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Splunk SDK Now Lets Developers Build and Deploy Real-Time Big Data Apps

Written by  Raja Rao | 20 December 2012
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splunk jdkDevelopers would surely relish to be in a position to start developing their own big data software apps without having to learn complex big data processing techniques. Splunk has released general availability of its new software development kit for its big data platform for Java and Python. The Splunk SDK for PHP is also stated to be in public preview.



Just about two months ago in October, 2012 Splunk has launched most stable version of its big data software Splunk Enterprise 5 which included versioned API, JavaScript SDK and Splunk Hadoop connector that provides bi-directional integration to easily move data between Splunk Enterprise and Hadoop.

Using the SDK, developers can create apps to index, search, visualize and analyze data using Splunk software and any other application by integrating Splunk Data with other apps. Its a straight forward java programming language rather than having to learn any new technologies. The Splunk SDKs for Java, Javascript, PHP and Python are built on a fully documented and supported REST API and include documentation, code samples, resources and tools to help developers build on the Splunk platform. With just a few lines of code, developers can easily manage HTTP access, authentication and namespaces.

"Our mission at Splunk is to lower the barriers for organizations to gain operational intelligence from machine data," said Paul Sanford, general manager of developer platform, Splunk. "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."

Raja Rao

Raja Rao

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