Splunk was born out of our founders' frustration running some of the worlds largest IT infrastructures. Using state-of-the-art IT management tools, they found it nearly impossible to locate the root cause of problems, investigate security attacks and assemble all the data required for compliance audits. Their conclusion was that the silo approach to managing IT with separate tools for every technology and IT function was cumbersome, costly and didn't scale.
They founded Splunk to develop a new approach. The concept was simple. If Google can index and let users search billions of pages of Web content in seconds, why can't we do the same for the datacenter? Splunk is the result of thinking differently, indexing the data generated by any application, server or network device running across technical, functional and geographic IT silos and letting you instantly search, alert and report on it.