BaboonBones

We are Splunk Developers and partners in the Technology Partner+ program.
We are also the most downloaded and production installed developers in Splunk's history.
100,000+ App downloads, many of which are de facto standards.
Thousands of supported production installations.
Trailblazers of numerous other Splunk Apps, SDKs, Frameworks & Libraries.
Founded by Splunk's former Worldwide Developer Evangelist.

About


Baboon What ?

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.

Damien Dallimore

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.

Services


Support

Support options for free apps we wrote on Splunkbase

Annual Support Subscription

  • 1 single annual plan that covers all the apps we offer support for
  • Priced based on your Splunk license size
  • Dedicated 7 day a week support
  • Unlimited number of incidents/support requests
  • Emergency patches
  • App customizations available for your specific needs
  • Daily Support Packages

    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.The support scope is the same as an annual plan as long as you have sufficient purchased support time available.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.

  • 5 days of support package
  • 10 days of support package
  • 20 days of support package
  • Intermediary Support 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.

  • Priced according to the number of end users you are facilitating
  • The more users you have, the cheaper it becomes per user
  • Unlimited users plan also available
  • Ad-Hoc Support

    We offer ad-hoc support at our standard daily rates

    Contact us for pricing

    App and Add-On Development

    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.

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    Custom Integrations

    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.

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    Alexa Skill Development Package

    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.

    Benefits

    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.

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    Free Apps on Splunkbase


    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 v2.5

    "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.

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    Documentation
    Licensed under Apache 2.0
    Release Notes

     JMS Messaging Modular Input v1.6.1

    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..

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    Documentation
    Licensed under Apache 2.0
    Release Notes


     Protocol Data Inputs v1.5.1

    This is a Splunk Add-On for receiving data via a number of different data protocols such as TCP, TCP(s), HTTP(s) PUT/POST/File Upload, UDP, Websockets, SockJS.

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    Documentation
    Licensed under Apache 2.0
    Release Notes

     Talk to Splunk with Amazon Alexa v1.0

    This is a Splunk App that enables your Splunk instance for interfacing with Amazon Alexa by way of a custom Alexa skill, thereby provisioning a Natural Language interface for Splunk.

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    Documentation
    Licensed under Apache 2.0
    Release Notes


     AMQP Messaging Modular Input v1.2

    This is a Splunk modular input add-on for indexing messages from an AMQP Broker

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    Documentation
    Licensed under Apache 2.0
    Release Notes

     Kafka Messaging Modular Input v1.2

    This is a Splunk modular input add-on for indexing messages from a Kafka Broker or cluster of Brokers

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    Documentation
    Licensed under Apache 2.0
    Release Notes


     MQTT Messaging Modular Input v1.1

    This is a Splunk modular input add-on for indexing messages from a MQTT Broker

    Download
    Documentation
    Licensed under Apache 2.0
    Release Notes

     COAP Modular Input v0.9

    This is a Splunk modular input add-on for indexing messages from a COAP Server

    Download
    Documentation
    Licensed under Apache 2.0
    Release Notes


     REST API Modular Input v1.5.3

    This is a Splunk Modular Input for polling data from REST APIs and indexing the responses

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    Documentation
    Licensed under Apache 2.0
    Release Notes

     SNMP Modular Input v1.3

    SNMP Modular Input to poll attribute values and catch traps

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    Documentation
    Licensed under Apache 2.0
    Release Notes


     Amazon Kinesis Modular Input v1.2

    This is a Splunk modular input add-on for indexing records from Kinesis

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    Documentation
    Licensed under Apache 2.0
    Release Notes

     Command Modular Input v1.2

    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.

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    Documentation
    Licensed under Apache 2.0
    Release Notes


     Tesla Vehicle Modular Input v0.8.2

    Poll your Tesla vehicle metrics from your My Tesla account

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    Documentation
    Licensed under Apache 2.0
    Release Notes

     Cisco Meraki Presence Modular Input v0.8

    Receive events from the Cisco Meraki Presence Cloud

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    Documentation
    Licensed under Apache 2.0
    Release Notes


     Splunk Java Logging v1.4

    Splunk Java Logging Appenders for Log4J, Log4J2, LogBack and Java Util logging frameworks

    Download
    Download Minified Jars : Log4J, Log4J2, LogBack, Java Util Logging
    Documentation
    Licensed under Apache 2.0
    Release Notes

     Splunk Java Agent v1.3

    An instrumentation agent for tracing code level metrics via bytecode injection, JMX attributes/operations/notifications and decoded HPROF records and streaming these events directly into Splunk.

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    Documentation
    Licensed under Apache 2.0
    Release Notes


     Twilio SMS Alerting v0.8

    This is a Splunk Modular Alert for sending SMS messages using Twilio

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    Documentation
    Licensed under Apache 2.0
    Release Notes

     Scheduled Export of Indexed Data (SEND) to File v0.6

    This is a Splunk Modular Alert used to facilitate scheduled export of indexed data (SEND) to a file location

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    Documentation
    Licensed under Apache 2.0
    Release Notes


     Pubnub Modular Alert v0.6

    This is a Splunk Modular Alert for sending messages to a Pubnub channel

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    Documentation
    Licensed under Apache 2.0
    Release Notes

     Pubnub Modular Input v0.6

    This is a Splunk modular input add-on for subscribing to Pubnub channels

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    Documentation
    Licensed under Apache 2.0
    Release Notes


    Expertise


    JVM(Java Virtual Machine) Application Data

    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.


    Enterprise Messaging Data

    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.


    IOT Data

    We know a thing or 2 about getting your IOT data into Splunk .In fact, if you browse to Splunk's corporate IOT webpage, we wrote 7 of the 8 free apps that are referenced ! Speaks for itself really. We've also spoken on the global stage about getting your IOT data into Splunk and building IOT Apps.


    Binary Data & Preprocessing

    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.


    HTTP & Restful Data Sources

    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.


    SDKs / Logging Libraries / Devops

    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.


    Pricing


    Free

    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 Source Community Projects

    Open community collaboration is our heart and soul, that is why all our apps are open source too

    Military/First Responder Veterans

    We have the utmost respect for our heroes that have served, how can we lend YOU a hand now


    Charitable Causes

    Have some charity that needs our help, let us know and we'll see what we can offer

    Splunk4Good

    This is a fantastic Splunk program that we've contributed code to in the past



    Paid

    Please contact us for pricing details for our commercial services.

    Contact


    Phone

    +1 (415) 992 7014

    Slack Chat

    Invite link to our general chat room

    Information and Pricing

    info@baboonbones.com

    Support Requests

    support@baboonbones.com

    Video conferencing

    Contact us to schedule a Zoom meeting

    Send us a message

    Social

    Activation Key


    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.


    Support

    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.