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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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Throughout all the chapters so far, we have been dealing directly with the core functionality found within Splunk Enterprise. In this chapter, we will dive into the functionality that lets us create an even more powerful interactive experience with Splunk. By leveraging the latest technology in Splunk Enterprise, we can customize the look and feel, expose our users to richer visualizations, extract knowledge and data from Splunk into our own internal applications, or build completely new applications that leverage Splunk.

Taking your Splunk experience to the next level breaks out into three areas: the web framework, the REST API, and software development kits (SDKs).

Web framework

The web framework is a core component of the Splunk 6 platform. The framework extends the abilities of Splunk to allow more extensible development. In this framework, you don't have to restart Splunk to see your changes. You can write custom handlers and URL routing, and can create custom templates...