Splunk Log Observer

Splunk Log Observer

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Score 8.7 out of 100
Splunk Log Observer


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Traipsing through data.

9 out of 10
September 17, 2022
We use Splunk Log Observer to detect trends and to help solve problems if/when they occur. It also helps us with scheduling changes and …
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Splunk Report.

8 out of 10
September 17, 2022
I used Splunk Log Observer for checking logs and debugging the development and production environment. I extensively used Splunk Log …
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  • No setup fee
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  • Free/Freemium Version
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Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $6.25 per month per host
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Splunk Log Observer: Log analysis built for DevOps
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Product Details

What is Splunk Log Observer?

Splunk Log Observer is a logging solution designed for DevOps. Splunk Log Observer enables DevOps teams to understand the “why” behind application behavior. Splunk Log Observer sets up in minutes and connects to the critical developer and SRE-oriented logs. Splunk Log Observer enables browsing and exploration of logs. And, with Splunk Log Observer Connect, existing Splunk Enterprise customers can now explore existing logs in Observability Cloud through the no-code interface for faster troubleshooting.

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Deployment TypesSaaS
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Frequently Asked Questions

Splunk's Log Observer reduce time troubleshooting. The live Tail allows SREs and developers to filter and watch critical logs without having to learn a query language.

Splunk Log Observer starts at $6.25.

New Relic, Sumo Logic, and LogDNA are common alternatives for Splunk Log Observer.

The most common users of Splunk Log Observer are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.
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Reviews and Ratings




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Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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Splunk Log Observer is used to apply queries on logs recorded in Splunk Cloud platform. This helps us debug any business problems or outages in services or infrastructure issues easily by running the queries that doesn't require technical knowledge. The scope of the use case varies widely as it is used across the operational and support teams.
  • Logging is extremely user-friendly
  • Does not require technical expertise to use the product
  • Trust-worthy and accurate results
  • Takes time to load at times
  • Documentation can be enhanced
  • User Interfaces can be made better
Splunk Log Observer is well-suited to monitor logs and filter them according to the needs. It makes the debugging easier and faster. It is especially helpful because it doesn't require technical expertise to query the logs. Can be used by any engineer with no prior database query language skills. May not be ideal for cases if you are looking for advanced customisations without prior data knowledge.
Score 8 out of 10
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We use Splunk Log Observer to monitor and investigate logs for all the systems for security incidents. I helps us to get the detailed view of the logs. It helps us to investigate and understand the security incidents in a better way which helps to get the root cause of the alerts so that final conclusion can be made. I helps us to configure real time security alerts which helps us to act quickly and efficiently.
  • The detailed search feature
  • The in depth logs which helps to analyze and understand them easily.
  • The real time automatic reports and alerts reporting feature
  • customizable dashboard
  • The UI can be improved
  • The price is bit more as compared to others
  • The support team needs to resolved issues bit faster
The Splunk Log Observer is good for security monitoring as it provides real time dashboards and alerts. The logs analysis in Splunk is in a detailed manner which helps to investigate and understand the security incidents.
Sachin Singla | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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Splunk is a great observability tool to have. We are monitoring our tool's health, performance, and availability with Splunk. Its integration with other tools is very easy such as slack, and teams for instant notifications. Log ingestion happened in real-time with Universal and heavy forwarders. Raw data in the form of logs have been modified in Splunk to build dashboards providing meaning full data(easy to understand) to monitor our tool's health on various factors. The dashboard helps us to early detection of failures/issues and empowers us to handle them effectively and in a timely manner without lesser impact. It also helps to analyze security hotspots and vulnerabilities within our tools and generates reports which can be shared with stakeholders and compliance teams for approvals.
  • Log analysis
  • Real time alerts
  • Infrastructure monitoring
  • Consolidated views of health with Dashboards
  • AWS Cloud watch integration
  • Role based accessing of indices
  • Debugging pipeline failures of log ingestion
Monitoring and analyzing logs is very easy with Splunk. We are monitoring our different tools with Splunk. It provides a consolidated place to analyze our logs for performance management. We have configured many real time alerts which helps us to act faster and efficiently. Being in a DevOps team we are offering variety of tools to our customer for their development needs, monitor each tool without Splunk is challenging. It enables us to offer our tools with zero to little downtime with their features.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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we usually use the log observer to monitor/investigate our servers, cloud, and API logs as Splunk log observer gives pretty high and in-depth level of insights over my infrastructure which helps us track, manage, understand, resolve and prevent errors/attacks. Well understanding and sketching out a plan to resolve errors/attacks just by looking at logs is always a headache but Splunk log Observer really helps us pin point and gives us time to act on the issues.
  • Providing in-depth insights
  • A related content feature which really helps us to figure out which service is breaking the infrastructure.
  • The Log explorer which helps us to explore the entire log and pin point the errors/issues.
  • Fast and powerful log investigation
  • An indicator for errors on the navigations pane so that we don't have to go through each tab.
  • As we go more and more cloud maybe you guys can implement a pay-as-you-use strategy so that small companies using it not frequently can also afford it.
  • That's it can't think of any and it wont let me skip to next question. Thanks
There was an instance where we experienced infrastructure failure due to a service which was unknown in the beginning if it was not for splunk log observer it would have been a lot harder to pinpoint the issue.
September 17, 2022

