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Is there a difference between Python and Perl Custom Searches?

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Is there any penalty for using a Perl custom search over one created in Python?

Presently the Perl search is simply going out and retrieving a value in an external database, but in the future we will have more streaming type of custom searches.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Depending on the functions and libraries used for the Custom Command / Action, you might see better performance with python over perl. Only real way to confirm that would be to test using both though...

Typically python is more performant though.

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