FORM 3
        
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * SLAA (GP), L.L.C. 2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (MM/DD/YYYY)
7/9/2021 

3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol SPLUNK INC [SPLK]
(Last)       (First)       (Middle)
C/O SILVER LAKE, 2775 SAND HILL ROAD, SUITE 100
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)__X__ Director                          _____ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)        _____ Other (specify below)
(Street)
MENLO PARK, CA 94025      
(City)             (State)             (Zip)
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed(MM/DD/YYYY)
 

6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing(Check Applicable Line)___ Form filed by One Reporting Person
_X_ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(MM/DD/YYYY)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
0.75% Convertible Senior Notes due 2026   (4)  (5) Common Stock  5000000 (6) $160.00 (7) I  Held through SLP Spark Holdings, L.P. (1)(3)
0.75% Convertible Senior Notes due 2026   (4)  (5) Common Stock  1250000 (6) $160.00 (7) I  Held through SLA Spark Holdings, L.P. (2)(3)

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  SLP Spark Holdings, L.P. ("SLP Spark") holds $800 million principal amount of 0.75% Convertible Senior Notes due 2026 (the "Convertible Notes") of Splunk Inc. (the "Issuer"). SLP Spark GP, L.L.C. ("SLP Spark GP") is the general partner of SLP Spark. SLP Spark Aggregator, L.P. ("SLP Aggregator") is the managing member of SLP Spark GP. SLP VI Aggregator GP, L.L.C. ("SLP VI GP") is the general partner of SLP Aggregator. Silver Lake Technology Associates VI, L.P. ("SLTA VI") is the managing member of SLP VI GP. SLTA VI (GP), L.L.C. ("SLTA VI GP") is the general partner of SLTA VI.
(2)  SLA Spark Holdings, L.P. ("SLA Spark") holds $200 million principal amount of the Convertible Notes. SLA Spark GP, L.L.C. ("SLA Spark GP") is the general partner of SLA Spark. SLA Spark Aggregator, L.P. ("SLA Aggregator") is the managing member of SLA Spark GP. SL Alpine Aggregator GP, L.L.C. ("SLA GP") is the general partner of SLA Aggregator. Silver Lake Alpine Associates, L.P. ("SLAA") is the managing member of SLA GP. SLAA (GP), L.L.C. ("SLAA GP") is the general partner of SLAA.
(3)  Silver Lake Group, L.L.C. ("SLG") is the managing member of each of SLTA VI and SLAA. Mr. Kenneth Hao serves as a member of the board of directors of the Issuer and as Chairman and Managing Member of SLG. Each of SLP Spark, SLP Spark GP, SLP Aggregator, SLP VI GP, SLTA VI, SLTA VI GP, SLA Spark, SLA Spark GP, SLA Aggregator, SLA GP, SLAA, SLAA GP and SLG may be deemed to be a director by deputization of the Issuer.
(4)  On June 22, 2021, affiliates of the Reporting Persons entered into an Investment Agreement with the Issuer (the "Investment Agreement"), pursuant to which, by joinder thereto, on July 9, 2021 SLP Spark and SLA Spark purchased an aggregate of $1 billion principal amount of the Issuer's Convertible Notes issued under an indenture governing the Convertible Notes. In accordance with the Investment Agreement, SLP Spark and SLA Spark are restricted from exercising the Convertible Notes prior to the earlier of (i) the second anniversary of the date of issuance and (ii) immediately prior to the consummation of a change of control of the Issuer, in each case, subject to certain exceptions.
(5)  The Convertible Notes mature on July 15, 2026, subject to earlier redemption, repurchase or conversion in accordance with their terms.
(6)  Upon conversion of the Convertible Notes, the Issuer will deliver, at its election (or at the converting holder's election if in connection with a redemption), cash, Common Stock or a combination thereof. Upon a redemption of the Convertible Notes at the Issuer's option, the redemption price will be paid in cash, unless holders elect to convert instead. This number represents the number of shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion of the Convertible Notes if the Issuer elects to settle its conversion obligation solely through shares of Common Stock by delivering a number of shares of Common Stock at the initial conversion rate of 6.2500 shares of Common Stock (the "Conversion Rate"), and cash in lieu of fractional shares of Common Stock, per $1,000 principal amount of Convertible Notes. The initial Conversion Rate is subject to adjustment from time to time upon the occurrence of certain customary events in accordance with the terms of an indenture governing the Convertible Notes.
(7)  The initial Conversion Rate is equivalent to an initial conversion price of $160.00 per share of Common Stock.

Remarks:
Because no more than 10 reporting persons can file any one Form 3 through the Securities and Exchange Commission's EDGAR system, certain affiliates of the Reporting Persons are filing a separate Form 3. The Reporting Persons are jointly filing this Form 3 pursuant to Rule 16a-3(j) under the Exchange Act. This filing shall not be deemed an admission that the Reporting Persons are beneficial owners of all securities covered by this filing for purposes of Section 16 of the Exchange Act or otherwise, or are subject to Section 16 of the Exchange Act, and each Reporting Person disclaims beneficial ownership of these securities, except to the extent of such Reporting Person's pecuniary interest therein, if any.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
SLAA (GP), L.L.C.
C/O SILVER LAKE
2775 SAND HILL ROAD, SUITE 100
MENLO PARK, CA 94025
X


Silver Lake Alpine Associates, L.P.
C/O SILVER LAKE
2775 SAND HILL ROAD, SUITE 100
MENLO PARK, CA 94025
X


SL Alpine Aggregator GP, L.L.C.
C/O SILVER LAKE
2775 SAND HILL ROAD, SUITE 100
MENLO PARK, CA 94025
X


SLA Spark Aggregator, L.P.
C/O SILVER LAKE
2775 SAND HILL ROAD, SUITE 100
MENLO PARK, CA 94025
X


SLA Spark GP, L.L.C.
C/O SILVER LAKE
2775 SAND HILL ROAD, SUITE 100
MENLO PARK, CA 94025
X


SLA Spark Holdings, L.P.
C/O SILVER LAKE
2775 SAND HILL ROAD, SUITE 100
MENLO PARK, CA 94025
X



Signatures
By: /s/ Andrew J. Schader, Managing Director and General Counsel of Silver Lake Group, L.L.C., managing member of SLAA (GP), L.L.C. 7/13/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
By: /s/ Andrew J. Schader, Managing Director and General Counsel of Silver Lake Group, L.L.C., managing member of SLAA (GP), L.L.C., general partner of Silver Lake Alpine Associates, L.P. 7/13/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
By: /s/ Andrew J. Schader, Managing Director and General Counsel of Silver Lake Group, L.L.C., managing member of SLAA (GP), L.L.C., general partner of Silver Lake Alpine Associates, L.P., managing member of SLA Alpine Aggregator GP, L.L.C. 7/13/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
By: /s/ Andrew J. Schader, Managing Director and General Counsel of Silver Lake Group, L.L.C., managing member of SLAA (GP), L.L.C., GP of Silver Lake Alpine Associates, L.P., MM of SLA Alpine Aggregator GP, L.L.C., GP of SLA Spark Aggregator, L.P. 7/13/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
By: /s/ Andrew J. Schader, Managing Director of SLA Spark GP, L.L.C. 7/13/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
By: /s/ Andrew J. Schader, Managing Director of SLA Spark GP, L.L.C., general partner of SLA Spark Holdings, L.P. 7/13/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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