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Product Details

  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: CITO Research (August 6, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982550677
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982550670
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #89,201 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Big data has incredible business value, and Splunk is the best tool for unlocking that value. Exploring Splunk shows you how to pinpoint answers and find patterns obscured by the flood of machine- generated data. This book uses an engaging, visual presentation style that quickly familiarizes you with how to use Splunk. You'll move from mastering Splunk basics to creatively solving real-world problems, finding the gems hidden in big data.

About the Author

David Carasso, Splunk's Chief Mind, was the third Splunk employee. He has been responsible for innovating and prototyping a class of hard problems at the Splunk core, including developing the search processing language (SPL), dynamic event and source tagging, automatic field extraction, transaction grouping, event aggregation, and timestamping. He holds two patents for his work with Splunk, and lives in Marin County, California, with his wife and three children.

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David Carasso, Splunk's Chief Mind, was the third Splunk employee. He has been responsible for innovating and prototyping a class of hard problems at the Splunk core, including developing the Search Processing Language (SPL), dynamic event and source tagging, automatic field extraction, transaction grouping, event aggregation, and timestamping. He holds two patents for his work with Splunk, and lives in Marin County, California, with his wife and three children.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Bill on July 5, 2013
Format: Paperback
This book is available from the Spunk website for free in many forms, including for Kindle.

I do recommend it as a great resource as well. Just not sure you need to pay for it 😉

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Zwaneveld on December 26, 2012
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I installed Splunk, got started with the tutorial, read the documentation and the help forum...

Still it was this book that helped me to map data without a timestamp and showed me examples of the true power of Splunk.

I feel I am now totally up-to-speed and on my way to become a Splunk expert!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Seth Garvin on September 4, 2012
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I just wanted to say thank you to the Author, David Carasso, for this first book on Splunk! If you are scratching your head when it comes to creating simple searches as a new user or you need something more complicated to analyze all that data that Splunk just indigested, then "Exploring Splunk" is all that you need. The book is full of examples and "recipes" just like the other reviewer stated and it's extremely comprehensive,

I recommend this book to any "Splunkologist".
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael S. Wilde on September 2, 2012
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"Exploring Splunk", the first book about Splunk is spot on. It is for both the beginning user who's just wondering what Splunk is all about to the experienced user who could use just a few more arrows in their quiver.

Author David Carasso does an excellent job of giving us a bit of Splunk history, and helps us understand how Splunk works, he does not force us to read the whole book to get value of out of this publication. One can use this as a tutorial, or a quick reference guide. Exploring Splunk explains a lot about the product, but more importantly provides enough examples in each area so that the commands you're interested in using are easy to follow. Whats really great about Exploring Splunk is nearly half of the book are "recipes" on how to accomplish tasks or "solve word problems" with Splunk.

If you didn't make it to the end, skip to it right now! Appendix E: has a great Quick Reference Guide that you'll use all the time. Well done!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gulmiguel on June 1, 2013
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This is the primary book for learning how to use Splunk. I'm committed to using this book to its fullest extent. It's an awesome guide. Can't wait for the author's next edition - more expanded and perhaps easier detail.
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