A type of app that runs on the Splunk platform and provides specific capabilities to other apps, such as getting data in, mapping data, or providing saved searches and macros. An add-on is not typically run as a standalone app. Instead, an add-on is a reusable component that supports other apps across a number of different use cases.
Examples of add-ons are the Splunk Add-on for EMC VNX or the Splunk Common Information Model Add-on.
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