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What do leaders need to know to keep their edge in the new year? Splunk experts look at a future shaped by data:
- Edge computing: There will be a lot of talk in 2022, but it’s not just hype.
- Cloud: A sudden, uneven rush into the cloud creates new challenges for customer experience.
- Also: New talent strategies, serverless and an explosion of M&A.
Be ready to lead into the new year: Read Splunk’s Executive and Emerging Technology Predictions 2022.

APIs are no longer simply business differentiators — they’re the drivers of today’s infrastructure and applications, and rely on dependable and secure data to function properly. Synthetic monitoring can help ensure API functionality and performance. Read this ebook to learn about the basic functions of APIs, as well as:
- How synthetic monitoring helps you enforce SLAs
- What to test with your API monitoring
- How to handle different forms of API authentication

Download your copy of How to Optimize Digital Experience with Service-Level Objectives by Jason Bloomberg, president and principal analyst at Intellyx, to learn about:
- The importance of DX and the strategic role of DEM
- The practitioner’s view of SLOs
- Managing errors budgets to optimize performance with Splunk DEM
- Bringing DEM to system reliability engineering

Observability leaders are also more successful at launching innovative products/services, having developed 60% more new products in the last 12 months. Read The State of Observability 2021 to understand a fundamental element of success in a complex, multicloud world.

Kubernetes has become the cloud-native standard. However, it is a complex technology, and companies are still struggling to use it properly and effectively. Adding engineers is one way to solve the problem but doesn’t always address performance problems. When IT doesn’t have visibility into Kubernetes performance, optimal performance and cost containment are hard to achieve. Automation is key to optimizing performance.

Expensive or inefficient queries can seriously hamper your system’s overall performance, causing missed SLAs, slow database resources, and negative impacts on other users. Download this recent eBook to learn how you can improve your big data query performance while keeping costs in line.

Spark has provided enterprises with massive gains when it comes to leveraging and processing big data. However, that’s not to say it doesn’t come with its challenges. Download this eBook to discover how you can:

Need insight into how other enterprises are running their big data workloads in the cloud? After polling 750 respondents from various industries, we’re uncovering the results. Download this report now to see how enterprises are thinking about their big data applications in the cloud, whether they are staying within budget, and what their strategies are for optimizing operations.

As your org progresses through its DevOps journey, what are the best practices that successful teams use that you should follow? Puppet and Splunk surveyed more than 3,000 participants and the findings reveal a set of core DevOps practices that are critical for success. Discover what separates successful DevOps teams from those that fail, and learn the next steps to take on your DevOps journey. Download this guide to learn:
- Key practices required to be a mature DevOps organization
- Why collaboration is paramount to a team’s success
- The importance of real-time monitoring and observability, and key metrics to track

Customer experience — often the frontend of a mobile, web or business application — is one of the most important metrics for success. It relies on layers of interconnected technologies that work together to deliver information, transactions and interactions to an end user. And users are hungry for more. Our apps and services are expected to work quickly and seamlessly on any number of devices, from different kinds of networks and in different locations around the globe. Monitoring the infrastructure that supports those experiences — layers of interconnected technologies that become more complex every year — is key to any organization’s success. Download this eBook to learn:
- How complex IT infrastructures create opportunities for failure
- The benefits of observability in IT operations
- How an infrastructure monitoring practice benefits other teams

To make your cloud migration journey successful in government, register for your complimentary copy of the e-book Get Your Cloud & Hybrid Migration Strategy Right in Government. You’ll learn:
- How to make the transition to the cloud as seamless as possible
- Why you need full visibility into your infrastructure before, during and after migration
- How IT, security and operations teams can maximize the ROI from moving to the cloud

Do you rely on big data and the cloud? Then effective scalability in cloud computing is crucial to your organization's success. As scaling has moved beyond human capability in today's fast-paced environment, it's important to learn how to continue meeting today's requirements and get the most value from your data. Download this white paper to understand and unlock the power of cloud computing scalability today.

Don’t miss out on possible business insights for lack of the right tools. Download a complimentary copy of AI and Machine Learning in Your Organization to learn about:
- The critical role AI and machine learning play in finding answers
- How data is the fuel for your machine learning and AI-powered initiatives
- The ways in which AI and machine learning are being applied today to bolster IT operations and security

As customers increasingly rely on web services, speed and dependability are crucial for their online experience — and your bottom line. With digital experience monitoring (DEM), your organization can achieve greater observability, keep up with an optimal customer-centric digital strategy and respond to problems more effectively. But it’s important to understand which monitoring solution best fits your business needs. Read this white paper to learn how DEM can improve your web performance, including:
- Why DEM is critical for a great customer experience
- The benefits of front-end application monitoring solutions
- How to choose the right solution for your organization

APIs are no longer simply business differentiators — they’re the drivers of today’s infrastructure and applications, and rely on dependable and secure data to function properly. That’s why it’s so important for organizations to be able to understand and monitor their API performance. Read this e-book to learn about the basic functions of APIs, as well as:
- How API monitoring helps you uphold your SLAs
- What to test with your API monitoring
- How to handle different forms of API authentication

Download your copy of Six Cloud Strategy Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them and learn how you can develop a strong data strategy and platform to:
- Eliminate runaway costs
- Retain stability while accelerating innovation
- Ensure security in the cloud
- Better integrate new tools
- And get the most of your data

Read this ebook and discover how you can leverage the right data platform to ensure a data-first strategy that helps you:
- Automate responses at machine speeds in near real time
- Unlock full-fidelity tracings
- Maintain a strong security posture in the cloud
- Gain AI-driven troubleshooting and infinite cardinality

Read this ebook and learn about how modernizing your APM solution can help you on your cloud-native journey, as well as:
- Why traditional APMs can’t get the job done
- The benefits of full-fidelity tracing
- How microservices introduce complexity — and agility

COVID-19 shifted the already rapid pace of digital transformation into a higher gear we didn’t even know existed. We’ve fully arrived in the Data Age, defined by interconnected data and digital technologies. Looking at 2021, Splunk experts prognosticate:
- Leading through crisis: What will separate inspirational success from failures of leadership?
- Strategic shifts: What one priority will guide leading organizations through existential crises?
- Digital transformation: Yes, technology. But how will your approach to talent define DX success?
Get these answers, and an overview of Splunk's Emerging Technology, Data Security and IT Operations reports, in this executive report.

Read this e-book to learn:
- What benefits come with hosting workloads in various public cloud infrastructures
- Key challenges multicloud environments have on IT and security teams
- What sorts of tools can best tackle multicloud monitoring