Splunk's Big Data Offering

I realized that I haven't updated this site in months so I figured I'd share something I just came across.  Splunk is now marketing their technology to enable big data analytics.  I have used Splunk but it's been years and when last I looked, their focus was on log analysis for IT operations.  I downloaded the demo and while the dashboard was impressive it didn't meet the needs I had at the time.

However taking their schemaless ad-hoc visualization and reporting and marrying that to Hadoop seems like a natural combination.  The Splunk for Hadoop software is not available yet but there is a beta signup page.  I recommend checking it out if that's your kind of thing.

Here's the video from their site: