Splunk, a revolutionary analytics tools for the new age IT professional
December 10, 2018

Splunk, a revolutionary analytics tools for the new age IT professional

Dhruba Jyoti Nag | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise is used by the organization to primarily analyze data. It looks at data generated by various on-premise systems and provides meaningful insights out of them. Many advanced features like custom reporting are used by business analysts on a regular basis to determine the course of action. Last but not least, it is also used to execute daily support tasks like log analysis.
  • 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.
  • The impact was tremendous in terms of dollar values. The real-time alerts generated helped salvage many business transactions which would have been a nightmare to deal with later.
  • Legacy reporting systems were decommissioned and reporting moved to Splunk which helped in saving maintenance costs.
  • The upfront expenditure is Splunk but whether that can be considered negative depends on the organization.
Many products like open source ELK stack tools were evaluated. Splunk stacks up against them well due to its more enterprise-related features. Though the learning curve is a little steeper, according to many, the benefits far outweigh any potential negatives. The ease and small amount of time in which it can be deployed, add some real dollar value.
Splunk is an excellent analytical tool and if SPL is mastered correctly, it can be very powerful too and much more efficient than competing tools. It can be easily used by Business Analysts to get real-time insights if reports are set up for them. However, when it comes to monitoring systems, a lot of configurations are required, and that makes it not the ideal one-stop solution.

Splunk Enterprise 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
Not Rated