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Splunk Announces Acquisition of Cloudmeter



  Splunk Announces Acquisition of Cloudmeter

 Adds Innovative Solution for Network Data Capture to Award-Winning Platform
                        for Machine-Generated Big Data

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- December 10, 2013

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for
real-time operational intelligence, today announced it has acquired
Cloudmeter, Inc., a provider of network data capture technologies. The
addition of Cloudmeter will enhance the ability of Splunk customers to analyze
machine data directly from their networks and correlate it with other
machine-generated data to gain insights across Splunk’s core use cases in
application and infrastructure management, IT operations, security and
business analytics.

“The increasing complexity of enterprise applications and infrastructure makes
network data a valuable source of data for operational intelligence,” said
Godfrey Sullivan, Chairman and CEO, Splunk. “Cloudmeter has a strong technical
team with deep networking expertise. They have built a robust, highly scalable
solution that will allow our customers to easily capture network data, either
on-premises or in the cloud. We look forward to integrating Cloudmeter
technology into Splunk’s platform for machine data.”

Founded in 2007, Cloudmeter was one of the early companies to identify the
value in the massive amounts of data that flow through organizations’
networks. Cloudmeter helps customers harvest network traffic to create
actionable insights across a broad range of use cases.

“Our focus has been to develop innovative solutions that enable easier access
to and insight from network data,” said Michael Dickey, founder, CEO and CTO,
Cloudmeter. “Network data is a major contributor to the growth of big data and
we are excited to join Splunk. We look forward to developing new capabilities
that will help customers realize the full potential of their network and other
machine-generated big data.”

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction was funded with
cash from Splunk’s balance sheet.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and
uncertainties, including statements regarding Splunk’s proposed product
offerings, future product capabilities and investments in product development.
There are a significant number of factors that could cause actual results to
differ materially from statements made in this press release, including:
difficulties encountered in integrating Cloudmeter’s business; whether the
companies can successfully develop new products or modify existing products
and the degree to which these gain market acceptance; and the competitive
environment in the software industry and competitive responses to the
acquisition.

Additional information on potential factors that could affect Splunk’s
financial results is included in the company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q
for the quarter ended July 31, 2013, which is on file with the U.S. Securities
and Exchange Commission. Splunk does not assume any obligation to update the
forward-looking statements provided to reflect events that occur or
circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.

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, 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 6,400 enterprises, universities, government agencies
and service providers in over 90 countries use Splunk Enterprise to
gain Operational Intelligence that 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 production environments. 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 visit www.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
Investor Contact
Splunk Inc.
Ken Tinsley, 415-848-8476
ktinsley@splunk.com
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