In an attempt to improve my technical skills, make myself more marketable and get my hands dirty with a side project, I decided to dive into the world of Splunk. My mentor recommended I get intimate with the platform a little bit ago and now, I’m plunging in head first without a life raft…what could possibly go wrong?
First things first: what the heck is a splunk and why should I care?
I’m glad you asked that! Splunk is, in the most simplistic language possible, software that can help you make sense of your computer logs. Now, I don’t mean that it interprets logs for you. I mean that it will help you organize and search through your logs in a way that doesn’t make you want to jump off of your nearest skyscraper. It makes the most sense to utilize Splunk in an enterprise environment, hence why companies are looking for people with the skillset to use it. It makes less sense to use it in your home environment, but we’re all techies who have devices and software running on our home networks just because. Obviously, on the quest to being more technical and gaining more marketable skills (and genuine interest in software), I’ll be taking time to learn more about Splunk and its usefulness.
I found this article on Splunk and it does a way better job of explaining Splunk than I could, since I am very new to the software. Check it out, and I hope you enjoy this journey through Splunk with me!
PS. If you’ve ever wanted to try out Splunk, send me an email and we can go through it together! You can shoot me an email through my contact page here.