SOURCE: Splunk Inc.

Splunk Inc.

March 06, 2012 14:20 ET

Splunk to Host a Live Big Data Experiment and a Cyber-Security Panel at SXSWi 2012

Founder of Splunk to Showcase the Possibilities of Real Time Operational Intelligence; Splunk and Forrester Research to Lead Panel Discussion on Big Data and Cyber-Security

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 6, 2012) - Splunk Inc., the leading provider of software for real-time operational intelligence, will host a live, interactive demonstration of the new generation Big Data analysis software at SXSWi. The company will also participate in a panel discussion at the conference about the evolution of cyber-attacks.

Erik Swan, co-founder and CTO of Splunk, along with Michael Wilde, Splunk's director of technical evangelism, will lead a live demonstration that will explore the different tools being used to access, mine and translate vast amounts of information produced by the world everyday, all in real time.

Big Data for Every Man: Help Liberate the Data Serf

Sunday, March 11 at 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CDT

The Hilton Garden Inn
500 North Interstate 35
Austin, Texas 78701

"The amount of data generated today is staggering -- virtually everything we do produces some piece of data about that action," said Erik Swan, co-founder and CTO of Splunk. "The sheer volume and unstructured nature of the data produced by all the technology and devices we use every day calls for new ways of thinking. The interactive experiment we'll be showing at SXSWi will push people to look to the range of opportunities Big Data offers," added Swan.

Mark Seward, director of security and compliance marketing at Splunk, will also participate in a panel discussion with John Kindervag, principal analyst, security & risk management at Forrester Research, about the evolving cyber-security landscape and the need for new approaches to security based on real-time analysis of machine data.

Big Data Smackdown on Cyber-Security

Sunday, March 11 at 12:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. CDT

The Hilton Austin Downtown
500 E. 4th Street
Austin, Texas 78701

About Splunk Inc.
Splunk® Inc. provides the engine for machine data™. Splunk software collects, indexes and harnesses the massive machine data continuously generated by 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 3,300 enterprises, universities, government agencies and service providers in more than 75 countries use Splunk Enterprise to gain operational intelligence that deepens business understanding, improves service and uptime, reduces cost and mitigates cybersecurity risk. To learn more, please visit