Splunk is a great operational intelligence and data processing platform that offers a great log analysis. It’s a powerful engine that lets you monitor, search, investigate, visualize and report on what’s happening with your IT infrastructure in real time.
There are times where an organization might want to connect to external database from Splunk to get data from a database or write Splunk enterprise data in to databases etc. Fortunately, Splunk has a DB Connect app that you can install in your Splunk Enterprise, which uses a JDBC driver in the background, to perform any operations against the database.
In this tutorial, we will be going through on how you can connect your SQL Server database using Splunk DB Connect app that leverages Progress DataDirect SQL Server JDBC driver. Use this driver when you need advanced features such as improved performance or Windows Authentication from Unix/Linux.
Now that you have successfully connected your database with Splunk, feel free to connect more of your databases using Progress DataDirect JDBC drivers to upgrade the connectivity experience. In addition to database access, you can reference your machine data with structured data in cloud applications with Progress DataDirect JDBC connectors for Salesforce, Google Analytics, Oracle Eloqua, Marketo, and more.
Learn more on what Progress DataDirect can do for your SQL Server connectivity needs and also learn the unfair advantage that you get by choosing Progress DataDirect connectivity solutions.