Splunk Launches New Applications Website With More Than 400 Apps

Splunk launched a new apps website as developers embrace the Splunk Enterprise platform to deliver more than 100 apps already this year.

LAS VEGAS—Splunk, a provider of an operational intelligence software platform, announced a new Website with more than 400 apps and add-ons to help customers and partners add more value to their investment in the company's software.

Splunk developers, partners and customers have added more than 100 new apps this year alone, company officials said at .conf2013, its annual user conference here.

"Apps play a huge role in making Splunk Enterprise the standard for monitoring, analyzing and visualizing machine data because they make it even easier to gain insights from unique or specialized data," Markus Zirn, vice president of product and solutions management at Splunk, said in a statement. "In addition to the apps that Splunk development teams build and support such as the Splunk App for Enterprise Security and the Splunk App for VMware, hundreds of developers, partners and customers also create apps for Splunk software. Each new app enhances Splunk Enterprise in a different way, ensuring that Splunk customers gain more value as they correlate and analyze more data across the enterprise."

One of the most popular additions to Splunk Apps in the past few months is the SNMP Modular Input beta, which has been downloaded more than 1,200 times since May by organizations that want to gather metrics and trigger alerts from specialized machine data sources.

"The Splunk Apps Website is the ideal vehicle for providing Splunk users with visibility to our Anomaly Detective app which uses advanced analytics to detect performance and security issues in vast amounts of streaming data," said Mark Jaffe, CEO of Prelert, in a statement. "It is a significant contribution to our lead flow and helps to drive our business forward."

New apps and add-ons built and recently delivered by Splunk include a new version of the Splunk App for VMware, which proactively monitors, provides comprehensive operational analytics and correlates VMware data with all other technology tiers beyond virtualization, including applications, operating systems and hardware infrastructure such as servers, storage and network devices.

Another Splunk-built app is the new version of the REST API Modular Input, which allows developers to extend the Splunk platform by programmatically gathering and managing external data sources via REST calls for correlation and data enrichment. And a third new Splunk app is a new version of the Splunk App for SQL Server, which is a beta release and provides operational and security dashboards for real-time insight into Microsoft SQL Server deployments.

Meanwhile, new apps and add-ons built and delivered by customers, partners and independent developers include Datasift Social Data Streams Modular Input, which provides insight from social data streams, allowing organizations to correlate and analyze social media data together with operational enterprise data.

There is also the new Pentaho Business Analytics for Splunk Enterprise app, which enables business users to use Pentaho to rapidly visualize and gain additional insights from Splunk Enterprise. Another new partner-built app is the Technology Add-on for pfsense Firewalls, which provides CIM-compliant field extractions, event types and tags to make it easier to collect data from pfsense firewalls as part of using Splunk Enterprise as a security intelligence platform.