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Splunk Appoints Todd Papaioannou as Chief Technology Officer

  Splunk Appoints Todd Papaioannou as Chief Technology Officer

   Leading Cloud, Hadoop Expert to Drive Next Wave of Innovation at Splunk

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- November 7, 2013

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for
real-time operational intelligence, today announced that it has appointed Todd
Papaioannou as chief technology officer (CTO). Papaioannou will report
directly to Splunk chairman and CEO Godfrey Sullivan. In his role as CTO,
Papaioannou will help define Splunk’s technologyvision, strategy and roadmap.
Splunk co-founder and former CTO Erik Swan will remain at Splunk as a senior
advisor to the executive team.

Todd Papaioannou, chief technical officer, Splunk. (Photo: Business Wire)

Todd Papaioannou, chief technical officer, Splunk. (Photo: Business Wire)

Papaioannou joins Splunk from Data Collective Venture Capital (DCVC), a
venture capital firm where he was an entrepreneur-in-residence. Prior to DCVC,
he was co-founder and CEO of Continuuity, an early stage big data startup.
Papaioannou also worked at Yahoo! serving as vice president, chief cloud
architect and distinguished fellow responsible for driving the technical and
strategic direction of the Yahoo! Cloud and Hadoop teams. He was instrumental
in the spinoff of HortonWorks from Yahoo! and still serves on HortonWorks’
board of advisors. Prior to Yahoo!, Papaioannou spent five years at Teradata,
holding positions including CTO of client software and vice president,
architecture and emerging technologies. Prior to Teradata, he was chief
architect and director of engineering at Greenplum, Inc. He holds a Ph.D. in
artificial intelligence and distributed systems from Loughborough University
in the U.K.

“It is very hard to hand over the technology reins of a company you started,
and frankly, I would not be able to give up those reins to just anyone,” said
Swan. “I have known Todd for years and have tremendous respect for him as a
leader. I can think of no one better suited to help drive the next phase of
innovation at Splunk. Todd has a unique background and depth across enterprise
software, cloud, open source, big data, search, developer, big company,
startup and much more. He is a great communicator and visionary. Splunk is
fortunate to have him join our family.”

“I have followed Splunk’s remarkable success from its earliest days,” said
Papaioannou. “I have always been impressed by its unique culture, its
top-notch leadership team and its ability to bring the benefits of operational
intelligence to thousands of customers. What is most exciting to me is how
Splunk is making its technology available for so many different use cases:
whether it is operational intelligence on premises or in the cloud for
application management, IT ops, security or business analytics, to name a few.
As machine data becomes more pervasive, Splunk has an incredible opportunity
to help people benefit from it in ways they had never imagined. I am honored
to be joining Splunk during this exciting time.”

“We are all indebted to our co-founders Erik Swan and Rob Das for their vision
for Splunk,” said Sullivan. “Erik has effectively managed the transition of
the Development and CTO roles, which is a rare leadership achievement in young
companies. We are pleased to welcome Todd to the Splunk executive team and
look forward to his contributions in architecture and product strategy. Todd’s
reputation as a thought leader in big data, cloud and open source is a strong
match to our vision.”

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.

To learn more, please visitwww.splunk.com/company.

Splunk, Splunk>, Listen to Your Data, The Engine for Machine Data, Hunk,
Splunk Cloud, Splunk Storm and SPL are trademarks and registered trademarks of
Splunk Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other brand names,
product names, or trademarks belong to their respective owners. © 2013 Splunk
Inc. All rights reserved.

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Contact:

Splunk Inc.
Sherry Lowe, 415-852-5529
slowe@splunk.com
or
Ken Tinsley, 415-848-8476 (investors)
ktinsley@splunk.com
 
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