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Low Latency Observability Into AWS Services With Splunk

We are excited to announce our collaboration with AWS in launching Amazon CloudWatch Metric Streams to bring low-latency observability into AWS services for our joint customers. Powered by patented streaming architecture, Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring already provides high-resolution visibility into AWS infrastructure services such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS), and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS). CloudWatch Metric Streams make it easier for customers to gain access to CloudWatch metrics faster and at scale. Instead of polling (which can result in 5 to 10 minutes of latency), metrics are delivered using Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose to target destinations. With CloudWatch Metric Streams, Splunk now expands this capability for other AWS managed services such as Amazon Elastic Load Balancing Service (ELB), Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (MSK), and many others.

Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring with the new CloudWatch Metric Streams delivers the following benefits:

  • Low-latency visibility into the performance of AWS services, and on-premises deployments from one single solution
  • End-to-end streaming analytics — from ingest to insights and action to reduce mean-time-to-detect (MTTD) and mean-time-to-resolve (MTTR)
  • Simplified operations — CloudWatch Metric Streams ingestion simplifies architecture reducing the need to manage input configuration
  • Native support for OpenTelemetry, a vendor-neutral framework for collecting, transmitting and storing telemetry data
     

Low-Latency Insights With Streaming Architecture

Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring is purpose-built to address the needs of ephemeral cloud, containers, and serverless environments with high-cardinality at massive scale. Driven by our patented streaming architecture, our approach to ingest, store and retrieve data is fundamentally different from traditional batch and query solutions.

As metric data streams into Splunk, metadata is separated from metric value data as they serve separate use cases — human-readable metadata is a central tenant in cloud-native environments to search, filter, sort, and group, while metric values are analyzed by the SignalFlow™ engine and directly streamed to components that need them such as dashboards, alerts, and automation.

In addition, while the data is streaming in the system, data points are rolled up into multiple aggregates for faster analytics and data accuracy by dynamically handling data lag.

Our streaming architecture means that our customers get insights and can take quick action — dashboards refresh, alerts fire, and automation tasks trigger within seconds as compared to tens of minutes with other solutions. Customers have achieved up to 90% faster mean-time-to-detect and improved DevOps productivity by 8x with Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring.

End-to-End Streaming Monitoring Solution

The new support for CloudWatch Metric Streams leverages Kinesis Data Firehose to deliver CloudWatch metrics data to Splunk and enables low-latency observability into AWS services. And, with more than 200 out-of-the-box integrations, you can monitor your entire cloud stack from one single solution. Future-proof your observability investment with a proven solution trusted by thousands of enterprises globally.

Sign up for a free trial of Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring and get instant visibility into your entire hybrid cloud stack.

Amit Sharma
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Amit Sharma

Amit Sharma is the Director of Product Marketing at Splunk. He has over twelve years of experience in software development, product management, and product marketing. Before joining Splunk, Amit led product marketing at SignalFx, AppDynamics, and Cisco. He did his MSCE from Arizona State University and an MBA from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.

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