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Likelihood to Recommend

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

Turbonomic

Large deployments (on-site and cloud) where resource utilization is hard to account for. VM Turbo can analyze what is happening in your datacenter and recommend or actually implement its suggestions for performance and resource management. It also claims to know about network and disk resources and how to put VMs in the proper resources to gain performance in network and disk. We didn't really try this, but is nice to know it has some ability to be aware of network and disk.If you have your datacenter resources under strict control, VMTurbo may not help all that much. Likewise, if your datacenter is fairly flat with no tiers of storage, compute, or network performance, or if there is simply more demand than can be met, than there is not much that VMTurbo can do. It can't create IO and CPU cycles out of thin air.
Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

Splunk Enterprise
9.1
Turbonomic
Centralized event and log data collection
Splunk Enterprise
9.7
Turbonomic
Correlation
Splunk Enterprise
9.3
Turbonomic
Event and log normalization/management
Splunk Enterprise
9.3
Turbonomic
Deployment flexibility
Splunk Enterprise
8.7
Turbonomic
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
Splunk Enterprise
8.6
Turbonomic
Custom dashboards and workspaces
Splunk Enterprise
9.2
Turbonomic
Host and network-based intrusion detection
Splunk Enterprise
8.8
Turbonomic

Pros

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

Turbonomic

  • SQL and Exchange analytics. Looking into these heavy workloads helps resolve performance issues and allows administrators to properly adjust thresholds and CPU/Memory settings to maximize their Virtual platforms.
  • Detailed recommendations. Having the details around what adjustments are needing to be made to a virtual machine is paramount in getting business owners to agree to the change. Without it - IT is merely bogged down in the sand.
Ken Wilkey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Turbonomic

  • 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.
Thomas Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Turbonomic

Turbonomic 9.0
Based on 17 answers
The product just works so well and nothing has caught up to it. We expected VRealize to catch VMTurbo over the course of the last 18 months and that we would use this product as a stop gap until vmturbo was there. That was not the case and we have determined it still has more functionality and it does things easier.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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

Turbonomic

Turbonomic 9.7
Based on 16 answers
I have found the product to be very easy to work with and manage. Upgrades are performed through the web interface. This includes downloading the new file and applying the upgrade to the appliance. Overall, the interface and the various tabs are self explanatory. This was purchased as a replacement for vCenter Operations manager and it proven to have not only more functionality, but is easier to use and manage. The other advantage is that it works with multiple hypervisors as well as storage vendors making it a definite plus over other solutions when you have a heterogeneous environment
Rodney Barnhardt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 10.0
Based on 1 answer
When properly setup and configured, Splunk is extremely reliable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Turbonomic

Turbonomic 10.0
Based on 6 answers
VMTurbo has not caused any outages by not doing what we expect it to do.
Feather, Joshua | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Splunk Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Turbonomic

Turbonomic 9.0
Based on 6 answers
For the amount of data it is gathering the pages load in a reasonable amount of time.
Gabriel Munoz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 8.6
Based on 25 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

Turbonomic

Turbonomic 9.3
Based on 40 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Splunk Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Turbonomic

Turbonomic 8.2
Based on 3 answers
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.
Giles Ogram | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Splunk Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Turbonomic

Turbonomic 10.0
Based on 3 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Smooth without too many major issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Turbonomic

Turbonomic 9.7
Based on 36 answers
There is value to be had in just doing a "click install" and then just evaluating and following recommendations. However, that is nowhere near the benefit you will get from the very powerful custom reporting if someone is willing to take the time to master this platform that can be somewhat demanding at that level.
Kevin Stay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

Turbonomic

We used to use Dell's Foglight solution. It was not reliable and had many issues keeping up with the changes within my virtual environment. Turbonomic not only keeps up with the changes but preemptively adjusts and makes changes on its own to alleviate resource strain. Definitely the best option we saw during our 'shopping around' phase for a solution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

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

Turbonomic

Turbonomic 10.0
Based on 3 answers
easy scalable, adding new clusters in, no big deal.
Tarun Verma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Turbonomic

  • Day two of having VMTurbo running, we were able to reduce our environment by removing 1/2 of the hosts in an existing cluster, whilst still accommodating more than N+2 redundancy (in the event of a failure while a host is down for maintenance)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Splunk Enterprise

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Turbonomic

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Splunk Enterprise
9.2
Turbonomic
6.9

Likelihood to Renew

Splunk Enterprise
10.0
Turbonomic
9.0

Usability

Splunk Enterprise
9.0
Turbonomic
9.7

Reliability and Availability

Splunk Enterprise
10.0
Turbonomic
10.0

Performance

Splunk Enterprise
Turbonomic
9.0

Support Rating

Splunk Enterprise
8.6
Turbonomic
9.3

In-Person Training

Splunk Enterprise
Turbonomic
8.2

Online Training

Splunk Enterprise
Turbonomic
10.0

Implementation Rating

Splunk Enterprise
9.0
Turbonomic
9.7

Scalability

Splunk Enterprise
9.1
Turbonomic
10.0

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