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Splunk APM Features

Use All Your Data

NoSample Full-fidelity trace ingestion

By collecting all traces, instead of a sampled subset, no anomaly goes undetected. Whether a user experiences an error or longer-than-usual latency, you’ll be able to know and act on it within seconds. Furthermore, not all bad behavior results in errors — as your developers create new applications they need to know whether their canary releases provide the expected results. Only by collecting all trace data will you ensure that your cloud-native applications behave the way they are supposed to.

Full-stack observability

Infrastructure and application performance are interdependent. To see the full picture, Splunk APM provides seamless correlation between cloud infrastructure and the microservices running on top of it. If your application acts out because of memory leakage, a noisy neighbor container or any other infrastructure-related issue, Splunk will let you know. To complete the picture, in-context access to Splunk logs and events enable deeper troubleshooting and root-cause analysis.

Make Sense of Your Data in Seconds

Make sense of your data
AI-Driven Directed Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting is hard, and with hundreds of traces per second, humans cannot analyze trace by trace to find the root cause of an issue. Splunk APM uses a unique AI-driven approach to sift through trace data in seconds and immediately highlight which microservice is responsible for errors.

Infinite cardinality exploration

When developing or troubleshooting applications, you often need to understand how different factors impact your application’s performance. Instances of the same microservice can behave differently if they run on different containers, different clusters or cloud regions, and may even serve different customers. Only Splunk APM enables you to truly understand how your application behaves with the ability to slice and dice each transaction based on any given factor. 

Real-time streaming analytics

In today’s always-on world, customers need their request to be processed in seconds. Long waiting times lead to significant customer churn. To provide exceptional customer experience, you cannot afford to wait several minutes to detect issues. Splunk APM uses a streaming analytics engine to detect and alert on any customer issue within seconds. 

Free Your Code

Open, flexible instrumentation

Splunk supports open, flexible instrumentation including auto-instrumentation of the most popular languages and frameworks and open-standards-based instrumentation, providing customers with fast time to value, flexibility and choice without vendor lock-in.


Splunk offers world class expertise as a founding member and active contributor to OpenTelemetry, which is an open source, distributed tracing project that provides developers with the most advanced tools to instrument and monitor the performance of their cloud-native applications. 


Industry certified, customer trusted

If you work with data, you likely have an acronym that governs it. No matter if it's GDPR, PCI DSS, HIPAA, or SOC 3, Splunk is designed to report out on compliance and is certified with industry bodies to ensure your data's security.

SOC2 Compliance – is a component of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)’s Service Organization Control reporting platform. Its goal is to make sure that systems are set up so they assure security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy of customer data. Splunk APM goes through SOC2 compliance on an annual basis, and focuses on security, availability and confidentiality.

Splunk Training

Splunk courses designed with your success in mind

Splunk Training is the place for coursework on specific Splunk topics and learning paths to take you from novice to power user. Learn to analyze your applications, create rich reports and visualizations from scratch and more.

Support and Services

Don't go at it alone, we can help

Your success is our top priority. Splunk offers a variety of Support and Professional Services options that address your business needs and help you harness the value of Splunk.


  • NoSample Full-Fidelity tracing architecture
  • Trace and span metricization
  • Infinite cardinality exploration
  • Dependency aware service map
  • AI-Driven Directed Troubleshooting
  • Historical performance comparison
  • Trace navigator

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