50 Fastest Growing Tech Companies 2017

Turn Machine Data into Answers: Splunk

thesiliconreview-doug-merritt-ceo-splunk-17Splunk delivers real-time answers and business value from machine data so you can make better decisions.

Splunk was founded to pursue a disruptive new vision: make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. The company takes your machine data and make sense of it; IT sense, Security sense, Business sense, Common sense. Splunk products deliver visibility and insights for IT and the business. Splunk turns machine data into valuable insights, no matter what business you’re in. It’s what we call Operational Intelligence.

Founded in 2004 and headquartered in San Francisco, California, Splunk has over 14,000 customers in 110 countries using its software to improve service levels, reduce operations costs, mitigate security risks, enable compliance, enhance DevOps collaboration and create new product and service offerings. With Splunk, they break down traditional data silos, achieve new levels of Operational Intelligence and gain insights that benefit IT and business users.

Solutions Outlook

Infrastructure and IT Operations: Detect investigate and visualize network, server, storage, virtualization, containerization or cloud infrastructure issues and correlate them with the application or user-related issues. Gain real-time monitoring, proactive alerting and visibility into the health of IT services for any level of your organization.

Application Delivery: Get real-time visibility across the entire application stack—providing end-to-end views into application performance, transactions and user activity. With Splunk software, DevOps can deliver faster releases, operations teams can reduce MTTR, and engineering teams can optimize application quality, performance, and costs.

Security and Compliance: Gain real-time security monitoring, historical analysis, and visualization of massive data sets, providing security intelligence for both known and unknown threats. Splunk facilitates data exploration of incidents in real time to perform comprehensive incident investigations, maintain a proactive defense and support the creation of ad-hoc reports in minutes.

Business Analytics: Machine data holds a wealth of timely and relevant business insights that can provide a tremendous strategic advantage. Get visibility into complex business processes, customer behavior, product usage, and digital marketing campaigns—all in real time.

Internet of Things and Industrial Data: Leverage data generated by connected devices, control systems, sensors, SCADA and more. Monitor operations, analyze usage and integrate these insights into an end-to-end view of your business operations.

Customers’ Verdict

 “Splunk ITSI enables us to break down the walls of those silos such that the expertise of the entire organization can be used to help each other out. Splunk ITSI allows us to see all the data across all domains.” ~Brian Best, IT Director, Micron Technology

“Splunk helps get segmented data to our sales associates quickly and efficiently, and gives them the confidence to make more informed decisions.” ~Christopher Clark, Director of Customer Experience and Market Research, Ferguson

“How do you quantify the insight into some of these events that we proactively catch? Splunk is helping us to detect potential breaches before they turn into actual breaches that could cost the agency millions of dollars and become public relations nightmares." ~Jeff Patchen, CIO, Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency

Awards and Applauds

  • Splunk IT Service Intelligence has been named a finalist in CRN’s 2017 Tech Innovators Awards.
  • Splunk has been named a winner of the 2017 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 awards.
  • Splunk was recognized in the Big Data & Business Analytics category for the third consecutive year in the NetworkWorld Asia Readers' Choice Product Excellence Awards 2017.
  • China Information Technology Industry Federation (CITIF) and Business Partner, the leading channel publication in China, awarded Splunk the Best Selections of Big Data Application Cases 2017.
  • Splunk has been named to Fortune’s inaugural Future 50 list as one of the world’s most forward-looking and innovative companies.
  • Splunk won the Gold award from Security Insider in the “Best SIEM” category at the Readers’ Choice Awards 2017.


Meet the Chieftain

Doug Merritt, President, and CEO: Previously, Merritt served as Senior Vice President of Field Operations at Splunk from 2014 to 2015. Prior to joining Splunk, Merritt served as Senior Vice President of Products and Solutions Marketing at Cisco Systems, Inc., a networking company, from 2012 to 2014. From 2011 to 2012, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Baynote, Inc., a behavioral personalization and marketing technology company. Previously, Merritt served in a number of executive roles and as a member of the extended Executive Board at SAP A.G., from 2005 to 2011. From 2001 to 2004, Merritt served as Group Vice President and General Manager of the Human Capital Management Product Division at PeopleSoft Inc. (acquired by Oracle Corporation). He also co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Icarian, Inc. (since acquired by Workstream Corp.), a cloud-based company, from 1996 to 2001. Merritt holds a B.S. from The University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.

“We've brought together some of the brightest minds in technology to support a common goal—to enable our customers to unleash the power of their machine data.”