Splunk announced beta releases of all of its SDKs at its user conference in Las Vegas in September in Las Vegas and now they have “graduated,” to general availability, Jon Rooney, director of developer marketing at Splunk, tells 5 Minute Briefing. With the announcement of general availability, "They are more thorough, and more fully documented, and they make it easier to do some basic tasks.” The SDKs are “very much about extending the platform and extending the use cases of Splunk within the organization and the development platform and the SDKs, which are built around the REST API enable that customization of Splunk," Rooney notes.
“What we really want to do is bring Splunk and the Splunk capabilities to the existing skill set of developers,” says Rooney. “It is the idea of enabling the entire organization with the insights, the machine data, the big data insights that IT traditionally has gotten out of Splunk - and bringing those same insights to marketing, to sales, to customer service, and other divisions and other organizations to break the stovepipe of traditional enterprise. We feel that developers and the developer platform is the key to doing that.”