Splunk in a nutshell
Updated November 11, 2015

Splunk in a nutshell

Rick Yetter | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review

Software Version


Modules Used

  • ESS, Splunk for *Nix Splunk Enterprise

Overall Satisfaction with Splunk

We are a reseller of the product and for our customers we are solving problems from Security, operational intelligence, app development and big data problems.
  • Splunk is great at correlation of data from multiple sources and allows access to critical information without giving access to servers or applications.
  • Splunk is good at integration of data and information from multiple point tools. The ability to have a single pane of glass view in to the IT world is critical to most IT shops.
  • Splunk has a flexible dashboard system built on simple xml. Most users of the product can easily create and manipulate their data into useful dashboards.
  • Splunk is not particularly hard to understand or deploy. The only problem I've really run in to is the 3-6 month use case exhaustion. Customers will have Splunk to solve a particular problem then stop once that problem is fixed. The use cases are only limited to their imagination and can blossom in the right hands.
  • Increased efficiency in the NOC.
  • Reduction on app/dev lifecycles
  • Reduction on MTTR on most outage scenarios
Loggly, LogLogic, AppSumo. Every one of these products have a scalability problem beyond the terabyte range and gets tremendously expensive in the long run keeping data in the cloud
Splunk for Enterprise Security bar none is the most intuitive and flexible security tool around. The ability to integrate and visualize threat analysis in real time is a key importance to keeping the enterprise secure.

Using Splunk

Over time, Splunk becomes a part of the core business and the usefulness grows as the amount of data ingested grows.

Splunk Support

Splunk Reliability

Splunk can scale in to the petabyte per day range which of course is awesome