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Splunk Inc.
Type Public
Headquarters San Francisco, California, United States
Key people Michael Baum
Rob Das
Erik Swan
Doug Merritt
Investors Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), Sevin Rosen Funds, JK&B Capital, Ignition Partners and August Capital
Products Splunk Enterprise, Splunk LIght, Splunk Cloud, Hunk
Revenue S$668.4 Million
Number of employees 1700
Related Certifications Certificate in Data Science Industry Overview

Splunk Inc. is an American Multi National that provides software solutions to various organizations. The main aim of Splunk is to let clients gain real-time operational intelligence in the United States and internationally. The company’ produces softwares for searching, monitoring, and analyzing machine-generated big data, via a web-style interface.
It offers a number of products that include Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Cloud, Splunk Light and Hunk, a Splunk analytics software. Additionally, it offers maintenance and customer support, training, and consulting and implementation services. The company serves cloud and online services, education, financial services, government, healthcare/pharmaceuticals, industrial/manufacturing, media/entertainment, retail/e-commerce, technology, and telecommunications industries.
Splunk Inc. was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.


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  • 2003 - Splunk was founded
  • 2007 - Splunk raised 40 million USD
  • 2009 - Splunk became profitable
  • 2012 - Initial Public Offering
  • 2013 - Acquired Bugsense
  • 2015 - Acquired Caspida
  • 2015 - Splunk sealed a "cybersecurity alliance" with U.S. government security contractor Booz Allen Hamilton Inc


Name Information Year
Splunk Enterprise collects and analyzes high volumes of machine-generated data. It uses a standard API to connect directly to applications and devices 2011
Splunk Storm cloud-based version of the core Splunk product. Splunk Storm offers a turnkey, managed and hosted service for machine data 2013
Hunk Splunk Analytics for Hadoop, which supports accessing, searching, and reporting on external data sets located in Hadoop from a Splunk interface 2013

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Top 5 News Headline

  • Splunk Helps NHS Choices Keep Healthcare Online - Splunk announced that NHS Choices is using Splunk® Enterprise to improve website performance. The Splunk platform provides NHS Choices with the data visibility it needs to help understand how users interact with the website, enabling it to streamline access to wider NHS Services as well as critical healthcare information. [1]
  • UPDATED: Splunk gets named EMC Select Partner - Partnership pairs EMC’s IT-as-a-service delivery with Splunk’s operational intelligence insight [2]
  • Google ramps up hybrid cloud security strategy with Splunk, BMC and Tenable partnerships - Google Stackdriver, the company’s platform for managing IT ops between Google’s cloud platform, AWS, and other servers, is now integrating with Splunk, BMC and Tenable, to expand in areas like IT ops, security and compliance. [3]
  • Splunk Wins Top Security Award at 2016 Computerworld Hong Kong Awards - Splunk Enterprise Security Named Best Security Information and Event Management Product [4]
  • Splunk Buys Security Startup Caspida For $190M - Splunk announced this evening it had purchase Caspida, a Palo Alto startup that uses machine learning techniques to help identify cyber-secruity threats from inside and outside the company, for $190 million. [5]


  1. Splunk Storm brings log management to the cloud
  2. Splunk acquires cybersecurity startup Caspida for $190M
  3. Splunk announces lower cost light version of its log analytics
  4. Splunk search engine raises $25 million, IT PRO 12 Sep 2007
    1. http://www.splunk.com/en_us/newsroom/press-releases/2016/splunk-helps-nhs-choices-keep-healthcare-online.html
    2. http://www.arnnet.com.au/article/600376/splunk-gets-named-emc-select-partner/
    3. https://techcrunch.com/2016/03/23/google-ramps-up-hybrid-cloud-security-strategy-with-splunk-bmc-and-tenable-partnerships/
    4. http://www.splunk.com/en_us/newsroom/press-releases/2016/splunk-wins-top-security-award-at-2016-computerworld-hong-kong-awards.html
    5. https://techcrunch.com/2015/07/09/splunk-buys-security-startup-caspida-for-190m/

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