Why Splunk

Splunk is enterprise software made easy. It's easy to try — download Splunk Enterprise for free. It's easy to set up—there are no database licenses to buy, no schemas to design, no custom connectors to maintain. It's easy to deploy—customers go live in days or weeks instead of months and years.

More than 7,000 enterprises, universities, government agencies and service providers in more than 90 countries use Splunk Enterprise to gain operational intelligence that deepens business understanding, improves service and uptime, reduces cost and mitigates cybersecurity risk.

Operational Intelligence for IT and the Business

Organizations are finding that critical business data exists in their machine data. Machine data contains a definitive record of all activity and behavior of your customers, users, transactions, applications, servers, networks and sensors. Splunk Enterprise turns machine data into real-time operational intelligence. It enables organizations to monitor, search, analyze, visualize and act on the massive streams of machine data generated by the websites, applications, servers, networks, mobile and other devices that power the business.

Powerful Analytics for Every User

Splunk easily adapts to the demands and skills of any user. Technical users can use advanced features that allow them to gain rapid insights from their data. Business users can use familiar data analysis and visualization interfaces to gain powerful insights. Arm your network engineers, system administrators, security and compliance analysts, developers, service desk staff and business users with a real-time understanding of what's happening in the IT and business infrastructure.

Meets Strategic Needs Across the Organization

Splunk Enterprise is the industry-leading platform for operational intelligence. It makes all of an organization's machine data accessible, usable and valuable to the people that need it. Many start using Splunk Enterprise to focus on a specific problem area, rapidly make their initial use case an internal success and then deploy it to other critical areas of the business—such as application management, security and compliance, infrastructure and operations management—to gain new visibility and insight for IT and business users.

Keeps Up With Dynamic Environments

The only constant in today's dynamic, virtualized, hybrid datacenters is change. Traditional IT management and security technologies assume you know about all possible failures and risks up front and that your data formats won't change, but this just doesn't work anymore. Splunk Enterprise continually indexes all of your machine data in real time and doesn't rely on brittle schemas that limit your flexibility and break when the data formats change. Any interpretation you need to do on the data, such as extracting a common field or tagging a subset of hosts, can be easily done on-the-fly as you search. That's why one of the top things you hear from Splunk Enterprise users everywhere is that it's incredibly flexible.

Scales From Laptop to Datacenter to Cloud

You have to do more with less and you need to do it faster. Splunk Enterprise lets you search billions of events in seconds on a single commodity server. Its parallel architecture means search and indexing performance scales linearly across commodity servers and its distributed architecture scales from a single server to multiple datacenters. Splunk Enterprise has its own highly efficient datastore and is not restricted by the throughput constraints or rigid schemas of traditional databases, making it the fastest, most flexible way to search, alert and analyze your machine data.

Fast Payback Without the Risk

Splunk Enterprise is simple to deploy, scales from a single server deployment to global large-scale operations and delivers fast payback. Download Splunk Enterprise for free, install it in minutes on your laptop or on any commodity server, point it at any machine data and start using it. The source of payback spans across use cases: keeping critical web services up and running, lowering operations costs, investigating security incidents quickly, providing valuable analytics and insights to business users, eliminating maintenance costs of legacy software... the list goes on. Find out how organizations are realizing incredible ROI using Splunk software.