Average Ratings

62 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $86.00/month
  • Pricing Details
    Splunk Light 86$/mo; Splunk Enterprise - 173$/mo; billed annually
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Splunk
  • www.splunk.com/
  • Founded 2004
  • United States

About Splunk

Software that lets you search and analyze all your IT infrastructure data from a single location in real time.


Splunk Features

  • Application Security
  • Behavioral Analytics
  • Compliance Reporting
  • Endpoint Management
  • File Integrity Monitoring
  • Forensic Analysis
  • Log Management
  • Network Monitoring
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Threat Intelligence
  • User Activity Monitoring

Splunk Reviews Recently Reviewed!


A powerful log aggregation solution with immensely useful tools built-in for popular applications.

Feb 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Free to use for small 500MB or less daily ingress, quite nice for small use cases and learning

- No development work required to deploy and provide value.

- Deployment flexibility: client agents are available to use, or clientless configurations for multiple OS platforms. It's also very easy to deploy, not just flexible. its a very simple affair.

- Segmentation of logs: You can create separate instances of of logs to aggregate, based on organization needs. And those instances can have their own individual storage policies to optimize consumption of storage resources.

- Configuration design: Thoughtful and mature documentation and design of the application regarding enterprise-class scaling on network storage.

-POWERFUL tools: The user interface lends itself to learning more about your organization from the logs you collect, through metrics of trends of the logs being gathered. There are also specific modules/add-ons for popular applications to provide more value and event-based monitoring, all without having to develop in-house dashboards and intelligence of those logs.

- Customization: You can create your own queries of logs, and event-based alerts.

- Web-based GUI that clean is powerful

- Sales/Technical Reps are top notch in fielding questions and evaluating environment for deployment. They were extremely helpful in helping our organization develop procedures and scaling our environment for expansion with our existing infrastructure.

Cons: - Price: This product is not free for more than the minimal use. Pricing can be very expensive, relative to open source offerings. That is the trade-off you pay for not having in-house development of open source offerings. As this product is priced based on gigabytes of indexed logs, it is important to understand the scope of licensing necessary for your environment to determine if it is a good fit for your organization.

- Watch your saved queries and hardware resources: Users have the ability to create and save queries. Like in database queries, some are more efficient than others. Large inefficient queries can be very resource-intensive. If you notice slowness in day-to-day queries, or navigation in the UI, or resource use in contention, keep an eye on saved queries and user practices.

Query your log statements for your production apps in REAL TIME to triage and monitor performance

Feb 01, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Splunk allows us to see exactly what is going on in production! I work on commerce for a fortune 100 company, and we use Splunk to monitor our apps in real time. Splunk gives you the ability to perform queries like you would with SQL against your log statements in real time. You will learn that you can place strategic log statements in your code that allows you to identify situations in production and be proactive at solving them. For example, you can log your customer's session cookie ID, and track any given customer's activity on your website via your app logs. It gives you dials and charting capabilities to monitor even the slightest drops in customer activities due to flaws in code or slowing network calls.

Cons: PRICE. The software is so powerful, and they seem to leverage this in the pricing of the licenses.

Overall: XRAY vision on your production instances. Every day we code our applications so that we will be splunk friendly with our app log statements. For example "featureX=value" allows you to query for every customer that engaged with featureX.

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Offers more than you think

Feb 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The system is highly intuitive to use. It is faster than other solutions I've used on the market and has a huge library of 3rd party plugins to get more from the system. It is easy to create scheduled searches, dashboards, reports etc. but there are a number of additional plugins (at an extra cost) to help with security, single pane of glass and metric collection.

Cons: It offers challenges for a decentralized working model. Where Splunk is centrally managed, it is easy to ensure that best practices are maintained. Where the system is opened up for an entire department to utilize and on-board their logs, it becomes more difficult. However, with some creative thinking and good process, this issue can be overcome.

Overall: We've used the software to detect layer 7 attacks, unearth issues we didn't realize were happening and gives us end to end insight into our stack.

Finding Splunk Before Splunk Finds You

Jun 30, 2015
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Splunk is more than a tool or a product, it is a big data platform. Splunk can be used as a simple log aggregator all the way to a Big Data engine to find efficiency in operations of the Internet of Things. Splunk is less about its abilities, and more about your imagination about what you can do with Splunk. That is the beauty of the platform. Splunk shines in providing operational intelligence about systems and processes. Finding out how your systems are operating, how your processes are functioning leads to quick resolution of problems and points to where budgets are best spent.

Cons: Splunk is deceptively easy to set up and use. But like learning to play chess, you can learn the moves in half an hour, but take a lifetime to master. Splunk quickly provides value, but requires imagination and creativity as well as wide ranging knowledge of systems and processes to move to the next level. Not every organization needs that kind of talent to get a great return from Splunk, but the companies who compete and win will.

Recommendations to other buyers: Get Splunk up and running, then ask yourself, "What else can I put into Splunk?" Once you do that and see the correlations and interactions between systems and processes, you will experience the power of Splunk.

Great log analysis software

Oct 11, 2017
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Integrates with almost all the software seamlessly..where there is a software application that produces log, splunk can be easily integrated.

Gives very powerful insights into the logs

Alerts can be setup on the logs, and notifications sent out which is great again for managing the health of your application

Cons: The query language, though powerful, has a learning curve. Particularly as one goes towards complex queries. If it could be made closer to natural language, it would be so much smoother to learn. Hope that will happen sometime in future.

Software is fantastic once you get it fed the data. Setup can be a bear.

