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Score 7.4 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

    Apache Flume

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    Splunk Enterprise

    90%
    Splunk Enterprise ranks higher in 13/13 features

    Centralized event and log data collection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    50 Ratings

    Correlation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    49 Ratings

    Event and log normalization/management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    98 Ratings

    Deployment flexibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    46 Ratings

    Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    46 Ratings

    Custom dashboards and workspaces

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    100 Ratings

    Host and network-based intrusion detection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    35 Ratings

    Data integration/API management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Behavioral analytics and baselining

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    2 Ratings

    Rules-based and algorithmic detection thresholds

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    2 Ratings

    Response orchestration and automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings

    Reporting and compliance management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    2 Ratings

    Incident indexing/searching

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Splunk Enterprise is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    Apache Flume

    80%
    2 Ratings
    9.3

    Splunk Enterprise

    93%
    67 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Apache Flume

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Splunk Enterprise

    100%
    17 Ratings

    Usability

    Apache Flume

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Splunk Enterprise

    90%
    3 Ratings

    Availability

    Apache Flume

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Splunk Enterprise

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    5.0

    Apache Flume

    50%
    2 Ratings
    8.4

    Splunk Enterprise

    84%
    33 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Apache Flume

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Splunk Enterprise

    90%
    4 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Apache Flume

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Splunk Enterprise

    91%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Apache Flume

    Apache Flume is well suited when the use case is log data ingestion and aggregate only, for example for compliance of configuration management. It is not well suited where you need a general-purpose real-time data ingestion pipeline that can receive log data and other forms of data streams (eg IoT, messages).
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Splunk Enterprise

    Pros: Splunk is very well suited if you have multiple log sources of related data. All of them can be correlated and tasks can be automated based on the requirement. Other than alerts, Splunk can also run a specific script of your choice, based on some defined conditions. Cons: If you have a few logs but a large number of log sources, Splunk can be very expensive.
    Kuntal Das | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Apache Flume

    • Multiple sources of data (sources) and destinations (sinks) that allows you to move data form and to any relevant data storage
    • It is very easy to setup and run
    • Very open to personalization, you can create filters, enrichment, new sources and destinations
    Juan Francisco Tavira | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Splunk Enterprise

    • Real-time + Scheduled alerts - i-e you can set up alerts which are actively monitoring your logs
    • Pretty good response time for search results. With our key/value logging, Splunk makes it blazing fast to query the data.
    • Dashboards provide insights into historical data
    • Love how Splunk indexes all of the data and provides keys to search on
    Pooja Gada | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Apache Flume

    • It is very specific for log data ingestion so it is pretty hard to use for anything else besides log data
    • Data replication is not built in and needs to be added on top of Apache Flume (not a hard job to do though)
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Apache Flume

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Splunk Enterprise

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Apache Flume

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Splunk Enterprise

    Splunk Enterprise 10.0
    Based on 17 answers
    We are using Splunk extensively in our projects and we have recently upgraded to Splunk version 6.0 which is quite efficient and giving expected results. We keep track of updates and new features Splunk introduces periodically and try to introduce those features in our day to day activities for improvement in our reporting system and other tasks.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Apache Flume

    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.
    Kenneth Taitingfong | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Apache Flume

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Splunk Enterprise

    Splunk Enterprise 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    When properly setup and configured, Splunk is extremely reliable.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Apache Flume

    Apache Flume 5.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Apache Flume is open-source so support is limited. Never the less, it has great documentation and best practices documents from their end-users so it is not hard to use, setup and configure.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Splunk Enterprise

    Splunk Enterprise 8.4
    Based on 33 answers
    Splunk maintains a well resourced support system that has been consistent since we purchased the product. They help out in a timely manner and provide expert level information as needed. We typically open cases online and communicate when possible via e-mail and are able to resolve most issues with that method.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Apache Flume

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Splunk Enterprise

    Splunk Enterprise 9.0
    Based on 4 answers
    Smooth without too many major issues.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Apache Flume

    Apache Flume is a very good solution when your project is not very complex at transformation and enrichment, and good if you have an external management suite like Cloudera, Hortonworks, etc. But it is not a real EAI or ETL like AB Initio or Attunity so
    you need to know exactly what you want.On the other hand being an opensource project give Apache a lot of room to personalize thanks to its plug-able architecture and has a very nice performance having a very low CPU and Memory footprint, a single server can do the job on many occasions, as opposed to the multi-server architecture of paid products.
    Juan Francisco Tavira | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Splunk Enterprise

    I wanted to learn a new language that I can quickly master and implement. Splunk is easy, fun to use and best of all, it can be developed in hours not days or weeks. Splunk is fundamentally a programming language that is minimal but yet powerful enough to collect, analyze and visualize data.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Apache Flume

    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
    Rick Yetter | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Apache Flume

    • Flume has simplified a lot many of our ingest procedures, easier to deploy and integrate than a classical EAI, reducing the time to market
    • But opposed to EAIs if the project starts to grow in complexity Apache Flume project may not be as suitable
    Juan Francisco Tavira | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Splunk Enterprise

    • Overall very positive. It has provided visibility to what is going on within our network.
    • One drawback is the time it takes to get up to speed with the application, but this is up to the user, and Splunk education is excellent.
    • In my field, IT Security, there are few other friends to have in your back pocket better than Splunk. They are just that good.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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