The small data type with an outsized performance boost
Splunk allows for complete utilization of metrics data to boost its already-fast performance by at least 2000X over previous releases (before version 7.0). And now with Metrics Workspace, you don't need to know SPL to browse, analyze and transform large (or small) metrics data sets. Accelerate time-to-insight and time-to-action with easy-to-use, visual data analysis capabilities.
Logs to Metrics. Metrics data are numerical data points captured over time that can be compressed, stored, processed and retrieved more efficiently than logs. Scale your ability to use this data type by converting your logs into metrics.
Metrics Workspace. The Metrics Workspace is a new visual analytics interface within the Search and Reporting app that provides Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud customers (release 7.1 and beyond) a GUI-based way to explore their metrics data—from disk space, to application response times, to temperature readings in IoT devices—without requiring SPL. It also enables the creation of sophisticated, metrics-focused alerts and dashboards.