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McKenney’s and Splunk Bring Big Data Spotlight to the Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit

SAN FRANCISCO - March 14, 2013Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), the leading software platform for real-time operational intelligence, today announced that McKenney's Inc., in a speech at the Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit in Grapevine, Texas, will describe how it is using Splunk® Enterprise to generate valuable insight from facilities and energy sensors. The session, "McKenney's Turns Big Data Sources into Better Business Insights" is scheduled to take place Wednesday, March 20 at 9:30 a.m. CDT.

McKenney's will address how organizations seeking to integrate streams of unstructured data with traditional business intelligence can use Splunk software to gain operational intelligence. The session will also examine how McKenney's is using Splunk software to analyze data from facility control and energy management sensors for continuous commissioning and advanced fault detection and diagnosis in order to control costs and improve operations. The speakers will include Brian Gilmore, program manager of enterprise intelligence for McKenney's, and Tapan Bhatt, senior director of solutions marketing for Splunk.

Guido Schroeder, senior vice president of products for Splunk, is also speaking at the summit as part of an industry panel about big data analytics. Schroeder will participate in the panel "The Myth and Reality of Big Data Analytics", which is scheduled for Tuesday, March 19, at 9:30 a.m. CT. The panel will cover the finer details of today's big data analytics architectural approaches, justifications, key challenges and monetization. Audience members will be invited to participate in the debate.

"The big data analytics landscape is rapidly changing the way people think about business intelligence, with more enterprises realizing the need to use their machine data from across the enterprise to develop operational intelligence," said Schroeder. "It's crucial that organizations continue the dialogue around business opportunities and even potential stumbling points for big data."

Splunk will exhibit throughout the event at booth #315.

Register now for .conf2013, the 4th Annual Splunk Worldwide Users' Conference, featuring more than 100 sessions by Splunk customers, partners, experts and employees. .conf2013 is being held September 30-October 3 at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.

About Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit

The Gartner BI & Analytics Summit is the only event designed to provide businesses with the knowledge required to create a visionary business intelligence and analytics strategy. This event focuses on the methodologies, strategies, technologies and architectures that will move organizations from the tactics of cost cutting and compliance to increasing their agility and responsiveness, and improving overall business performance. Additional information is available at

About Splunk Inc.

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) provides the engine for machine data™. Splunk® software collects, indexes and harnesses the machine-generated big data coming from the websites, applications, servers, networks and mobile devices that power business. Splunk software enables organizations to monitor, search, analyze, visualize and act on massive streams of real-time and historical machine data. More than 5,200 enterprises, universities, government agencies and service providers in over 90 countries use Splunk Enterprise to gain Operational Intelligence that deepens business and customer understanding, improves service and uptime, reduces cost and mitigates cybersecurity risk. Splunk Storm®, a cloud-based subscription service, is used by organizations developing applications in the cloud.

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