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Splunk Operational Intelligence Cookbook - Second Edition

By : Jose E. Hernandez, Josh Diakun, Derek Mock, Paul R. Johnson
Book Image

Splunk Operational Intelligence Cookbook - Second Edition

By: Jose E. Hernandez, Josh Diakun, Derek Mock, Paul R. Johnson

Overview of this book

Splunk makes it easy for you to take control of your data, and with Splunk Operational Cookbook, you can be confident that you are taking advantage of the Big Data revolution and driving your business with the cutting edge of operational intelligence and business analytics. With more than 70 recipes that demonstrate all of Splunk’s features, not only will you find quick solutions to common problems, but you’ll also learn a wide range of strategies and uncover new ideas that will make you rethink what operational intelligence means to you and your organization. You’ll discover recipes on data processing, searching and reporting, dashboards, and visualizations to make data shareable, communicable, and most importantly meaningful. You’ll also find step-by-step demonstrations that walk you through building an operational intelligence application containing vital features essential to understanding data and to help you successfully integrate a data-driven way of thinking in your organization. Throughout the book, you’ll dive deeper into Splunk, explore data models and pivots to extend your intelligence capabilities, and perform advanced searching to explore your data in even more sophisticated ways. Splunk is changing the business landscape, so make sure you’re taking advantage of it.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Splunk Operational Intelligence Cookbook Second Edition
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Chapter 10. Above and Beyond – Customization, Web Framework, REST API, HTTP Event Collector, and SDKs

In this chapter, we will learn how to customize a Splunk application and use advanced features of Splunk, Splunk SDKs, and APIs to work with the data within Splunk. We will learn about:

  • Customizing the application navigation

  • Adding a force-directed graph of web hits

  • Adding a calendar heatmap of product purchases

  • Adding cell highlighting of average product price

  • Remotely querying Splunk's REST API for unique page views

  • Creating a Python application to return unique IP addresses

  • Creating a custom search command to format product names

  • Collecting data from remote scanning devices