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Nasdaq’s Bullish Innovation for a Cloud-Native Future

Splunk is buzzing with activity as we get ready for our yearly conference, Splunk .conf21. To get you warmed up, we’re delighted to share a new customer story from Nasdaq. Nasdaq has always been a cloud trailblazer — they started their cloud journey in the 2000s — and have been moving their operations and products to a SaaS-based model over the last decade. I’m proud to say that Splunk is part of their transformation. 

(The Nasdaq a few weeks ago featuring their World Reimagined podcast with Splunk’s Shawn Bice)

I’ve seen the power of cloud-driven transformation and how it provides phenomenal security, agility and scalability to help you achieve your business and mission needs quicker. I also saw how the most successful organizational transformations paired cloud strategies with a strong data foundation. As it shifted to the cloud, Nasdaq turned to Splunk for a data platform that could fulfill its hybrid needs. 

With the Splunk platform, Nasdaq ensures reliability for its main trading platform and more than 3,900 Nasdaq-listed companies while releasing SaaS-based business solutions with speed and confidence. 

Brad Peterson, the Executive Vice President and CTO/CIO of Nasdaq sums up how Splunk has helped Nasdaq innovate faster:

“Splunk is a strategic partner in our cloud journey. The Splunk platform is a key part of understanding what's going on with our customers and how they use our products, so we can get innovation into their hands sooner."

We talk a lot about enabling customers to turn data into doing. Nasdaq has certainly done that by focusing on a number of critical outcomes that deliver significant business benefits to their customers, including:

  • Increased speed of innovation by successfully and securely shifting to a DevOps and SaaS-based operating model
  • Quicker time to market through real-time visibility into how customers use Nasdaq’s services
  • Better, faster decisions from unified data across their diverse, hybrid IT estate

I touched earlier on Nasdaq’s pioneering approach to the cloud journey and how Splunk’s unique hybrid model has been there with them along the way. Brad puts this incredibly eloquently:

“Whether it’s an on-prem, hybrid or cloud environment, the Splunk platform supports every type of infrastructure, data type and data structure to make disparate data available, queryable and actionable.”

Financial Services is one of the most innovative industries in the world when it comes to adopting an integrated cloud and data strategy. Along with Nasdaq, check out other great stories companies like Raymond James and FINRA that are also turning their data into doing with Splunk Cloud

We’ve also got a great set of Financial Services sessions at .conf21. This will be my first .conf with Splunk, and I can’t wait to see these sessions and more. I hope to see you during my keynote on Tuesday, October 19th!


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Teresa Carlson
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Teresa Carlson

As President and Chief Growth Officer at Splunk, Teresa Carlson leads our efforts to align and drive our ongoing business transformations across Splunk’s go-to-market segments. Most recently, Carlson served as Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector and Industries, for Amazon Web Services (AWS). After she founded AWS’s Worldwide Public Sector in 2010, Carlson’s role eventually expanded to include financial services, energy services, telecommunications, and aerospace and services industry business units.

Carlson has also been a strong advocate for empowering women in the technology field. That passion led to the creation of “We Power Tech,” AWS’s diversity and inclusion initiative, which aims to ensure underrepresented groups – including women – are reflected throughout all AWS outreach efforts. Carlson dedicates time to philanthropic and leadership roles in support of the global community. Prior to joining AWS in 2010, Carlson led sales, marketing and business development organizations at Microsoft, Keyfile/Lexign and NovaCare. Carlson holds a B.A. and M.S. from Western Kentucky University.

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