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Monitor applications with Splunk APM đź”—

Monitor traces and spans from your distributed applications with Splunk APM. A trace is a collection of actions, or spans, that occur to complete a transaction. Splunk APM collects and analyzes every span and trace that an application’s instrumentation generates to give you full-fidelity access to all of your application data.

Splunk APM is composed of these features:

  • Streaming architecture for real-time monitoring

  • Out-of-the-box landing page and service dashboards so that you can start to gain insights from your data in minutes

  • Span tags that let you break down and analyze application performance along any dimension

  • Dynamic detection and alerting with custom request, error, and duration (RED) metrics to monitor error rate and latency across all of your applications and services

  • Troubleshooting with service map, root-cause detection, and Tag Spotlight

  • An array of open-source agents and libraries

  • Business Workflows that let you correlate traces that make up end-to-end transactions in your system

  • Seamless integration with all other components of Splunk Observability Cloud using Related Content

Get your data into Splunk APM đź”—

To start using APM, see Set up Splunk APM.

If you have already instrumented your applications but are not seeing your data coming into APM as you expect, see Troubleshoot your instrumentation.

To learn how to use Splunk Observability Cloud components together, see Splunk Observability Cloud use case.