Archive for March, 2015

Splunk Announces Splunk Light for Small IT Environments

New Product Delivers Log Search and Analysis Starting at $US75 per Month

Splunk Inc., provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced Splunk Light™, a new and more affordable way for individuals and small IT environments to get started with Splunk software. Splunk Light leverages powerful Splunk technology for log search and analysis and is designed to be downloaded, installed and configured in minutes. Pricing starts at $75 per month (billed annually). Purchase Splunk Light today or get started with the free version, and watch the Splunk Light video to see how it can help IT teams deliver immediate value to their organizations.

“Splunk was founded on the belief that every IT professional can benefit from the power of machine data. Splunk Light continues to deliver on that vision,” said Guido Schroeder, senior vice president of products, Splunk. “Splunk Light offers an affordable way for everyone to instantly gain visibility, insights and value from their machine data. Splunk Light simplifies the searching and monitoring of log files for IT managers and system administrators – helping them to keep the lights on, save time and quickly put out IT fires.”

“Splunk is aiming to fill a new niche with Splunk Light by providing smaller organizations a centralized way to do log search and analysis,” said Tim Grieser, program vice president, Enterprise System Management Software, IDC. “Creating an entry-level version of an established product is a difficult challenge. Splunk Light seems to have hit the mark with a product packaged and priced for the mid-tier market that is easy to install and provides ease-of-use features.”

Big Impact for Small Teams

Many organizations realized significant value from Splunk Light during the beta program.

“At Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, we are managing historical and real-time data related to curing and preventing all types of childhood diseases. In order to respond most efficiently to the needs of these children, it is critical we have deep visibility into all the data that impacts their healthcare,” said Jamey Felsing, director of IT, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation. “Until Splunk Light, critical data visibility came at a big cost — we can now set up dashboards and reports easily and quickly and at a price that fits our budget.”

“Splunk Light centralized several internal and external IT systems so we could monitor all of our log data from a single pane of glass for the first time ever,” said Steve Stringham, network services director, Keystone Enterprise. “With all our data in one place and such sudden deep visibility into it, we were able to precisely pinpoint and prioritize issues. Splunk Light will enable us to better service our external customers by troubleshooting and resolving issues more efficiently.”

“With its simple query capabilities, Splunk Light enabled us to quickly and easily analyze and run reports on 3 gigabytes of log file data per day and saved us many hours that were previously spent
writing scripts to extract information from the log4 data,” said Mike Mosler, senior software engineer, Sequent Software. “Splunk Light is also super easy to install and configure. We were up and running in less than 20 minutes and loved the intuitive, easy-to-use interface that gave us deep visibility and led us directly to issues we needed to solve within our application.”

Splunk Light is an integrated solution that enables small IT teams to leverage the proven power of Splunk Search Processing Language (SPL™) to gather real-time log data from their distributed systems in one place so they can proactively resolve problems and spend less time fighting fires.

Splunk Wins Big Data and Cloud Awards

Splunk Inc., provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced that Emilio Umeoka has been named to the list of the 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs while the company is recognized by CRN as one of The 20 Coolest Cloud Software Vendors of 2015. In addition, Fast Company has ranked Splunk as one of the World’s Ten Most Innovative Companies in big data for the third straight year.

“We are excited to once again be named one of the Most Innovative Big Data Companies,” said Steve Sommer, chief marketing officer, Splunk. “We are amazed every day by the unique, innovative ways our customers continue to find to leverage Splunk software to generate valuable insights from their data.”

Each year, Fast Company ranks the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in a variety of categories, including Big Data. The list recognizes those organizations that are pioneering the world of data analytics through positive and original use cases.

“It is an honor to be recognized as a Channel Chief, but this award speaks more about Splunk’s entire channel team and all of our partners,” said Emilio Umeoka, vice president Asia Pacific and worldwide partners, Splunk. “There is an incredible opportunity to gain insight from machine data and today’s organizations require a thriving partner ecosystem with significant domain expertise and services to do just that.”

The annual CRN Channel Chiefs list honors influential executives who are among the most powerful leaders in the IT channel and who hold direct responsibility for driving growth and revenue through channel partners. Winners are selected based on their track record of channel accomplishments, standing in the industry, dedication to the partner community and plans for driving future business innovation and channel growth.