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Advanced Splunk by Ashish Kumar Tulsiram Yadav

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Adding data to Splunk – new interfaces

Splunk Enterprise introduced new interfaces to accept data that is compatible with constrained resources and lightweight devices for Internet of Things. Splunk Enterprise version 6.3 supports HTTP Event Collector and REST and JSON APIs for data collection on Splunk.

HTTP Event Collector is a very useful interface that can be used to send data without using any forwarder from your existing application to the Splunk Enterprise server. HTTP APIs are available in .NET, Java, Python, and almost all the programming languages. So, forwarding data from your existing application that is based on a specific programming language becomes a cake walk.

Let's take an example, say, you are a developer of an Android application, ...

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