Splunk: A World-Class Infrastructure For Handling Enterprise Data

Mar. 15, 2019 3:43 PM ETSplunk Inc. (SPLK)4 Comments
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Summary

  • A robust system for collecting and analyzing data from diversified sources, it can handle virtually any machine data and gather the analytics you need.
  • Globally renowned enterprises rely on Splunk to manage their data efficiently in one place.
  • The largest competitors include IBM and Rapid 7, but Splunk’s revenue curve reveals an explosive growth trend since the inception.
  • Timeline of price to sales ratio shows that very recently investors may have started to factor in the growth potential in price.

A revolutionary platform for managing enterprise data

Splunk (NASDAQ:SPLK) Inc is a cutting edge firm in the field of machine data. Splunk’s integrated artificial intelligence enables the users to automatically detect anomalies, predict future outcomes and sift through the noise, saving companies the time and cost to install and maintain expensive data infrastructures and enabling them to focus on more important things- like making critical business decisions. Consider the example of TrueCar- a platform for retrieving automotive pricing and related information, the firm needed a solution to scale and support its cross-functional searching and reporting to manage its complex IT environment, so it brought in Splunk. As a result, TrueCar instantly had all their real-time insights in one place which accelerated its software and product development and helped improve its security insights and threat detection. Splunk went public in 2013 and consistently produced superb results since. The stock has very recently taken a pullback and offers a beautiful entry opportunity at $122.

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Attributes that make Splunk standout

Splunk offers four levels of service, starting from a free to a light version, an enterprise version, and a cloud version. Splunk can literally collect and index any machine data, search and analyze in real time and offers Mission-critical performance, scale and reliability. The main difference between the enterprise and the cloud version is that the latter offers dynamic data management. Users are particularly very much impressed is its improved mobile and natural language processing capabilities where the company is opening the aperture to a larger number of business users. Splunk’s platform manages complexity and chaos efficiently in an ever-changing data landscape that enables the users to find insights from their data without first having to structure that data. Processing unstructured is very important but difficult if you are an engineer you know the hassles. In my line of work, unstructured

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