Machine data – one of the most valuable aspects of big data – is generated by disparate sources in unstructured formats, making it difficult to fit into pre-defined schemas. The issue is more complicated for government agencies who are expected to deal with the same technological challenges as large-scale enterprise organizations, while operating with shrinking resources and budgets. They lack the necessary visibility across infrastructures, cloud components and connected devices. They’re also tasked with providing better services to citizens, while protecting each citizen’s data.
Public sector agencies can leverage the Splunk platform to protect, serve and grow an organization and its services, while maintaining the accountability, transparency and compliance requirements demanded of their organizations. The Splunk platform unlocks the value of machine data to provide Operational Intelligence—a new understanding of data that can help the agency drive fast, confident decisions through powerful, real-time insights.
The Splunk platform, a proven, extensible, and massively scalable data analytics platform helps government agencies achieve mission success by delivering Operational Intelligence with three key pillars:
- Protect – Reduce the attack vectors and impact of cyberthreats
- Serve – Improve citizen experience through operational excellence
- Grow – Ensure agility and scale for consistent, satisfying service delivery
This GovLoop guide, in collaboration with Splunk, will explore the challenges facing the public sector and how big data can help solve some of these problems. It will also explain how Splunk can support all public sector agency missions from cybersecurity to compliance and more by leveraging machine data.