Pricing That is Simple and Flexible
At Splunk, we want pricing that is simple, straightforward, fair to the typical user and fosters adoption across your organization. For the full-featured version of Splunk Enterprise, pricing is based on the amount of data indexed PER DAY. No charges for the number of users. No charges for the number of CPUs or cores or nodes. No charges for data sources or data types. No charges for the number of searches or volume of data searched. And no charges for the total amount of data you store in Splunk Enterprise.
Once you license Splunk Enterprise, you can have as many people as you want use the software and create as many searches, alerts, correlations, reports, dashboards and automated remedial actions as you need, at no additional cost.
Significant Volume Discounts as Your Usage Increases
Customers receive significant volume discounts with larger licenses (higher daily indexing levels).
Splunk Enterprise Software Cost
Even in the best run environments, there may be unanticipated spikes in the daily data volume. Users of Splunk Enterprise can currently exceed the daily indexing amount specified in their license up to five times per month. Users receive a warning each time, but the data continues to be indexed and all functionality continues to work. If the user exceeds the daily licensing limit more than five times within a month, then all data continues to be collected and indexed but the user must contact Splunk for additional license capacity in order to access the search capability and other features.
Regardless of license size, Splunk customers have achieved a highly compelling return on investment. They see value delivered in days or weeks, not months or years. The ROI often comes from multiple business and financial benefits, such as a reduction of costs, an increase in revenues and better insight for the business. For examples of customer ROI case studies, click here.
Perpetual and Term Licensing
There are two options for licensing Splunk Enterprise: perpetual and term.
- Perpetual license: this includes the full functionality of Splunk Enterprise and starts as low as $5,000 in the U.S., plus annual support fees.
- Term license: this provides the option of paying a yearly fee instead of the one-time perpetual license fee. Term licenses start at $2,000 per year in the U.S., and this includes annual support fees.
For organizations that decide to standardize on Splunk software as their enterprise-wide platform for machine data, we do offer alternative pricing based on the specific needs and plans for individual customers.
Hunk™: Splunk Analytics for Hadoop
Hunk pricing is based on the number of DataNodes in your Hadoop clusters. U.S. pricing for a one-year term license of Hunk starts at $2,500 per Hadoop node with a minimum of ten nodes. International pricing varies.
We also offer Splunk Enterprise as a cloud service, Splunk Cloud. Splunk Cloud is priced by annual subscription plans that are available for data volumes of 50 GB/day to 1 TB/day, with custom options available outside that range. Splunk Cloud offers access to all the features of Splunk Enterprise including support for apps, API, alerting and role-based access controls.
Splunk Storm is a free cloud service for developers. It is limited to 20 GB of total storage for machine data with a retention period of 30 days.