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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Salt Open Source

Salt Open Source Automation Engine is great for configuring servers in a centralised manner. It is not well suited for creating infrastructure, where tools like Terraform should be used instead.
Anonymous | 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)

Salt Open Source
Splunk Enterprise
8.9
Centralized event and log data collection
Salt Open Source
Splunk Enterprise
9.5
Correlation
Salt Open Source
Splunk Enterprise
9.5
Event and log normalization/management
Salt Open Source
Splunk Enterprise
9.4
Deployment flexibility
Salt Open Source
Splunk Enterprise
9.1
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
Salt Open Source
Splunk Enterprise
8.9
Custom dashboards and workspaces
Salt Open Source
Splunk Enterprise
9.5
Host and network-based intrusion detection
Salt Open Source
Splunk Enterprise
8.2
Data integration/API management
Salt Open Source
Splunk Enterprise
9.0
Behavioral analytics and baselining
Salt Open Source
Splunk Enterprise
7.5
Rules-based and algorithmic detection thresholds
Salt Open Source
Splunk Enterprise
9.5
Response orchestration and automation
Salt Open Source
Splunk Enterprise
7.0
Reporting and compliance management
Salt Open Source
Splunk Enterprise
9.5
Incident indexing/searching
Salt Open Source
Splunk Enterprise
9.0

Pros

Salt Open Source

  • Reproducible set up of servers
  • Wide array of formulas ("packages")
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splunk Enterprise

  • Real-time + Scheduled alerts - i-e you can set up alerts which are actively monitoring your logs
  • Pretty good response time for search results. With our key/value logging, Splunk makes it blazing fast to query the data.
  • Dashboards provide insights into historical data
  • Love how Splunk indexes all of the data and provides keys to search on
Pooja Gada | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Salt Open Source

  • Execution time is sometime longer compared to alternatives
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Salt Open Source

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Salt Open Source

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

Salt Open Source

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 10.0
Based on 2 answers
When properly setup and configured, Splunk is extremely reliable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Salt Open Source

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 8.4
Based on 33 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

Salt Open Source

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Smooth without too many major issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Salt Open Source

Puppet was working fine for our needs. We decided to make the switch after our operating system vendor decided to stop official support for SaltStack
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splunk Enterprise

I wanted to learn a new language that I can quickly master and implement. Splunk is easy, fun to use and best of all, it can be developed in hours not days or weeks. Splunk is fundamentally a programming language that is minimal but yet powerful enough to collect, analyze and visualize data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Salt Open Source

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

Salt Open Source

  • Much faster turnaround in provisoning test environments
  • Quicker rollout of services
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splunk Enterprise

  • Overall very positive. It has provided visibility to what is going on within our network.
  • One drawback is the time it takes to get up to speed with the application, but this is up to the user, and Splunk education is excellent.
  • In my field, IT Security, there are few other friends to have in your back pocket better than Splunk. They are just that good.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Salt Open Source

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

Salt Open Source
8.0
Splunk Enterprise
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

Salt Open Source
Splunk Enterprise
10.0

Usability

Salt Open Source
Splunk Enterprise
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Salt Open Source
Splunk Enterprise
10.0

Support Rating

Salt Open Source
Splunk Enterprise
8.4

Implementation Rating

Salt Open Source
Splunk Enterprise
9.0

Scalability

Salt Open Source
Splunk Enterprise
9.1

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