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SolarWinds Loggly

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Likelihood to Recommend

SolarWinds Loggly

It is well suited to very large volumes of logs where the immediate past is the area of interest, e.g. in situations where the issues are in the recent past. Loggly makes it very easy to search for particular terms of interest, within a specific time frame across the entire estate of devices or, indeed, within a subset, or on a specific device of interest. There does seem to be a short delay in the logs though, even with the "live tail" feature, Loggly might be less suited to "emerging" situations where the issues are occurring in real time.
Ciaran Kendellen | 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

Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

SolarWinds Loggly
Splunk Enterprise
8.9
Centralized event and log data collection
SolarWinds Loggly
Splunk Enterprise
9.5
Correlation
SolarWinds Loggly
Splunk Enterprise
9.1
Event and log normalization
SolarWinds Loggly
Splunk Enterprise
9.1
Deployment flexibility
SolarWinds Loggly
Splunk Enterprise
8.5
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
SolarWinds Loggly
Splunk Enterprise
8.3
Custom dashboards and views
SolarWinds Loggly
Splunk Enterprise
9.1
Host and network-based intrusion detection
SolarWinds Loggly
Splunk Enterprise
8.6

Pros

SolarWinds Loggly

  • Putting our logs in one place and making them searchable. We use AWS, and CloudWatch has always been a little frustrating in this regard (though it has gotten better recently).
  • Deriving metrics from our logs. I think log-based metrics is such a good idea because your logs are the ultimate source for truth in regards to what the hell is going on inside your app. I have really loved the simplicity with which I can just count certain statements and call that a metric because just through the normal course of development certain log statements just naturally become a straightforward recording of an event having occurred.
  • Alerts. I actually have a few complaints about email alerts, but just the way I was able to set them up so easily has been huge. Since we started using Loggly, there have been at least 3 bugs that Loggly exposed that were frankly very bad. And withoutt Loggly or without a user reporting them, we would have never known they were happening! This is stuff I tried to set up in CloudWatch in various ways, but because of my own ignorance or perhaps the complexity/limitations of CloudWatch (or the complexity of my stack?), I wasn't getting the information that I needed until I was able to just tell Loggly to send me an email whenever the word "error" showed up.
Eric Cobb | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splunk Enterprise

  • Allow for separation of control where we don't let some employees have access to production but still can diagnose issues.
  • Common location to go for all logs even if the logs themselves aren't in the same place.
  • Ability to ingest logs from different locations without having to change the code to put logs in a certain place (pro and con).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SolarWinds Loggly

  • Once the logging limit is exceeded, there are no logs period. Unexpectedly noisy logs often correlate with services misbehaving and potentially leading to disruption. An outage is an awful time to lose visibility into the entire system of apps. Some ways to bridge this gap would be appreciated.
  • Filtering by tags is not intuitive in the web interface. You may believe that you are performing the same search and filter as last time since the tags entered are the same, however, this is often not the case. The reliable way to know that you have the same filter is to bookmark the URL. This lack of ease in usability results in devs using Loggly less than they could and implementing logs less effectively during development time (since they don't consider themselves likely to view them anyway).
  • Would like to see a way to onboard our less experienced devs to using Loggly effectively.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splunk Enterprise

  • Even though there is a search tool as a help function, you still have to read through many documentation to find the answers you're looking for and sometimes you don't find it. The help function in Splunk could be improved to be more intuitive or have a built-in help per report, panel or dashboard.
  • Creating a Splunk dashboard is rather straightforward however, customization is not. Splunk could be improved to provide more tools or features for customization such as adding colors and font options for text and graphs or graphics.
  • My dashboard has a lot of useful information and I want the important panels and reports at the top but there is no easy way to do this. Perhaps Splunk could be improved to allow features such as adding URL links to other dashboards or some other clever way to emphasize the important data in my dashboard without compromising space.
Trung Pham | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

SolarWinds Loggly

SolarWinds Loggly 4.5
Based on 1 answer
Management is not open to having an agent sending the data to the cloud instance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SolarWinds Loggly

