Industry-Standard Connectivity

Insights from machine data can be incredibly valuable, but how do you give business users access to these insights from their existing analytics software? The Splunk ODBC Driver provides industry-standard connectivity between Splunk® Enterprise and third-party analytics tools, such as Microsoft Excel or Tableau Desktop. Now you can gain dynamic access to valuable machine data and combine it with other data in the organization, delivering powerful new visibility and insights.

Benefits of the Splunk ODBC Driver:

  • Industry-standard connectivity to Splunk Enterprise
  • Empowers business users with direct and secure access to machine data
  • Combine machine data with structured data for better operational context
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Why Splunk ODBC Driver?

Retrieve data from Splunk Enteprise with existing business applications using standard ODBC-based connectivity.

Role-Based Access

Leverage role-based access controls provided by Splunk Enterprise to control access to sensitive machine data.

Machine Data Isolation

Use saved searches in Splunk Enterprise to read machine data so only this data is accessible.

Machine Data Integrity

Preserve data integrity—machine data access is read only and can never be modified, overwritten or deleted when accessed by Microsoft Excel or Tableau Desktop.


How It Works

ODBC Workflow Diagram


Product Requirements

Operating Systems

The ODBC Driver is available and supported on the following Microsoft Windows operating systems:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8.x
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2

Splunk Versions

  • Splunk Enterprise 6
  • Splunk Enterprise 5.x

Supported Third-Party Tools

  • Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Microsoft Excel 2011
  • Tableau Desktop 8.x

Other Requirements

Client computer running the Splunk ODBC Driver requires Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package.

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Expertise: Monitoring and management of enterprise infrastructure that use Microsoft technologies

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