Apache Log4j vs. Splunk Log Observer

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Log4j
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Log4j is a Java-based logging utility from the Apache Foundation, available free and open source.N/A
Splunk Log Observer
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Splunk's Log Observer reduce time troubleshooting. The live Tail allows SREs and developers to filter and watch critical logs without having to learn a query language.
$6.25
per month per host
Pricing
Apache Log4jSplunk Log Observer
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Log4jSplunk Log Observer
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Apache Log4jSplunk Log Observer
Considered Both Products
Log4j

No answer on this topic

Splunk Log Observer
Chose Splunk Log Observer
We believe that it's less vulnerable to security aspects as compared to others.
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Score 8.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
Apache Log4jSplunk Log Observer
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(2 ratings)
8.7
(10 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apache Log4jSplunk Log Observer
Likelihood to Recommend
Apache
There is multiple reasons. All types are logging messages support not only string msg. We can use parametrized variables for logging Support advance filter for logging like (Data, Markers, Regular Expression) Support Plugin Architecture (We just use the dependency and Layout configuration with minimal config, and this will start to work) Integration support with application server Could enable.
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Splunk
Great for organizations that need to centralize different types of logging across integration, qa, sandbox and production environments. Would be less impactful for organizations that don't have complex logging needs.
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Pros
Apache
  • Integration with java.
  • Configure logging levels.
  • Customize logging contents.
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Splunk
  • Providing in-depth insights
  • A related content feature which really helps us to figure out which service is breaking the infrastructure.
  • The Log explorer which helps us to explore the entire log and pin point the errors/issues.
  • Fast and powerful log investigation
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Cons
Apache
  • Fixed the vulnerability which is reported which affect many big brand.
  • There should be security check to check all vulnerability.
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Splunk
  • Integrating the system with Slack channels
  • Saving the logs in different cloud provider
  • Viewing the logs at more fine grained level based on user roles and permissions
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Likelihood to Renew
Apache
No answers on this topic
Splunk
I'm a Splunk specialist, and I'm involved in its use and improvement.
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Usability
Apache
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Splunk
It gives access to data features for every level of users: from managers and executives to Analysts, each one with the correct level of observation and analysis.
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Support Rating
Apache
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Splunk
Splunk support is very quick and efficient. Pre-sale specialists are very skilled and available.
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Implementation Rating
Apache
No answers on this topic
Splunk
Follow a training before starting.
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Alternatives Considered
Apache
The ability to customize logging levels and manage log files is superior to other products we have looked at; due to this we selected to go with log4j.
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Splunk
I had not considered other products because Splunk Log Observer was in use in my company before I started working there.
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Return on Investment
Apache
  • Good logging tools we can integrate with minimal resource consumption.
  • Ease of understanding.
  • Plugin play component Architecture.
  • Advance filter support can be used to filter all types of logs and events, which can be further analyzed.
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Splunk
  • Significantly reduced the MTTR (Mean Time To Recovery), which in turn has improved the end-user experience tremendously.
  • Meets compliance requirements of security policies, audit, regulation, and forensics.
  • Helps us to track/manage the resource usage on our cloud instances which has a direct implication on the recurring cost.
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