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Likelihood to Recommend

Ansible

Ansible is perfect for provisioning virtual machines or containers. It's also useful for standardized setup of different software projects. For example, the main supported setup configuration of Red Hat Open Shift is made in Ansible.
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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

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

Ansible
Splunk Enterprise
8.6
Centralized event and log data collection
Ansible
Splunk Enterprise
9.2
Correlation
Ansible
Splunk Enterprise
8.0
Event and log normalization
Ansible
Splunk Enterprise
9.1
Deployment flexibility
Ansible
Splunk Enterprise
8.3
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
Ansible
Splunk Enterprise
8.0
Custom dashboards and views
Ansible
Splunk Enterprise
9.4
Host and network-based intrusion detection
Ansible
Splunk Enterprise
8.5

Pros

  • Communication over SSH
  • YAML syntax
  • Python modules
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  • Best tool to do log monitoring and creating intuitive dashboards and charts
  • Best for setting up alerting for application logs
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Cons

  • Steep learning curve - I have found that Ansible has a steeper learning curve when it comes to playbooks and roles. This could be a side-effect of its power and flexibility. I still believe more could be done to make writing roles simpler.
  • There is no a public repository of playbooks or a "package manager" that facilitates download community-maintained Ansible playbooks.
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  • The only con might be that it is much costlier than an open source system like ELK (Elastic Logstash Kibana).
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Splunk Enterprise7.7
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I'm not the final decision maker, but I think Splunk is excellent at what it does well (monitor operational performance). As a reporting tool, it is not ideal. It's great at being able to put together ad-hoc searches and look at different slices of the data but not at creating automated client-facing reports.
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Usability

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Splunk Enterprise9.9
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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
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When properly setup and configured, Splunk is extremely reliable.
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Performance

Ansible7.5
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Out of the box, Ansible can be slow over a bad connection, as it's establishing an SSH connection to the target server for each little task. There are some adjustments you can make to the defaults that greatly improve performance. And if you run Ansible on the same network as the target (i.e. by using a jump box or Jenkins server), then it can be crazy fast. I'd give it a 10 for speed except that it does require these adjustments first.
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Support

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Splunk Enterprise8.9
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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
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Engage professional service early on in the implementation
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Alternatives Considered

I haven't used Puppet personally, but I believe Ansible is a robust solution which can serve many purposes. Puppet I'm sure is customizable in similar ways, I just don't have the experience to speak intelligently on the subject.
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We've tried Sumo before and, while it did improve while we were using it, we ended up often pushing it to its limits, and at times it would fall over. The ingestion limits would at times be restrictive and our systems would generate more than it could handle, which would force us to develop a pipeline to handle logs and ensure they got to Sumo without being lost in translation.
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Scalability

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

  • Ansible helped me as a team lead to make sure that our DevOps goals are aligned with business goals of our explosively growing organization and infrastructure.
  • Since the standard ansible implementation is free, it makes ansible a fine tool with great return on investment
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  • Dashboarding allows us to immediately get value without having to have a query to find things in logs.
  • Allows us to troubleshoot bugs faster.
  • Having everyone have access to certain indexes is less of a headache for it to manage.
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Pricing Details

Ansible

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