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December 19, 2012

Splunk Unveils Development Tools for Splunk Software

Splunk (News - Alert), Inc. recently announced that that the latest software development kits for Java and Python are now available. Developers can easily custom-design and broaden the power of Splunk Enterprise with the help of the SDKs, offering instantaneous big data insights throughout the organization.

The Splunk SDK for JavaScript for Splunk Enterprise 5 was previously released for general usage by Splunk.

The Splunk SDK for PHP is also currently in open preview.

In a statement, Paul Sanford, General Manager, Developer Platform at Splunk said, “Our mission at Splunk is to lower the barriers for organizations to gain operational intelligence from machine data. We want to empower developers to build big data applications on the Splunk platform and to understand that you don’t need large-scale development efforts to get big value. That’s a key driver behind the development of these SDKs, helping developers quickly get started with Splunk software, leveraging their existing language skills and driving rapid time to value.”

A completely documented and compatible REST API has been used for developing the Splunk SDKs for Java, Javascript, PHP and Python. The Splunk SDKs comprise documents, code samples, assets and tools for assisting developers in building on the Splunk platform. Developers can now supervise HTTP access, verification and namespaces in a simplified manner by writing hardly any lines of code. 

Developers will now be able to incorporate Splunk data with other applications and develop big data applications in a rapid manner. The Splunk SDKs also offer a well-known development experience to manufacturers.

Donnie Berkholz, Ph.D., IT, Industry Analyst at RedMonk said, “Building a developer community around a software platform requires a strong commitment to a low barrier to entry. This applies to every step of the adoption process, from download to documentation to development. Splunk's focus on SDKs for some of the most popular programming languages, with underlying REST-based APIs, supports its commitment to enabling software developers to easily build applications.”

According to Bill Mathews, CTO at Hurricane Labs, a well-known developer environment is offered by the Splunk SDK for Python. The organization can therefore develop applications capable of offering metrics and analytics from the Splunk platform to all customers.

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Edited by Braden Becker

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