Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), the leading software platform for real-time operational intelligence, today announced that Fast Company has named Splunk one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies. Splunk is ranked fourth overall for “bringing big data to the masses.” Fast Company also ranks the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in ten categories, including Big Data where Splunk is number one. “Splunk customers are generating insight from massive volumes of machine data in seconds and minutes instead of hours, days or weeks,” said Steve Sommer, chief marketing officer, Splunk. “Although Splunk software helps to deliver operational intelligence for the business and IT, this recognition should really be shared by the more than 4,800 customers that discover new ways to use Splunk software every day, from IT operations management and security to business analytics and the Internet of things.” Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March 2013) is on newsstands beginning February 19th and available online now at www.fastcompany.com/MIC as well as in app form via iTunes. About Fast Company Fast Company is the world's leading progressive business-media brand, with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology, ethonomics (ethical economics), leadership, and design. In print and through digital and social channels, as well as live events, Fast Company reports on and addresses the most progressive business leaders. Editor Robert Safian was named AdWeek's Editor of the Year in 2009. Under the leadership of publisher Christine Osekoski, Fast Company made AdWeek’s Hot List for three consecutive years, and FastCompany.com executive editor Noah Robischon has tripled traffic and revenue. Fast Company is owned by Joe Mansueto, founder, chairman, and CEO of Morningstar, a leading provider of independent investment research. 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 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 4,800 enterprises, universities, government agencies and service providers in over 80 countries use Splunk Enterprise to gain Operational Intelligence that deepens business and customer understanding, improves service and uptime, reduces cost and mitigates cyber-security risk. Splunk Storm, a cloud-based subscription service, is used by organizations developing applications in the cloud. To learn more, please visit www.splunk.com/company. Splunk and the engine for machine data are registered trademarks or trademarks of Splunk Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders. © 2013 Splunk Inc. All rights reserved.