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.