SAN FRANCISCO AND .conf18, ORLANDO – October 2, 2018 – Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), delivering actions and outcomes from the world of data, today revealed the industry and product vision that will enable Splunk customers to drive the next wave of business evolution with data. Through a series of innovations in machine learning, performance and scale, new versions of Splunk Enterprise® and Splunk Cloud™ make it easier to ask questions, take precise actions and drive meaningful business outcomes with access to data no matter where it lives. Splunk Enterprise 7.2 is now generally available.
“We are in the midst of the data revolution, and these product updates ensure the Splunk platform evolves as our world does to deliver business outcomes no matter the organization, team or dataset,” said Doug Merritt, President and CEO, Splunk. “There are two kinds of companies today: those who only record events with data, and those who make things happen with data. These advancements in machine learning, performance and investigation to the Splunk Platform help our customers take fast action, and our product roadmap will shift mindsets about what is possible to achieve.”
“We need technology that helps us always exceed the expectations of our guests and Splunk helps us become more proactive and less reactive,” said Sean Kenny, SVP and CIO of Carnival Cruise Line. “The travel industry has been entirely reshaped by digitization. Splunk lets us collect data once and leverage it in a number of ways. From planning a cruise online to enjoying the services we provide onboard, Splunk empowers our teams to provide the absolute best experience.”
Splunk Next Expands Access to all Data, Empowering More People to Deliver Limitless Insights
In addition to updates to Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud, nearly 10,000 registered Splunk customers and partners at .conf18 saw Merritt and Tim Tully, chief technology officer unveil Splunk Next, a continually evolving series of visionary technologies that brings the power of Splunk to more data sources and more people no matter where, when or how they access that data to deliver limitless insights. These innovations, which are made available through ongoing Beta programs, will enable customers to:
“Splunk is building on our strong heritage to evolve the platform for the future,” said Tully. “Our product vision is aimed at opening the aperture to bring Splunk everywhere, for everyone, and to help our customers pattern match everything with artificial intelligence and machine learning infused across the entire product portfolio. And we’re doing this with streaming data, data at rest, data from any source and on whatever kind of device you want to use to take action.”
Splunk’s Ecosystem Supports Customers’ Technology Investments Today
Given Splunk’s expansive ecosystem of technology partnerships and integrations, Splunk Cloud and Splunk Enterprise amplify the various investments customers make across technologies and data sources. Now, customers can move any data to and from the Splunk Platform regardless of its format, state or location. New capabilities include:
“T-Mobile is always looking for new and better ways to improve the customer experience, and Splunk has played a key part in that,” said Jonathan Silberlicht, senior director, network service management & customer solutions, T-Mobile. “With the improvements in machine learning and performance capabilities in the new Splunk Enterprise, T-Mobile can deliver an even better experience for our customers by helping our care and retail teams have real-time visibility into how their systems and services are performing so they can manage everything from activating new phones to helping pay bills to ensuring a fantastic experience on our network.”
“Utilizing the Splunk Machine Learning Toolkit, we created a machine learning model that enabled us to detect unscheduled failures early – a huge cost saving,” said René Ahlgrim, Manager Data Analytics, Zeppelin GmbH. “With machine learning and the machine data we were already generating and collecting from diverse sources, we can identify anomalous activity and then explore, test and validate different models to respond to these insights. Thanks to the machine learning in Splunk Enterprise, we have already shortened repair times, reduced our overall maintenance costs and driven significant business impact.”
Splunk Leads in Performance, Scale and Manageability
Splunk Cloud and Splunk Enterprise can scale to manage trillions of events in near real-time while maintaining performance and controlling costs. New capabilities include:
“In a heightened regulatory and compliance environment, the breakthroughs in the new Splunk Cloud enable us to cost-effectively meet new business requirements,” said Steven Hatch, manager, Enterprise Logging, Manheim, Cox Automotive. “The ability to quickly recall data for audits and security investigations saves a huge amount of time gathering data, so we can spend more time investigating and taking action on it.”
Limitless Investigation and Exploration
Splunk Cloud and Splunk Enterprise empower a broader set of roles within an organization to investigate their data, making actionable insights and impactful outcomes more widely available to all areas of the business. New capabilities include:
Splunk maintains a comprehensive privacy and security program designed to protect customers’ data confidentiality. See Splunk Protects for more information. Splunk Cloud is now certified to meet new attestations of compliance: PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard), and HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) security standards.
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