Skip to main content
Version: Atlas 2022.3.3

Atlas Basics


What's Included with an Atlas Subscription?

The Atlas platform comes with a full suite of tools that help to ensure that your journey with Splunk is as painless, efficient, and as outcome-driven as possible. With a subscription to Atlas you get access to the Atlas Application Suite and expert Splunk assistance from our Expertise-On-Demand (EOD) Team.

The Atlas Application Suite

The Atlas Application Suite is a collection of elements that make up the Atlas platform. Atlas resides on your Splunk Search Head and can serve both Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud environments. These elements help to alleviate the common challenges of Splunk adoption that most users experience. Atlas provides a robust set of capabilities designed to help your Splunk admins and users overcome the complexities of Splunk.

The Atlas Application Suite consists of the following elements:

  1. Atlas Core
  2. Atlas Assessment
  3. App Awareness
  4. Data Management
  5. Data Utilization
  6. ES Helper
  7. Forwarder Awareness
  8. Monitor
  9. Scheduling Assistant
  10. Scheduling Inspector
  11. Search Library
  12. Splunk Migration Helper
  13. STIG Compliance

Expertise On Demand

Expertise On Demand is your personal Splunk Subject Matter Expert, who will lead you on your Splunk Journey. Our professional services processes provide Splunk help where you need it most, from building dashboards and searches, to onboarding data. Pretty much any Splunk use case is within scope for our Experts, and we can even help with educating future Splunk users as well!

Atlas Assessment

Atlas Assessment is an assessment tool that will look at your Splunk environment and help you quickly identify where Atlas can help you. You can download Atlas Assessment for free on Splunkbase without an Atlas subscription. Atlas Assessment is also included as a standard element in Atlas. Atlas Assessment can be used to help you before you buy Atlas, getting started with Atlas, or as a tool that you use everyday as part of your Atlas operationalization plan.

Atlas FAQs

Q: Does Atlas change the data in my Splunk environment?

A: No. Atlas does not manipulate your data.

Q: Does Atlas require public internet access?

A: No. Atlas functions without access to the internet.

Q: Does Atlas collect data about my environment and send it anywhere?

A: No. Atlas does not report or share your data with Kinney Group or any other third parties.

Q: Does Atlas require dedicated resources?

A: No. In most cases Atlas will reside on your existing Atlas infrastructure. You can choose to dedicate resources to it but it is not a requirement.

Q: Is Atlas available on Splunk Cloud?

A: No. However, Atlas is compatible with Splunk Cloud. Through the use of a Search Head that has federated search enabled, you can get the same benefits of Atlas for your Splunk Cloud environment. In fact, Atlas comes with elements that can help you migrate your Splunk Enterprise instance to Splunk Cloud.

Q: How much compute resources does Atlas utilize from my environment?

A: There are some scheduled searches that Atlas uses to function. For the most part, Atlas utilizes API calls and base searches to minimize resource consumption. In the cases where Atlas does use scheduled searches, they have been designed to work in any environment. In fact, Atlas is equipped with tools to help you keep your Splunk environment running optimally so if you do run into issues, Atlas is there to help.

Q: What are Atlas Elements?

A: Atlas is a platform that resides on top of Splunk. Atlas utilizes Splunk's app and add-on architecture to install but we refer to them as elements because Atlas is so much more than Splunk apps and add-ons. Atlas Elements are designed to work together to provide a fully integrated user experience.