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November 20, 2019
Kuntal Das | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • It is very useful in creating custom rules for analyzing system logs and display relevant information. The query language is very easy to learn.
  • We can create custom UI to visualize the output of our data. The interface is very flexible. It also allows the sharing of rules among users.
  • There is an open online community to help others. Stackoverflow also has a splunk community. These resources make it more convenient to learn.
  • They can introduce a query builder for non-technical users.
  • The query error messages could be more specific.
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February 29, 2020
Fraser Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Dashboards/visualisations.
  • Can ingest any type of data.
  • Flexibility with filtering, etc.
  • Steep learning curve.
  • Full stack reporting (though with SignalFX being purchased by Splunk, this is clearly a high priority).
  • Team needed to manage large installations.
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February 19, 2020
ShuYun Du | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Log mining.
  • Able to consume multiple log sources.
  • Provides the possibility to upgrade the Splunk UF from a deployment server.
  • Splunk search language can be very expensive if the users do not know what they are doing.
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February 18, 2020
Daniel Garrett | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Quick log queries across different types of infrastructure
  • Adaptable dashboards for digesting large amounts of continuous data
  • Easy access and sharing of information via URL links
  • Building Splunk queries can be comber some without intricate knowledge of Splunk and the applications involved
  • Dashboard duplication for different areas can be difficult
  • Capturing all necessary data from cloud platforms is not always straightforward
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March 12, 2020
Ahmet Fatih IRKLI | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Maximize endpoint logging.
  • Can find and store logs from all types of assets.
  • Customization of dashboards.
  • Creating apps based on your needs.
  • Alarm feature alerts relevant people in the organization.
  • Data visualization.
  • Search queries can be saved for future or even can be converted to apps.
  • Slow interface.
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November 05, 2019
PAULIUS BUCINSKAS | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Captures multiple different information about a customer and his/her session.
  • Intuitive and informative search options.
  • Option to set up precise alerts for different KPIs.
  • The speed of the tool could be improved.
  • It could store and allow to search for historical data older than 60 days (may be related to our company license).
  • Dashboard creation could be more user-friendly.
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April 14, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Single source of truth for all log files.
  • Alerting system based on captured log data.
  • Reporting/Dashboard system to present data.
  • Complex overall architecture.
  • Long implementation time.
  • High cost.
  • Requires on-going staff time to keep running effectively.
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March 06, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Log analyzing.
  • Reports.
  • Forecast (ML model).
  • Stability on some components (e.g. indexers).
  • Complexity of install and maintenance of infrastructure.
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February 28, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Fast, efficient
  • Solid community of experts and training materials
  • Ingests data from many sources, with a large number of partner relationships
  • There is a high learning curve. If you go to a Splunk demo or class, get inspired, then install it yourself, you'll have no idea what you're meant to do. It's not intuitive to the first-time user in any way.
  • Pricing can be confusing. People ask how much data you want to ingest, and you don't know until after you've been using Splunk. It's not easy to sign up and start without guesswork.
  • I found online help pages are broken or out-of-date, or incomplete. e.g. pages on setting up the Java-based SQL Server driver don't even tell you where to download it or where to install it.
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February 26, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Pros and Cons

