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Tableau and Splunk Announce Strategic Technology Alliance

SAN FRANCISCO and SEATTLE, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Splunk Inc.

(NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for

real-time operational intelligence, and Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA),

a global leader in rapid-fire, easy-to-use business analytics

software, today announced a strategic alliance to leverage the power

of visual analytics and real-time machine data. As part of a joint

technology investment, the latest version of Tableau software includes

Splunk@ Enterprise as a native data source using Splunk's recently

launched ODBC driver.

"Tableau is the most widely recognized provider of visual analytics

software," said Guido Schroeder, senior vice president of products,

Splunk. "Our alliance with Tableau extends the value that Splunk

software unlocks in machine data. Using Tableau to visualize

structured data with machine data in Splunk will enable people to gain

new business insights."

"Splunk leads the market in enabling organizations to collect, index

and make searchable machine data from apps, servers, networks,

websites and devices in real time," said Chris Stolte, chief

development officer and co-founder, Tableau Software. "Our integration

lets organizations use our visual analytics software on their machine

data in Splunk software. Whether it's to find quick insights

or explore machine data, it accelerates new insights for anyone using

Tableau and Splunk."

The direct connection between Splunk and Tableau provides the

following benefits:

-- Makes it easier for Tableau users to visualize machine data and

find new insights - Users can now leverage Tableau to visualize

machine data from Splunk Enterprise, enabling new business insights

from a rapidly growing class of data.

-- New source of valuable data now available to more people - People

can now access a new source of valuable machine data with Splunk

Enterprise. These capabilities are complementary to the real-time and

historical visualizations and analytics across large data sets in

Splunk Enterprise.

-- Correlate machine data with other structured data - The integration

enables users to correlate, analyze and visualize machine data with

other structured data for advanced business analytics.

The integration provides direct access to saved searches within Splunk

Enterprise 6 from Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server, using Splunk's

new ODBC driver, for further data exploration and visualization. More

details about the integration can be found in the following blogs:

Tableau blog:

Splunk blog:

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

7,000 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 CloudT, Splunk Storm@, HunkT Splunk

Analytics for Hadoop and premium Splunk Apps. To learn more, please


About Tableau Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) helps people see and

understand data. Tableau helps anyone quickly analyze, visualize and

share information. More than 17,000 customer accounts get rapid

results with Tableau in the office and on-the-go. And tens of

thousands of people use Tableau Public to share data in their blogs

and websites. See how Tableau can help you by downloading the free

trial at

Tableau and Tableau Software are trademarks of Tableau Software, Inc.

Splunk, Splunk>, Listen to Your Data, The Engine for Machine Data,

Hunk, Splunk Cloud, Splunk Storm and SPL are trademarks and registered

trademarks of Splunk Inc. in the United States and other countries.

All other company and product names may be trademarks of the

respective companies with which they are associated.

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/CONTACT: Doreen Jarman, 206-633-3400 x5648,


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