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Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Analytics

If you do not have a large budget and are a large organization, I would steer clear of Actuate. If you are looking to do very complex washboarding, I would not use them. Your developers have to be very skilled to work with this. Plan to bring in consultants if necessary to help your process. Adhoc reporting is weak. If your pricing is user based and you expand, this could be very expensive.
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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
8.6
Centralized event and log data collection
OpenText Analytics
Splunk Enterprise
9.2
Correlation
OpenText Analytics
Splunk Enterprise
8.2
Event and log normalization
OpenText Analytics
Splunk Enterprise
8.9
Deployment flexibility
OpenText Analytics
Splunk Enterprise
8.2
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
OpenText Analytics
Splunk Enterprise
7.8
Custom dashboards and views
OpenText Analytics
Splunk Enterprise
9.2
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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  • It gathers logs very well from almost all machine types - most SIEM related products don't do this quite as well.
  • It provides visuals to the user, giving you the ability to transform logs into visual charts (e.g. pie charts, graphs, tables, etc.).
  • Splunk is very quick in reporting and alerting on anomalies. There is little delay.
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Cons

  • Support for more databases, such as other BI tools.
  • There can be more graph types.
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  • Search head clustering is great for reducing configuration differences among standalone search heads. The biggest problem with search head clustering (at the moment) is administration of non-knowledge object functions, like user roles and capabilities. Tasks like these must be done using Linux text editors and forces a rolling restart of all the search heads in the cluster.
  • Creating custom applications in a search head cluster has also taken a step backwards. One strength I didn't mention earlier, is the ability to segregate users from data sets they shouldn't see. One method to assist partitioning users is with custom applications (aka sandboxes). However, like user administration, creating the "sandbox" requires Linux skills as opposed to the previous GUI-driven method.
  • Querying LDAP datasets is limited to users with admin capabilities. That's okay only if the entire user community in your shop are administrators. Thus a great source for analyzing active directory membership is hindered until Splunk gets this fixed.
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics3.9
Based on 9 answers
There are some very complex performance reports, which can not be handled in other tools. If we want to create our own framework in any reporting tool then Actuate is the best choice
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Splunk Enterprise7.7
Based on 15 answers
The use cases for Splunk continue to grow. I leverage it in the sales cycle and to demo security. That is only the tip of the iceberg for this product. If I had more time, I would experiment wiith many other use cases and become more proficient at the coding
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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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Alternatives Considered

It is vastly superior to these in many ways, for complex reporting it is a much more sophisticated solution. Visualizations are very good. Javascript extensibility is very powerful, others don't support this or as well. Pentaho and MS are both OLAP oriented. Pentaho is moving more toward big data, which was not our primary focus. Others are stuck in the Crystal Reports Band metaphor.
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Loggly, LogLogic, AppSumo. Every one of these products have a scalability problem beyond the terabyte range and gets tremendously expensive in the long run keeping data in the cloud
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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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  • Increased efficiency in the NOC.
  • Reduction on app/dev lifecycles
  • Reduction on MTTR on most outage scenarios
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Pricing Details

OpenText Analytics

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

Splunk Enterprise

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