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Ingest Data into Splunk with StreamSets Data Collector

By January 18, 2017

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UPDATE – Data Collector’s HTTP Client destination can send a single request per batch of records, providing an easier way to send data to Splunk than the Jython script evaluator. See the blog post, Efficient Splunk Ingest for Cybersecurity for an example.

Splunk indexes and correlates log and machine data, providing a rich set of search, analysis and visualization capabilities. In this blog post, I’ll explain how to efficiently send high volumes of data to Splunk’s HTTP Event Collector via the StreamSets Data Collector Jython Evaluator. I’ll present a Jython script with which you’ll be able to build pipelines to read records from just about anywhere and send them to Splunk for indexing, analysis and visualization.

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