Splunk looks to users to make and share machine learning apps

Splunk is aiming to fill its Splunkbase app store with machine learning tools and algorithms developed by users after launching Splunk Enterprise 6.5, which incorporates base machine learning technology from its acquisitions of Caspida and Metafor. While the updated version of Splunk Enterprise and IT Service Intelligence (ITSI) will offer a number of basic machine learning capabilities, the company is expecting its users to develop many more – and to share their developments among other users – using the Machine Learning Toolkit incorporated with its latest software. “We can be operated against with many different machine learning formats,” Splunk CEO Doug Merritt told Computing. “To make it easier for our customers, we are including a machine learning toolkit, a framework with Splunk Enterprise 6.5 that allows customers to program algorithms…


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