Free vs. Enterprise
Splunk Enterprise is available to download for free. Your download automatically includes all of the features in our latest release Splunk Enterprise 5.0, for 60 days and allows you to index up to 500 megabytes of data per day. After 60 days, or anytime before then, you can convert to a perpetual Free license or purchase the Enterprise license to continue using the expanded functionality designed for multi-user enterprise deployments.
Splunk License Comparison Table
The Splunk Free license is intended for individual use. The Splunk Enterprise license offers added capabilities to support multi-user, distributed deployments and includes alerting, role-based security, single sign-on, scheduled PDF delivery and support for unlimited data volumes.
|Indexing Volume||Maximum indexing volume per day||500MB/day||Unlimited
(according to license)
|Universal Indexing||Universal real-time indexing of machine data|
|Index Replication||High availability architecture for single site deployment|
|Search||Ad hoc search across real-time and historical data|
|Distributed Search||Search across distributed Splunk deployments, supports load balancing and failover|
|Monitoring & Alerting||Monitor and alert for individual and correlated real-time events|
|Reporting||Ad hoc reports across real-time and historical data|
|Accelerated Reporting||Transparent data summarization technology|
|Knowledge Mapping||Knowledge mapped to machine data artifacts|
|Dashboards||Interactive real-time dashboards integrating multiple charts, reports and tables|
|PDF Delivery||Integrated PDF generation for reports and dashboards|
|Access Controls||Integrated user authentication and role-based access controls|
|Single Sign-on||Integrate to enterprise single sign-on solutions|
|Data Receiving||Receive data from other Splunk Enterprise instances|
|Universal Forwarder||Forward data securely, reliably, in real time from remote systems|
|Developer Platform||Robust, versioned API and available SDKs to integrate Splunk into any business or development workflow|
|Community Apps||Access to hundreds of Splunk Apps available from the Splunkbase community|
|Premium Apps||Access to premium Splunk Apps|
|Standard Support||Access full Product Documentation, Splunkbase and IRC channel|
|Enterprise Support||Direct access to Splunk Customer Support, ability to manage cases online, tailored support levels|
Convert to the Free license?
If you already have Splunk Enterprise installed and want to convert your Enterprise license to the Free version, please refer to the Splunk Product Documentation.