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Welcome to The Big Data Beard podcast, where we explore the trends, technology, and talented people making Big Data a big deal.

    The Splunk Trust & Splunk Community with Ryan Plas - #VR2C

    The Splunk Trust & Splunk Community with Ryan Plas - #VR2C

    It’s here!! Day 10 of 10 of our Virtual Race to .conf20 #VR2C! Today we chat about the Splunk Trust with Ryan Plas, Splunk Trust MVP. Ryan shares what it takes to earn one of the mythical Fez’s, and how to become a member of the Splunk Trust. He also shares some of his favorite tools and ways to engage with other Splunk users & partners. Love the Splunk community? Give this episode a listen.
    Full shownotes here (https://bigdatabeard.com/s8e10/)

    • 22 min
    Splunk at Intel with Jac Noel & Merritte Stidston - #VR2C

    Splunk at Intel with Jac Noel & Merritte Stidston - #VR2C

    We are on day 9 of 10 of the Virtual Race to .conf20, #VR2C! We sat down with Jac Noel – Security Solutions Architect in Intel IT Information Security, & Merritte Stidston – Technical Solution Specialist in Intel’s data platforms sales group. We hear how Intel is using Splunk internally, as well as their partnership with architectures based on the latest Intel technology. Jax and Merritte share how Intel is catching the bad guys with Splunk and how Intel is working with Splunk to optimize Splunk for their customers. We also learn what key metrics customers are looking for with Splunk performance.
    Full shownotes here (https://bigdatabeard.com/s8e9/)

    • 28 min
    Splunk Observability & OpenTelemetry with Karthik Rau - #VR2C

    Splunk Observability & OpenTelemetry with Karthik Rau - #VR2C

    We are on day 8 of or Virtual Race to .conf20 #VR2C. Today we hear about Karthik Rau, VP of Observability at Splunk. First we get a quick overview of what is observability and how Splunk is contributing to OpenTelemetry. Karhik also shares some of the standards needed for building a strong practice. To finish, we hear about how Splunk earned it’s spot in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for APM through it’s acquisition of SignalFX, Omnition and contributions to OpenTelemetry.
     
    Full shownotes here (https://bigdatabeard.com/s8e8/)

    • 25 min
    Ethical Hacking and Splunk Security with Red River's Brian Clarke - #VR2C

    Ethical Hacking and Splunk Security with Red River's Brian Clarke - #VR2C

    It’s day 7 of our Virtual Race to .conf20! #VR2C Today we chat with Brian Clarke – Security SME, Design Engineering for Red River Technology. Brian shares his history of ethical hacking, and tells us of some of the security challenges organizations are facing today. We also learn how Red River uses Splunk to help solve IOT and security problems for a number of their customers in the federal space. Brian also shares what he’s excited for at .conf20 and what to be on the lookout for!
    Full shownotes here (https://bigdatabeard.com/s8e7/)

    • 29 min
    The Arrow Autonomous Race Car with Joshua Parrish - #VR2C

    The Arrow Autonomous Race Car with Joshua Parrish - #VR2C

    We are at Daytona for day 6 of our Virtual Race to .conf20, #VR2C! Today we meet Joshua Parrish who is a Principal Field Applications Engineer for Arrow Electronics. Joshua shares around one of the coolest projects ever, the SAM (semi-autonomous mobility) car. We learn about the history of the project, and how it’s given drivers the ability to race again. Joshua also shares about the technical process of undertaking a project like this, and some of the design principles required for safe operation.
     
    Full shownotes here (https://bigdatabeard.com/s8e6/)

    • 29 min
    Splunk at Dell with Jaynene Hapanowicz & Will Hudson - #VR2C

    Splunk at Dell with Jaynene Hapanowicz & Will Hudson - #VR2C

    Welcome to day five of our Virtual Race to .conf20 #VR2C! Our guests today are Jaynene Hapanowicz – CTO of Dell Digital, & Will Hudson – VP, IT for Dell Digital. We hear a bit around how Dell quickly implemented their work from home policy this year during the pandemic. Jaynene and Will also share a bit around Spunk and Observability are impacting them as they transition from a reactive to proactive IT environment.
     
    Full shownotes here (https://bigdatabeard.com/s8e5/)

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

medunmeyer ,

Great Podcast

Thanks for creating this podcast I have gone back and listen to all the episodes and I have learnt something from each one.

bretthunter ,

Brett!

Brett is my favorite his voice is so therapeutic! What a informative podcast! I bet his beard is the best of them!

baebnks ,

Variety of use cases and technology

I love the variety of this podcast. Not only is a female on the team but the topics that they cover. They are not afraid to admit they may not understand something the guest has said. They also have great stories about using data to change an environment. Great for all types of data lovers

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