Splunk® Data Stream Processor

Connect to Data Sources and Destinations with DSP

On April 3, 2023, Splunk Data Stream Processor reached its end of sale, and will reach its end of life on February 28, 2025. If you are an existing DSP customer, please reach out to your account team for more information.

All DSP releases prior to DSP 1.4.0 use Gravity, a Kubernetes orchestrator, which has been announced end-of-life. We have replaced Gravity with an alternative component in DSP 1.4.0. Therefore, we will no longer provide support for versions of DSP prior to DSP 1.4.0 after July 1, 2023. We advise all of our customers to upgrade to DSP 1.4.0 in order to continue to receive full product support from Splunk.

Connecting Google Cloud Pub/Sub to your DSP pipeline

When creating a data pipeline in the , you can connect to Google Cloud Pub/Sub and use it as a data source. You can get message data from Pub/Sub topics into a pipeline, transform the data as needed, and then send the transformed data out from the pipeline to a destination of your choosing.

To connect to Google Cloud Pub/Sub as a data source, you must complete the following tasks:

  1. Create a connection that allows the DSP to access your Pub/Sub data. See Create a DSP connection to Google Cloud Pub/Sub.
  2. Create a pipeline that starts with the Google Cloud Pub/Sub source function. See the Building a pipeline chapter in the Use the Data Stream Processor manual for instructions on how to build a data pipeline.
  3. Configure the Google Cloud Pub/Sub source function to use your Pub/Sub connection and receive data from a Pub/Sub topic. See Get data from Google Cloud Pub/Sub in the Function Reference manual.
  4. (Optional) Convert the body field in the Pub/Sub records from bytes to a more commonly supported data type such as string. This conversion makes the field human-readable during data preview and compatible with a wider range of streaming functions. See Deserialize and preview data from Google Cloud Pub/Sub in the .

When you activate the pipeline, the source function subscribes to the specified Pub/Sub topic and starts receiving any messages that are delivered to the topic after the subscription was created. Each message is received into the pipeline as a record containing byte-encoded data.

If your data fails to get into the pipeline, check the connection settings to make sure you have the correct credentials file for your Google Cloud service account.

Last modified on 25 March, 2022
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Data Stream Processor: 1.2.0, 1.2.1-patch02, 1.2.1, 1.2.2-patch02, 1.2.4, 1.2.5, 1.3.0, 1.3.1, 1.4.0, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.4.4

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