Getting Started with Splunk Cloud Platform

Index and search thousands of events in seconds.
First Things First: Getting Data In
Use a sample dataset or bring in your own — the choice is yours.
Scripted Learning Paths
Splunk Search Tutorial

Follow our step-by-step guide through the basics of Splunk Cloud Platform. No pressure — this guide uses a sample dataset, so you can get up-to-speed on Splunk quickly.

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Splunk Fundamentals

Learn the ins and outs of Splunk from one of our own expert instructors in this self-paced eLearning class. 

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Forge your own path
Search and Dashboards
Getting your data in is just the beginning — its what you do with it that counts.
Reports and Alerting
Splunk Cloud Platform's robust reporting and alerting capabilities can help you get back to what's important.
Beyond the Basics
Look no further than these use cases, curated by our best practices team, to see how you can use Splunk Cloud Platform.
Use Cases
Security Use Cases

Cybersecurity use cases teach you to work with key data to streamline your security posture, mitigate business risk, and drive the modernization and optimization of your cyber defenses.

Managing Threats

Improving Security Operations

Meeting Compliance Standards

 

Discover additional methods for deploying, administering and extracting more value from your Security data.

Splunk Security Essentials: A free Splunk-built app that makes security easier, with four key pillars: to help you find the best content, learn how it works, deploy it successfully, and measure your success.

Splunk Enterprise Security: A premium security solution that is the nerve center of the security ecosystem, helping teams gain organization-wide visibility and security intelligence for continuous monitoring, incident response, and SOC operations.

IT Use Cases

IT operations use cases teach you to work with key data concerning uptime, performance, and response times of mission-critical applications and the underlying infrastructure they run on.

Digitizing the Business

Delivering Efficient IT Infrastructure

 

Discover additional methods for deploying, administering and extracting more value from your IT data.

IT Essentials Learn: A free Splunk-built app that makes it easier to find specific IT procedures that fit your environment, learn how they work, deploy them successfully, and measure your success.

IT Essentials Work: A free Splunk-built app that helps you get started monitoring and analyzing your IT infrastructure. It provides data integrations and investigation tools for operating systems, virtual infrastructures, and containers.

DevOps Use Cases

DevOps use cases teach you to work with key data for better management of complex, cloud-native environments, case management, and streamlined processes.

Monitor Software Development Systems

 

Discover additional methods for deploying, administering and extracting more value from your DevOps data.

Splunk On-Call: A hub for centralizing the flow of IT and DevOps system data throughout the incident lifecycle

Want More?

Splunk Tech Talks: Deep-dives for technical practitioners

Splunk Product Guidance: A free Splunk-built app that provides robust guidance for numerous use cases and tasks, without navigating away from the product

Splunkbase: Splunkbase has 1000+ apps and add-ons from Splunk, our partners and our community. Find an app or add-on for most any data source and user need

Splunk Community: A group of customers, partners, and Splunk employees (Splunkers) who share their knowledge and experience with other users

Splunk Answers: Ask questions. Get answers. Find technical product solutions from passionate members of the Splunk community

Splunk Success Framework: Succeed as a program manager or organizational leader in implementing and maintaining a thriving Splunk program

Splunk Platform Fundamentals: Access task-oriented information to help you optimize Splunk configurations, data, and other inputs to achieve your use cases

Splunk Cloud Platform Manual: The authoritative guide to Splunk Cloud, written by the Splunk docs team

Search Tutorial: Learn how to use the Search app to add data to your Splunk deployment, search the data, save the searches as reports, and create dashboards

Best Practices

Use the Splunk best practices index to discover methods for deploying, administering and extracting more value from your data with Splunk Cloud Platform. All of the best practices indexed here are gathered from Splunk customers, partners and employees.

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