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ScienceLogic SL1

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Feature Set Ratings

    Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

    ScienceLogic SL1

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    Splunk Enterprise

    87%
    Splunk Enterprise ranks higher in 13/13 features

    Centralized event and log data collection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    51 Ratings

    Correlation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    50 Ratings

    Event and log normalization/management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    99 Ratings

    Deployment flexibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    47 Ratings

    Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    47 Ratings

    Custom dashboards and workspaces

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    101 Ratings

    Host and network-based intrusion detection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    36 Ratings

    Data integration/API management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings

    Behavioral analytics and baselining

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    3 Ratings

    Rules-based and algorithmic detection thresholds

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    3 Ratings

    Response orchestration and automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    3 Ratings

    Reporting and compliance management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    3 Ratings

    Incident indexing/searching

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    3 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • ScienceLogic SL1 is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • Splunk Enterprise is rated higher in 6 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Availability, Implementation Rating, Product Scalability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.4

    ScienceLogic SL1

    84%
    178 Ratings
    9.3

    Splunk Enterprise

    93%
    68 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.5

    ScienceLogic SL1

    85%
    15 Ratings
    10.0

    Splunk Enterprise

    100%
    17 Ratings

    Usability

    8.9

    ScienceLogic SL1

    89%
    10 Ratings
    9.0

    Splunk Enterprise

    90%
    3 Ratings

    Availability

    8.5

    ScienceLogic SL1

    85%
    11 Ratings
    10.0

    Splunk Enterprise

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    8.2

    ScienceLogic SL1

    82%
    11 Ratings

    Splunk Enterprise

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.6

    ScienceLogic SL1

    86%
    18 Ratings
    8.4

    Splunk Enterprise

    84%
    33 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    9.0

    ScienceLogic SL1

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Splunk Enterprise

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Training

    7.7

    ScienceLogic SL1

    77%
    2 Ratings

    Splunk Enterprise

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.0

    ScienceLogic SL1

    80%
    52 Ratings
    9.0

    Splunk Enterprise

    90%
    4 Ratings

    Configurability

    8.0

    ScienceLogic SL1

    80%
    5 Ratings

    Splunk Enterprise

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    8.4

    ScienceLogic SL1

    84%
    14 Ratings

    Splunk Enterprise

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    8.0

    ScienceLogic SL1

    80%
    1 Rating
    9.1

    Splunk Enterprise

    91%
    1 Rating

    Vendor post-sale

    10.0

    ScienceLogic SL1

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Splunk Enterprise

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    10.0

    ScienceLogic SL1

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Splunk Enterprise

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    ScienceLogic

    ScienceLogic SL1 is a very logical and powerful ideal software for monitoring every kind of technology in my organization, like servers, CPU, network, email, and many more. Their support team is very unparalleled and very proactive 24/7. While using this tool, any glitch in the network becomes easy to detect and can be detected and stopped. It's the best monitoring tool and is very recommended.
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    Splunk

    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.
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    Pros

    ScienceLogic

    • Business Services are a welcome addition to the capabilities of the SL1 platform
    • Collections capabilities. Being able to ingest multiple forms of data streams to provide a more holistic view of an environment
    • Giving the clients the freedom to apply specific monitoring that is tailored to their environments
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    Splunk

    • 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
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    Cons

    ScienceLogic

    • Dashboards have limitations in a couple of large enterprise use cases. New UI appears to be addressing these as it matures and resembles techniques seen in other enterprise tools
    • Percentiles and baseline / deviation calculations on standard metrics are not what we've seen in the past from enterprise tools. However, more complex anomaly detection is now available as an advanced function
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    Splunk

    • 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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    Pricing Details

    ScienceLogic SL1

    Starting Price

    $7.5 per month per node

    Editions & Modules

    ScienceLogic SL1 editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Required

      Additional Details

      ScienceLogic SL1 offers four tiers: SL1 Advanced – Application Health, Automated Troubleshooting and Remediation Workflows SL1 Base – Infrastructure Monitoring, Topology & Event Correlation SL1 Premium – AI/ML-driven Analytics, Low-Code Automated Workflow Authoring SL1 Standard – Infrastructure Monitoring – with Agents, Business Services, Incident Automation, CMDB Synchronization, Behavioral Correlation To get pricing for each tier, please contact the vendor.

