I am using Splunk for Big Data Analysis. I have to configure components for getting data from a data source. Which splunk component is used for getting data from data source?
You can configure the datasource in Splunk for getting data. It supports following data sources:
Files and directories
For getting the data into Splunk deployment instance you have to point it to a datasource. Then provide information about the data source and configure it as data input source.
After the configuration Splunk enterprise will start indexing the data into their system using the input source.
This way you can configure the data input source.
Check: Big Data and Hadoop Tutorials.