Reliable, scalable, real-time integration
to relational databases
Splunk® DB Connect
F a c t S h e e t
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Splunk for db_connect

  1. 1. Reliable, scalable, real-time integration to relational databases Splunk® DB Connect F a c t S h e e t data to drive end-to-end operational insights. The Splunk Tail command can be use to detect updated or new rows in the database by referencing time stamp values. Splunk DB Connect also enables you to import data via periodic snapshots of the database—where database tables are recorded from a single point in time. Connection Pooling and Caching – For faster performance Splunk DB Connect includes a Java Bridge Server. The Java Bridge Server is a Java Virtual Machine constantly running in the background. It provides many performance-enhancing options, including the ability to: execute multiple database commands that can run concurrently, run multiple active database connections, cache table metadata information, size the thread pool for database querying and cache the database lookup definitions. Search Language Extensions – Splunk software lets users search and navigate their data from one place. Splunk DB Connect includes search language extensions that can be executed directly from the Splunk user interface. Dbquery and Dbinfo are Splunk search commands that enable you to execute database queries directly from the Splunk Enterprise user interface. Dbinfo fetches schema information from the database. Dbquery performs SQL queries and presents the results as Splunk visualizations. For example, dbquery database=ASSETDB “SELECT hostname, owner, department from host_information WHERE location LIKE ‘%NY%.’” Integrate Splunk® Enterprise to Relational Databases Splunk DB Connect delivers reliable, scalable, real-time integration between Splunk Enterprise and traditional relational databases. Integrate structured data from relational databases with data in Splunk Enterprise to drive deeper levels of analysis and operational intelligence. With Splunk DB Connect you can lookup data in relational databases to enrich Splunk search results with business context. Explore and browse database schemas and tables before deciding to import data into Splunk. Import data from relational databases into Splunk for more comprehensive analysis. Key Features and Benefits Splunk DB Connect provides the following core features: Database Lookup – Enrich machine-generated data by adding structured data from relational databases. By using Splunk Enterprise and Splunk DB Connect, key values contained in machine data can be used to reference related business data in relational databases, such as device addresses, product codes, media identifiers, etc. For example, telecom providers have the ability to combine real-time service activation data with profile data from a customer master database to understand what types of customers are purchasing what types of plans – enabling in- depth real-time sales and customer analytics not possible before. Explore Database Schemas – Browse and navigate database schemas and tables from the Splunk DB Connect user interface before deciding to import data into Splunk. View schemas, table names and user permissions, all from within the Splunk user interface. Splunk DB Connect supports stored procedures and any SQL 92 compliant query. Import and Index Data from Relational Databases into Splunk – Combine structured data from relational databases with machine • Enrich Splunk search results with structured data from relational databases • Explore and browse database schemas and tables • Import and index data from relational databases for analysis and visualization in Splunk • Connect new databases in minutes and scale to multiple concurrent databases Hi g h li g h t s JDBC Connection Pooling Database Query Database Lookup Java Bridge Server Oracle Database Other Databases Microsoft SQL Server Integrate database information with the power of Splunk analytics and visualizations.
  2. 2. www.splunk.comlisten to your data 250 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA, 94107 | 866-438-7758 | 415-848-8400 F a c t s h e e t Copyright © 2013 Splunk Inc. All rights reserved. Splunk Enterprise is protected by U.S. and international copyright and intellectual property laws. Splunk is a registered trademark or trademark of Splunk Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies. Item # FS-splunk-DBConnect-109 Product Requirements Supported Databases Splunk DB Connect is compatible with most relational databases including Oracle® Database, Microsoft® SQL Server, Sybase®, PostgreSQL, MySQL™, SQLite, H2, HyperSQL and support for Generic ODBC driver. Refer to the Splunk Enterprise product documentation for the complete list of relational databases supported. Splunk Requirements All instances of Splunk Enterprise in a Splunk DB Connect deployment must run Splunk Enterprise 4.3.x or later. Free Download Download Splunk for free. You’ll get a Splunk Enterprise license for 60 days and you can index up to 500 megabytes of data per day. After 60 days, or anytime before then, you can convert to a perpetual Free license or purchase an Enterprise license by contacting