Hunk to Assist Yahoo to Unlock the Power of Big Data

By CIOReview | Friday, February 27, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Software solution provider Splunk announces that Yahoo has chosen to implement their analytics platform Hunk.

Hunk is the big data analytics platform with an intuitive dashboard, special capacity for analysis, visualization and exploring the options regarding data in Hadoop and NoSQL data stores and delivers desired results. Yahoo employees can leverage the power of Hunk for generating valuable insights from Splunk Hadoop environment which contains more than 600 petabytes of data.

Hunk is developed in a self-service fashion and will help Yahoo track system metrics from all of its clusters by region, visually browse complex tables, gain historical resource insights, improve data job Service Level Agreements (SLAs), cut down development cycles, and search and troubleshoot IT issues in the grid system in real time.

“Hunk gives Yahoo deep visibility into our massive Hadoop data stores to help us continuously optimize operational performance. Insights we gain from Hunk help us save millions of dollars per year in hardware provisioning. Splunk Enterprise helps us to maximize revenue by giving product and business teams better insight into our customers, the user experience and any looming issues,” says Ian Flint, monitoring architect, Yahoo.

Hunk—a full-featured, integrated analytics platform allows employees to push beyond the traditional method of data analysis, detects patterns and finds anomalies across petabytes of raw data in Hadoop and NoSQL data stores. It helps in the overall tracking and improvement of the performance and stability of its grid system.

Infotech Lead reports –“Yahoo is currently using Hunk in its grid operations group as well as several other product teams. Hunk has helped Yahoo in visually browse complex tables, improve data job service level agreements, and cut down development cycles in the grid system in real time.”

Users analyze and visualize real-time as well as historical data to learn about customer preferences, user experience, click rates, performance, IT workflow issues, advertising and marketing campaign popularity, product feature usage and more. Yahoo’s expansion to an enterprise adoption license for Splunk Enterprise will empower more business and product teams to gain even more insights from Yahoo’s massive amounts of business and operational data.

Hunk also allows developers to build big data applications on top of data in Hadoop. It supports a standards-based web framework, documented REST API and software development kits for C#, Java, JavaScript, Python, PHP and Ruby.