Splunk Cloud: Find the needle in your haystack of data
Updated May 27, 2021

Splunk Cloud: Find the needle in your haystack of data

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Splunk Cloud

Splunk is used by just about every person in our company, from sales, to support, and from dev to operations. It has been adopted at all levels of our organization. We use Splunk to monitor build deployments, support tickets but most especially for operations and finding problems with servers and systems. We have many TVs setup in our Network Operations Center showing various aspects of our infrastructure. Splunk cloud is simply where our data is stored and searched.
  • Excellent tool for correlating logs from hundreds of servers and digging into events for a specific time period.
  • Based on issues found Splunk allows for simple and complex monitoring to alert when the same event or problem is seen again.
  • Advanced dashboard tools allow for unique and creative perspectives on how to display data in ways relevant to each department in our organization.
  • Some of their more advanced features, like ITSI, Machine Learning, or Security Analytics, can be very challenging to setup and configure.
  • Splunk Cloud support has been a challenge in the past. They are getting better, but they have had problems responding in a timely manner to issues.
  • These are only some minor observations of things I have had to deal with. In general, Splunk is a solid product that is fantastic to use.
  • We have found out interesting questions relating to our data that has dramatically improved the way our devs write their code.
  • The amount of insight we have into our applications and infrastructure allows us to find problems before they cause issues with our clients.
  • We have the ability to stay ahead of a train wreck while the train is still 20 minutes away. Splunk has allowed us to see things coming before they are problems.
I feel that the alternatives are great products and they are also things we use in our own monitoring in addition to Splunk. However, when it comes to finding things in the data as opposed to just looks for trends the competition just doesn't even come close. Splunk has become the key tool in our tools belts for finding problems, alerting for potential problems and discovering new and interesting trends in our data.
Looking for the needle in the haystack is what Splunk excels at. When you have 300 servers all producing logs you need to look at it can be a very daunting task. Splunk allows you to add all of these logs into a central repository to search across all systems. It also helps you find how many times an error is happening and how widespread it is very quickly. I have yet to find an area where Splunk cannot help with searching and obtaining meaningful data from servers and network equipment.

Splunk Cloud Feature Ratings

Centralized event and log data collection
Event and log normalization/management
Deployment flexibility
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
Custom dashboards and workspaces
Host and network-based intrusion detection