Splunk Launches Splunk Enterprise 5


Splunk Launches Splunk Enterprise 5

Gain Operational Intelligence Faster than Ever with New Release of Splunk® Enterprise

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Splunk Inc. (NAS: SPLK) , the leading provider of software for real-time operational intelligence, today announced the general availability of Splunk Enterprise 5, the fastest, most resilient version of the company's flagship product. The latest release includes added features to create a powerful platform for developers building big data applications.

Splunk Enterprise 5 dashboard (Photo: Business Wire)
Splunk Enterprise 5 dashboard (Photo: Business Wire)

Splunk Enterprise 5 dashboard (Photo: Business Wire)

"Even as data volume and complexity are growing exponentially, the time people are willing to wait for answers is shrinking," said Guido Schroeder, senior vice president of products, Splunk. "Technology needs to provide answers as quickly as users think of questions, regardless of the speed, complexity and scale of the underlying data. Users need to be able to use their data in ways that help to achieve operational intelligence. We need to put that technology in the hands of developers and IT professionals so they can innovate and drive new ideas. It is for these reasons and more that we created Splunk Enterprise 5."

"With the added pressure on IT professionals to meet performance goals and rapidly introduce new services and control costs, buyers have shifted towards technologies that provide real-time operational visibility and analytics across their mission-critical infrastructures," said Jonah Kowall, research director, IT operations management, Gartner. "These buyers are looking to take advantage of technologies which rely on commodity servers with automatic data redundancy and grid computing models."

Watch Splunk Enterprise 5 in action.

Reports are up to 1,000 times faster and dashboards are easier to navigate and share with Splunk Enterprise 5. Dynamic drilldowns integrate simple workflows, providing a more intuitive user experience. Integrated PDFs enable reports or dashboards to be shared with anyone on demand or on a scheduled basis.

Splunk Enterprise 5 introduces patent pending Index Replication that delivers built-in high availability and enterprise-class resilience, while scaling on commodity servers and storage. As data is collected and indexed, multiple identical copies are maintained. During an outage, incoming data continues to get indexed and indexed data continues to be searchable. Set up is simple and management is done through the Splunk Manager user interface.

Splunk Enterprise 5 also contains significant platform features to drive greater extensibility, modularity and interoperability. For developers, this release includes a robust, versioned API and JavaScript SDK. SDKs are also available for Java, Python and PHP. Each SDK includes comprehensive documentation, resources and tools to help developers accelerate application development and testing. This enables developers to better leverage the Splunk platform by integrating it into their IT infrastructure and to provide a familiar development environment for building big data applications.

Splunk Enterprise 5 also includes features that enable users to capitalize on the full power of Splunk-Hadoop integration. Splunk Hadoop Connect provides bi-directional integration to easily and reliably move data between Splunk Enterprise and Hadoop. This makes it easier to stand up reliable, secure, enterprise-grade big data projects in days instead of months.

More than 100 customers and partners tested Splunk Enterprise 5 during the beta program:

"Splunk is already providing our key teams with the tools and dashboards necessary to analyze key business metrics and better understand our user behavior," said Geoffrey Brookins, vice president of engineering, Snap Interactive. "With the faster reporting in Splunk Enterprise 5 and one-click acceleration, our executives and product managers are able to quickly compile and analyze a wide range of data without requiring additional developer resources to obtain that data. As a result, Splunk Enterprise 5 provides SNAP Interactive with the critical insights we need to help grow our business."

"Faster reports are incredibly valuable, but what's really amazing is the ease in which we can set them up in Splunk Enterprise 5," said Jens Ihnow, system and process manager of application management back office systems, Otto Group.

"Splunk Enterprise 5 provides end-to-end visibility of complex transactions across multiple enterprise systems," said Kevin Kalmbach, technical architecture, Staples. "Index Replication worked as advertised, and it was easy to set up. We can now achieve high-availability of our data, which means we can leverage Splunk Enterprise 5 in more mission-critical use cases."

"Splunk software helps our engineering and non-engineering teams speak the same language. It's one of the first places they go to troubleshoot and analyze production issues," said Andreas Guenther, director of risk engineering, Xoom.

A Splunk Enterprise 5 webinar and demo is scheduled for Thursday, November 15, at 9:00 a.m. (PT). Register now and download Splunk 5 today.

About Splunk Inc.

Splunk Inc. (NAS: 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 4,400 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. Splunk Storm, our cloud-based subscription service, is used by organizations developing applications in the cloud.

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