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Splunk Enterprise Supports Health and Social Care Information Centre’s Seamless Move to the New Spine

Real-Time Insights Enable Faster Issue Resolution and Better Care for NHS Patients

SAN FRANCISCO AND LONDON - March 17, 2015 - Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced that the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) is using Splunk® Enterprise to support the Spine upgrade. Spine is a collection of national applications that connects clinicians, patients and local service providers throughout England to essential national healthcare services. This includes the Electronic Prescription and Summary Care Record services, as well as Choose and Book, which enable patients to book a hospital or clinic appointment online.

Splunk Enterprise is used by the Spine team to monitor performance, investigate issues and provide reporting to ensure the services are running smoothly. More than a dozen national IT systems and services were migrated to the new Spine in the space of a weekend, following months of rigorous planning, testing and development. The team relied on Splunk Enterprise to identify issues during the switch.

“The Spine is behind some of the most important services within the NHS in England and we’re pleased that HSCIC could count on Splunk to deliver value right away,” said Bill Cull, vice president, global public sector, Splunk. “The power of Splunk technology in IT operations gives our customers the real-time insight they need to keep mission-critical systems performing and make better decisions. Splunk customers typically see the tremendous ROI in machine data almost immediately, and more and more, they are having ‘aha’ moments during the proof of concept - even before Splunk software is in production.”

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The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) is the trusted national provider of high-quality information, data and IT systems for health and social care in England. Acting as a hub for national comparative data for secondary uses, the HSCIC delivers information for local decision makers to improve the quality and efficiency of frontline care. HSCIC is responsible for the Spine program, a collection of national applications, services and directories that support the NHS in the exchange of information across national and local NHS systems. The Spine connects clinicians, patients and local service providers throughout England to essential national services, for example, the Electronic Prescription Service, Summary Care Record, Choose and Book and Demographics services. The Spine provides the infrastructure that enables increased patient safety, improved quality of healthcare, greater clinical effectiveness and better administrative efficiency.

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 9,000 enterprises, government agencies, universities and service providers in more than 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 Light™, Splunk MINT Express™ and premium Splunk Apps. To learn more, please visit


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