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Splunk Announces Splunk Light for Small IT Environments

splunk_logo_featureSplunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of a leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, announced Splunk Light™, a new and more affordable way for individuals and small IT environments to get started with Splunk software. Splunk Light leverages powerful Splunk technology for log search and analysis and is designed to be downloaded, installed and configured in minutes. Pricing starts at $75 per month (billed annually). Download Splunk Light today or get started with the free version.

Splunk was founded on the belief, proven each day in thousands of organizations, that every IT professional can benefit from the power of machine data. Splunk Light continues to deliver on that vision,” said Guido Schroeder, senior vice president of products, Splunk. “Splunk Light offers an affordable way for everyone to instantly gain visibility, insights and value from their machine data. Splunk Light simplifies the searching and monitoring of log files for IT managers and system administrators – helping them to keep the lights on, save time and quickly put out IT fires.”

Big Impact for Small Teams

Many organizations realized significant value from Splunk Light during the beta program.

At Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, we are managing historical and real-time data related to curing and preventing all types of childhood diseases. In order to respond most efficiently to the needs of these children, it is critical we have deep visibility into all the data that impacts their healthcare,” said Jamey Felsing, director of IT, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation. “Until Splunk Light, critical data visibility came at a big cost — we can now set up dashboards and reports easily and quickly and at a price that fits our budget.”

Splunk Light is an integrated solution that enables small IT teams to leverage the proven power of Splunk Search Processing Language (SPL™) to gather real-time log data from their distributed systems in one place so they can proactively resolve problems and spend less time fighting fires. Features and benefits of Splunk Light include:

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Real-Time Log Search and Analysis for Tactical Troubleshooting

  • Universal collection of your log data regardless of format or location.
  • Monitoring and alerts to keep you ahead of problems.
  • Reports and dashboards allow you to visualize trends and correlate real-time and historical IT data.

Easy Upgrade to the Full Splunk Enterprise:

  • Offers a smooth transition, with no new software to install, to Splunk Enterprise – for users who over time need additional scale or the enterprise functionality available in the leading platform for real-time Operational Intelligence.
  • Upgrades to Splunk Enterprise retain all data, configurations, searches, alerts and knowledge objects.

Splunk is aiming to fill a new niche with Splunk Light by providing smaller organizations a centralized way to do log search and analysis,” said Tim Grieser, program vice president, Enterprise System Management Software, IDC. “Creating an entry-level version of an established product is a difficult challenge. Splunk Light seems to have hit the mark with a product packaged and priced for the mid-tier market that is easy to install and provides ease-of-use features.”

 

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