Reduce Splunk cost. Do more with Splunk.

Over 3 years, your cost of retention storage could be twice the cost of Splunk licenses. The analyst firm 451 Research states, “For many organizations, data retention costs are the single biggest factor driving analytics TCO.”

Now you can reduce storage costs by 70% with Splunk SmartStore and Cloudian. The savings will let you do more with Splunk.

How Splunk SmartStore and Cloudian Work Together

Cloudian is on-premises data storage. It’s simple, exabyte-scalable and proven compatible with Splunk. Splunk SmartStore and Cloudian together let you decouple the compute and Splunk storage layers, so you can independently scale those resources to best serve workload demands. With SmartStore, Splunk Indexers retain data only in hot buckets that contain newly indexed data. Older data resides in the warm buckets in the on-prem Cloudian storage. You need fewer indexers and you get simpler, more efficient storage management.

Unlike other types of Splunk storage (such as NAS or SAN), Cloudian offers modular growth, letting you expand from terabytes to an exabyte without disruption. Embedded data redundancy features provide up to 14 nines data durability, removing the necessity of a separate data backup process. Compared with traditional enterprise storage — or with storage on compute-intensive servers — Cloudian saves up to 70% on TCO. Cloudian saves on space, too, with the industry’s highest density: up to 840TB capacity in each 4U high chassis.

Cloud Enabled

Cloudian is on-prem Splunk storage that can also integrate with public cloud storage services. Employ policy-based tools to replicate or tier data to AWS, GCP or Azure for offsite DR, capacity expansion or data analysis in the cloud. This built-in capability requires no additional software or licenses.


To ensure data security, Cloudian HyperStore provides AES-256 server-side encryption for data at rest, SSL for data in transit (HTTPS), role-based access controls and storage policies that can be applied at an object and bucket-level.

Deploy as Software or Appliances

Cloudian storage for Splunk is available as preconfigured appliances, with capacities from 96TB to 1.5PB. It can also be deployed as software for either bare metal servers or VMs.

Cloudian deploys easily, beginning with configurations of just three nodes and scaling to hundreds without disruption. The modular scaling model eliminates costly over-provisioning and time-consuming data migrations.

Learn more about the cost savings

Download this report to see the full cast-savings picture. Highlights include:

  • 3-year TCO calculation shows 60% overall cost savings
  • Indexer infrastructure is reduced by almost 2/3
  • Storage infrastructure cost for retention data is reduced by >80%
  • Hybrid cloud compatibility makes public cloud integration simple

Access this free report to learn the details


  • Independently scale compute and storage
  • On-prem data lake with exabyte scalability
  • Data location is managed by Splunk
  • Modular design for non-disruptive storage growth
  • 70% TCO savings
  • Public cloud compatible