Using Splunk in Educational Sectors
November 22, 2019

Using Splunk in Educational Sectors

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise has been used across University of Minnesota as one of our IT monitoring and alerting tools. This has been a big help for our user base to provide timed email alerts as well as monitoring all of the threshold parameters we set up. We have a dedicated admin to make sure the Splunk agents have been deployed and configured across all the client tools.
  • 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
  • So far we are happy with this tool's features.
It helped us and is still helping to deploy new modules, installing and configuring new databases without worrying about a huge bottleneck or lack of understanding, and monitoring the post-deploy impacts. This has been our main tool across the University IT sectors to utilize all of its monitoring options, and sharing those alerts with end-users as needed.

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It is very easy to configure on Oracle Databases as well as on MSSQL/Window servers to monitor the pre-configured threshold.

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

Using Splunk Enterprise

  • Monitoring all of our Oracle databases and servers
  • Monitoring all of MSSQL databases
  • Monitoring all of MySql databases and its application
  • Easier to configure the agent
  • Easier to share the reports to any specific audience
  • Easier to re-configure and add more features
  • Including more applications and servers to have the Splunk coverage
  • Sharing those important alerts after release from any patching or upgrades
  • Educating the end users to take actions to reduce those daily alerts
So far we are happy

Evaluating Splunk Enterprise and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Reputation
  • Vendor Reputation
It's reputation and existing user feedback we got from others. We evaluated many other monitoring software and decided to go with Splunk due to its broad coverage areas. It's excellent customer support, easier implementation method.
Will check the Google reviews first.