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Score 8.5 out of 101

Splunk Enterprise

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Likelihood to Recommend

Ansible

Ansible is well suited for configuration management, and automation. As an open source tool, Ansible is a transferrable skill set which can be used in many environments. I see Ansible being around for many years as it helps solve the problem of "how many servers can I assign to one sysadmin?". With Ansible you empower a single sysadmin to control many servers with a single command, and audit changes if you check these changes into Git.
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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
8.7
Centralized event and log data collection
Ansible
Splunk Enterprise
9.2
Correlation
Ansible
Splunk Enterprise
8.4
Event and log normalization
Ansible
Splunk Enterprise
9.0
Deployment flexibility
Ansible
Splunk Enterprise
8.1
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
Ansible
Splunk Enterprise
7.8
Custom dashboards and views
Ansible
Splunk Enterprise
9.2
Host and network-based intrusion detection
Ansible
Splunk Enterprise
8.8

Pros

Ansible

  • Easy creation of YAML PlayBook (configuration ) file
  • Easy and fast deployment
  • Save unnecessary onsite travel cost
  • Secure SSH connection
  • Ready to use built in many useful modules
  • Use Python for modules
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Splunk Enterprise

  • 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

Ansible

  • Should have a better error handling mechanism with more precise error logic and interaction with the user
  • It would be great if ansible had a dynamic inventory handling mechanism by default
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Splunk Enterprise

  • At times some queries can run slowly if indices are not on a portion of the query you use.
  • Setup time initially can be difficult if your logs aren't stored in common locations or in a common way to write the log.
  • Ability to ingest logs from different locations without having to change code to put logs in a certain place (pro and con).
  • Searches can be a bit more difficult to look through if your log isn't pulled in a manner that is easy to read through splunk.
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Likelihood to Renew

Ansible

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 10.0
Based on 16 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

Ansible

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 9.0
Based on 3 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

Ansible

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 10.0
Based on 1 answer
When properly setup and configured, Splunk is extremely reliable.
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Performance

Ansible

Ansible 8.4
Based on 5 answers
Great in almost every way compared to any other configuration management software. The only thing I wish for is python3 support. Other than that, YAML is much improved compared to the Ruby of Chef. The agentless nature is incredibly convenient for managing systems quickly, and if a member of your term has no terminal experience whatsoever they can still use the UI.
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Splunk Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Ansible

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Support has been good and prompt when needed.
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Implementation

Ansible

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Smooth without too many major issues.
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Alternatives Considered

Ansible

Ansible is better for one-off tasks or quick configuration than, say, Chef or Puppet. It may not perform as well in managing large fleets with hundreds or thousands of servers but performs excellently for smaller fleets. I've been using it especially in maintaining my own laptop and a personal web server, where it excels.
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Splunk Enterprise

It’s not a true comparison as Splunk is focused on log data related to applications whereas ExtraHop is capturing network traffic and network metrics.
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Scalability

Ansible

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 9.1
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

Ansible

  • 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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Splunk Enterprise

  • There are a lot of positive impacts that Splunk had made, we have real-time exception alerting which is very useful
  • We have report generation out of the logs which again helped us in many ways.
  • The only negative thing I can say is that it requires good learning and that takes a long time
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Pricing Details

Ansible

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

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