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Splunk Buys Microservices Monitoring Firm Omnition

The purchase is intended to boost Splunk's capabilities in microservices architectures.

Splunk has announced its acquisition of Omnition, which provides monitoring for microservices applications. Financial terms of the deal were not released.

Still in stealth mode, Omnition has built its distributed tracing applications as software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings. According to the blog post announcing the acquisition, Omnition's technology is expected to provide Splunk with additional capabilities for customers deploying their applications with a combination of Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, Envoly/Istio, and other microservices-enabling technologies.

The acquisition also adds more than a dozen engineers with microservices expertise to Splunk's development team. The purchase of Omnition follows Splunk's August acquisition of cloud-monitoring company SignalFX for just over $1 billion in cash and stock.

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