      Pricing Info

      Splunk Enterprise

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Splunk Enterprise editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Likelihood to Renew

        ScienceLogic

        We migrated away from our 20-year-old homegrown solution and have no back-tracking capability. ScienceLogic is demonstrating new capabilities that we would not have been able to do on our own using our legacy system.
        We understand the capabilities of competitors based on our bake-off selection where ScienceLogic won on capabilities and future near-term potential (expandability, platform growth). We know that those competitors are not really close to where we have been able to push ScienceLogic (as a partner).
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        Splunk

        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

        ScienceLogic

        Product is capable of monitoring different
        technologies like OS, MS Infra apps, cloud services, Databases, network etc...
        this can be a single solution for most of the technologies end to end monitoring

        It is more flexible for customization and
        support is good
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        Splunk

        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

        ScienceLogic

        Science Logic SL1 provides the option of Distributed deployment where multiple instances of each appliance can be deployed to manage the load and availability. SL1 provides a High Availability feature for Database Servers and Data Collection. If one of the Data Collectors in the collector group fails, it will automatically redistribute the devices from the failed Data Collector among the other Data Collectors in the Collector Group. The high availability feature for the Database server ensures that SL1 performs failover automatically to another server without causing the outage to the application.
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        Splunk

        When properly setup and configured, Splunk is extremely reliable.
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        Performance

        ScienceLogic

        The performance is entirely dependent on the complexity of the environment/network being used to host the platform. Outside of those factors, the platform runs very efficiently and quickly out of the box. We have integrations with other platforms and neither seem to take a hit from our moderate API usage. Any issues with performance would be experienced by choices made in infrastructure or complexity of things built by the customer to display in the GUI (overly complicated and cluttered dashboards for example)
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        Splunk

        No answers on this topic

        Support Rating

        ScienceLogic

        So far, it's good as part of my overall experience, except for a couple of use cases. The support team is well knowledgeable, has technical sound, and is efficient. When support escalates to engineering, the issue gets stuck and takes months to resolve.
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        Splunk

        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.
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        In-Person Training

        ScienceLogic

        On our side (students), we had a number of teams who were provided the deep developer training.
        Of those students, the customized training provided a complete, 5 day training which enabled the deployed platform team to successfully deploy and mitigate user-experience issues for the vast majority of our end-users, including some of the teams who attended the developer training.

        The knowledge kept pace with the class and sped up / slowed down (within the time constraints) as needed throughout the course.

        This was developer to developer training and for those students who were developers the training worked well. For those who were just coders it probably worked less well as some of the topics still do not apply (a function of our course outline specification based on our knowing nothing).

        Due to problems in sequencing we did the developer course BEFORE the admin course and realized that our requested ORDER was wrong.

        The onsite admin course was much better received and led to deeper understanding of the developer course held a few weeks prior.
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        Splunk

        No answers on this topic

        Online Training

        ScienceLogic

        Only cover the basic, the most powerfull part of the tool was not covered.
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        Splunk

        No answers on this topic

        Implementation Rating

        ScienceLogic

        As far as Implementation is concerned, i think I never ran into any major trouble (whatever it is, it's just local infrastructure specific). Once all your NW ports and connectivity is in place, it won't take much of your time to install the product. configurations are also easy to complete. VM configuration takes no time, except the environmental configuration which is company specific. Onboarding is easy via SNMP based monitoring.
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        Splunk

        Smooth without too many major issues.
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        Alternatives Considered

        ScienceLogic

        As I stated earlier, SL1 seems to be best used for Servers and Network Storage devices. It doesn't seem to be a direct replacement as SL1 doesn't have a configuration management piece, visual maps are very crude and not user-friendly, and the building of the maps is not intuitive, nor has the functionality of Solarwinds Topology Mapper.
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        Splunk

        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.
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        Scalability

        ScienceLogic

        Our deployment model is vastly different from product expectations. Our global / internal monitoring foot print is 8 production stacks in dual data centers with 50% collection capacity allocated to each data center with minimal numbers of collection groups. General Collection is our default collection group. Special Collection is for monitoring our ASA and other hardware that cannot be polled by a large number of IP addresses, so this collection group is usually 2 collectors). Because most of our stacks are in different physical data centers, we cannot use the provided HA solution. We have to use the DR solution (DRBD + CNAMEs). We routinely test power in our data centers (yearly). Because we have to use DR, we have a hand-touch to flip nodes and change the DNS CNAME half of the times when there is an outage (by design). When the outage is planned, we do this ahead of the outage so that we don't care that the Secondary has dropped away from the Primary. Hopefully, we'll be able to find a way to meet our constraints and improve our resiliency and reduce our hand-touch in future releases. For now, this works for us and our complexity. (I hear that the HA option is sweet. I just can't consume that.)
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        Splunk

        Splunk can scale in to the petabyte per day range which of course is awesome
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        Return on Investment

        ScienceLogic

        • we are still in the process of implementation
        • after all of our production devices are onboarded to SL1, we will be able to bring network monitoring in-house instead of it being outsourced as it is now
        • I am Engineer/SL1 user only, therefore I cannot comment on ROI or similar numbers
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        Splunk

        • 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.
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