Splunk Data Stream Processor

This blog post contains important information regarding Splunk Data Stream Processor (DSP).

Effective immediately, DSP is no longer available for sale to new customers.  Please read on for consideration of other available Splunk solutions that address similar use cases. 

End of support for DSP version 1.3 has been modified from March 30, 2024 to July 1, 2023 in order to align with the end of life for Gravity, a Kubernetes orchestrator that was part of DSP releases prior to version 1.4. Existing DSP customers are encouraged to upgrade to version 1.4 for continued support through February 2025, as per the Splunk Software Support Policy.

About Splunk Data Stream Processor

Splunk Data Stream Processor is a real-time stream processing solution that collects and processes high-volume, high-velocity data then delivers results to Splunk and other destinations, in milliseconds. It provides a powerful and flexible way to manage and manipulate data streams by applying filters, transformations, and aggregations in real-time.

DSP is designed to handle large and complex data streams, including data from IoT devices, social media platforms, and machine logs. It provides a scalable architecture that can handle millions of events per second and can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud.

What To Use Instead

Splunk offers other solutions for your data transformation and processing needs: 

  • Universal Forwarder remains the most popular way to get data into Splunk. There are a wide variety of options available for data ingestion in Splunk Cloud Platform and Splunk Enterprise, from Index Clusters and Standalone Indexers to Heavy Forwarders and Splunk Cloud Platform itself (supported on AWS). To get started, download it for free.
  • Ingest Actions allow you to route, filter, and mask data while it is being streamed to your indexers. A UI over existing props and transforms, Ingest Actions ships natively on Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud Platform.
  • Edge Processor is Splunk’s latest innovation in data transformation.  Delivered as a cloud-based service offering through Splunk Cloud Platform, Edge Processor provides flexible filtering, masking, and routing capabilities powered by Splunk’s next-generation  data search and preparation language, SPL2. To learn more about Edge Processor, please contact EdgeProcessor@splunk.com.

More resources

Here are additional resources that can help you to adopt Splunk in your environment:

  • Splunk Lantern, where you can self-serve your way to achieving business use cases with Splunk products.
  • Splunk Docs, where you’ll find all the technical specs for our products.
  • Splunk Training & Certification, where you can take a variety of courses or follow learning paths towards Splunk expertise.
  • Splunk Community, where you can ask questions and find answers to your questions.

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Courtney Wright is the Senior Product Marketing Manager for the Financial Services & Insurance vertical at Splunk. In this role, she has responsibility for developing marketing strategy that positions the Splunk platform and its suite of products as the best-of-breed data analytics provider to the financial services industry.