Splunk Announces New Development Tools to Extend the Power of Splunk Software

  Splunk Announces New Development Tools to Extend the Power of Splunk

   Developers Can Rapidly Build and Deploy Real-Time Big Data Applications

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- December 18, 2012

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), the leading software platform for real-time
operational intelligence, today announced the general availability (GA) of new
software development kits (SDKs) for Java and Python. SDKs make it easier for
developers to customize and extend the power of Splunk® Enterprise, enabling
real-time big data insights across the organization. Splunk previously
released the GA version of the Splunk SDK for JavaScript for Splunk Enterprise
5. The Splunk SDK for PHP is in public preview.

“Our mission at Splunk is to lower the barriers for organizations to gain
operational intelligence from machine data,” said Paul Sanford, general
manager of developer platform, Splunk. “We want to empower developers to build
big data applications on the Splunk platform and to understand that you don’t
need large-scale development efforts to get big value. That’s a key driver
behind the development of these SDKs, helping developers quickly get started
with Splunk software, leveraging their existing language skills and driving
rapid time to value.”

“Building a developer community around a software platform requires a strong
commitment to a low barrier to entry. This applies to every step of the
adoption process, from download to documentation to development. Splunk's
focus on SDKs for some of the most popular programming languages, with
underlying REST-based APIs, supports its commitment to enabling software
developers to easily build applications,” said Donnie Berkholz, Ph.D., IT
industry analyst, RedMonk.

SDKs Deliver Value

The Splunk SDKs for Java, Javascript, PHP and Python are built on a fully
documented and supported REST API and include documentation, code samples,
resources and tools to help developers build on the Splunk platform. With just
a few lines of code, developers can easily manage HTTP access, authentication
and namespaces. Benefits include the ability to:

  *Integrate Splunk Data with Other Applications: Discover a higher level of
    operational intelligence by letting developers create applications to
    index, search, visualize and analyze data using Splunk software and any
    other application.
  *Quickly Build Big Data Applications: Build enterprise-grade applications
    in days instead of months, delivering rapid time-to-value for application
  *Deliver a Familiar Development Experience: Eliminate the learning curve
    and develop with standard programming languages and tools.

Developers Embrace Splunk

“We use the Splunk platform to build custom dashboards for our customers to
present to their customers. They expect the best and Splunk helps us deliver
it,” said Isaac Mosquera, chief technical officer, Socialize. “We utilize the
Splunk SDK for Python to allow our customers to access their application logs
during the development process, which reduces our staff’s support workload.
The Python SDK is also a critical component of our alerting, enabling us to
shut down servers before they cause a production problem and stop any revenue

“The Splunk SDK for Python provides us with a familiar developer environment
to build applications that provide metrics and analytics from the Splunk
platform to our entire customer base,” said Bill Mathews, chief technology
officer, Hurricane Labs.

“We developed several big data applications with Splunk software and run most
of our business on it. We use Splunk Enterprise for development/testing,
monitoring our data for signs of attack or abuse, learning where we have
issues that we need to address and managing security at the data level,” said
Steve Mays, co-founder, Message Bus.

Learn more about Splunk Enterprise and download the Splunk SDK for Java, the
Splunk SDK for JavaScript, the Splunk SDK for PHP and the Splunk SDK for
Python today.

About Splunk Inc.

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) provides the engine for machine data™. Splunk®
software collects, indexes and harnesses the machine-generated big data coming
from the websites, applications, servers, networks and mobile devices that
power business. Splunk software enables organizations to monitor, search,
analyze, visualize and act on massive streams of real-time and historical
machine data. More than 4,800 enterprises, universities, government agencies
and service providers in over 80 countries use Splunk Enterprise to gain
Operational Intelligence that deepens business and customer understanding,
improves service and uptime, reduces cost and mitigates cyber-security risk.
Splunk Storm, a cloud-based subscription service, is used by organizations
developing applications in the cloud.

To learn more, please visit www.splunk.com/company.

Splunk and the engine for machine data are registered trademarks or trademarks
of Splunk Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the United States
and/or other jurisdictions. All other brand names, product names or trademarks
belong to their respective holders. © 2012 Splunk Inc. All rights reserved.


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