Splunk Enterprise vs. IBM Turbonomic

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Splunk Enterprise
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Splunk is software for searching, monitoring, and analyzing machine-generated big data, via a web-style interface. It captures, indexes and correlates real-time data in a searchable repository from which it can generate graphs, reports, alerts, dashboards and visualizations.N/A
IBM Turbonomic
Score 8.3 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
IBM Turbonomic is a performance and cost optimization platform for public, private, and hybrid clouds used by cloud, infrastructure operations, and architecture to assure application performance while eliminating inefficiencies by dynamically resourcing applications through automated actions. IBM states that Turbonomic customers report an average 33% reduction in cloud and infrastructure waste without impacting application performance, and return-on-investment of 471% over three years over…
$3,333
per month per installation
Pricing
Splunk EnterpriseIBM Turbonomic
Editions & Modules
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IBM® Turbonomic Cloud Optimization Essentials
$3,333
per month per installation
IBM® Turbonomic Hybrid Standard (Software)
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per month Advanced hybrid cloud optimization capabilities for customers with 200 managed virtual servers (MVS) or more
IBM® Turbonomic Cloud Standard
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per month For customers with more than $2 million USD annual cloud spend
IBM® Turbonomic Hybrid Standard
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per month Advanced hybrid cloud optimization capabilities for customers with 200 managed virtual servers (MVS) or more
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Splunk EnterpriseIBM Turbonomic
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details* Estimated prices do not include tax and are for new Turbonomic customers, initial purchase only. Volume discounting available.
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Community Pulse
Splunk EnterpriseIBM Turbonomic
Considered Both Products
Splunk Enterprise

No answer on this topic

IBM Turbonomic
Chose IBM Turbonomic
IBM Turbonomic is still trying the pick the pace and against the other products in the market. It is equivalent to SolarWinds, LogicMonitor and some part of AppDynamics but far behind SPLUNK Enterpsie and ServiceNow Now Platform due to the fact that they offer open wide …
Chose IBM Turbonomic
IBM Turbonomic has grown to a respectable level now in the market and after associating with IBM its value has been increased in terms of trust and results. From technical point of view this is a potential solution and provide almost all similar features like its competitors. …
Chose IBM Turbonomic
We found the VMware product to be very feature rich, but hard to understand what you were looking at without a lot of work.
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Top Cons

