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Splunk and Amazon Web Services to Integrate Hunk on Amazon Elastic MapReduce

Hunk to Be Available at an Hourly Rate through Amazon; Splunk to Release Hunk 6.2

SAN FRANCISCO - October 7, 2014 - Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced that Splunk and Amazon Web Services (AWS) will deliver Hunk priced on an hourly basis, directly from the Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR) console. Hunk®: Splunk® Analytics for Hadoop and NoSQL Data Stores is a full-featured, integrated analytics platform built so everyone in an organization can interactively explore, analyze and visualize big data, regardless of where the data is stored. By integrating Hunk with Amazon EMR, AWS customers can automatically provision Hunk software at an hourly rate or can choose to bring their existing Hunk licenses to the Amazon EMR platform. The addition of hourly pricing makes it even easier to get started in minutes with Hunk’s exploratory analytics and data visualization capabilities against data stored in Amazon EMR. Hunk 6.2 will be generally available on AWS and as software on Tuesday, October 28.

“By giving people the chance to spin up instant analytics the moment they put data in Hadoop, Splunk on AWS will drastically decrease time to value for organizations,” said Guido Schroeder, senior vice president of products, Splunk. “Until Hunk, big data analytics initiatives could take months and often required specialized data scientists. Now, security analysts can obtain more comprehensive protection against modern threats, risk management professionals can analyze raw big data without sampling, and product managers can understand granular data to plan new products. All of this is possible in a single, integrated platform that you can set up and use within minutes.”

“We are excited to offer Hunk software in the Amazon Elastic MapReduce console to provide our customers with a readily accessible, integrated visualization and analytics platform as they provision Amazon EMR instances,” said Terry Wise, director of worldwide partner ecosystem, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “Using Hunk, AWS customers can better utilize massive data sets stored in Amazon EMR to get clear and concise business insights that ultimately contribute to the most accurate IT and business decisions.”

“The ability to access Splunk from the Amazon EMR console provides an easy method to leverage Hunk analytics on an hourly consumption basis,” said Alys Woodward, research director, Advanced and Predictive Analytics at IDC. “This distribution mechanism combined with Hunk's ability to easily explore, analyze and visualize data helps make Hadoop more accessible and consumable to everyone, so organizations can find where the value in the Hadoop data lies before needing to make a large upfront investment.”

New Version of Hunk Delivers Self-Service Analytics

Hunk 6.2 extends the power of exploratory analytics and enables even more professionals in any organization to quickly and easily unlock the business value of big data without the need to build fixed schemas or move data. New features in Hunk 6.2 include:

  • Amazon EMR Console 1-Click® Purchase: For the first time ever, leverage automatically configured Hunk instances provisioned by AWS, priced hourly, for data in Amazon EMR.
  • Hunk Sandbox: Rapidly learn Hunk interactive search and analytics in a single download that runs on the leading operating systems, without having to set up a Hadoop cluster.
  • Data Explorer: Select the most relevant data sets for analysis in Hunk with a visual wizard to browse and prepare raw data in Hadoop.
  • Hunk Apps: Search, analyze and visualize data in NoSQL and other data stores through prepackaged connections including the Hunk App for MongoDB and Sqrrl App for Hunk(Apache Accumulo). Gain insight into the health of your AWS Elastic Load Balancing services with the Hunk App for AWS Elastic Load Balancing.
  • Instant Pivot: Directly use the pivot interface from any search.
  • Event Pattern Detection: Automatically identify meaningful patterns in your data.
  • Prebuilt Panels: Create and share reusable dashboard components.

“We tested Hunk in a pilot to compare it to other ways that we could quickly and efficiently access and analyze product usage data stored in Hadoop,” said Charlie Crocker, business analytics program lead, Autodesk. “Hunk software could have a big impact on time savings for our end users, allowing users already familiar with Splunk software to work directly with the Hadoop data.”

For an interactive Hunk tutorial and sample dashboards, download the free Hunk Sandbox from the Splunk website. For customers of AWS GovCloud (US) or for customers who would like to use Hunk with long-running clusters, contact Splunk to purchase annual-term Hunk licenses.

About Splunk Inc.

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) provides the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence. Splunk® software and cloud services enable organizations to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine-generated big data coming from websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile devices. More than 7,900 enterprises, government agencies, universities and service providers in 100 countries use Splunk software to deepen business and customer understanding, mitigate cybersecurity risk, prevent fraud, improve service performance and reduce cost. Splunk products include Splunk® Enterprise, Splunk Cloud™, Hunk®, Splunk MINT Express™ and premium Splunk Apps. To learn more, please visit

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