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Splunk Software Helps New York Air Brake Provide the U.S. Railroad Industry Potential to Save $1 Billion

Train Control System LEADER Enhances Safety and Gains Operational Intelligence with Splunk Software

SAN FRANCISCO - April 22, 2014 - Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time operational intelligence, today announced that New York Air Brake (NYAB) is using Splunk® Enterprise to index, monitor, analyze and visualize sensor data from more than 5,000 locomotives, leading to safer railways and significant cost savings for U.S. rail companies. Splunk software is being used by LEADER®, NYAB’s advanced train control system that alerts engineers about ideal driving conditions and defines better driver strategies to save money. NYAB reports that the system gives the U.S. railroads the potential to save up to $1 billion in fuel and other costs. Watch the New York Air Brakes video and read the case study to learn more about NYAB’s ride with Splunk software.

“Splunk software significantly enhances LEADER’s capabilities to help railroads improve safety while also uncovering massive savings. Our customers have the potential to save a combined one billion dollars a year in fuel and other costs,” said Greg Hrebek, director of engineering at NYAB’s Train Dynamic Systems Division. “With Splunk Enterprise, we can capture a variety of sensor data right off the rails in real time, then analyze and correlate it to discover hidden ways to define the best driver strategies. This might range from warning an engineer to back off the throttle five percent to increase fuel efficiency or alerting an engineer that gravitational forces threaten to create a dangerous situation a few miles down the track. This is the Internet of Things at its finest.”

NYAB leverages Splunk software to analyze train forces, fuel activity, engineer driving behavior, rail track topography, weather conditions and other key performance parameters that deliver real-time and historical insights for improved train safety and performance optimization. Currently in operation with a number of Class I railroads, NYAB reports that its LEADER system is delivering fuel savings in the range of eight to 12 percent, amounting to a tremendous reduction in fuel budgets, emissions, and maintenance for the railroad companies.

“NYAB and Splunk’s work together provides a real and practical glimpse into the promise that data from the Internet of Things holds for organizations,” said Tapan Bhatt, vice president, business analytics, Splunk. “Splunk customers often thrill us with the innovative ways they use our software, and NYAB’s idea to collect and analyze sensor data from thousands of on-board and wayside sensors to create safer, more efficient railways is genius. NYAB, along with other Splunk customers that use our software for real-time sensor data insights, demonstrates the broad applicability of Splunk’s industry leading machine data platform and its potential to deliver significant business value.”

Go to the Splunk website to learn more about Splunk Enterprise and The Internet of Things (IoT).

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About New York Air Brake Corporation

New York Air Brake Corporation, a Knorr-Bremse company, is a leading supplier to the freight railroad industry of air brake control systems and components, electronically controlled braking systems, foundation brakes, training simulators and train handling systems. The Knorr-Bremse Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems for rail and commercial vehicles. For more than 100 years the company has pioneered the development, production and marketing of state-of-the-art braking systems. To learn more visit

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 7,000 enterprises, government agencies, universities and service providers in over 90 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™, Splunk Storm®, Hunk™: Splunk Analytics for Hadoop and premium Splunk Apps. To learn more, please visit

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