  • Robust collection of plugins to support specific applications
  • Relatively easy to use
  • Strong and helpful support
  • Difficult to master
  • Can be very complicated to implement into an environment
  • Very expensive
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November 22, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Timely alerting
  • Sharing with end users automatically
  • Less impact
  • Sometime we see the Splunk agent taking higher CPU from OS prospects
  • Similar issues have been noticed in Oracle Databases
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May 20, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Versatile
  • Intelligent
  • Reporting
  • Searching
  • Log analysis
  • Costly
  • Needs training to work on
  • Needs hands on experience to get used to
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May 15, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Collect data from multiple data sources and correlate. Reduce alert noise from multiple monitoring systems.
  • Monitor alerts and report on data collected. Create custom dashboards.
  • Powerful machine learning and AiOPS functionality.
  • Helps with our security compliance and addresses the security team's need to remain PCI compliant.
  • Splunk data sizing and data collected. Worked with Professional Service to scale our environment.
  • Capacity data storage for Splunk data.
  • TuningSplunk analytics dashboards for performance.
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January 02, 2019
Rounak Jangir | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Log search is very good with this tool.
  • Splunk search query language is just very good. You can easily run some analysis using this language
  • Generating reports is a very good feature of this tool.
  • Detecting anomalies and reporting them is just fantastic.
  • Splunk requires some learning to use all of its features. Understanding its SPL is not very easy, and it will take long enough time to learn it.
  • Regular expression is a bit tedious to learn and then use, it needs a good understanding of regular expression.
  • I don't know why, but sometimes its search keeps on going forever and then I had to manually kill that job to start it again.
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December 14, 2018
Priti Asai / Thakkar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Best tool to do log monitoring and creating intuitive dashboards and charts
  • Best for setting up alerting for application logs
  • The tool needs to integrate AI to understand the system logs and alerting should be based on the auto learning.
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December 10, 2018
Dhruba Jyoti Nag | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Data Analytics
  • Reporting
  • Indexing search data
  • Searching machine-generated data at realtime to forecast trends
  • Splunk is expensive.
  • To use Splunk effectively, people must learn SPL.
  • Splunk is good at what it does, but to create an efficient analytics systems other products like SW monitoring tools need to be used in conjunction.
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January 02, 2019
Matt Judice | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • logging server data
  • easy to use commands to parse data
  • automated reporting
  • real-time reporting that will alert when a condition is met
  • Not a Splunk problem, but we don't have enough space to store as much data as we would like
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August 10, 2018
Matt Overton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Monitoring of log data to gauge server status and health
  • Dashboards that allows us to view data about servers in our environment
  • MOnitoring for fraud/cyber security threats and risks
  • We really like the product but there is a steep learning curve and training is definitely required
  • Our environment is setup so that you have to be fairly technical to navigate it and get value from it. We need to make our dashboards/reports less technical so the business users get more value from the tool
  • Tool is very module driven so you are constantly having to add modules and costs to get new functinality
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February 21, 2018
Rahul Shinde | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Powerful Data Analytics application
  • Excellent and very informative dashboard
  • Defining Field Extractor is very easy and also you can use them to search again
  • Can analyze large amount of data very effectively
  • Need technical expertise to use Splunk. I will recommend watching training videos before integrating Splunk into your organization.
  • Lacks offline and email features
  • It's a great application but it is bit costly
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March 28, 2018
Ryan Stasel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Log aggregation is extremely well done. Whether sending it logs over Syslog, mounting log directories over NFS, or using their log forwarding service.
  • Searching. I'm an amateur at best when searching and aggregating logs. The reporting functionality is amazing.
  • I would love some better wizards to help build canned reports based off common data sets.
  • An easy way to back out integrating a log that suddenly balloons you over your license limits.
  • An easier way to help Splunk parse log types. You can give Splunk any data you have, but unless you're able to tell it how the random log is formatted, your ability to search on it is limited.
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March 21, 2018
Larry Helms | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Business event alerting
  • Technical Event alerting
  • Graphing of information found in the data
  • Users CAN write queries that are non-optimized causing both performance problems or unexpected (as in not what they wanted) results. It would be great if Splunk engineers could come up with some way to 'model' the queries and instruct users on query performance gave x number of records... and possibly an example of results - say using 100-1000 records - so that the user can see what they're going to get.
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January 30, 2018
Sameer Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Catching web traffic
  • Dashboards are helpful
  • Search capability is great
  • The dropped logs can be frustrating
  • our instance only retains data for 3 months
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November 13, 2017
Eric Krueger | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Monitoring is made easy and putting out reports for upper management is a breeze.
  • With Splunk analytics we are better able to track our employees usage of systems for auditing purposes.
  • Checking on performance through Splunk's monitoring makes our management of resources a lot easier and resources are put where needed most.
  • Some of the start up in Splunk requires more than we would otherwise like.
  • We wish there was more customizable reporting.
  • Splunk sales engineers could be a bit more friendly and easier to work with.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Centralized event and log data collection (44)
9.6
Correlation (44)
9.1
Event and log normalization (44)
9.1
Deployment flexibility (40)
8.6
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools (40)
8.4
Custom dashboards and views (45)
9.1
Host and network-based intrusion detection (28)
8.5

What is Splunk Enterprise?

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.

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Splunk Enterprise Pricing

  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
  • Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
  • Entry-level set up fee?No

Splunk Enterprise Technical Details

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Mobile Application:No

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Splunk Enterprise?

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.

What is Splunk Enterprise's best feature?

Reviewers rate Centralized event and log data collection highest, with a score of 9.6.

Who uses Splunk Enterprise?

The most common users of Splunk Enterprise are Enterprises from the Information Technology & Services industry.