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Splunk4Good Teams Up with Children’s Discovery Museum

Nonprofit Uses Splunk Enterprise as ‘Operational Idea Factory’ to Maximize Resources and Improve IT and Security

SAN FRANCISCO – July 26, 2016 – Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced that Splunk4Good is helping the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose advance its mission to inspire creativity, curiosity and lifelong learning. Children’s Discovery Museum uses Splunk® Enterprise as its very own idea factory to continuously find new ways to drive greater IT operations efficiencies and improve security across its IT infrastructure. The software is provided through Splunk4Good, Splunk’s community and nonprofit support initiative. See how Splunk helps Children’s Discovery Museum put a smile on kids’ faces in the Splunk Children’s Discovery Museum video or read the Splunk Children’s Discovery Museum case study.

Serving children, families and schools as a center for learning and discovery, Children’s Discovery Museum is a nonprofit that has welcomed more than eight million visitors and offers new exhibits yearly to continuously respond to children's diverse educational needs.

“Splunk’s technology is like an ‘operational idea factory’ that continuously gives us new ideas about how to do more with less and to identify and cut unnecessary costs,” said Gregg Daly, visiting principal engineer, Children’s Discovery Museum. “We are a nonprofit organization with a small but dedicated IT team. Splunk Enterprise is an intuitive platform that enables our IT staff to work more effectively and overcome resource constraints faced by many nonprofits.”

Children’s Discovery Museum uses Splunk Enterprise to get real-time operational visibility and insights from the museum’s IT systems and networks. In doing so, the museum has realized many benefits:

  • IT staff can visualize high-level IT and security improvements for senior management and the board of directors.
  • The museum can reduce the risk of fraud and malicious IT security threats and help safeguard the museum’s assets and information.
  • Staff productivity has been enhanced as the time to identify IT issues has been reduced from hours to minutes.
  • The museum has eliminated underperforming applications, saving thousands of dollars annually.
  • Reduced spam by 98 percent.

“We are proud to help Children’s Discovery Museum focus on its core mission of building and sharing exhibits for children’s learning, discovery and exploration,” said Steve Sommer, chief marketing officer, Splunk. “Data can be a powerful ally for nonprofits around the world – helping them to do more social good and deliver programs with more efficiency and effectiveness. Using Splunk solutions, nonprofits around the world not only can improve IT operations and security, but also can discover new ways to leverage machine data to benefit the communities they serve.”

To learn more about Splunk4Good and how to apply for a nonprofit license, visit the Splunk4Good website.

About Children’s Discovery Museum

With over 150 interactive exhibits and programs, Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose (CDM) is one of the largest museums of its kind in the nation. Since opening its doors in 1990, CDM has welcomed over 8 million visitors and has offered new exhibits each year that respond to children's diverse educational needs. The striking 52,000 square foot purple building was designed by Mexico City-based architect Ricardo Legorreta and is a beacon of discovery. Encompassing the broad themes of community, connections and creativity, hands-on exhibits invite self-directed, open-ended explorations. For more information about the Museum, visit 

About Splunk Inc.

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