Splunk® DB Connect

Deploy and Use Splunk DB Connect

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NOTE - Splunk DB Connect version 1.x reached its End of Life on July 28, 2016. Please see the migration information.
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About Splunk DB Connect

Splunk DB Connect lets you enrich and combine your machine data with database data. You can use the app to configure database queries and lookups in minutes via the Splunk Web interface.

Quickly deploy Splunk Enterprise for real-time machine data collection, indexing, analysis, and visualization. Then use Splunk DB Connect to import and index the data already stored in your database to gain more insight.

Furthermore, database lookups let you reference fields in an external database that match fields in your event data. Using these matches, you can add more meaningful information and searchable fields to enrich your event data.

How this app fits into the Splunk picture

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® DB Connect: 1.0.6, 1.0.7, 1.0.8, 1.0.9, 1.0.10, 1.0.11, 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.1.6, 1.1.7, 1.2.0, 1.2.1, 1.2.2


Hi Tony (prtlin). Our deployment requirements for DB Connect 1.x are listed at http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/DBX/1.2.2/DeployDBX/Deploymentrequirements. We have not tested DB Connect 1.x wth Windows Server 2012R2, so unfortunately we cannot support running DB Connect 1.x on that version. You might be able to do it, but the only supported version of DB Connect for Windows Server 2012R2 is DB Connect 2.x. Because DB Connect 2.x is the latest version of DB Connect and no further feature work is being done on DB Connect 1.x, we have no plans to introduce support at this time.

Mtevenan splunk, Splunker
November 17, 2015

if we have splunk enterprise installed on Windows Server 2012R2, does it work with DB connect 1.X? Or do we need 2.X?

November 13, 2015

Hi Rajeev. Splunk DB Connect is only compatible with Splunk Enterprise at this time. Splunk Light is not supported.

Mtevenan splunk, Splunker
October 14, 2015

Is it possible to work with splunk light version as well.

October 13, 2015

start splunk db connect v2,show error:explorer.Page.js handleLoadingError

May 21, 2015

Hi, <br /><br />DB Connect version 1.x does not support Greenplum or Oracle Timesten. Our development team is evaluating the possibility of including support for these in our forthcoming update of the app.

Sroback splunk
June 2, 2014

Can Splunk be integrated with Greenplum using DB Connect or other app? If Yes, can anyone help with procedure to integrate?<br /><br />Thanks<br />Ketan

Ketan chanana
May 30, 2014

Is this compatible with Oracle Timesten. Please advise

May 14, 2014

Mahmoud, <br /><br />Pervasive SQL has not been officially tested and is not supported yet. For the latest info on supported databases, see:<br /><br />http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/DBX/latest/DeployDBX/Deploymentrequirements

Sroback splunk
October 15, 2013

Can splunk DB connect work on Pervasive SQL? If so, what are the necessary steps to make it work.<br /><br />Thank you,<br />Mahmoud

August 21, 2013

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