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OpenText Analytics

18 Ratings
Score 6.7 out of 101

Splunk Enterprise

183 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Analytics

Scorecard without the Birt360 module is very limited in reporting and data displays. End users who are not computer savvy would have a difficult time using the advanced features
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Splunk Enterprise

Splunk is a great data analytics tool for you if you have a large amount of data to analyze. Splunk provides accurate and real-time analysis of data through its dashboard. But if you not quite a technical person or not willing to learn Splunk before using it, I will not recommend it to you. Also, Splunk is less appropriate for static data.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Splunk Enterprise
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Splunk Enterprise
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Splunk Enterprise

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

OpenText Analytics
Splunk Enterprise
8.8
Centralized event and log data collection
OpenText Analytics
Splunk Enterprise
9.5
Correlation
OpenText Analytics
Splunk Enterprise
7.9
Event and log normalization
OpenText Analytics
Splunk Enterprise
9.2
Deployment flexibility
OpenText Analytics
Splunk Enterprise
8.9
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
OpenText Analytics
Splunk Enterprise
7.9
Custom dashboards and views
OpenText Analytics
Splunk Enterprise
9.4
Host and network-based intrusion detection
OpenText Analytics
Splunk Enterprise
8.6

Pros

  • Easy data import
  • Multiple levels of user security
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  • Powerful Data Analytics application
  • Excellent and very informative dashboard
  • Defining Field Extractor is very easy and also you can use them to search again
  • Can analyze large amount of data very effectively
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Cons

  • Limited report writing ability unless you implant the iServer applications
  • End users have little or no control over data displays
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  • Even though there is a search tool as a help function, you still have to read through many documentation to find the answers you're looking for and sometimes you don't find it. The help function in Splunk could be improved to be more intuitive or have a built-in help per report, panel or dashboard.
  • Creating a Splunk dashboard is rather straightforward however, customization is not. Splunk could be improved to provide more tools or features for customization such as adding colors and font options for text and graphs or graphics.
  • My dashboard has a lot of useful information and I want the important panels and reports at the top but there is no easy way to do this. Perhaps Splunk could be improved to allow features such as adding URL links to other dashboards or some other clever way to emphasize the important data in my dashboard without compromising space.
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics3.9
Based on 9 answers
I am no longer working for the company that was using Actuate but I believe they would continue to use it because the stitching costs would be to high. It would require a complete rewrite of the reports and the never version of Actuate (BIRT) even required an almost complete report rewrite
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Splunk Enterprise7.7
Based on 15 answers
Over time, Splunk becomes a part of the core business and the usefulness grows as the amount of data ingested grows.
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Usability

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Splunk Enterprise9.9
Based on 2 answers
You can literally throw in a single word into Splunk and it will pull back all instances of that word across all of your logs for the time span you select (provided you have permission to see that data). We have several users who have taken a few of the free courses from Splunk that are able to pull data out of it everyday with little help at all.
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Reliability and Availability

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Splunk Enterprise10.0
Based on 1 answer
When properly setup and configured, Splunk is extremely reliable.
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Support

OpenText Analytics9.1
Based on 1 answer
Always there on the front and backend for us and the client.
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Splunk Enterprise8.9
Based on 3 answers
Support from Splunk to our company is extremely good . Our team developed many dash boards , reports and alerts in Splunk which saved so many hours of our development time and made us very very efficient . We are extremely happy with current functionality provided by Splunk and have no complaints at all . I would definitely recommend it to everyone
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Implementation

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Splunk Enterprise8.0
Based on 1 answer
Engage professional service early on in the implementation
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Breadth of Deployment

Actuate is used extensively as a developemnt tool and by 10s of thousands of end users. Virtually every line of business in our large financial institution uses Actuate - many who are unaware because the components are built into our home grown applications.
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Alternatives Considered

Actuate has been in the industry a while and the open source community make going with Actuate's BIRT a stable decision. Changing report engines can be expensive, so going with a company with a good reputation helps long-term
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Splunk is the industry leading log correlation company. After a presentation and POC, it was clear to go with the best.
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Collaboration and Sharing

OpenText Analytics6.1
Based on 7 answers
Basic scorecard without iServer and Birt360 modules are extremely limited in reporting ability. Scheduling pushed reports also fairly technical
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No answers yet
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Data Integration

OpenText Analytics7.7
Based on 7 answers
Easy to set up data imports from a variety of sources and use scripts to automatically import data. Manual imports and translators also very easy to use
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Scalability

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Splunk Enterprise9.1
Based on 1 answer
Splunk can scale in to the petabyte per day range which of course is awesome
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Return on Investment

  • Actuate can handle 50 to 60 sub reports inside a report very well.
  • Dynamically creating the datasource, chart, graph, reports are the main advantages. We can do any level of drilling, and can create a performance matrix dashboard efficiently.
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  • Awesome ROI for me. Again, while I don't use the software daily, when I do use it, it beats the pants off manually searching logs.
  • Allows me to provision less storage for logs on my servers, as I can have Splunk ingest and then archive/remove logs from those servers.
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Pricing Details

OpenText Analytics

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Splunk Enterprise

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details