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Splunk Cloud Platform Case Study

Costco Wholesale Corporation Uses Workload Pricing to Gain Flexibility and Increased Insight


This case study of Costco Wholesale Corporation is based on a December 2021 survey of Splunk Cloud Platform customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Splunk has saved us considerable time on the Service Desk and now we can get our data faster and more reliably.” — Josh Beasley, IT Professional, Costco Wholesale Corporation


The Costco IT team faced challenges with accessing, ingesting, searching and monitoring siloed data across their organization before deciding to switch to Splunk’s Workload Pricing for the Cloud Platform.

Use Case

The aspects of Splunk’s Workload Pricing model that have been most valuable to Costco include:

  • Ability to ingest more data without worrying about data volume limits
  • Having the flexibility to run workloads on all the data they want when they want
  • Gaining insights from data more quickly


Using the Splunk Cloud Platform with Workload Pricing, Costco’s IT team achieved the following results:

  • They’ve been able to increase the size of their workloads.
  • Because of Workload Pricing’s flexibility, they are able to gain more and better insights from our data.
  • Individuals and teams that were affected by the switch to Workload Pricing feel more satisfied with their workflow because they can do more.

About This Data

This data was sourced directly from verified users of Splunk by TechValidate.

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