Jenkins vs. Splunk Log Observer

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Jenkins
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Jenkins is an open source automation server. Jenkins provides hundreds of plugins to support building, deploying and automating any project. As an extensible automation server, Jenkins can be used as a simple CI server or turned into a continuous delivery hub for any project.N/A
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
JenkinsSplunk Log Observer
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
JenkinsSplunk Log Observer
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
JenkinsSplunk Log Observer
Considered Both Products
Jenkins

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Splunk Log Observer
Chose Splunk Log Observer
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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User Ratings
JenkinsSplunk Log Observer
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(69 ratings)
8.7
(10 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
5.0
(3 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
8.9
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
6.6
(6 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
JenkinsSplunk Log Observer
Likelihood to Recommend
Open Source
Jenkins is a highly customizable CI/CD tool with excellent community support. One can use Jenkins to build and deploy monolith services to microservices with ease. It can handle multiple "builds" per agent simultaneously, but the process can be resource hungry, and you need some impressive specs server for that. With Jenkins, you can automate almost any task. Also, as it is an open source, we can save a load of money by not spending on enterprise CI/CD tools.
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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
Open Source
  • Automated Builds: Jenkins is configured to monitor the version control system for new pull requests. Once a pull request is created, Jenkins automatically triggers a build process. It checks out the code, compiles it, and performs any necessary build steps specified in the configuration.
  • Unit Testing: Jenkins runs the suite of unit tests defined for the project. These tests verify the functionality of individual components and catch any regressions or errors. If any unit tests fail, Jenkins marks the build as unsuccessful, and the developer is notified to fix the issues.
  • Code Analysis: Jenkins integrates with code analysis tools like SonarQube or Checkstyle. It analyzes the code for quality, adherence to coding standards, and potential bugs or vulnerabilities. The results are reported back to the developer and the product review team for further inspection.
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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
Open Source
  • The UI could be slightly better, it feels kind of like the 90s, but it works well.
  • An easier way to filter jobs other than views on the dashboard.
  • An easier way to read the console logs when tests do fail.
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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
Open Source
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Splunk
I'm a Splunk specialist, and I'm involved in its use and improvement.
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Usability
Open Source
While the day to day use is very easy, the configuration and setting up of the system or new projects can be cumbersome.
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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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Performance
Open Source
No, when we integrated this with GitHub, it becomes more easy and smart to manage and control our workforce. Our distributed workforce is now streamlined to a single bucket. All of our codes and production outputs are now automatically synced with all the workers. There are many cases when our in-house team makes changes in the release, our remote workers make another release with other environment variables. So it is better to get all of the work in control.
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Splunk
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Support Rating
Open Source
There is a large development community - but it is shifting as people move towards other tools. A lot of companies still use Jenkins and will build propriety tools, which doesn't help any of the open-source community. Jenkins has a lot of help and support online, but other, more modern, alternatives will have better support for newer tech.
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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
Open Source
No answers on this topic
Splunk
Follow a training before starting.
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Alternatives Considered
Open Source
Overall, Jenkins is the easiest platform for someone who has no experience to come in and use effectively. We can get a junior engineer into Jenkins, give them access, and point them in the right direction with minimal hand-holding. The competing products I have used (TravisCI/GitLab/Azure) provide other options but can obfuscate the process due to the lack of straightforward simplicity. In other areas (capability, power, customization), Jenkins keeps up with the competition and, in some areas, like customization, exceeds others.
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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
Open Source
  • Faster Time-to-Market: Jenkins automate the build, testing, and deployment process, enabling faster feedback and continuous improvement.
  • Improved Quality: Jenkins automatically run unit tests and integration tests, ensuring that code changes meet the necessary quality standards.
  • Cost Savings: Jenkins is an open-source tool that is free to use
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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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