Hunk: Splunk Analytics for Hadoop Sparks Evolution of Big Data Analytics

  Hunk: Splunk Analytics for Hadoop Sparks Evolution of Big Data Analytics

 Splunk Announces General Availability of Hunk; Provides Instant Insight from
          Hadoop Data for Everyone and Rich Development Environment

Strata Conference + Hadoop World 2013

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- October 29, 2013

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for
real-time operational intelligence, today announced the next evolution of big
data analytics with the general availability of Hunk™: Splunk Analytics for
Hadoop. Hunk is a full-featured, integrated analytics platform for Hadoop that
enables everyone in an organization to interactively explore, analyze and
visualize historical data in Hadoop. Hunk is built on patent-pending virtual
index technology that delivers powerful, self-serve analytics without the need
for specialized programming skill sets, fixed schemas or costly integrations.
Hunk also provides a rich developer environment, including an integrated web
framework and software development kits (SDKs) for the world’s most popular
development languages. Download Hunk today for a free 60-day trial with no
caps on data size or number of Hadoop nodes.

“Hunk is transforming the way organizations analyze their data in Hadoop by
replacing drawn out development cycles with software that enables customers to
deploy and deliver insights in hours instead of weeks or months,” said Sanjay
Mehta, vice president of product marketing, Splunk. “Hadoop is an increasingly
important technology and many organizations are storing vast amounts of data
in Hadoop. However, this often creates a problem because the data sets become
too big to move and more traditional approaches to analytics of raw data in
Hadoop require brittle, fixed schemas. These are key reasons our customers
consistently tell us about the cost, time and sheer difficulty of getting
analytics out of their Hadoop clusters. With Hunk, we applied everything
Splunk has learned from ten years of experience with more than 6,000 customers
to this unique challenge.”

“Splunk was early in understanding the importance of machine-generated data,
and in building an analytic stack focused on it, with strengths in
quasi-real-time interfaces and in schema-on-need handling of time series
data,”said Curt Monash, president ofMonash Researchand editor ofDBMS
2.“Now Splunk’s analytic tools are also available for machine-generated data
stored in Hadoop. Splunk has further strengthened its schema-on-need story by
addingits new higher-performancedata store.”

Join hundreds of Splunk customers and partners today, October 29 for a live
demo of Hunk at SplunkLive! San Francisco, at the InterContinental San
Francisco and at Strata + Hadoop World at the New York Hilton Midtown.
Register now for SplunkLive! San Francisco and learn more by watching the
Hunk: Splunk Analytics for Hadoop video.

100+ Hunk Beta Participants Quickly Explore, Analyze and Visualize Data in

More than 100 organizations took part in the Hunk beta program. Beta
participants consistently reported simple installation and fast analytics
results on data in Hadoop.

“Hunk lets us quickly and easily visualize data in our Hadoop clusters,” said
Hideaki Sakaue, executive officer, Hitachi Solutions. “Hunk removes the need
for specialized skill sets and lengthy development cycles so organizations can
focus on innovation. We look forward to delivering this value to our

“Hunk enables our enterprise customers to achieve their big data goals,” said
Kou Miyake, President and CEO, NTT DATA INTELLILINK Corp. “Hunk accelerates
insights from Hadoop with a much faster time-to-value than open source
alternatives. Hunk also enables enterprise developers to build big data
applications because of the rich developer environment and tooling.”

“Hunk gives business analytics teams using Hadoop in their stack an enormous
opportunity to improve overall efficiency for everyone – theanalysts can more
quickly explore data and create visualizations, theoperations teams can
better monitor data security and developers can better ensure data
quality,”said Marcus Buda, senior data architect, Otto Group.“If you are
working in an agile collaborative way, there are tremendous synergies in
monitoring your data processing pipelines for Hadoop and at the same time
using your knowledge about that data to develop business analytics dashboards
with Hunk.The combination of Splunk software with the processing power of
MapReduce and Hadoop generates a transparent and sustainable competitive
advantage for your company within minutes.”

Rapid Analytics on Data in Hadoop Without Programming or Fixed Schemas

Hunk empowers everyone to quickly and easily derive actionable insights from
raw, unstructured and polystructured data in Hadoop. Hunk works on Apache
Hadoop and most major distributions, including those from Cloudera,
Hortonworks, IBM, MapR and Pivotal. Product features and highlights include:

  *Full-featured, Integrated Analytics – explore, analyze and visualize data,
    create dashboards and share reports from one integrated platform that
    works with Apache Hadoop or the Hadoop distribution of your choice.
  *Fast Deployment – simply point Hunk at your Hadoop cluster and start
    exploring data immediately.
  *Interactive Search and Results Preview – interact with data, change
    perspectives on-the-fly and preview results as MapReduce jobs are running.
    Hunk’s schema on-the-fly delivers the flexibility to run queries on your
    Hadoop data without the need to know up front what questions or reports
    you will need to ask later.
  *Drag-and-drop Analytics – enable powerful analytics for everyone with
    Splunk’s patent-pending Data Models and the Pivot Interface, first
    released in Splunk Enterprise 6.
  *Rich Developer Environment for Hadoop – build big data applications on top
    of data in Hadoop using the languages and frameworks that developers
    already know and love. Hunk includes a standards-based web framework,
    documented REST API and software development kits for C#, Java,
    JavaScript, Python, PHP and Ruby.

U.S. pricing for a one-year term license of Hunk starts at $2,500 per Hadoop
node with a minimum of ten nodes. International pricing varies. Download Hunk
today for a free 60-day trial and learn more by visiting the Splunk website.

About Splunk Inc.

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) provides the engine for machine data™. Splunk®
software collects, indexes and harnesses the machine-generatedbig datacoming
from the websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors 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 6,000 enterprises, universities, government agencies
and service providers in over 90 countries use Splunk Enterprise to
gainOperational Intelligencethat deepens business and customer
understanding, improves service and uptime, reduces cost and mitigates
cybersecurity risk.Splunk Cloud™is a service that delivers Splunk Enterprise
in the cloud for large-scale productionenvironments.Splunk Storm®, a
cloud-based subscription service, is used by organizations developing and
running applications in the cloud.Hunk™: Splunk Analytics for Hadoop is a
fully integrated analytics platform for Hadoop that enables everyone in an
organization to interactively explore, analyze and visualize historical data
in Hadoop.

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