Traipsing through data.

Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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We use Splunk Log Observer to detect trends and to help solve problems if/when they occur. It also helps us with scheduling changes and maintenance based on load.
  • Handles big data.
  • Enables detailed search with queries.
  • Gives a visual as well as detailed information.
  • The query language isn't intuitive.
Splunk Log Observer is good for monitoring. If you don't have adequate logging in your code, Splunk doesn't help. So you need program skills/experience to make the most of Splunk.
September 17, 2022

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Score 8 out of 10
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I used Splunk Log Observer for checking logs and debugging the development and production environment. I extensively used Splunk Log Observer alert, which helped me and my team to know if anything went wrong or unexpectedly broke the code with Exception. It is quite useful for debugging and involving team members to get alert and work towards that. We built the dashboard also using Splunk logs on Splunk Log Observer to ease debugging. But one business problem we used to face quite often with Splunk Log Observer with its response time. Sometimes, it used to become so slow to use. After escalating the problem with the Splunk team, it used to get fixed on half day time frame or sometimes full day time they used to take to fix the problem.
  • Easy debugging.
  • Dashboard support.
  • Can be extended to different AZ and environment easily.
  • Query based on different fields and timing.
  • Improvement in response time.
  • Quick resolve by Splunk in case of any issue.
  • Some improvement on UI.
  • Time zone based data search on timing params.
It is suitable for fast debugging and providing support. It is not suitable if you need all time fast response time log observer. Because sometimes, during critical debugging, it becomes quite slow to get data.
Giuseppe Cusello | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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I'm implementing and implementing log Observability solutions based on Splunk for some of our customers.
  • Monitor infrastructures to identify problems or anomalies.
  • Business insights.
  • Security monitoring.
  • Business Insights (this is a feature not usually implemented).
  • Infrastructure monitoring.
  • Service chain monitoring.
  • Security monitoring.
We used it many times and for many customers for infrastructure monitoring. For some of them, we implemented a monitoring cockpit for business insights and specialized cockpits for managers and executives.
Splunk support is very quick and efficient. Pre-sale specialists are very skilled and available.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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We utilized Splunk Log Observer to handle technical operations for our production on-premise data centers and cloud instances. We switched to this product since our company needed a solution that allowed for real-time system monitoring. Our overall experience with this product has been incredibly positive.
  • User-friendly interface.
  • Real-time system monitoring.
  • Customized Dashboard for different use cases.
  • Limited API functionality.
  • Cloud version Splunk does not offer integration compared to that of the on-premise one.
Fixing, enhancing, and optimizing our program application has never been easier, but Splunk has improved it to the point where it now analyses our production projects in actuality and provides us with the elements and causes of any errors so that we can address them before they cause us permanent damage. Splunk Log Observer is one of the most expensive platforms, and it is best suited for a large organization with a more user base. This product is highly scalable due to its big data architecture. If you are a small/medium organization, this product may not be a good fit.
September 09, 2022

Splunk log Observer Review

Mayank Thirani | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User
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Splunk Log Observer provides good alerting system. It provides Critical alerts and monitor the system accordingly keeping the logs.
  • Triggered Critical Alert
  • Log observer in detailed view
  • Infrastructure Monitoring
  • Integrating the system with Slack channels
  • Saving the logs in different cloud provider
  • Viewing the logs at more fine grained level based on user roles and permissions
Well suited scenarios:
Whenever we would like to monitor the infrastructure (small or big), this elastic search log observer provides the detailed view of logs at different levels and triggers the alert accordingly.
Less appropriate scenarios:
When a specific user privilege wants to see the logs only at one level (not deep dive), it does not provide that fine grained permission.
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