SolarWinds Loggly 7.8
Based on 7 answers
Loggly's easy setup, very good customer support, and intuitive interface make Loggly very easy to use. User access management is also very easy as we can tailor the experience for each of our developers to access the information they need without having to wade through other information. While there was a slight learning curve in how to view the logs the way some specifically wanted, everything was possible and quite easy to do.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SolarWinds Loggly

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 10.0
Based on 1 answer
When properly setup and configured, Splunk is extremely reliable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

SolarWinds Loggly

SolarWinds Loggly 7.1
Based on 8 answers
The support team have been great when we have logged tickets or had issues, most of the time it is down to user training, however we have had a couple of bugs that they have been able to iron out for us.
Simon Clarke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 8.8
Based on 17 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

SolarWinds Loggly

SolarWinds Loggly 7.3
Based on 3 answers
It has good architecture, which focus on ese of use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Smooth without too many major issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

SolarWinds Loggly

We were using Zabbix. While it is an open-source solution that you can install for free the following things were limitations of the solution. 1) The scale and uptime of the solution are now your own problem. Since we were hosting at AWS this meant we still had a cost of the AWS solution. 2) The product is complicated from a configuration standpoint. In order to get anything meaningful out of it, you had to invest a lot of time and effort.We did consider NewRelic. I have experience with that product and do think that it is a solid alternative. Ultimately experience with the simplicity and speed of deployment with Loggly encouraged me to suggest using this again.
Chad Scates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk is proving to be a formidable replacement for Qradar, which we had as our previous SIEM. Qradar was powerful, but not easy to customize and quite limited. Splunk is not per se a "SIEM" but it can be in the way you used it. Also there is an Enterprise Security App that is available to buy and sit on top of Splunk, and that will take care of any concerns with needing a full-fledged SIEM. Splunk wins.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

SolarWinds Loggly

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

SolarWinds Loggly

  • (Positive, actually!) Cost of Acquisition: Loggly is not OpenSource (i.e. Free in this case). Therefore, while you have a cost up front, you have a wealth of support from the people that built it, which can translate into Time savings and/or bringing contractors on-board just for augmentation purposes
  • Negative: Loggly covers a lot of the features that other Open Source Projects cover. That being said, it's regulated by supply and demand, and thus it has a certain "desirability" as a commercial (and therefore stable) project. As a result, unless you are an employee working in a company that sees Loggly as a necessary tool, you will probably not be exposed to it on your own
  • (Positive): Tagging of information, and filtering of logs makes this product worthwhile from a commercial perspective: You can train your employees, and have them filtering logs in a day. If they get stuck, you don't have to pull internal resources away to support them, you simply open a ticket with Loggly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splunk Enterprise

  • I'm not a data analyst so I can not provide concrete examples on how the business has benefited from implementing Splunk. However, the analysts I have worked with have provided a wealth of support in reducing workstation issues across the enterprise. This alone reduces the time it takes to determine where the exact problem lies between a workstation and the servers it tries to communicate with.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

SolarWinds Loggly

General

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

SolarWinds Loggly Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$791
Pro$302
Enterprise$392
  1. Per Month [Unlimited Users]
  2. per GB/day, per month, billed annually [Unlimited Users]
Additional Pricing Details
Free trial for Standard and Pro plans for 14 days with all features.

Splunk Enterprise

General

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

Splunk Enterprise Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SolarWinds Loggly
7.2
Splunk Enterprise
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

SolarWinds Loggly
4.5
Splunk Enterprise
10.0

Usability

SolarWinds Loggly
7.8
Splunk Enterprise
9.0

Reliability and Availability

SolarWinds Loggly
Splunk Enterprise
10.0

Support Rating

SolarWinds Loggly
7.1
Splunk Enterprise
8.8

Implementation Rating

SolarWinds Loggly
7.3
Splunk Enterprise
9.0

Scalability

SolarWinds Loggly
Splunk Enterprise
9.1

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