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Advanced Data Transformation for Your Microsoft Tool Stack: Cribl Integrates with Azure Data Explorer

November 8, 2023

In an ever-evolving data landscape, the need for more efficient and effective security data architecture solutions is crucial. Organizations are challenged by data retention requirements, unpredictable costs, the never-ending hamster wheel of data growth, and the ability to analyze it all. Is it too much to ask for a platform that has both long-term retention and querying capabilities? This is why we released our integration with Azure Data Explorer (ADX). ADX is a fully managed, high-performance analytics platform that makes it easy to analyze high volumes of data in near real-time. The ADX toolbox gives you an end-to-end solution for data ingestion, query, visualization, and management. Now, paired with Cribl, Azure customers can send their high-volume, low-value third-party data directly to ADX while getting the high-value data into Sentinel – no additional pit stops needed!

Alright, but What’s the Catch?

Umm.. there isn’t one. We want to help customers get the most out of their Azure licenses. Period. Empowering customers to maintain visibility, optimize retention costs, and ultimately gain choice and control over their data is what gets us out of bed in the morning. Earlier this year, we added the Microsoft Sentinel integration, and now, with the new native ADX integration, available in the Cribl Suite 4.4 release, we’re able to bring the core Cribl values of choice and control to even more Azure customers.

These native integrations allow us to write directly to Microsoft Sentinel and Azure Data Explorer without the need for additional infrastructure. This enables customers to collect, parse, transform, route, and search data from any source and send it to ADX and Sentinel to be centralized.

Cribl ADX integration

With Cribl, customers can maximize their Azure investment by expanding their pool of IT and security data to analyze, optimizing what data gets sent where, and consolidating migrated data from multiple clouds. Let’s explore a few situations that illustrate where Cribl’s ADX integration could be leveraged:

Use Cases

Advanced Data Transformation for Optimized Analytics

Simplify the process of sending Syslog data to ADX and ditch the need to manage multiple open-source tools. Cribl’s ADX integration streamlines this process, allowing you to effortlessly route Syslog data directly to ADX and leverage ADX’s real-time and time-series analysis capabilities.

Centralize Your Multi-Cloud Security Data

If you’re looking to do some cross-cloud data consolidation, Cribl Stream is your ally. This tool simplifies integrating data from multiple clouds into ADX, facilitating a smoother migration into security data warehouses. The result? Enhanced visibility with the power to analyze and query all of your third-party data.

Reduce Costs

While Sentinel integrates with ADX, fork a copy of your data to ADX for cold storage before it even gets to Sentinel so you can meet retention requirements and reduce costs associated with storing and analyzing large volumes of data.

Want to hear more? Check out our webinar with Edward Jones & SRA!

Improving Your Security Posture

Azure Data Explorer and Cribl equip organizations with a powerful, flexible, and cost-efficient solution that centralizes management, strengthens security posture, and enhances visibility with real-time monitoring— all while optimizing costs. By using ADX with Cribl, organizations can navigate IT and Security complexities with confidence.

Try out our new integration by visiting our Microsoft Solution Page today. Additionally, join the Cribl Slack Community to connect with leaders from various teams leveraging Sentinel, ADX, and Cribl and revolutionize your approach to cybersecurity.


Cribl, the Data Engine for IT and Security, empowers organizations to transform their data strategy. Customers use Cribl’s suite of products to collect, process, route, and analyze all IT and security data, delivering the flexibility, choice, and control required to adapt to their ever-changing needs.

We offer free training, certifications, and a free tier across our products. Our community Slack features Cribl engineers, partners, and customers who can answer your questions as you get started and continue to build and evolve. We also offer a variety of hands-on Sandboxes for those interested in how companies globally leverage our products for their data challenges.

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