Splunk® Data Stream Processor

Connect to Data Sources and Destinations with DSP

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Connecting SignalFx to your DSP pipeline

When creating a data pipeline in the , you can connect to SignalFx and use it as a data destination. You can get data into a data pipeline, transform it, and then send the transformed data to a SignalFx endpoint. The data that you send to SignalFx must either be formatted according to the SignalFx metrics schema or be in Zipkin format.

To connect to SignalFx as a data destination, you must complete the following tasks:

  1. Create a connection that allows DSP to send data to your SignalFx endpoint. See Create a DSP connection to SignalFx.
  2. Create a pipeline that ends with one of these sink functions:
    • The Send Metrics Data to SignalFx sink function for sending data that is compatible with the SignalFx metrics schema. See Formatting data into the SignalFx metrics schema for more information about the schema requirements.
    • The Send Trace Data to SignalFx sink function for sending data that uses the Zipkin format. See the Zipkin Data Model documentation for more information about this format.

    See the Building a pipeline chapter in the Use the manual for instructions on how to build a data pipeline.

  3. Configure the sink function to use your SignalFx connection and send data to your endpoint. See Send data to SignalFx (metric) or Send data to SignalFx (trace) in the Function Reference manual.

When you activate the pipeline, the sink function starts sending data from the pipeline to the specified endpoint.

If your data fails to get into SignalFx, check the connection settings to make sure you have the correct organization-level access token for your endpoint.

Last modified on 04 December, 2020
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Data Stream Processor: 1.2.0


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