If you know Splunk, you know it’s a web search-style interface from which you can search and analyse machine-generated data. You may also know that querying on it isn’t exactly like googling something, it is actually hard for business users… till now.
Unlocking the power of Machine data
Machine data is generated by IT infrastructures like applications, logs, social data, website clickstreams, sensors and more. As you can imagine it produces huge amounts of data.
Splunk transforms all that data into something usable for companies.
It works like a flexible data layer by gathering and correlating machine generated data in a repository from which you can create reports.
To generate those reports and visualisations you enter queries in a search box. The set back is that you don’t quite use plain language, you have to learn Splunk lingo and that means going through quite some tutorials and manuals.
A powerful ad-on to a powerful tool
With Natural Language, instead of learning “Splunkish” you just enter queries using everyday language like you do with Google. Wizdee is taking natural language to Business analytics and now it has arrived to Splunk.
When you login to Splunk and chose the Wizdee app, the search bar gain some extra powers. You will be able to enter queries like “Average cost by project” or “Logs of Canada by week” and get instant answers.
How? Well, Wizdee automatically translates a Natural Language query to Splunk lingo and even shows you the translation so you can verify if it is correct.
In sub-seconds, it also calculates and presents you the results in the form of a table.
Beyond IT teams
So what does this mean?
First you no longer have to go through search manuals and tutorials to be able to analyse data. You also don’t need IT-skills, data is directly available for any user regardless of how technically-trained she/he is.
Also, instead of being stuck with standard dashboards or reports, users can freely explore Splunk real-time data.
Are you already imagining the powerful discoveries you can do?