The Ishango Bone is commonly recognized to be the oldest discovered artifact representing the storage, calculation and visualization of data. Damien Dallimore (founder) referred to this in a big data talk he gave in 2014 at QCON London, hence the name of this company. BaboonBones was set up to provide commercial support for all of our free & open source offerings and to provide custom Splunk App development services.
After the better part of a decade working at Splunk as Worldwide Developer Evangelist, Damien's accumulated body of work has been extensively downloaded and installed in Splunk customer production environments globally, in fact, he is the most downloaded and production installed individual developer in the history of Splunk and many of his creations have become de facto standards in their respective domains, spanning public and private sector customers and all verticals that Splunk touches.He has presented to Splunk developers on the global stage at all sizes of Splunk and Industry developer events and been a trailblazer for countless other Splunk Apps, Tools, SDKS, Frameworks and Developer Initiatives.Damien founded BaboonBones and personally oversees all of the team's development and support.
Support options for free apps we wrote on Splunkbase
If an annual support plan does not suit you , then we offer non expiring support packages that you can purchase & consume as you require and then simply top up when it suits you.These plans are more cost effective than daily Ad-Hoc support and the support cost per day gets incrementally cheaper as you purchase higher volume packages.
For those scenarios where we do not directly support the end user , but rather provide the support to an intermediary party (Strategic Partner, Systems Integrator, Managed Service Provider, Professional Services Company, Vendor Support Center to name some examples) , then we have custom annual support packages available to intermediaries that are priced according to the number of end users you are facilitating. All of the same features of our standard annual support listed above apply.
We offer ad-hoc support at our standard daily ratesContact us for pricing and details
Our App development record speaks for itself. There are numerous ways to build upon and extend the Splunk platform to take your data experience to the next level. As I wrote about in a Splunk blog, it really is a Developer's Smorgasboard. We'll work with you to understand your data and objectives and determine what is the best App or Add-on solution that we can build for you.Contact us for pricing
There is more to developing on Splunk than just Apps and Add-ons, you can build any custom solution that integrates with the power of the Splunk data platform and the SPL language.A common approach to this is by leveraging Splunk's REST API and SDKs.For example, look at this innovative integration of Alexa and Splunk we developed to deliver a natural language voice interface to your data in Splunk.Consider the unlimited possibilities that a Splunk based solution can deliver for you.Contact us for pricing
Are you ready for your business to join the voice revolution ?
Our founder created the first ever custom Alexa skill for a Big Data platform (open source and freely available) that has been shown at major industry events around the world , including on the mainstage in the keynote at AWS re:Invent 2017, and has been put to use by major companys, institutions and public departments.
Alexa for Business allows you to deploy a natural language voice interface privately across your enterprise.
Public Alexa Skills can be integrated into anyone's own Alexa devices so you can open a channel to drive even more customer engagement with a natural language voice interface to your products and services.
Stay ahead of the technology curve with an interactive interface that is going to be as commonplace and ubiquitous as the keyboard and mouse.
Generate WOW Factor and A-Ha moments with captivating interactions that outshine your competitors.
Open up new and exciting uses cases for interacting with your platform, such as wearable Alexa devices in hands-free/eyes-free operating environments.
Provide accessibility to your platform where visual and/or pointing based interfaces may not be practical, feasible or safe.
Ride the wave of industry momentum with a technology that can amplify your lead generation and marketing exposure.
Integrate voice-driven business intelligence answers and commands into your meetings and work environment.
Provide a unique and captivating experience for your customers to interact with your business or technology platform
And let's face it , it is just plain cool and awesome and you want to be THAT company for your customers and staff !
We are not all talk (pun intended) like so many of the prophets , you can see our working code and skills for yourself.
Now we want YOU to be able to leverage our proven vision and execution ability to create a production grade custom Alexa skill for your business or technology platform.
All of our offerings are free to download and use as you wish.They are all open sourced on Github and available to download either on Splunkbase or directly from our website.
You will need to register for a free,non-expiring activation key in order to use these apps.
If you are interested in support for any of the below Apps then please contact us to discuss a support subscription.
"Monitoring of Java Virtual Machines with JMX" (formerly Splunk for JMX) can be used to poll local or remote JMX Management Servers running in Java Virtual Machines across your entire infrastructure and index MBean attributes, outputs from MBean operations and listen for MBean notifications.
This is a Splunk modular input add-on for polling message queues and topics via the JMS interface. JMS is simply a messaging API and is a convenient means by which to write 1 modular input that can talk to several different underlying messaging providers : MQSeries(Websphere MQ), ActiveMQ, TibcoEMS, HornetQ, RabbitMQ, Native JMS, Weblogic JMS, Sonic MQ etc..
This is a Splunk Modular Input for executing commands and indexing the output. It is quite simply just a wrapper around whatever system commands/programs that you want to periodically execute and capture the output from ie: (top, ps, iostat, tshark, tcpdump etc...). It will work on all supported Splunk platforms.
Many apps we wrote were the original trail blazing innovations for getting data visibility into JVM environments and have been fundamental to driving Splunk's JVM data success, such as the JMX App, and they continue to be the standard bearers. We have also talked at multiple Splunk Conferences on the subject of Splunking the JVM.
The very popular JMS Messaging App is the standard for getting your enterprise messaging data from the likes of MQ and Tibco into Splunk. It is being used very heavily in production uses cases with blue chip Splunk customers for large data volumes and message throughput per day. There are also several other apps for various messaging technologies and have talked about this subject at several Splunk Conferences.
There is more to big data than just textual content and huge amounts of value exist in binary data if you have the means to process it into Splunk.Many of our Apps are designed with a pluggable pre-processor architecture so you can capture text and binary data and preprocess it into an optimum format for Splunk. In particular, our Protocol Data Inputs App is being used very successfully for this purpose by many customers.
Our REST Modular Input has become the de facto standard for getting your HTTP and REST based data into Splunk. All API's are different and this App has been thoroughly battle tested in the field to get data into Splunk from numerous different API configurations.We have also provided many specific customizations of this app for customers and it has even formed the basis of many other successful Apps published on Splunkbase.
We were hands on involved in the creation of Splunk's SDKs and created the Java logging libraries that subsequently blazed the trail for other Splunk logging libraries for developers. This is all subject matter that we have also presented and coded live on stage at several Splunk Conferences. We've also worked with numerous developers over the years to build Splunk Apps for the Devops ecosystem and gave one of Splunk's first ever Devops talks at an industry developer conference.
We love giving back and collaborating openly with the community, this is what really fuels our passion.Please drop us a line if you have project or initiative that you think we may be interested in freely contributing towards. We are interested in, but certainly not limited to, non-commercial initiatives such as
Open community collaboration is our heart and soul, that is why all our apps are open source too
We have the utmost respect for our heroes that have served, how can we lend YOU a hand now
Have some charity that needs our help, let us know and we'll see what we can offer
This is a fantastic Splunk program that we've contributed code to in the past
All of our supported Apps are completely free and open source for you to use as you wish. You simply need to fill in this form to receive a free & non-expiring activation key in order to use the App.
We are here to work with you to maximise your success in using our Apps.Please contact us to discuss commercial support packages that we have available.
If you do not have commercial support with us or a use case that might qualify under our free offerings , then we recommend either answers.splunk.com or our general Slack chat channel for community assistance.