Splunk Performance Tuning

Splunk performance tuning slowing your organization’s data center down? Switch to Apeiron’s NVMe solution and experience 20M IOPS in 2U.

Certified Splunk engineers report that 80% of their time is spent on performance tuning due to storage hardware performance inadequacies. Isn’t it time your organization tuned up its data center with 90x performance from Apeiron NVMe?

Let’s face it, your organization needs to access data as fast as possible without sacrificing performance or budget. In current IT environments data analytic tools collect a massive amount of data that require processing in real-time. This requires a shift in focus from tuning Splunk performance through software tweaks to utilizing the fastest big data infrastructure available to ingest, index, and query increasingly large storage burdens. Bottom line, you can only Splunk as fast as your storage will let you.

When it comes to Splunk, or any other storage aware applications for that matter, utilizing technology with any IO blocking legacy storage protocols, or controllers is an absolute waste of time.

Splunk performance tuning can devour your Splunk engineer’s time faster than almost any other task. In fact, at Apeiron we hear this as a consistent theme. You’ve probably narrowed your search parameters, number of events retrieved, and checked to see if you have 20% of your disk space open to no avail. The best way to tune for Splunk performance is to upgrade your data center architecture to Apeiron flash storage. Our ADS1000 Splunk appliance has been tested to be up to 90x faster than typical architecture and will solve problems inherent with your current storage solution.

Stop wasting man-hours trying to fix problems inherent to old school storage solution i.e. not enough IOP’s, high latency, and slow ingest times. Give Apeiron a call today and learn how our near-zero latency NVMe storage will be the best Splunk tuning for your data center.

If you want more answers, call Apeiron today and unshackle yourself from legacy storage bottlenecks and see just how much more you can have when your Splunk ingest, indexing and queries run in a headless state. Call 1-855-712-8818 today!

Splunk> and Apeiron’s CaptiveSAN Splunk Appliance

When it comes to Splunk performance and tuning as well as dealing with unforeseen challenges and issues that arise throughout the course of a Splunk deployment, inevitably there is one factor that is almost always at the root of everything, too much latency. In fact statistics show that over 80% of any Splunk Engineer’s time is spent dealing with issues and performance tuning in an attempt to deliver on the promise of Splunk enabled big data analytics. 80%, really? In any other discipline this would be untenable at best, and it should be when it comes to Splunk. There is one reason that so many engineers and managers are trying to figure out why they can’t actually ingest and analyze the amount of data needed to make key business decisions, latency in hardware networking stack as well as in the storage protocol and enablement stack. One can talk about IOPS, one can talk about bandwidth and throughput, but without a perspective on your true latency as it exists in your deployment, there is no perspective on the other benchmarks, it’s all about latency, and too much of it. That’s where Apeiron comes in.

Apeiron’s CaptiveSAN is the world’s fastest, near-zero latency, native NVMe SAN (Storage area network), purpose built for storage aware and HPC (High Performance Computing) applications

Apeiron’s patented technology removes the legacy storage complex, and along with it, all of the application starving latency inherent within. The novel CaptiveSAN network, based on a lightweight hardened layer two ethernet (hardware only) driver with transport delivered across the most cost effective 40\100 GB\Sec ethernet infrastructure, utilizes a minuscule 4B encapsulation in the process of moving data packets intact, completely addressing current latency, capacity, bandwidth, and performance constraints.

Storage in a headless state with CaptiveSAN, allows for the unfettered transfer of data in it’s native NVMe format without the payload present in current technology, exponentially reducing latency, while linearly scaling performance in what is already the world’s fastest and most scalable storage network. 20 + Million IOPS, 96GB\Sec bandwidth and 720TB per 2U chassis, with an unheard of 1.5-3.0 µS of added latency. Apeiron’s CaptiveSAN is so fast and with so little latency, that as a SAN, it actually appears to the application and server as captive DAS storage, the only of it’s kind. CaptiveSAN blends the best of SAN, Scale-out, and Hyper-Converged technologies with up to an 80% reduction in footprint and cost. Unthinkable, but true. Unlock those IOPS and gain access to every last drop of your bandwidth by removing the latency bottleneck. Apeiron’s near-zero latency CaptiveSAN solution is the missing piece to your splunk issues and challenges.

CaptiveSAN can help you mitigate and remove completely your Splunk challenges and performance issues. Flat out, nobody can touch the Aperion Splunk Appliance performance benchmarks in both optimal and real world application showdowns.

Bottomline, we have removed the IO bottleneck entirely and have created an environment whereby now, the application and the CPU are the bottleneck, get every last drop of performance, if you want more, that’s Intel’s problem to solve!

The CaptiveSAN Splunk Appliance Advantages

  • Up to 90X performance on search queries and 15.6X on ingest rates with up to a 75% reduction in hardware, power, cooling, and management costs.
  • In independent testing by ESG, a single CaptiveSAN Splunk Appliance averaged over 1.25TB* of ingest per day while running a high rate of Splunk ES queries (most platforms ingest 80GB-300GB per server under this scenario, with queries halted it soared to 2.5TB* per day. READ MORE >>
  • Additional testing yielded an unheard 3.17TB of ingest per day sustained with queries halted, further testing is underway to see just exactly where, if any, limits exist.
  • Gain access to years worth of data instead of just days.
  • The CaptiveSAN Splunk Appliance also reduces footprint by up to 75% with the removal of all networking infrastructure.

*Industry averages for Splunk> indexers is 100GB-300GB per indexer per day, and 70-80GB per indexer per day with standard Splunk> ES queries running concurrently.

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