Performance expectations for sending data from a data pipeline to Splunk Enterprise
This page provides reference information about the performance testing of the Splunk Data Stream Processor performed by Splunk, Inc when sending data to a Splunk index with the Write to the Splunk platform with Batching or the Write to the Splunk platform sink functions. Use this information to optimize your "Splunk Enterprise" pipeline performance.
Many factors affect performance results, including file compression, event size, number of concurrent pipelines, deployment architecture, and hardware. These results represent reference information and do not represent performance in all environments.
To go beyond these general recommendations, contact Splunk Services to work on optimizing performance in your specific environment.
To maximize your performance, consider taking the following actions:
- Enable batching. If you are using the Write to the Splunk platform with Batching function, then batching is already done for you. Otherwise, use either the Batch Bytes or Batch Records functions in your pipeline.
- Do not use an SSL-enabled Splunk Enterprise server.
async = truein Write to the Splunk platform with Batching or the Write to the Splunk platform function.
- Disable HEC acknowledgments in the Write to the Splunk platform with Batching or the Write to the Splunk platform function.
- Run DSP on a 5 GigE full duplex network.
- Parallelization of the Data Stream Processor with your data source. Parallelization of Data Stream Processor jobs is determined by how many partitions or shards are in the upstream source.
- When using Kafka as a data source, use multiple partitions (example: 16) in the Kafka topic that your DSP pipeline reads from.
- When using Kinesis as a data source, use multiple shards (example: 16) in the Kinesis stream that your DSP pipeline reads from.
Formatting metrics data in DSP
Sending data from DSP into other destinations
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Data Stream Processor: 1.1.0