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Running Analytics On iPads Now Possible With Splunk’s Flashless Edition

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Splunk, the data monitor, searcher, analyser, and visualiser can now show Big Data on Apple iOS mobile devices

Machine-data collector and indexer Splunk, which owns one of the more original company names in IT, has launched a non-Adobe Flash version of its enterprise platform that can be used on mobile devices.

Now IT and business people can access Big Datainformation on Apple iPads.

Simple dashboard with no Flash

Open-source Splunk Enterprise 4.3, available for download since 10 January, collects, indexes and harnesses the large amounts of machine data continuously generated by business Web sites, applications, servers, networks and mobile devices. The software enables organisations to monitor, search, analyse, visualise and act on massive streams of real-time and historical machine data.

The new features include a non-Flash user interface and the ability to connect up to 10 times more concurrent users. The ability to access real-time and historical analysis in a single step can be accessed through the easier-to-use interface, with dashboards now editable by business users and executives.

Users no longer have to edit XML to access dashboards, the company said. A case study given by Splunk involves travel Website Expedia which has more than 2,700 users of Splunk. “Being able to provide dashboards on iPads means we can get more data to more people when they want it,” said Eddie Satterly, Expedia’s senior director of architecture and engineering.

Splunk 4.3 community edition is available now as a free download.