ControlUp vs. Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ControlUp
Score 10.0 out of 10
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ControlUp, from the company of the same name headquartered in San Francisco, offers an end user experience monitoring focuses on being able to easily find the root cause of IT issues, remediate directly from its UI vs. having to rely on several tools, and strategically analyze historical resources, usage, and issues data.N/A
Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI)
Score 8.3 out of 10
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Splunk supports IT operations analytics with the Splunk IT Service Intelligence premium offering, a software application available to subscribers to Splunk Cloud or Splunk Enterprise log analytics and SIEM platforms.N/A
Pricing
ControlUpSplunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ControlUpSplunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
ControlUpSplunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI)
Top Pros
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User Ratings
ControlUpSplunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI)
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(3 ratings)
8.9
(26 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
ControlUpSplunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI)
Likelihood to Recommend
ControlUp
An environment where visibility of general performance metrics isn't currently done or is done with a system that is difficult to use (which was our case). An environment where resource allocation decisions need to be made (e.g. how much RAM and CPU to allocate to VM pools). An environment where a troubleshooting tool is needed (e.g. to answer the question, "Why is this person experiencing poor performance right now?")
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Splunk
Splunk ITSI is a great tool (and toolbox) for combining together numerous and varied monitoring regimes to bring more holistic analysis and reduce alert fatigue. By leveraging the Splunk ITSI service and KPI modeling regime, ecosystem telemetry can be turned into a more reliable, clearer, high-level perspective on the current state of your components and services.
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Pros
ControlUp
  • The triggers are very flexible and can be configured to alert on things from events in sessions to hardware failures. Script actions are what they sound like. They are scripts that can be created and run on demand or tied to a trigger. One example is that if a hard drive is low on space we have a script to clean up certain things on the drive.
  • Script actions are supported by the ControlUp community. Community members can submit scripts that are reviewed by ControlUp and approved. This means more script are added over time.
  • ControlUp support and sales support has been great. Our sales engineer is always willing to jump on and help us with configuration issues and standard support is quick to respond and are good at resolving issues.
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Splunk
  • Monitor hundreds of IT services by continuously tracking thousands of KPIs in a scalable way.
  • Quickly identify problem areas by a combination of default visualizations and ability to create custom dashboards.
  • Extremely configurable to effectively monitor nearly any KPI imaginable from Splunk.
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Cons
ControlUp
  • It seems that there is a gradual transition occurring from one interface (a local program) to another (Web). This creates confusion at times.
  • ScoutBees module has a problem with our version of Horizon, so we can't do a login test
  • The local program for ControlUp uses a lot of resources
  • The training session focus on very large environments, which we aren't. Might be good to offer SMB sessions separately.
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Splunk
  • ITSI really needs a robust splunk log ingestion infrastructure at its core
  • ITSI requires a great engineering team to build out the automated discovery and topology
  • Unless you use an API to build the topology, the view can quickly become static
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Likelihood to Renew
ControlUp
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Splunk
We have replaced our monitoring platform with Splunk & ITSI, and with the success, it's seen at our organization thus far we would be hard-pressed to pivot to another tool. Frankly, our business partners and application teams love Splunk & ITSI.
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Support Rating
ControlUp
No answers on this topic
Splunk
During POC, pre-planning, and implementation, we have had interactions with numerous folks at Splunk. Everyone from sales & engineering to markets analysts to specific IT component SMEs, and a small professional services engagement to get started. They have all been exceptionally helpful and go above and beyond the call of duty. They actively reach out to ensure success is being realized and find ways to help proactively, instead of having to simply open support cases with the vendor.
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Alternatives Considered
ControlUp
I feel all these products are good and have their strengths but for me it came down to two categories. How easy is it to find issues and cost. It seemed to me that the easiest to use is ControlUp and eG. Price broke down to ControlUp and SysTrack being lower than Goliath and eG.
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Splunk
Splunk has raised itself as a platform not just as a tool unlike other products in the market. If I talk about Moogsoft it also has similar capabilities but Splunk ITSI has more visibility and its GUI is making a different impact on the users. ServiceNow and Splunk are equally capable products however Splunk seems to have more tech-savvy people tools than ServiceNow.
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Return on Investment
ControlUp
  • its licensing cost is a bit on high
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Splunk
  • Splunk ITSI has reduced the number of alerts exposed to our Network Operations Center by 100x while increasing the context around outages.
  • Splunk ITSI has increased the accuracy of our incident detection by leveraging the Event Analytics system to weigh the behavior of the many characteristics of each component together instead of independently.
  • Splunk ITSI has reduced our incident MTTR (mean time to restore) by detecting issues faster, presenting them more clearly, and surfacing the salient details about the underlying issue.
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