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Tutorial: How to use an IBM DB2 JDBC Driver to make the most of Splunk DB Connect while importing data into Splunk.
Splunk, or “Google for machine data/logs,” is a web interface used to analyze, monitor and search for machine-generated big data. Its primary use cases are security, compliance, application management and analytics. On top of this, Splunk also offers top-tier log analysis.
Your organization may want to connect to an external database from Splunk to retrieve data from a database or write Splunk enterprise data into databases, etc. Splunk has a DB Connect app that easily installs into your Splunk Enterprise. The DB Connect app uses a JDBC driver in the background to perform any operations against the database.
IBM DB2 continues to be strong in IT infrastructure owing to its scalability, flexibility and low cost. Despite its age, it is currently ranked #6 on DB-Engines. As data is extracted, loaded and transformed in IBM DB2 it becomes important for organizations to be able to access this data from Splunk. DataDirect provides a high performing IBM DB2 JDBC driver that can be used along with DB Connect to access DB2 data from Splunk.
With the explosion of data flowing through enterprise apps, data has become more siloed than ever before. How do you get a complete picture of your data? The Splunk DB Connect app makes this possible by combining disparate data to be analyzed by Splunk Enterprise, providing actionable insights.
JDBC drivers are critical to a successful connection between your data silos and Splunk DB Connect. The default native and checkbox drivers provided by Splunk can never scale up to your organizational needs. If Splunk is your Ferrari and the drivers are your tires, would you choose go-cart tires that barely let you move or racing tires that let you go 170 mph?
Checkbox drivers are like your grandpa’s station wagon, and using them is like using the go-cart tires. They get the job done, but with a major performance cost. We have developed powerful JDBC drivers to drastically improve the functionality, security and performance of your IT infrastructure. Learn all about how our drivers outperform checkbox drivers here.
Nishanth Kadiyala is a Technical Marketing Manager at Progress. He got his B.Tech degree from IIT Guwahati and his MBA from UNC Chapel Hill. He has worked on several technologies including database designing, SQL querying and Cloud Computing in the past. Currently, he is committed to educating enterprises about standards based connectivity via ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET and OData. He is also proficient with DataDirect Hybrid Connectivity Services – DataDirect Cloud and Hybrid Data Pipeline. You can stay in touch with him through Twitter.
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