August 28, 2012

Splunk Announces General Availability of its Cloud Service Offering Splunk Storm™

Splunk Delivers Operational Intelligence for the Cloud

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), the leading provider of software for real-time operational intelligence, today announced the general availability of Splunk Storm. Splunk Storm is a cloud service based on the powerful Splunk software and is for organizations that develop and run applications in the public cloud, using services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Heroku, Google App Engine, Rackspace, and others. With Splunk Storm, users can diagnose and troubleshoot application problems immediately, gain rapid visibility and insight into cloud-based applications, and monitor critical business metrics for more effective operational intelligence. Sign up for Splunk Storm today.

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"As more organizations and developers move their projects to the cloud, we want to be there with them," said Godfrey Sullivan, Chairman and CEO, Splunk. "Customers run Splunk Enterprise on premises and in clouds today, and now, Splunk Storm provides developers with an easy-to-use, subscription version of our software. Feedback during the public beta program has been extremely positive, with hundreds of active projects during the beta phase."

Splunk Storm runs as a fully managed, multi-tenant service on AWS and dynamically provisions all the resources needed to store and analyze data. Splunk Storm offers:

  • Monthly, pay-as-you-go pricing, payable by credit card
  • No installation or maintenance of hardware or software
  • The ability to scale storage up or down as needed, on demand, using a simple slider

"We're excited that AWS customers can now quickly gain operational intelligence about their cloud applications using this innovative new offering," said Terry Wise, director of business development, Amazon Web Services. "Building Splunk Storm on the Amazon Web Services platform enables Splunk and its customers to benefit from the unique attributes of the cloud, including on-demand access, instant elasticity and the ability to pay only for what you use."

"With a fully managed, pay-as-you-go service, Splunk has extended its delivery model to the cloud to target a new generation of developers and organizations who require on-demand services," said Dennis Callaghan, senior analyst, enterprise software, 451 Research.

With the emergence of cloud computing, developers discovered a fast route to market for new, innovative applications. People developing and running applications in the cloud can now get the visibility and insights they are used to getting with Splunk software for applications running in their own environments. 

"I love the ability of Splunk Storm to quickly and precisely extract information from my logs to generate content usage analytics and tracking for Newstex," said Chris Moyer, vice president of technology, Newstex LLC. Moyer is the author of "Building Applications in the Cloud" and was a Splunk Storm beta tester. "We needed a way to map what our logs said into meaningful segments. Splunk Storm helped us precisely extract the valuable information we needed and report on it."

"Splunk Storm is clearly one of the most powerful application analysis tools on the market today," said Ryan Pfeffer, co-founder, SendHub. "It has allowed us to go from half a day to 15 minutes of diagnosis and even faster implementation because we know exactly which points are failing and what parts we need to optimize."

Key Features in Splunk Storm:

  • Store Machine Data from Any Source —Index and store machine data in real-time from any source, format, platform, or cloud provider without needing custom parsers or connectors.
  • Search, Investigate, Correlate —Use the powerful Splunk search language to search real-time and historical machine data, filter events, correlate information across various data types, link transactions across multiple application components, and trend critical operational parameters.
  • Report and Analyze - Extract the precise information you need out of your machine data and generate reports dynamically and iteratively.
  • Collaborate and Share - Share projects with others in your organization to generate cross-functional views of the data.

Learn more and sign up for Splunk Storm today.

About Splunk Inc.

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) provides the engine for machine data™. Splunk® software collects, indexes and harnesses the machine-generated big data coming from the websites, applications, servers, networks and mobile devices that power business. Splunk software enables organizations to monitor, search, analyze, visualize and act on massive streams of real-time and historical machine data. More than 4,000 enterprises, universities, government agencies and service providers in over 80 countries use Splunk Enterprise to gain operational intelligence that deepens business and customer understanding, improves service and uptime, reduces cost and mitigates cyber-security risk. To learn more, please visit www.splunk.com/company.

Splunk and the engine for machine data are registered trademarks or trademarks of Splunk Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. © 2012 Splunk Inc. All rights reserved.

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