Can I try Splunk Enterprise before I buy it?
Yes. Download a free trial of Splunk Enterprise here.
What pricing options apply to Splunk Enterprise?
Infrastructure-based Pricing, Predictive Pricing Program, Ingest Pricing, Rapid Adoption Packages
What does the Infrastructure-based pricing license metric “Number of vCPUs” mean?
Under the Infrastructure-based pricing model, Splunk Enterprise offers a license allocation based on compute capacity, unlike ingest licensing which is based on data volume. Under the hood, Infrastructure-based pricing has two different implementations depending on cloud or on-remises. The Cloud metric is called a Splunk Virtual Core (SVC) while the on-rem metric is called a Virtual Central Processing Unit (vCPU). Both are calculations of the CPU resources allocated and available to Splunk for Search Head and Indexer components only. This industry standard, value-oriented metric aligns your Splunk investment with your search activity providing you flexibility to bring in data volume without ingest limits.
What does the Ingest license metric “Index Volume/Day” mean?
Under the Ingest (volume-based) pricing model, Splunk Enterprise software is priced by how much data you send into your Splunk installation in a day. We recommend that you purchase a license size that aligns with the maximum amount of data you expect to send to Splunk in one day. With this pricing model, you pay once to index the data and then can perform unlimited searches against that data, as well as store it for as long as you like. You also have complete flexibility in infrastructure deployment, with no restriction on the number of nodes, cores or sockets.
Do I get a volume discount if I buy a larger Splunk Enterprise license?
Yes. Splunk Enterprise pricing has built-in volume discounts. You pay based on the amount of data indexed by your Splunk instance on a daily basis, calculated in GB per day. We determine the total plan price by multiplying your desired daily index volume by the unit price per GB. For example, the unit price per GB decreases by more than 50% as total daily index volume grows from 1GB/day to 100 GB/day. A similar discount is applied if you opt for Infrastructure-based pricing with reduced price per SVC/vCPU as you scale up in your infrastructure purchase.
Can I buy an index volume not mentioned here?
Yes. You can buy any index volume from 1 GB/day to multiple terabytes of data per day. If you are looking for pricing at at a particular index volume, please contact us and we will get the pricing information to you.
What license types apply?
These pricing options apply to on-premises term licenses.
Do I have to make any change to my traditional Ingest Pricing?
Splunk now offers a number of different pricing options depending on an organization's needs. Traditionally, Splunk Enterprise has been priced by index volume. While this pricing still stands, qualifying customers now have the option to purchase via infrastructure-based pricing, which is determined by the amount of compute power assigned to a Splunk instance. This pricing model removes data limits and is similar to many in the industry. Additional alternatives, including our Predictive Pricing and Rapid Adoption package pricing may also be available. Contact us for more information or visit the Data-to-Everything Pricing updates page for more information.
Is support included in the price?
Yes, for term on-prem licenses, support is included in the license price. Splunk Enterprise’s support offerings include all major and minor software updates and customer support. You can find more information about Splunk Enterprise’s support offerings here.
What licensing options are available for Splunk Enterprise?
Splunk offers Term Licenses for Splunk Enterprise. A Term License is for a specific time period, usually a year, during which you are allowed to access and use the software. At the end of the term, you must stop using the software or purchase new licenses. Splunk also offers multi-year term license options for customers interested in a longer term commitment.
For the Annual (Term) License, the per unit price quoted above includes Standard support. If you renew your Annual (Term) License at the end of your license period, you will also get Standard support included.
If you previously purchased a Splunk Enterprise Perpetual License, please note that it requires an active support contract to receive future updates and enhancements. The first year of support was mandatory for the license purchase. To continue to receive support in subsequent years, you have the option to renew support.
Where can I find pricing for Splunk Premium Solutions, such as Splunk Enterprise Security or Splunk IT Service Intelligence?
Splunk Premium Solutions can be purchased along with Splunk Enterprise. You can learn more about each solution here:
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*As of November 1, 2019, all Splunk products and services will feature term licenses. We will no longer sell any products with perpetual licenses. For more information click here.