Splunk has announced the new version of its technology to enable real-time search, analysis and monitoring for live streaming data.

The company said that Splunk 4.1 will allow detection, analysis and monitoring of streaming IT data from the same interface. This will deliver immediate visibility to operational, application, security and compliance issues, meaning users can see incidents and attacks as they occur, monitor application service level agreements (SLAs) in real-time, correlate and analyse events on streaming data and track live transactions and online activity.

Other features of version 4.1 include single sign-on (SSO) to integrate with enterprise single sign-on solutions for transparent authentication of third-party credentials and simplified credential management, and event-level workflows from data in search results and automated required next steps, such as opening a trouble ticket, blocking an IP address or looking up a product ID in an external database.

Erik Swan, co-founder and chief technology officer at Splunk, said: “Traditional technologies direct users down two separate paths: either data warehouses for big data historical analysis or tools specifically for real-time monitoring, resulting in serious tradeoffs due to separate systems with fundamentally different technology architectures.

“Splunk 4.1 is unique in that it combines in one solution with one user interface the ability to search, monitor and analyse all streaming data sources with Splunk's proven strengths searching unlimited amounts of historical IT data.”