Splunk Closes Acquisition of Cloud Monitoring Leader SignalFx

Splunk and SignalFx Combine Forces to Usher In New Era of APM; Joint Offering Helps Customers Monitor and Observe Data at Any Stage of their Cloud Journey

Splunk Inc., provider of the Data-to-Everything Platform, announced that it has completed the acquisition of SignalFx, a SaaS leader in real-time monitoring and metrics for cloud infrastructure, microservices and applications. Splunk is already a leader in ITOM and an AIOps pioneer and, with the addition of SignalFx, is now a leader in observability and APM for organizations at every stage of their cloud journey, from cloud-native apps to homegrown on-premises applications. For more information, visit the SignalFx website for a free trial of SignalFx.

The aggregate purchase price for the transaction was approximately $1.05 billion, excluding adjustments, paid approximately 60% in cash and 40% in Splunk common stock.

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“We live in a cloud-first world, where developers must have the ability to monitor and observe cloud-native infrastructure and applications in real-time, whether via logs, metrics or tracing. The power of Splunk and SignalFx allows our customers to monitor any relevant data at massive scale,” said Doug Merritt, President and CEO, Splunk. “I’m thrilled to welcome SignalFx to the Splunk team, and can’t wait to show our customers how our data platform can help them turn data into doing.”

“Atlassian uses SignalFx’s technology for cloud monitoring,” said Stephen Deasy, Atlassian’s Head of Engineering. “SignalFx helps us improve customer experience and keeps our business humming by monitoring our cloud infrastructure, microservices and applications.”

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With Splunk, the combined technologies will give customers one platform that can monitor the entire enterprise application lifecycle. The predictability and versatility of Splunk’s Data-to-Everything pricing programs will also provide SignalFx’s customers with exceptional value and best-in-class, next generation solutions when compared to legacy APM solutions.

SignalFx’s cloud-delivered solutions have a highly differentiated set of features including real-time streaming analytics, such as the NoSample™ architecture for distributed tracing. The combination of Splunk and SignalFx will give IT departments a data platform that allows them to monitor and observe data in real-time, no matter the infrastructure or scale – in order to cut costs, boost revenue and improve the customer experience.

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