Archive for 2013

Splunk Announces Acquisition of Cloudmeter

Adds Innovative Solution for Network Data Capture to Award-Winning Platform for Machine-Generated Big Data

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time operational intelligence, today announced it has acquired Cloudmeter, Inc., a provider of network data capture technologies. The addition of Cloudmeter will enhance the ability of Splunk customers to analyze machine data directly from their networks and correlate it with other machine-generated data to gain insights across Splunk’s core use cases in application and infrastructure management, IT operations, security and business analytics.

“The increasing complexity of enterprise applications and infrastructure makes network data a valuable source of data for operational intelligence,” said Godfrey Sullivan, Chairman and CEO, Splunk. “Cloudmeter has a strong technical team with deep networking expertise. They have built a robust, highly scalable solution that will allow our customers to easily capture network data, either on-premises or in the cloud. We look forward to integrating Cloudmeter technology into Splunk’s platform for machine data.”
Founded in 2007, Cloudmeter was one of the early companies to identify the value in the massive amounts of data that flow through organizations’ networks. Cloudmeter helps customers harvest network traffic to create actionable insights across a broad range of use cases.

“Our focus has been to develop innovative solutions that enable easier access to and insight from network data,” said Michael Dickey, founder, CEO and CTO, Cloudmeter. “Network data is a major contributor to the growth of big data and we are excited to join Splunk. We look forward to developing new capabilities that will help customers realize the full potential of their network and other machine-generated big data.”
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction was funded with cash from Splunk’s balance sheet.

Splunk Drives Operational Intelligence with Amazon Web Services

Splunk Enterprise 6 and Hunk Now Available on AWS Marketplace; Splunk Releases New Version of Splunk App for AWS

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time operational intelligence, today announced the availability of new Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) for Splunk® Enterprise 6 and Hunk™: Splunk Analytics for Hadoop. The new AMIs further accelerate the speed at which organizations can deploy Splunk software and gain critical visibility into their cloud-based applications and data. Splunk also released the new version of the Splunk App for Amazon Web Services (AWS), which leverages the newly announced AWS CloudTrail, a new service that logs all AWS API calls, to enable organizations to improve monitoring, security and compliance across all applications and infrastructure running in AWS. The Splunk Enterprise AMI and Hunk AMI are available in the AWS Marketplace. The Splunk App for AWS is available on Splunk Apps.

“Splunk Cloud, Splunk Storm and the new AMIs demonstrate our continued commitment to cloud computing and our innovative work with AWS,” said Leena Joshi, senior director of solutions marketing, Splunk. “Organizations are rapidly moving their applications to the cloud, and AWS is the leader in cloud computing. The release of AMIs for Splunk Enterprise and Hunk makes it easy for customers to use Splunk products in AWS so machine data is accessible, usable and valuable to everyone across the organization. The new version of the Splunk App for AWS will help organizations increase visibility into their cloud deployments by combining AWS access, usage and billing data to provide security intelligence along with operational and business insights.”

“We are very excited about the new Splunk offerings on AWS,” said Terry Wise, Director, Worldwide Partner Ecosystem, AWS. “Enterprise customers with large Hadoop deployments can gain significant benefits from the Hunk AMI, which enables them to explore and interact with analytics of raw Hadoop data including Amazon Elastic MapReduce data. The availability of the Splunk Enterprise AMI, coupled with the pre-built Splunk App for AWS, empowers customers to gain insights from machine-generated data across a range of uses, including operational monitoring, billing, security and compliance.”

“Adobe is pleased to be working closely with AWS and Splunk to give us more insight into our cloud deployments,” said Kenny Cheng, manager of cloud operations, Adobe. “The alignment between Splunk and AWS will give us greater visibility and control while also helping us maximize value from our IT investments.”
“It is thrilling to see two of our most strategic vendors, AWS and Splunk, aligning resources and products to make an even bigger impact at FamilySearch,” said Gary Stokes, director of product engineering, FamilySearch. “Combining the ease and affordability of AWS with the speed and analytic precision of Splunk software makes it easier for us to provide crucial visibility into our cloud deployments and to gain operational intelligence.”

AMIs for Splunk Enterprise and Hunk let users benefit from standardized, preconfigured instances that can be rapidly accessed in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). The Hunk AMI works on most leading Hadoop distributions including Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR), enabling customers to interactively explore, analyze and visualize data in these Hadoop clusters.

Splunk’s updated version of the Splunk App for AWS integrates with the newly announced AWS CloudTrail to provide analytics including operational analysis, security threats and compliance reporting, and billing and usage analyses. Users can combine data about AWS usage and access with other data in Splunk Enterprise to have complete visibility into operational and security postures.