Creating Data Models and Optimizing Pivot in Splunk

Data models and the Pivot tool are Splunk's secret weapon. Understanding how to construct iron-clad models from vast amounts of information technology data is what separates the novices from the pros.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 29, 2019
Duration
1h 54m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 29, 2019
Duration
1h 54m
Description

Become a Splunk knowledge manager, and enable your organization to make data-driven decisions. In this course, Creating Data Models and Optimizing Pivot in Splunk, you will gain the ability to build robust data models that will become the foundation for business and IT decision making, timely and accurate responses to incidents, and predictions about the future of the organization. First, you will learn what it means to be a Splunk knowledge manager. You will learn about the types of knowledge objects in Splunk and how to create and manage them. Next, you will discover the power of Splunk data models through hands-on demonstrations. Finally, you will explore how to build compelling dashboards, reports, and alerts that are built on data models. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of data models and the Pivot tool in Splunk needed to become a Splunk knowledge manager.

About the author
About the author

Adam Frisbee is an educator, researcher, and practitioner of information systems and technology, specializing in cloud and DevOps. He is part of the faculty at a major university and has worked professionally to enable business outcomes through technology.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Adam Frisbee, and welcome to my course Creating Data Models and Optimizing Pivot in Splunk. I'm a cloud and DevOps leader, as well as an instructor at the great University of Utah. I'm also a course author here on Pluralsight. Data models and Pivot are Splunk's secret weapon. They are what make Splunk such a powerful tool. In this course, we are going to take a deep dive into data models and the Pivot tool in Splunk. We will be rolling up our sleeves, putting on our gloves, and digging into the nutrient-rich soil of data models. Some of the major topics that we will cover include Splunk knowledge objects and knowledge managers, designing and building data models, understanding data model datasets and the Pivot tool, and building dashboards, reports, and alerts based on data model datasets. By the end of this course, you will be able to take a set of business requirements, identify data that would meet those requirements, build data models and datasets from that data, and design compelling dashboards, reports, and alerts for data consumers. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with basic Splunk concepts including the fundamentals of Search Processing Language, or SPL. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn Splunk's most powerful secret weapon with the Creating Data Models and Optimizing Pivot in Splunk course at Pluralsight.