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Features
Splunk EnterpriseIBM Turbonomic
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Comparison of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) features of Product A and Product B
Splunk Enterprise
7.5
54 Ratings
4% below category average
IBM Turbonomic
-
Ratings
Centralized event and log data collection6.553 Ratings00 Ratings
Correlation6.052 Ratings00 Ratings
Event and log normalization/management6.053 Ratings00 Ratings
Deployment flexibility7.549 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools7.549 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom dashboards and workspaces8.554 Ratings00 Ratings
Host and network-based intrusion detection7.037 Ratings00 Ratings
Data integration/API management8.45 Ratings00 Ratings
Behavioral analytics and baselining7.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Rules-based and algorithmic detection thresholds7.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Response orchestration and automation6.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting and compliance management8.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Incident indexing/searching9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Cloud Management
Comparison of Cloud Management features of Product A and Product B
Splunk Enterprise
-
Ratings
IBM Turbonomic
7.7
7 Ratings
11% below category average
Cloud Management Security00 Ratings7.97 Ratings
Automation and Orchestration00 Ratings7.87 Ratings
Cost Management00 Ratings7.57 Ratings
Cloud Management Performance Monitoring00 Ratings7.87 Ratings
Governance and Compliance00 Ratings7.67 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings7.47 Ratings
Systems Integration00 Ratings7.77 Ratings
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User Ratings
Splunk EnterpriseIBM Turbonomic
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(70 ratings)
8.4
(139 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(17 ratings)
9.0
(24 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(3 ratings)
8.0
(20 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.9
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(17 ratings)
8.3
(25 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Online Training
8.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
9.7
(18 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Splunk EnterpriseIBM Turbonomic
Likelihood to Recommend
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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IBM
Turbonomic helps us see what uses resources and what needs more and how to reorganize to maximize hardware use. I think companies with multiple VMware clusters would benefit from this software. Perhaps not if the company is small. However, Turbo Operations Manager is best for virtualizing data-intensive platforms like SQL.
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Pros
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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IBM
  • Presentation is nice. Its easy to understand what your looking at and the data that is being presented to you.
  • Properly identify resource utilization and recommendations for action on how VMs can be improved and resources can be better utilized.
  • It was also able to tell us the same information and analysis for cloud resources. I was not expecting that.
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Cons
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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IBM
  • It would be nice if the UI included a break-down of features that are both licensed as well as un-licensed. That way, you could not only see what you have, but what you don't.
  • The right-sizing recommendations are great, but very little info is given about why the recommendation is being made. More info would not only increase understanding, but would also help drive decision-making.
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Likelihood to Renew
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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IBM
We are certainly happy with Turbonomic as a whole and have invested quite a bit of time and effort into learning the ins and outs of the product. We have our reporting setup the way we want it and have gained definite value from these features. I will say though that many products nowadays are offering more native monitoring, reporting, and alerting features which may eventually steer us away from this product
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Usability
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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IBM
Excellent approach to larger VM organizational management. They have an very clean integrated dashboard that allows us to see everything in our environment and what that is doing in real-time. It works on multiple hyper-visors really well and integrates capacity planning on my local site as well as my cloud locations.
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Reliability and Availability
Splunk
When properly setup and configured, Splunk is extremely reliable.
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IBM
VMTurbo has not caused any outages by not doing what we expect it to do.
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Performance
Splunk
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IBM
It allocates resources among applications by showing more on the cost breakdown by cloud service, with metrics on cloud provider information like Azure Management, Identity, Networking, Storage with costs per day, and total services costs. This then could facilitate and show the corresponding actions thereafter upon scaling.
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Support Rating
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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IBM
When I contact support I get a quick response and they are able to solve my problem quickly. I also get a sense that they want to make sure that we are getting value from the product and walk me through whatever steps are needed to accomplish my goals.
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In-Person Training
Splunk
No answers on this topic
IBM
Alex (from VMTurbo) has worked with the product for years and helped develop the product. He was very knowledgeable and was able to provide our support team with details knowledge on how to get our deployment configured correctly as well as help with another VMTurbo POC within another customers environment.
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Online Training
Splunk
The online course was simple clear and described the main capabilities of the solution. There is also an initial module that can be done for free so anyone can familiarize themselves with the functionality of this solution. On the other hand, however, there could be more free online courses. Maybe even with a certificate, this would broaden the group of people who are familiar with the platform while increasing familiarity with the solution itself.
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IBM
After buying VMTurbo Operations Manager, I was invited to an online user training event. I felt this training was effective and dug just deep enough to be informative yet still keep my attention. Additionally, the webinar was free.
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Implementation Rating
Splunk
Smooth without too many major issues.
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IBM
The implementation was very simple. Just upload an OVA file and power on the VM. Once it comes up enter some networking information and you can then access the web interface. From there, just begin configuring the system for your environment by adding you license and the various virtual environments and storage through the inventory tab
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Alternatives Considered
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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IBM
As the organization had experience of years in using IBM products, we had the confidence that they will provide us with great support. And we needed a reliable solution as a financial institute to ensure continuous operations. Even though the price was very high, we made the correct decision to go ahead with IBM Turbonomic as the feedback from existing users in the region was very positive. We needed a solution which was capable of handling our automation requirements. All these were green in IBM Turbonomic.
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Scalability
Splunk
Splunk can scale in to the petabyte per day range which of course is awesome
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IBM
easy scalable, adding new clusters in, no big deal.
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Professional Services
Splunk
No answers on this topic
IBM
Professional services were always there to guide us in our transformation to the cloud. They understood our business model and then were able to provide guidance on what we needed from the tool.
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Return on Investment
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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IBM
  • Application performance has been a big one. With Turbonomic keeping everything running at top performance, it can make changes when extra resources are need, quicker than somebody being notified and then making the necessary changes.
  • Turbonomic has been a great cost savings for us on multiple occasions. We use it every time we are improving servers.
  • With the planning feature we get the best performance form new hardware purchases
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ScreenShots

IBM Turbonomic Screenshots

Screenshot of IBM Turbonomic Action Center, where it shows the list of optimization actions across the global environment—on-prem and cloud—that should be taken to minimize cost while assuring performance.Screenshot of IBM Turbonomic Application, a view that shows the global environment across private and public infrastructure from the context of individual application components. Users can optimize one application at a time by viewing each app's pending actions. The Supply Chain at left shows all of the entities across applications and their interdependencies.Screenshot of the IBM Turbonomic Cloud Executive Dashboard, an out of the box dashboard that allow users to rapidly communicate value to executives. This view shows the cloud cost savings opportunities realized and not yet realized over any time period.Screenshot of the IBM Turbonomic Action Center, a display of the list of optimization actions across the global environment—on-prem and cloud—that should be taken to minimize cost while assuring performance.Screenshot of an IBM Turbonomic Cloud view, where the public cloud environment(s) and all of the pending actions required to bring them into an efficient, performant state. The Supply Chain at left shows all of the entities in the public cloud(s) and their interdependencies.Screenshot of the IBM Turbonomic On-Prem viewl that shows the user's private data center environment(s) and all of the pending actions required to bring them into an efficient, performant state. The Supply Chain at left shows all of the entities in data center(s) and the interdependencies between them.