Splunk® Data Stream Processor

Function Reference

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Get data from Splunk DSP Firehose

Use the Splunk DSP Firehose to get data sent from the Forwarder, Collect, Ingest, DSP HEC, and Syslog (through SC4S) API services.

The Splunk DSP Firehose collects data from all of these services concurrently and outputs the combined data in a single stream, allowing you to ingest data from multiple data sources at the same time with minimal pipeline configuration. See Connecting multiple data sources to your DSP pipeline in the Connect to Data Sources and Destinations with DSP manual for more information.

Function output schema

This function outputs data pipeline events using the event schema for events or metrics schema for metrics.

Optional arguments

initial_position
Syntax: LATEST | TRIM_HORIZON
Description: The position in the data stream where you want to start reading data. Defaults to LATEST.
  • LATEST: Start reading data from the latest position on the data stream.
  • TRIM_HORIZON: Start reading data from the very beginning of the data stream.
Example: "LATEST"

SPL2 example

| from splunk_firehose("TRIM_HORIZON") |...;

Alternatively, you can use the named argument syntax to write this function. See the "Named arguments" section in SPL2 syntax for more details.

| from splunk_firehose(initial_position: "TRIM_HORIZON") |...;

Limitations of the Splunk DSP Firehose

The maximum supported size for a record is 5 MB. If any records exceed that size, the Splunk DSP Firehose returns an error.

Last modified on 10 November, 2020
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Data Stream Processor: 1.2.0


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