CMMC and prepare some of our clients for enhanced cyber postures, we’ve been increasingly turning to Splunk and wanted to share our observations that might assist you in your next cyber solution.
Not all data management systems are the same. However, through implementation, teams are equipped with the knowledge to deploy code more smoothly, reduce risks, ensure security across the system, and perform quality maintenance throughout the application’s life.