Machine data can be used to provide decision support for relevant decision tasks in organizations. Machine refers to a computing machine and its associated operating system and application software. So machine data is all of the data generated by a computing machine while it operates. Companies like Splice Machine and Splunk are innovating and developing tools and methods to capture, organize and analyze machine data. Examples of machine data include: application logs, clickstream data, sensor data and Web access logs. Machine data is helping to create the "big data" phenomenon for decision support and analytics.
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Posted January 20, 2013 8:25 AM
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