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May 2022 | Platform Newsletter

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May 2022 | Platform Highlights


Splunk Operator for Kubernetes 1.1.0: Monitoring Console strikes back!
We released Splunk Operator for Kubernetes last year and our latest release includes new features and fixes. We know that your time is valuable, which is why this latest release reduces times to set up and run distributed environments and brings resiliency and ease of scale to heavy-lifting components. You can learn more in this latest blog about Splunk Operator.


Embrace a hybrid and multi-cloud world
Splunk’s Chief Product Officer, Garth Fort, shares a closer look at our commitment to customers’ success with ongoing investments in Splunk Enterprise, which will continue to be a core pillar of our evolving hybrid platform strategy. Explore the blog to learn more.


Don’t miss the Platform Track at .conf22!
Whether you are joining us live in Las Vegas or enjoying the awesomeness on demand from your favorite hometown hangout, we are curating an experience just for you. Dive into the Splunk Platform track, where you’ll find all the tips and tricks from how to get started with Splunk, to your most advanced use cases and get the first scoop on our latest platform product innovations for end-to-end visibility, rapid time to action, and extensibility to build for your business. Read the blog for our highlighted sessions.


Mark your .conf22 agenda for the Platform Super Session
Join us for PLA1795 on Tuesday, June 14 from 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EDT as we discuss our recent innovations to your data platform for the hybrid world. In this session, you'll hear how the Splunk platform can help you create a complete operational view of your business to improve security posture and optimize business operations. Learn how the extensibility of the Splunk platform can empower you to operationalize data efficiently by building use-case-specific functionality across a shared dataset, eliminating data duplication, and optimizing data storage costs. Register today for .conf in person or virtual with a free tier available to access the platform super session.



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Global User Group Week Recap!

The second annual Global Splunk User Group week was another success! With 25 events and more than 200 attendees, Splunk Users all around the world gathered April 4-8 to connect, collaborate, and learn all things Splunk! For many User Groups, this was their first time meeting in-person in over 2 years. Thank you to all who participated! To join your local Splunk User Group, visit


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It's here - a whole new way to navigate Splunk Lantern!

If you're new to Lantern and don't know what our site is all about, there's no better place to start than the About page. If you're one of the thousands of customers Lantern has helped in the past, head straight on over to our new homepage and explore how easy we've made it to help you find the use case and product guidance you need to put your data to work.

  • Are you a new Splunk customer? Select Getting Started on the homepage to find sequenced learning paths to help you onboard Platform, Security, and Observability products.
  • Have you passed the onboarding phase and are now searching for actionable tips written by Splunk experts to help you work with your data faster and better? Select a Product Tips link instead.
  • Already know what you want to do in your Splunk environment? Use the Select a Use Case drop-down menus for Security and Observability to find step-by-step guidance fast. And if what you click doesn't get you where you wanted to go, open up the left navigation to get an easy look at all the available use cases.
  • Ready to find new use cases? The Data Application section connects the most common data types and data sources to guidance on how you can use that data in Splunk today.
  • Simply curious what else is possible in Splunk? Review the high-value, Featured Articles on the top of the homepage or scroll to the bottom for a list of New Articles, updated in real time.

As always, be sure to tell us what you think by logging into Lantern with your account and sharing your thoughts in the feedback section at the bottom of every article.

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Go to school — for Splunk

Join us for Splunk University at the MGM Grand the weekend before .conf22 on June 11-13. View the course offerings here. Splunk Certification will be live in Las Vegas! For information on how to register for an on-site testing center appointment, view the .conf22 Exam Registration Tutorial here (hint: it’s a different process than the normal PearsonVUE exam registration!). Virtual .conf22 participants can also join the party with the discount code SEEYOUINVEGAS for a single discounted exam registration (standard registration process applies).


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More updates in the Splunkbase Preview:

Try the new search which has improved autocomplete that is more intuitive. Take a look, give it a try, and share your thoughts with us by clicking the Feedback button on the upper right corner of the page. 

New apps and recent updates:

Splunk Add-on for Amazon Web Services (AWS): With this updated Splunk add-on for AWS v6.0.0, customers will be able to use a single Add-on across all AWS data sources for ingesting data into Splunk!

Splunk ES Content Update: This March 2022 update includes three new Analytic Stories, 20 new and updated Analytics, eight new and update BA Analytics, and other updates.

Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux: The Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux works with the Splunk App for Unix and Linux to provide rapid insights and operational visibility into large-scale Unix and Linux environments.  Important: Read upgrade Instructions and test add-on update before deploying to production.

Splunk DB Connect: Splunk DB Connect is a generic SQL database extension for Splunk that enables easy integration of database information with Splunk queries and reports. Splunk DB Connect supports DB2/Linux, Informix, MemSQL, MySQL, AWS Aurora, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, AWS RedShift, SAP SQL Anywhere, Sybase ASE, Sybase IQ, and Teradata.

Splunk Add-on for Oracle Database: The Splunk Add-on for Oracle Database allows a Splunk software administrator to collect and ingest data from the Oracle Database Server. This add-on can import data directly by monitoring the standard and fine-grained audit trails, trace files, incident, alert, listener, and other logs on the operating system where the Oracle Database Server is installed.




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