The Splunk SDK contains library code and examples designed to enable developers to build applications using Splunk. With the Splunk SDK for Ruby developers can write Ruby applications to programmatically interact with the Splunk engine. The SDK is built on top of the REST API, providing a wrapper over the REST API endpoints. The Ruby SDK enables developers to search data, run saved searches, work with search jobs, manage Splunk configurations and objects, integrate search results into applications, log directly to Splunk, and to present a custom UI.
Waiters like to work in pricey restaurants serving wealthy patrons because they are able to pay for high class service. That's also why you see so many professionals in the banking industry: it pays to work for people with money. Xignite took note of this and decided to become the Maitre'd of information to the financial industry. With more than 3.5 Billion calls per month to its Xignite APIs, it is doing a fine job of it, as well.