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Splunk has released its Observability Cloud. It is a tool that allows both DevOps and IT teams to keep an overview of the complete course of events within their teams.

Within Splunk Observability Cloud, teams can view their statistics, traces and logs in one place. This data is collected in real-time, independent of scale and without sampling. Splunk claims to be the first company to bring all observability tools together in a single interface to this extent and to be ready to operate on an enterprise scale.


Splunk speaks of a number of specific features in Observability Cloud. The first of these is Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring. This allows users to use artificial intelligence to monitor their entire hybrid or multi-cloud environment, regardless of scale. Splunk APM tracks real-time application performance without sampling.

Then there’s Splunk Log Observer, which applies Splunk’s logging features to SREs, DevOps staff, and other developers seeking a logging experience focused on troubleshooting. Splunk Real User Monitoring (RUM) provides a view of the performance of users’ different web browsers.

With Splunk Synthetic Monitoring, users get a view of the performance of APIs, service endpoints, business transactions and user flows. For this functionality, the company previously acquired Rigor. Finally, the company introduces Splunk On-Call, for automatic incident response.

Accelerate cloud transformation

“With the shift to cloud, IT and DevOps teams are now wrestling with more operational complexity that is compounded by too many existing monitoring tools that have blind spots, siloed data and disjointed workflows”, said Sendur Sellakumar, Chief Product Officer at Splunk. “The Splunk Observability Cloud helps IT and DevOps teams conquer complexity and accelerate cloud transformation for their organizations.”

The software is compatible with OpenTelemetry, an open source observability framework that provides APIs that are not dependent on specific vendors. Dynatrace has also connected its AIOps platform to it.