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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

STEP right up to experience a more modern learning journey.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Good change is still change. Find out how to prepare for the launch of the new Splunk Learning Platform on May 22nd! Please note that the current system will be down May 17-21.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

There’s a hero in all of us! Upskill-on-demand with our 3-part Hero’s Journey training series.

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cskokos_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

We’re excited to announce an exclusive new Splunk certification exam is being released at .conf23 along with onsite testing for other certifications!

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cskokos_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

An industry influencer, a Splunk thought leader, and a current Splunker discuss the power of tech education in this three-part podcast.

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cskokos_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

New podcast series highlights the critical and growing need for easily-accessible tech education. 

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adepp
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Interested in getting hands-on, live help from a Splunk expert? Look no further! Community Office Hours is a new program that you don’t want to miss. Here, you can ask questions and get live help from a technical Splunk expert on a different topic every month. You must register to attend a session. But spots are limited - so don’t miss out! Check out our list of upcoming sessions and register now to join us.

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cskokos_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Between November and January, over 47,000 thirsty-for-knowledge learners took at least one free Splunk Education course -- 5.8K took three or more and were entered into our contest to win Splunk swag! 

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cskokos_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Join us for another free training course, taught by one of our seasoned Splunk instructors, to help you get started with Splunk.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Marc Alicea shares how free courses from Splunk are opening doors to more opportunities as he pursues a new career in cybersecurity.

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ErwinAtSplunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

What happens if the OpenTelemetry collector cannot send data? Will it drop, queue in memory or on disk? Let's find out which settings are available and how they work!

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tsloughter
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

The Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Ruby has recently hit version 1.0. The distribution provides a Ruby gem for reporting distributed traces to Splunk APM using the Ruby OpenTelemetry SDK.

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cskokos_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Graduate student, Katie, shares how curiosity led her on a Splunk free training journey during her winter break.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

It’s free. It’s beta. It’s the new Splunk O11y certification! Just one more way to stand out from the crowd.

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atoulme
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

In this blog post, we will show you how to set up your Heroku app to use our buildpack. We will show off a sample app that is able to use the collector to report metrics, traces and profiling information to the Observability Cloud.

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jplumb
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

We are often asked how to copy http request/response headers into OpenTelemetry span attributes. This short tutorial shows you how to do it with the OpenTelemetry Java Instrumentation.

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theletterf
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

When I had to document how to get data in from Rust applications, I faced an unusually tough challenge. How could I create a snippet for a language I was utterly unfamiliar with and for which we lack a Splunk distribution? The examples in the official OpenTelemetry repository didn't work out of the box. The answer proved simpler than I expected.

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jplumb
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

A customer was looking for some guidance around adding custom attributes to spans in their Java monolith. To assist, I put together this example repo that shows five subtly different ways of adding manual instrumentation in Java. Maybe you can find it useful, too?

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atoulme
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

In this blog post, we will explore the best way to check your connection to the HEC endpoint of your Splunk Cloud or Splunk on-premises deployment.

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splunk-mike
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Splunk users that are taking their know-how to the next level are happier in their roles, making meaningful contributions within their organizations, and are earning more in their job roles! Now, there are more learning opportunities than ever!

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Moderator
Moderator

Our third annual survey contains data proving that upskilling with Splunk significantly increases job satisfaction, career longevity, feeling of value in the workplace, as well as the opportunity to work on more interesting projects. 609 of you participated (that's up from 383 participants in 2021!), making this our most successful Splunk Careers Report to date. Read more to learn of the details surrounding these findings!

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dog
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

I joined the Splunker volunteer community, and our BEAMs employee resource group, in helping to put on an event in Austin, Texas hosted by a Black male entrepreneurship and STEM mentorship non-profit.  In challenging the young Black men that I worked with at this event by leveraging Splunk and our partnership with McLaren, we not only gained avenues to further educate and positively impact our next generations, but also avenues to enhance our selling motions and shape the stories we deliver to our customers.

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atoulme
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Using a simple curl command, we are sending metrics to signalfx-forwarder endpoint. Instead of sending it to the backend, we are just logging it as debug output.

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ErwinAtSplunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

OpenTelemetry is often associated with modern microservices and cloud-native applications. What happens if we apply OpenTelemetry and modern observability techniques to something completely different? WordPress is the world's most popular weblog software. And it's also an almost 20 years old monolith. What happens if we use OpenTelemetry auto tracing and the Splunk Observability cloud?

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atoulme
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

In this example, we are going to use our former blog postingesting logs from a file and sending them to Splunk Enterprise. We are going to apply a twist to this example by creating three pipelines that read from three different files. Data coming from those three files will be associated with different source types, depending on their source.

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atoulme
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

This blog post shows how you can use the OpenTelemetry Collector, a Discord bot library, and create a cool solution to follow Discord activity or post alerts.

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atoulme
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

This blog post will walk you through using the Splunk HEC raw endpoint to send data to the OpenTelemetry collector.

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atoulme
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

This blog post will walk you through using OpenTelemetry processors to route log data to different indexes depending on its content.

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atoulme
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

This blog post will walk you through sending metrics data with the OpenTelemetry Collector to a Splunk Enterprise deployment.

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atoulme
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Are you looking to try your hand at open source? Curious about OpenTelemetry? This article is for you!

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