Splunk Setup Tutorial Using Twitter Data

New to Splunk? Looking to get data in there quickly so that you can learn what the software can do? 

In this blog, I'll walk through a fun tutorial that uses social media to get you up-and-running with Splunk. We'll be using App for Twitter Data, a free app available on Splunkbase that streams live sample tweets into Splunk. 

Splunk is pretty powerful out-of-the-box and has a lot of great features to harness your machine data. Splunk apps extend the software's power, allowing you to do more with your data. For example, the...

Oracle WebCenter Sites 12c New Features at a Glance

The Early Adopter's Paradox

If you live under a rock or are a hermit and simply haven't heard ... Oracle WebCenter Sites 12c is out! Apologies, since that's a bit too enthusiastic considering it has been out for some time now. Maybe you have heard, but as an early adopter of the latest and greatest software in the past, you've been burned and have sworn off volunteering to be a guinea pig to push that big red upgrade button first. Now, as the seasoned technology professional and/or Technology Manager that you are, you have turned to the tried and true method of  ... "let's let the other...

Splunking Drupal

Drupal developers rely on various logging systems to troubleshoot and investigate Drupal exceptions and errors. We can use frontend Apache/Nginx access and error logs along with native PHP logs. But, unquestionably, the Drupal database logging module is at the core of these logging frameworks because it captures all triggers to internal Drupal hooks, events, and activities occurring on the Drupal site. Drupal's database logging framework is the bucket that captures not only the operations of the different modules (core...

The Universality of Devices

Device detection is handled smartly within Oracle WebCenter Sites, but unfortunately there is no clear wiggle room if one wants to not follow Oracle’s recommendation when it comes to mobile support. The platform sniffs out if you are on a desktop or any other mobile device listed in the Device Repository (simple xml file that contains properties for each device that an application wants to differentiate upon). You might think: “Amazing! And WCS already has a file listing relevant default/common devices! I have less work to do.” For a few minutes, you are as happy can be. Until you load...

Introducing Luna, Combining the Power of Splunk and Slack!

Introducing Luna
We're excited to announce the launch of Luna, the tool that lets teams interact with Splunk from within Slack. Luna allows organizations to access reporting and analytics from Splunk without ever leaving the Slack application. Luna's users can enter Splunk Search Processing Language (SPL) queries or Splunk report names in Slack and the results (in the form of data visualizations) are then displayed inside of their Slack channel.  
What can Luna do for you?  
Let's take a look at the features that make Luna so impressive. Below, we see...

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