Graphmasters use Splunk data to help German drivers find the best route through traffic

London, UK. January 6, 2016 Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of a software platform for real-time operational intelligence, has announced that Graphmasters, the company behind the Nunav navigation app, is using Splunk® Enterprise to drive value from the Internet of Things (IoT).

Graphmasters relies on Splunk Enterprise to correlate data from traffic feeds to help German drivers find the fastest and most accurate route through traffic, reports Jeremy Cowan. Graphmasters also prevents downtime with Splunk Enterprise and measures key performance indicators such as the accuracy of predicted arrival times.

Iulian Nitescu of Graphmasters: By analysing data from road traffic feeds, we have created traffic profiles in Splunk Enterprise for a real-time view of road congestion
Iulian Nitescu of Graphmasters: By analysing data from road traffic feeds, we have created traffic profiles in Splunk Enterprise for a real-time view of road congestion

“The success of the Nunav app relies on our ability to analyse large volumes of machine data from diverse sources, including the Internet of Things, in real time,” said Iulian Nitescu, chief technical officer and founder, Graphmasters. “By analysing data from road traffic feeds, we have created traffic profiles in Splunk Enterprise for a real-time view of road congestion. This allows us to recommend the fastest route to our customers every time. By correlating traffic data with the app’s route recommendations, we can also rapidly detect and rectify any discrepancy between the route and current traffic conditions.”

There are peak times for road travel, which means Graphmasters needs to scale to meet higher demand for the app during those times. For example, more people are likely on the road before bank holidays or on Friday afternoons. The company has set up alerts so the technical team knows immediately if traffic reaches a certain threshold and they can scale the server and ensure downtime is avoided.


Splunk dashboards

Graphmasters also uses Splunk dashboards to measure a number of key performance indicators (KPIs), including query times, accuracy of the predicted arrival times and how long it takes the system to adapt to a traffic event that could slow things down. By monitoring these areas, Graphmasters guarantees that it is performing well in all KPIs.

Steve Sommer, chief marketing officer, Splunk
Steve Sommer, chief marketing officer, Splunk

“Graphmasters’ Nunav app is a great example of the exciting products and services our customers can build by harnessing real-time insights from their machine data,” said Steve Sommer, chief marketing officer, Splunk. “We are pleased that Splunk Enterprise enables Graphmasters to help assure accuracy and uptime – ultimately enabling Nunav users to avoid traffic and get to their destinations quicker.”

Graphmasters is the company behind Nunav, the navigation app that aims to optimise your route every 15 seconds and to give you the most accurate arrival time. Using its Distributed Swarm Intelligence System the app saves users time on each commute. Graphmasters is based in Hannover, Germany and Lausanne, Switzerland.

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) is a platform that powers operational intelligence. More than 10,000 customers in over 100 countries now use Splunk software and cloud services to make business, government and education more efficient, secure and profitable.

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