.conf2013 – Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK), the leading software platform for real-time operational intelligence, today announced that Splunk Enterprise was named the “Most Innovative Big Data Tool” in the competition “Best Big Data in 2013” by COMPUTERWOCHE, a leading German-language weekly magazine for enterprise IT managers and IT professionals. Splunk Enterprise was honored with two awards, one by the live audience and another by a panel of experts. Approximately 200 IT executives, IT managers and decision makers in various departments of small and large corporations judged the audience award. A group of big data and IT experts selected by COMPUTERWOCHE judged the jury award. “Being named the most innovative Big Data tool underscores the investment we are making in continuous product development,” said Olav Strand, director of Germany, Switzerland and Austria, Splunk. “This recognition by a panel of experts is an important confirmation that Splunk is the best solution for analyzing machine-generated big data.” Organizations use Splunk Enterprise to gain operational intelligence from real-time and historical machine data in a broad set of use cases including application management, IT operations, security and compliance, digital intelligence and business analytics. COMPUTERWOCHE is the latest publication to recognize Splunk software as one of the most innovative big data solutions. In February, Fast Company named Splunk the most innovative Big Data company in the world, Splunk was listed in CRN.com’s ranking "Big Data 100: Business Analytics" and Splunk was named "Best in Big Data Analytics" at Network World Asia's 2013 Information Management Awards. For more information on the "Best in Big Data 2013" awards please visit: http://www.best-in-bigdata.de/. 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 6,000 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. To learn more, please visit www.splunk.com/company. Splunk, Splunk>, Splunk Storm, Listen to Your Data, SPL, Splunk Cloud, and The Engine for Machine Data 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.