Splunk has expanded the Application Performance Management (APM) platform SignalFx for microservices with a number of new features that focus on gaining more insight. The platform now includes tracing functionality and solutions around the container orchestration platform Kubernetes.

The most important update that the data and DevOps specialist is releasing for the SignalFx Microservices APM platform, is the addition of the NoSample open standards and artificial intelligence (AI)-based SaaS distributed tracing tool of Omnition, acquired last year. Distributed tracing is, according to Splunk, a good alternative for application sampling.

According to the company, this tool now gives developers even more insight into their cloud-native environments. This makes it easier for them to develop and build concrete business applications without any limits. It also makes it easier to prepare applications for future developments.

Kubernetes tool

Another important update for Signalfx is the addition of a Kubernetes Navigator tool for the SignalFx Infrastructure Monitoring module. The new functionality makes it easier to run Kubernetes clusters on this platform alongside microservices based applications.

Specifically, the module now provides recommendations for selecting and solving problems based on machine learning algorithms that are standard choices in the platform. Splunk has also made it possible to integrate workflows between its Kubernetes Navigator Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud solutions. This provides customers with more insights and context for all of these solutions.

Innovation through microservices

With the rollout of these improved tools, the data and DevOps specialist wants to focus more on supporting microservices in addition to its own solutions. Now, these complex services are mainly extended with more insight. This should ultimately help customers to innovate more quickly and build applications open-source and with open standards. In addition, they should be connectable to each other and they should be monitorable on any infrastructure.