Is Splunk a company in transition with Hunk release?

Big data cruncher Splunk has today announced the general availability of its Hunk analytics product, which is a full-featured integrated analytics platform for Hadoop.

Just a few weeks after the announcement of Splunk Enterprise 6, the availability of Hunk gives the company’s ecosystem a more rounded offering, with the platform built on patent pending virtual index technology.

Like Splunk 6, Hunk allows all departments of the...

By James Bourne, 29 October 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Development, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile Analytics.

The reality of mobile data: Unreliable...even where you might least expect it

Here at 5app we have been conducting some tests to determine the real-life data connectivity that the public can expect from mobile data networks. The results surprised us:

  • Even on major motorways there are sections with no data connection;
  • You can still fail to make a connection even in central London due to congestion;
  • You may get several different IP addresses over a period of time;
  • Requests that do work can take over a minute to respond;
  • Data doesn’t always get through.


We used a mobile phone to run a web page that uses GPS to detect your current location. Every 10 seconds...

By 5APP, 28 October 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Development, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

ICO reasserts BYOD guidelines after Royal Veterinary College data breach

Remember the report from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) back in March detailing how workers often had a “laissez-faire” attitude to personal device policies?

Well, now the office is saying ‘I told you so’, following an investigation into a data breach at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) which ended up breaking the Data Protection Act.

The investigation (

By James Bourne, 18 October 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Splunk unveils Enterprise 6, unlocks data analytics for whole business

Big data darling Splunk has released the latest iteration of its enterprise platform, which gives all facets of the workforce the chance to access key data and operational intelligence.

The move takes a step towards business commoditisation, bridging the gap between IT and the rest of the organisation.

“We understand that the most successful organisations in the world give equal access to the data, regardless of skill level, to drive smart decisions that have true business impact,” said Splunk CEO...

By James Bourne, 02 October 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, CIO, Development, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile Analytics.

Huddle survey advocates data protection, not device

It’s increasingly becoming a post-PC landscape – and the latest industry report has fired out a warning shot for CIOs who are tempted to take their foot off the gas in keeping employee devices secure.

Nearly three quarters (73%) of the 2000 respondents to a US survey by cloud collaboration provider Huddle admitted that they had downloaded personal apps onto their corporate-owned devices, with 62% ‘fessing up to smartphone downloads and 45% doing likewise on enterprise-issued...

By James Bourne, 03 September 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, BYOD, CIO, Cloud , Enterprise Mobility.

Roambi advances its mobile BI portfolio

Fredrik Tunvall, Analyst, Information Management

Roambi recently made some major announcements about its mobile business intelligence (BI) portfolio. The company added a cloud-based version of its product and announced a new North American partner program. The company has already seen a lot of success as one of the early innovators in the mobile BI space, and its intuitive solution offers some strong opportunities, especially in the business-to-consumer (B2C) market. However, the company plays in an increasingly...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 30 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Big Data, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Mobile.

Once more unto the data security breach

By Adrian Thirkill, UK MD, Easynet Global Services

Too many businesses are sharing a masochistic approach to corporate data security.

A security breach occurs which completely bypasses any incident management plan, and companies kick themselves. The worse the impact of the breach, the harder the kick.

CTOs may well have put a framework in place, but invariably it isn’t shared with staff and was put together in the days before we began producing 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day. The landscape...

By Easynet G.S., 04 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, BYOD, CIO, Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, Security.

ALM vendors scramble to add support for Git

Distributed version control tools offer improved performance and better support for branching and merging changes over centralized tools. Git, an open source distributed version control tool, has overtaken other tools, and is now the most popular distributed version control system, with a strong community of users and contributors. This has led to a scramble among ALM tools vendors to add support for Git. Here we look at the support for Git offered by several ALM vendors: Microsoft, Atlassian, CollabNet, HP, and...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 28 June 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Development, Microsoft.

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 raises Big and Fast Data stakes

Although Microsoft’s announcement of SQL Server 2014 carried few surprises, the upcoming release reaffirms the company’s decision to make the platform more scalable, extensible, and secure. Highlights included incorporation of previously announced technologies such as the Hekaton in-memory OLTP engine and the columnar indexes of the Parallel Data Warehouse Appliance, which are now available in the core platform. It is also boosting “always-on” integration and harmonization of tooling with the...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 25 June 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Enterprise Mobility, Microsoft.

HANA develops into the platform for SAP’s future

Jens Butler, Principal Analyst, IT ServicesAt its recent annual Sapphire event in Orlando, SAP provided an update on its overarching strategy, which unsurprisingly still had HANA at the fore. Nevertheless, the message around HANA is evolving from a database view to one of a platform where applications can be quickly built, deployed, and run to drive value for businesses. We saw further messaging around SAP’s cloud and mobility offerings, but less prominent were updates on its core ERP offerings and Ariba, which it acquired last...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 13 June 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.