Application Development

Visibility across the Product Development Lifecycle

Get your apps into production faster through better insights and rapid issue identification. Splunk lets you trace transactions across the IT stack to find bugs quickly and improve code quality before it hits production.

Once apps are in production, you can gain insights into application usage and user preferences to adapt to new business trends and accelerate feature development. Use semantic logging and Splunk analytics to deliver application enhancements faster and enhance your understanding of user behavior and user preferences.

Overview

The shift to rapid release cycles and continuous deployment means there's less time to test code in QA and staging environments. Virtualized servers, cloud services and hybrid environments make pinpointing bugs complex and cumbersome. How can organizations maintain a rapid pace across increasingly complex IT footprints while still ensuring quality code?

Splunk provides developers with simple and effective capabilities to quickly identify and precisely pinpoint code-level issues at any layer of the stack. By writing intelligence in the application logs through the practice of semantic logging, developers can get trace transactions across machines and find out exactly where an issue arose without complex instrumentation or the need to adhere to a rigid search schema.


Quickly trace errors across sources and sourcetypes to improve code quality and reduce time to market.

Gain application intelligence through semantic logging

In addition to logging for standard debug activities, applications can log "semantic" level events that provide business-level information (such as web clicks, user ids, session ids, financial trades, cell phone connections and audit trails) across the IT infrastructure. Splunk's late binding schema and powerful search language helps you to analyze semantic data and deliver powerful business-level insights around user trends, preferences, feature adoption and more. With Splunk, you can use the logs generated from your applications to get powerful business insights without building or implementing special purpose software.

Optimize application development with real-time performance and historical analysis

Splunk helps you trace transactions as they traverse your infrastructure and build profiles for the transaction times of each segment. Highlight slow or failed/hung transactions and detect the most time-consuming code segments. As your code moves from unit testing to staging environments, Splunk can be invaluable in tracking and benchmarking high volume stress and soak tests. Splunk delivers real-time insight into performance while retaining historical analysis, ensuring no data is lost.

Profile application performance with data visualizations

Use Splunk's powerful visualization capabilities to view real-time dashboards on application health, availability and trouble spots. Perform real-time statistical analysis to detect anomalies in your code performance and measure the impact of code changes to the application over time.

Splunk software is technology agnostic, so you can use it to profile and fine-tune the performance of your application, no matter which technologies are used in your application development environment. Splunk works with a wide range of application development technologies including Java, .NET, PHP and Ruby, as well as back-end database technologies, message buses and other legacy technologies.