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Score 8.2 out of 101

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Score 8.7 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Micro Focus Performance Center

Below are some major scenarios where you can use HP Performance Center:
  • Performance center is supposed to be a complete performance management solution. So it provides a great asset to your organization when you want to see the specific set of test runs for a project. It provides all tests with comments (if mentioned).
  • When you have multiple load generators and more than one load test scenario needs to be executed at a time, teams don't have to wait for one test to complete to start another one. They can run simultaneous test runs if they have multiple load generators as Performance Center provides multiple Controllers.
  • It helps you to build custom design application models that enable the performance engineers to assess an enterprise, multi-tier, heavily-distributed, high-traffic application on how the application for that particular release meets its non-functional test requirements and SLA thresholds, which are key business transaction response times.
Below are some scenarios where it is less appropriate:
  • When we need to perform a diagnostic test run then very few data points are gathered for troubleshooting
  • When you have a budget issue as it provides a high licensing cost
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Splunk Enterprise

Splunk is a great data analytics tool for you if you have a large amount of data to analyze. Splunk provides accurate and real-time analysis of data through its dashboard. But if you not quite a technical person or not willing to learn Splunk before using it, I will not recommend it to you. Also, Splunk is less appropriate for static data.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

Micro Focus Performance Center
Splunk Enterprise
8.7
Centralized event and log data collection
Micro Focus Performance Center
Splunk Enterprise
9.2
Correlation
Micro Focus Performance Center
Splunk Enterprise
8.5
Event and log normalization
Micro Focus Performance Center
Splunk Enterprise
9.0
Deployment flexibility
Micro Focus Performance Center
Splunk Enterprise
8.0
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
Micro Focus Performance Center
Splunk Enterprise
7.8
Custom dashboards and views
Micro Focus Performance Center
Splunk Enterprise
9.2
Host and network-based intrusion detection
Micro Focus Performance Center
Splunk Enterprise
8.8

Pros

Micro Focus Performance Center

  • Server metrics like CPU, memory, and other resource utilization can be directly plugged into HP Performance Center. It also allows the plugging of Sitescope metrics directly with no effort for plugging these metrics into the analysis report.
  • HP Performance Center can manage the execution(s) [like baseline, load test, capacity test, stress test] for each application and can group them so it provides a great application management tool apart from running different test scenarios.
  • More than one test can be executed at the same time if we have multiple available load generators.
  • HP Performance Center can be administered centrally and provides great documentation for installation and configuration, if needed.
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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).
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Cons

Micro Focus Performance Center

  • Integration with other tools like Dynatrace, is a little tedious.
  • Support around cloud solutions and architectures needs to be improved.
  • Sometimes we faced failures while collating the test runs and entire test runs need to be downloaded in a zip file which is a troublesome task for test engineers. Even opening those results in HP Analysis fails. Collating those failed runs needs to be improved.
  • Diagnostic runs only provide the result for 10% of users which is very low when we need to diagnose for a very low number of users. We get few data points for diagnostic test runs for fewer users.
  • Installation over the firewall is documented but can be done using a script based mechanism so it will make the installation task hassle free over the firewalls.
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Splunk Enterprise

  • At times some queries can run slowly if indices are not on a portion of the query you use.
  • Setup time initially can be difficult if your logs aren't stored in common locations or in a common way to write the log.
  • Ability to ingest logs from different locations without having to change code to put logs in a certain place (pro and con).
  • Searches can be a bit more difficult to look through if your log isn't pulled in a manner that is easy to read through splunk.
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Likelihood to Renew

Micro Focus Performance Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 10.0
Based on 16 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.
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Usability

Micro Focus Performance Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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.
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Reliability and Availability

Micro Focus Performance Center

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.
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Support

Micro Focus Performance Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Support has been good and prompt when needed.
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Implementation

Micro Focus Performance Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Smooth without too many major issues.
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Alternatives Considered

Micro Focus Performance Center

Using HP Performance Center and LoadRunner, we were able to critically evaluate the applications' performance and stability and were assured that each application that was released into production was performing better and meeting all SLAs, including transaction response times and system resource utilization. The biggest point gained is the application performance management which lacks in the open source tools and licensing tools. We get great documentation and the online forums are available to help us resolve some of our critical issues in project tight situations. Even the support and follow up from HP was tremendous which makes us use this product against the other tested tools.
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Splunk Enterprise

I didn't get to fully evaluate Logstash as our corporation was already using Logstash, but both seemed like viable solutions to the problem that we were having. I wanted to evaluate Logstash some more, both did seem like they would work for the business needs that we had, we went with splunk as many teams were already using it.
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Scalability

Micro Focus Performance Center

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
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Return on Investment

Micro Focus Performance Center

  • Since it can schedule multiple runs at the same time and we can allocate those runs through [the] time window, we get a huge number of performance testing projects and even some projects for benchmarking their response times.
  • Server monitoring becomes easy having HP Site-scope data directly plugged into it so it provides very minimal effort for providing the analysis report and thus our performance team saves tremendous time when creating the analysis HTML report.
  • Its distributed nature will let you choose load generators that can be geographically located anywhere, thus traffic simulations from multiple locations make it possible to create a real production scenario that is more trusted by our various clients.
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Splunk Enterprise

  • Splunk has allowed developers to diagnose production issues when access of control was taken away from them to be allowed to view items in production environments and I believe that is invaluable.
  • At times some developers weren't super happy about using it, but it was more of the fact that they were used to having production access and not creating their splunk queries to get information.
  • Going one place to view logs was very beneficial to have.
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Pricing Details

Micro Focus Performance Center

General

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

Splunk Enterprise

General

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

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