Splunk acquires cloud performance monitoring company Flowmill
Published 3 December 2020
Big data analysis company Splunk has announced its acquisition of cloud-based network performance monitoring company Flowmill.
Splunk will leverage Flowmill’s cloud-based, real-time observability technology to expand the capabilities of their network performance monitoring (NPM) solution, its flagship observability suite that searches, monitors, and analyses big data.
“Observability technology is rapidly increasing in both sophistication and ability to help organisations revolutionise how they monitor their infrastructure and applications,” said Tim Tully, Chief Technology Officer at Splunk.
Splunk’s solution leverages leveraging extended Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF) technologies, which are said to be an underutilised data source encountered in all cloud-native use cases.
These technologies enable broad visibility into interactions between applications, networks and other digital infrastructure elements, but to leverage eBPF, systems must be equipped to collect, integrate and store high data volumes.
“Flowmill’s approach to building systems that support full-fidelity, real-time, high-cardinality ingestions and analysis aligns well with Splunk’s vision for observability,” said Jonathan Perry, founder and CEO of Flowmill.
Following the completion of the acquisition in Splunk’s fourth quarter, Flowmill will complement Splunk’s recent acquisitions of Plumbr and Rigor, giving customers the ability to address application performance monitoring (APM), digital enterprise monitoring (DEM) and NPM needs across applications and infrastructures.
As the provider of the Data-to-Everything platform, Splunk’s portfolio of customers include Airbus, Intel, Lenovo, and Cisco.
By Jie Yee Ong, Tech Reporter