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Score 6.9 out of 100

Splunk Enterprise

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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Magellan

If you do not have a large budget and are a large organization, I would steer clear of Actuate. If you are looking to do very complex washboarding, I would not use them. Your developers have to be very skilled to work with this. Plan to bring in consultants if necessary to help your process. Adhoc reporting is weak. If your pricing is user based and you expand, this could be very expensive.
Christopher Noyes | 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

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Splunk Enterprise
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Splunk Enterprise
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Splunk Enterprise

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Magellan
7.7
Splunk Enterprise
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Splunk Enterprise
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Splunk Enterprise
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Splunk Enterprise

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Splunk Enterprise
Publish to Web
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Splunk Enterprise
Publish to PDF
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Splunk Enterprise
Report Versioning
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Splunk Enterprise
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Splunk Enterprise

Access Control and Security

OpenText Magellan
5.0
Splunk Enterprise
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Splunk Enterprise
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Splunk Enterprise
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Splunk Enterprise

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Magellan
3.0
Splunk Enterprise
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Splunk Enterprise
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Splunk Enterprise

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Magellan
6.2
Splunk Enterprise
REST API
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Splunk Enterprise
Javascript API
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Splunk Enterprise
Java API
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Splunk Enterprise
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Splunk Enterprise
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Splunk Enterprise

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

OpenText Magellan
Splunk Enterprise
8.9
Centralized event and log data collection
OpenText Magellan
Splunk Enterprise
9.5
Correlation
OpenText Magellan
Splunk Enterprise
9.0
Event and log normalization
OpenText Magellan
Splunk Enterprise
9.1
Deployment flexibility
OpenText Magellan
Splunk Enterprise
8.5
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
OpenText Magellan
Splunk Enterprise
8.3
Custom dashboards and views
OpenText Magellan
Splunk Enterprise
9.1
Host and network-based intrusion detection
OpenText Magellan
Splunk Enterprise
8.6

Pros

OpenText Magellan

  • The report outputs can vary across different types such as HTML, PDF, and Excel
  • Their open source offering is very sufficient
  • There are great boards and blogs for developers and engineers to expand and use their features.
  • The people from the company that I've worked with are professional and courteous.
Bri Gipson | 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

OpenText Magellan

  • The documentation on all the available features, but most importantly on the scripting side, can be improved
  • The standard look & feel of some basic options, like parameter selection or sorting and filtering, looks dated and can't be customized
  • The server portal needs to provide better tools
  • More integration is needed with other OpenText products
Martin Rubens | 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

OpenText Magellan

OpenText Magellan 3.9
Based on 9 answers
I am no longer working for the company that was using Actuate but I believe they would continue to use it because the stitching costs would be to high. It would require a complete rewrite of the reports and the never version of Actuate (BIRT) even required an almost complete report rewrite
Todd Bellamy | 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

OpenText Magellan

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.
Kenneth Taitingfong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

OpenText Magellan

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

OpenText Magellan

OpenText Magellan 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Always there on the front and backend for us and the client.
Jeffrey Fischer | 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

OpenText Magellan

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

OpenText Magellan

I've used JReports and Actuate is very similar but seems to have a lot more customization features for the end user of BIRT reports.
Amy Broome | 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

OpenText Magellan

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

OpenText Magellan

  • Actuate can handle 50 to 60 sub reports inside a report very well.
  • Dynamically creating the datasource, chart, graph, reports are the main advantages. We can do any level of drilling, and can create a performance matrix dashboard efficiently.
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

OpenText Magellan

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Magellan
7.0
Splunk Enterprise
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan
3.9
Splunk Enterprise
10.0

Usability

OpenText Magellan
Splunk Enterprise
9.0

Reliability and Availability

OpenText Magellan
Splunk Enterprise
10.0

Support Rating

OpenText Magellan
9.1
Splunk Enterprise
8.8

Implementation Rating

OpenText Magellan
Splunk Enterprise
9.0

Scalability

OpenText Magellan
Splunk Enterprise
9.1

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