Splunk (SPLK +0.8%) finished higher after Topeka's Brian White gave it a dose of the enthusiasm...

|About: Splunk Inc. (SPLK)|By:, SA News Editor

Splunk (SPLK +0.8%) finished higher after Topeka's Brian White gave it a dose of the enthusiasm he normally reserves for Apple, arguing the machine data-analysis engine behind Splunk's software could make the company "a disruptive force in the IT world." He adds Splunk's ability to uncover insights from huge volumes of unstructured data allow it to encroach on the turf of database, BI, and security software, and that its pricing model allows sales growth to track the growth of analyzed data volumes. (Zack Buckley)