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Splunk and Syncsort Alliance Delivers Machine Data Insights from Mainframes

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, and Syncsort, a global leader in high-performance big data software, today announced a technical alliance to unlock insights from machine data generated by mainframe systems, a critical and major source of corporate data. The alliance enables organizations to search, analyze and visualize massive streams of mainframe data, with the simplicity, scalability and efficiency of Splunk® Enterprise and Splunk Cloud. This alliance also enables joint customers to correlate mainframe data with data across the enterprise to gain broader Operational Intelligence for the organization.

Joint customers include top Fortune 500 telcos, retailers, insurance, healthcare and financial organizations, which rely heavily on mainframes for critical business operations and have long been challenged to leverage mainframe data for valuable business insights. The alliance between Syncsort and Splunk solves this problem and enables our joint customers to get immediate visibility into mainframe data for the first time. Syncsort makes it simple to collect, transform and forward mainframe log data, such as Systems Management Facilities (SMF) records and mainframe application data into Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud platforms for correlation and analysis.

“Mainframes still play a key role in many organizations’ IT infrastructures and produce a substantial amount of corporate data,” said Sanjay Mehta, vice president of product marketing, Splunk. “Our alliance with Syncsort enables organizations to more easily monitor and quickly identify potential security risks, operational or system failures, and customer financial transaction activities from all systems.”

“Many organizations rely on Big Iron for critical business applications and need to unlock operational intelligence hidden in mainframe records to gain valuable insights into the customer experience, security and other key business metrics,” said Bryan Ashley, vice president, business development, Syncsort. “This alliance will allow customers to use Syncsort’s powerful engine to efficiently collect and transform targeted mainframe data, without disrupting the mainframe operating environment, and load it into Splunk Enterprise or Splunk Cloud for real-time analytics.”

To learn more about how to integrate Splunk Enterprise or Splunk Cloud with Syncsort, please contact Splunk sales. To learn more about Syncsort, please visit www.syncsort.com/splunk. For more information about Splunk, please visit www.splunk.com.

Register now for .conf2014, the 5th Annual Splunk Worldwide Users' Conference. .conf2014 will feature more than 130 sessions and is expected to attract more than 4,000 Splunk customers, partners, experts and employees. .conf2014 is being held October 6-October 9 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

About Syncsort

Syncsort provides fast, secure, enterprise-grade software spanning Big Data solutions in Hadoop to Big Iron on mainframes. We help customers around the world to collect, process and distribute more data in less time, with fewer resources and lower costs. 87 of the Fortune 100 companies are Syncsort customers, and Syncsort's products are used in more than 85 countries to offload expensive and inefficient legacy data workloads, speed data warehouse and mainframe processing, and optimize cloud data integration. Experience Syncsort at www.syncsort.com.

About Splunk Inc.

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) provides the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence. Splunk® software and cloud services enable organizations to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine-generated big data coming from websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile devices. More than 7,400 enterprises, government agencies, universities and service providers in over 90 countries use Splunk software to deepen business and customer understanding, mitigate cybersecurity risk, prevent fraud, improve service performance and reduce cost. Splunk products include Splunk® Enterprise, Splunk Cloud™, Splunk Storm®, Hunk™ and premium Splunk Apps. To learn more, please visit http://www.splunk.com/company.

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