Grafana Loki vs. Splunk Log Observer

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Grafana Loki
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Grafana Logs (powered by Loki) brings together logs from applications and infrastructure in a single place. By using the exact same service discovery and label model as Prometheus, Grafana Logs can systematically guarantee logs have consistent metadata with metrics. Grafana Logs lets users send logs in any format, from any source so it’s easy to add to existing infrastructure and get up and running quickly. Leverage a wide array of clients for shipping logs like…
$0
Splunk Log Observer
Score 8.5 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
Grafana LokiSplunk Log Observer
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Grafana LokiSplunk Log Observer
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
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Score 8.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
Grafana LokiSplunk Log Observer
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.7
(10 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 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
Grafana LokiSplunk Log Observer
Likelihood to Recommend
Grafana Labs
In our application there are many points from where logs are coming so in order to go to each and every application and check logs its very overhead so we are using Grafana Loki for the logs gathering and monitoring.
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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
Grafana Labs
  • Access to many open-source dashboards, access to add many data-sources to gather and visualize data from.
  • Grafana Loki does well gathering of logs from various data-sources, we can also filter the logs based on our needs.
  • One stop solution for all the logs and monitoring.
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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
Grafana Labs
  • We can modify the logs directly from UI of Grafana Loki
  • Better and simplified options for logs filtering
  • Easy usability with SMTP configuration and other system level configuration
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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
Grafana Labs
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Splunk
I'm a Splunk specialist, and I'm involved in its use and improvement.
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Usability
Grafana Labs
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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
Grafana Labs
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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
Grafana Labs
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Splunk
Follow a training before starting.
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Alternatives Considered
Grafana Labs
First and foremost if Grafana Loki is based on CNCF open source projects so organizations can get freedom to choice to configure it at your own other main thing is Grafana Loki is totally free of cost and we can deploy it on our infrastructure. On compared with other managed services like Datadog, New Relic it is very expensive and we also don't have much control on the tools we use.
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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
Grafana Labs
  • Only indexes the metadata
  • Have to manage it by ourselves compare to other available managed monitoring and log observability solutions
  • Dedicated person or team of SRE to manage the monitoring and observability solutions
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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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