If you haven’t heard yet, Amazon has a new type of offering called Alexa for Business. Damien Dallimore has been gracious enough to update his documentation for the Alexa App to discuss how Splunk can integrate with this offering. That’s extremely exciting for a lot of reasons. Primarily, it brings IoT into a practical scenario. Some of the biggest backlash IoT receives is around how practical or impractical it may be. With Alexa being integrated into businesses, it not only will make doing business easier, but it will also highlight an extremely great use case for IoT.
Now that I’ve plugged that recent announcement, I’m here to tell you that is not the integration that was done here – though it’s probably extremely similar. The integration performed as part of this blog was with the “Talk to Splunk with Amazon Alexa” App.
I’ll skip the details of setting up the Talk to Splunk with Amazon Alexa app, but I will provide the documentation for it here. In all honesty, it was extremely easy to follow. This app was implemented by one of my former students, Tyler Lauretti. Tyler is just starting out with using Splunk, but the instructions were so clear that he has been able to fly through setting it up with only a couple minor questions for me. Kudos to Tyler! I also have to give a shout out to the leader of the Hartford CT Splunk User Group, Ant Lefebvre, for an awesome presentation on Alexa at the November User Group meeting.
So that is the latest news on Splunk, IoT, and Coffee. Hopefully through caffeine, everyone can learn something about Machine Learning and IoT. As always, if you have any questions, comments, concerns please feel free to reach out!