ScienceLogic SL1 vs. Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ScienceLogic SL1
Score 8.4 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
ScienceLogic is a system and application monitoring and performance management platform. ScienceLogic collects and aggregates data across and IT ecosystems and contextualizes it for actionable insights with the SL1 product offering.N/A
Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI)
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Splunk supports IT operations analytics with the Splunk IT Service Intelligence premium offering, a software application available to subscribers to Splunk Cloud or Splunk Enterprise log analytics and SIEM platforms.N/A
Pricing
ScienceLogic SL1Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ScienceLogic SL1Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional DetailsScienceLogic 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.
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Community Pulse
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Features
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AIOps Features
Comparison of AIOps Features features of Product A and Product B
ScienceLogic SL1
6.7
11 Ratings
7% above category average
Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI)
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Ratings
Monitoring and Alerting7.411 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Analytics6.711 Ratings00 Ratings
Incident Management7.311 Ratings00 Ratings
Service Desk Integration7.111 Ratings00 Ratings
Root Cause Analysis6.111 Ratings00 Ratings
Capacity Planning Tool6.711 Ratings00 Ratings
Configuration and Change Management6.411 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated Remediation6.811 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration and Communication6.911 Ratings00 Ratings
Threat Intelligence6.011 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
ScienceLogic SL1Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(215 ratings)
8.9
(26 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.3
(21 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Usability
9.5
(14 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Availability
9.9
(14 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(14 ratings)
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Support Rating
6.2
(19 ratings)
8.9
(2 ratings)
In-Person Training
7.9
(6 ratings)
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Online Training
7.9
(6 ratings)
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Implementation Rating
8.2
(86 ratings)
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Configurability
10.0
(7 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
7.7
(15 ratings)
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Product Scalability
8.0
(1 ratings)
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Vendor post-sale
8.7
(6 ratings)
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Vendor pre-sale
7.8
(5 ratings)
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User Testimonials
ScienceLogic SL1Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI)
Likelihood to Recommend
ScienceLogic
Appropriate if you are setting up a monitoring suite in new Infrastructure Environment. Definitely NOT suited for Migration Projects. ScienceLogic SL1 cannot cater to a lot of monitoring requirements which already would have been configured in old monitoring suite. Plus, limited support for customizations and having to go to "Feature Requests" route makes in extremely complicated.
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Splunk
Splunk ITSI is a great tool (and toolbox) for combining together numerous and varied monitoring regimes to bring more holistic analysis and reduce alert fatigue. By leveraging the Splunk ITSI service and KPI modeling regime, ecosystem telemetry can be turned into a more reliable, clearer, high-level perspective on the current state of your components and services.
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Pros
ScienceLogic
  • Best overall coverage of montioring different technologies.
  • Easy to use in any environment
  • Customizable being able to generate your own reports, dashboards, DA's, RBA's, etc.
  • Have very good out of the box integrations with other monitoring solutions such as ServiceNow
  • Always improving and regularly releasing new versions and upgrades to the system/DA's.
  • Interactive community
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Splunk
  • Monitor hundreds of IT services by continuously tracking thousands of KPIs in a scalable way.
  • Quickly identify problem areas by a combination of default visualizations and ability to create custom dashboards.
  • Extremely configurable to effectively monitor nearly any KPI imaginable from Splunk.
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Cons
ScienceLogic
  • More freedom to create custom dashboards as on the previous versions we could do much more
  • The Performance TAB windows is too small and cannot be resized or maximized when looking at reports for "Overview", "File System" and any of those items.
  • There are not enough widgets to create stunning dashboard in AP2
  • The reporting feauture is a very untouched area.
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Splunk
  • ITSI really needs a robust splunk log ingestion infrastructure at its core
  • ITSI requires a great engineering team to build out the automated discovery and topology
  • Unless you use an API to build the topology, the view can quickly become static
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Likelihood to Renew
ScienceLogic
It is simply because of all the best possible autonomy solutions it is providing and getting better day by day. Using AI and Devops along with handy automation, The monitoring and Management of devices becomes much easier and the way it is growing in all the aspects is one the best reasons too. Evolution of the SL1 platform in the autonomy monitoring and management is quite appreciable.
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Splunk
We have replaced our monitoring platform with Splunk & ITSI, and with the success, it's seen at our organization thus far we would be hard-pressed to pivot to another tool. Frankly, our business partners and application teams love Splunk & ITSI.
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Usability
ScienceLogic
The core functions are there.
The complexity is due to the complexity of the space.
The score is based on comfort (I no longer notice the legacy UI) and the promise that I see in the 8.12 Unified UI (a vast improvement).
It is also based on the fact that with 8.12, you can now do everything in the new UI but you still have the legacy UI as a fallback (which should now be unnecessary for new installations)
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Splunk
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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
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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
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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
During POC, pre-planning, and implementation, we have had interactions with numerous folks at Splunk. Everyone from sales & engineering to markets analysts to specific IT component SMEs, and a small professional services engagement to get started. They have all been exceptionally helpful and go above and beyond the call of duty. They actively reach out to ensure success is being realized and find ways to help proactively, instead of having to simply open support cases with the vendor.
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In-Person Training
ScienceLogic
It was good, Do the online training first and understand it and you will get the most out of the in-person training that way.This also takes you to an advanced level which is very good and the training as been overhauled once again along with new product coming in such as Zebruim / Skylair, worth going through again if it a while back that you first did this.
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Splunk
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Online Training
ScienceLogic
There are a lot of educational materials and courses on the SL1 training site (Litmos university). However the recording quality is sometimes not very good - screen resolution is low. There is a lack of professional rather than user-oriented documents and there are mistakes in documentation and education is not well structured.
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Splunk
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Implementation Rating
ScienceLogic
As first time developers, getting to grips with powerpack development using SNMP, Powershell and Python etc, was not helped by poor and badly organised online documentation. In many cases, we had to look at existing powerpacks and try to work out what it was doing and why - not always with much success. Even after receiving expert level training, the development of some powerpacks would not have been possible without access to the SL1 support staff.
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Splunk
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Alternatives Considered
ScienceLogic
Science logic SL1 is so user friendly and it's really easy to navigate between function. I would recommend Sciene logic SL1 to all of them who are looking for really useful monitoring tool and expecting easy way of managing it.
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Splunk
Splunk has raised itself as a platform not just as a tool unlike other products in the market. If I talk about Moogsoft it also has similar capabilities but Splunk ITSI has more visibility and its GUI is making a different impact on the users. ServiceNow and Splunk are equally capable products however Splunk seems to have more tech-savvy people tools than ServiceNow.
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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
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Return on Investment
ScienceLogic
  • We are still evolving with the tool so can't really comment on the actual RoI but the features provided does adds up the customer expectations.
  • Global manager usage gives us the holistic view of separate SL1 infrastructures
  • Power flow helps to use some pre built Autometas which helps saves lot of time and effort
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Splunk
  • Splunk ITSI has reduced the number of alerts exposed to our Network Operations Center by 100x while increasing the context around outages.
  • Splunk ITSI has increased the accuracy of our incident detection by leveraging the Event Analytics system to weigh the behavior of the many characteristics of each component together instead of independently.
  • Splunk ITSI has reduced our incident MTTR (mean time to restore) by detecting issues faster, presenting them more clearly, and surfacing the salient details about the underlying issue.
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ScreenShots

ScienceLogic SL1 Screenshots

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