Syncsort Fast-Tracks Mining of SMF Data for Pipeline to Splunk Enterprise Ironstream Now Filters Mainframe Big Data – Business Intelligence Info

Anumberoflargecompanies,likeMedicalMutualofOhio,areusingSyncsortIronstream?

togaineasyaccesstovitalmainframelogdata,makingitavailableinrealtimetotheSplunk?

Enterpriseplatformforadvancedanalytics。

AsmorecustomersputIronstreamintoproduction,andwiththelargevolumeoflogdataavailableonthemainframe,SyncsortidentifiedtherequirementtoprovidethecapabilitytolimitwhatdataissenttoSplunk。

Tomeetthisneed,SyncsorthasjustdeliveredanewreleaseofIronstreamwithnewcapabilitiesthatallowsorganizationstoforwardspecificmainframemetrics,ratherthanthethousandsthatexistwithinSMFrecords,intoSplunkEnterpriseforvaluableinsights。

Withthisrelease,SyncsortisintroducingSMFFilteringwhichallowsorganizationstocontrolhowmuchofthelargequantitiesofSMFdatageneratedonz/OSsystemsaresenttoSplunkforanalysis?

SMFFilteringallowscustomerstodefinecriteriasoIronstreamcanautomaticallyaccessonlythefieldswithinindividualSMFrecordsthattheyneedforanalysisinSplunk—eliminatingunneededdataandkeepingthetargetedvolumeswithinestablishedlimits。

MedicalMutualusesIronstreamtomakemainframesecuritydataavailableinrealtimetotheSplunk?

EnterpriseplatformtohelpprotectcustomerinformationstoredinDB2fromunauthorizedaccess。

“Manyofourcustomers,includingleadingfinancialandinsurancecompaniesareseeingSMFdatavolumesdramaticallyincreaseasmoretransactionsonthemainframearedrivenbyincreasedprocessingpoweranddatafromnewsourceslikemobileapplicationsandtheInternetofThings(IoT)。

Theyhaveaskedusforawaytoselectonlythedatathatwillcontributetovaluablebusinessinsights,”saidDavidHodgson,GeneralManagerofSyncsort’sMainframebusiness?

“OurnewSMFFilteringinIronstreammeetsthischallengebymakingiteasytorefinethedatathatgoesintothedatapipelinetoSplunkEnterpriseforanalysis。



Inaddition,customerswhowanttoinvestigatez/OSsecurityissues,canuseanewIronstreamapplicationthatprovidesaviewintoz/OSsecuritydataandevents。

IronstreamalsoleveragesSplunk’sadvancedanalyticsandvisualizationforanenterprise-wideintegratedview,providingdeeperinsightsintosecurityissues。

CustomerscanuseIronstreamtomakethez/OSsecuritydatasourcesavailabletotheSplunkEnterpriseSecurityapplicationwhereitcanbecorrelatedwithvaluablesecurityinformationfromotherplatforms。

Mainframemonitoringtoolspresentmajorchallengesanddifficultiesforsecurityengineersandadministratorswhoneedtonavigatebackandforthbetweensystemstotroubleshootproblems,butIronstreammakesiteasytocollect,transform,andsecurelyforwardmainframesecuritydataintoSplunkEnterprise,whereuserscaneasilysearch,analyzeandvisualizethedatatogainvaluableend-to-endinsightsacrossMainframeandotherplatformsinasingleUIandadvancedanalyticsengine。

ConsistentwithitsBigIrontoBigDatastrategy,Syncsort’sroadmapforIronstreamincludesaconsistentdeliveryofenhancementstohandleemergingusecases,continuingtoworktomaketherightdatafromevolvingdatasourcesreadilyavailableinreal-timetoSplunkEnterpriseforvaluablebusinessinsights。

Priortothenewcapabilities,inMarch,SyncsortdeliverednewwaystopushadditionalmainframedatasourcestoSplunksolutionsformorecomprehensiveapplicationanalysis。

HighlightsincludedaddingIBMzSystemslogdatafromWebSphere?

applicationlogs,weblogs,andapplicationrecords?

Inaddition,SyncsortprovidedtheabilitytoaddlogdatafromcustommainframeapplicationsandresourceandperformancedatafromtheResourceManagementFacilityIII(RMFIII)。

SyncsortallowsorganizationstouseitsfreeStarterEditionformovingz/OSSyslogdataintoSplunkEnterprise。

Unlikeatypicaltechnologytrial,SyncsortallowsorganizationstousetheStarterEditiontomovethedatawithoutatimelimitandruntheapplicationsinproductionatnocharge。

StaytunedforablogonMondayfromourMainframeGeneralManagerandindustryexpert,DavidHodgsonwithmoreinsightintohowIronstreamworks!

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