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June 02, 2014
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Unlocking the Business Value of Big Data with Splunk and HDP 2.1

Since the partnership between Hortonworks and Splunk and the release of Hunk last year, we have created some awesome assets (i.e., Hunk sandbox tutorial, 360-degree customer view webinar) that have enabled Hadoop and Big Data enthusiasts’ hands-on training with Big Data. You can find more details around our partnership and resources here:

As part of our HDP 2.1 certification series, I would like to introduce Brett Sheppard, Director of Product Marketing for Big Data at Splunk. In this blog, Brett provides some insights about the value of obtaining HDP 2.1 certification…

With Hortonworks Data Platform and Splunk software, unlocking the business value of big data becomes faster and easier than you thought possible. Hortonworks and Splunk have completed certification with Hortonworks Data Platform 2.1. HDP 2.1 comprises the most recent innovation being delivered in the open Hadoop community. Simply point Hunk 6.1 at your HDP 2.1 cluster and start exploring data immediately.

Our joint customers are excited to take full advantage of Apache™ Hadoop® YARN in production clusters, and the Hunk and Hortonworks product teams are working together on new features to deliver customer value from Apache Tez for multi-step data processing pipelines beyond the existing two-step Map and Reduce processes.

Splunk in the Modern Data Architecture

Splunk, HDP, Modern Data Architecture

Splunk Enterprise 6.1 is the industry- leading platform for operational intelligence, providing the ability to collect, index and analyze massive amounts of real-time and historical machine data. Archive from Splunk Enterprise to HDP 2.1 and use Hunk to continue to search and visualize that data.

Hunk 6.1 delivers dramatic improvements in the speed and simplicity of getting insights from big data in HDP 2.1 without dependence on expensive personnel or inflexible, fixed schemas. Preview results and accelerate reports for fast search and improved cluster performance. Provide self-service analytics for business and IT stakeholders with data models and pivot. Search and visualize across HDP 2.1, Apache Accumulo, Apache Cassandra, MongoDB, Neo4j, and other data stores from the same Hunk search head. All without fixed schemas or moving data to a separate in-memory store.

Discover More

Next week, the 7th Annual Hadoop Summit will feature many of the Apache Hadoop thought leaders who will showcase successful Hadoop use cases, share deployment tips, and educate organizations about ways to leverage Apache Hadoop as one component of their enterprise architecture.  Splunk is participating as a platinum sponsor.

Attend our session: Yahoo principal architect Sagi Zelnick and Splunk principal architect Ledion Bitincka will co-present on exploratory analytics of data in shared-service Hadoop clusters. They will present on the first day of the conference, Tuesday June 3rd, at noon.

See our demo: On Wednesday at 12:45pm, attend a Hadoop Café presentation to see a demo with HDP 2.1 of Hunk™: Splunk Analytics for Hadoop and NoSQL Data Stores. Learn how to achieve a 360-degree customer view across multiple customer channels, and how to mitigate risks and fraud with investigative analytics and risk scoring.

Try it now: Download a free 60-day trial of Hunk at to connect to any size HDP cluster. Learn how to connect Hortonworks Sandbox and Hunk at

See you in San Jose on June 3rd. If you’re on Twitter, post before and during the conference @hortonworks @splunk @hadoopsummit.

For questions about the integration between HDP 2.1 and Splunk software, or to schedule an in-person meeting at Hadoop Summit, email

Happy Splunking!


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