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What's the difference between Splunk Add-on for Kafka and Kafka Connect Splunk?

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I saw this Kafka Connect Splunk in GitHub here below:

https://github.com/jcustenborder/kafka-connect-splunk

What's the difference between this and The Splunk Add-on For Kafka app?

I'm pretty new to Kafka but we got this request from customers where the requirement was to push topic messages from Kafka to Splunk.

How can I achieve this?? I was just researching and found these two ideas.

Kindly guide as I'm a newbie to Kafka but not to Splunk.

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Re: What's the difference between Splunk Add-on for Kafka and Kafka Connect Splunk?

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Splunk Employee

Hi sarnagar,

I can't speak to what other Kafka-related apps do, but the Splunk Add-on for Kafka is built by and supported by Splunk, and it provides a modular input that allows you to ingest Kafka topic messages into the Splunk platform.

Docs are here: http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/AddOns/latest/Kafka/About

Hope this helps.

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Re: What's the difference between Splunk Add-on for Kafka and Kafka Connect Splunk?

New Member

Hello,
Document says Splunk Add-on for Kafka supports to pull in JMX parameters from Kafka, But no such support is mentioned for Kafka Connect Splunk

Any methods in Kafka Connect Splunk to pull in JMX parameters of Kafka?

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Re: What's the difference between Splunk Add-on for Kafka and Kafka Connect Splunk?

New Member

Hello,
Document says Splunk Add-on for Kafka supports to pull in JMX parameters from Kafka, But no such support is mentioned for Kafka Connect Splunk

Any methods in Kafka Connect Splunk to pull in JMX parameters of Kafka?

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Re: What's the difference between Splunk Add-on for Kafka and Kafka Connect Splunk?

Contributor

Hi sarnagar!
Did you get something on the question?
I've faced the same question.

And even more: is it possible to push data back from Splunk to Kafka? (i.e. to another system via Kafka)

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