Jul 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: Fast consolidation of disparate logs in an easy to search way for troubleshooting. I can find problems within my organization very quickly. Sales team was very responsive in getting me a trial license to estimate my needs.

Cons: Set up takes some time and planning. The Licensing scheme can be pretty expensive and until you've got it up and running it can be hard to estimate how much license you need.

Overall: Software saves a great deal of time tracking down errors and issues in the network. Was able to spot a security issue using the software we might never have even noticed otherwise.

A tool that every sys admin needs to have

Feb 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I'm not sure from where to start in this case.

We use splunk for many things but mostly to analyze the traffic on the network / firewalls. It provides us with a nice overview of what's going on. It makes it very easy to spot spikes on the network and it will provide you also with deep analyzes.

For us it's an indispensable tool, probably the best tool we have.

Cons: To search for something is not always easy, however there are a lot of forums online, so finding help is not that difficult.

This is the tool every devops should have expertise on!

Jan 18, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: First of all you don't need to login to your servers. Just configure splunk forwarder on all of your server and have peace of mind. During outages you dont have to panic and just rely on Splunk and be sure that you will have your root cause visible in splunk.

Cons: Kernel huge page issues, Search head clustering, Index clusetering. These features are as good as costly too. For SHC and IC it does need all same config hosts.

Overall: Made life easier for all SRE/DevOps oncall.

This is one of the best tool for capturing logs information almost every mnc's uses this.

Feb 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The loving thing i have in splunk is it has very good UI environments wherein everything is categorised in dashboards and each dashboard has a unique facility to log and this has the aback up of the most to most one year data and is better utilised in large-scale mnc to track the flow of messages

Cons: We are looking for optimisation of the options please remove unwanted options from UI and all the small icons to make large

An excellent tool fol log analysis

Jun 18, 2015
5/5
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4.5 / 5
Ease of Use

4.5 / 5
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Pros: Splunk is a great enterprise-class tool for log analysis and troubleshooting of IT systems. Its graphics capabilities allow you to easily see trends that would otherwise go unnoticed. With a single click, you can retrieve information dating back months ago. Splunk is able to handle any type of input file and this allowed us to get very rapid prototyping cycles. Compared to the competition, it has integrated AD authentication, which fits in perfectly with our corporate security. The software is very fast, even on second-tier hardware.

Cons: The license fee is a little too high. Some sections of the support site contain outdated information. Since the Splunk syntax has changed over the years, it's quite easy to find information that is no longer relevant. The "basic" charting options are somewhat limited, and the "advanced graphic" syntax requires a charting guru.

Recommendations to other buyers: Splunk offers a free license - even for commercial use - an this is a very good starting point.

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One of the best place to check large amount of the logs information.Every companies best tool.

Feb 12, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The best thing about this software is i love its UI part and its dashboard where it provides the logs of all the enterprise application every business which has large amount of the transactions being held are required to maintain this tool and its logging and search frequency are very much loved and dash board has very colourful UI and easily understandable

Cons: There is no least about this software but we are looking for some more enhanced featured like optimisation and all

Overall: make our business life easy

Splunk is great for finding things in server logs

May 09, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: The server logs are all stored in the same location and you can easy subdivide them by application. So different servers or processes or whatever can be in different buckets. This makes troubleshooting easier.

Cons: Sometimes depending on far back you are trying to go the product can be a little sluggish. Beyond that nothing.

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Best thing for monitoring application

Oct 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: We are using this tool for monitoring our services log. It is easy to monitor the data using this. For each service, you can configure which log file should be shown on the UI(web). On UI, it provides lot of features like finding pattern in logs, doing analysis and generating reports and much more.

Cons: Learning is slow. Initially, it takes time to understand the reports and pattern it finds out of the log. But it's worth learning it.

Overall: good log monitoring tool

Very cool but pricey

Aug 08, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Splunk integrates with many different solutions. They also have pre written apps that contain pre written dashboards and other features. It can inherit logs from many products with just several clicks.

Cons: Pricing model is outdated and can get really pricey really fast. It's very simple to over your daily license.

One of the best place where it store massive logs for quick view and helps us in troubleshoot best

Oct 04, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The best part of it is its UI which has very responsive page and can drag couple of days logs. Best in its performance and versions are being upgraded at regular intervals and its best in delivering the outcomes as required

Overall: A lot of the manual work.got reduced it helped a lot in getting the data from.server

Perfect for huge infrastructure

Nov 07, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: 1.Ease of use 2.support ad-hoc query and then analytic. 3. defining field extractor is simple and you can use it to search again. 4. It's a powerful ecosystem

Cons: 1., it's slow and maybe make system unresponsive when you search data over long time range, or large amounts of data 2. there are too much CPU cost when index too much items on Windows machine. 3. price becomes high as you scale.

Very Powerful and easy to administer

Jun 01, 2015
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It very easy to jump in and learn. Installation, configuration, and administration is very easy. Use of the product such as Search/Dashboard can seem daunting at first but is actually very simple. Splunk has very good documentation and community support. I am always able to find answers to my questions by using Splunk Answers and/or the IRC channel.

Cons: Licensing and pricing in general. Managing the license usage can be annoying and paying for more can be costly. There have been quite a few times where small issues with our log intensive systems have caused license violations. Scenarios like this are usually avoidable with small changes to the Splunk configuration but it can be tedious.

Recommendations to other buyers: To help save on license usage, I recommend starting with very targeted ingest of data to accomplish specific goals and expanding as necessary.

Wonderful Log Server Software

May 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This software puts all your logs and events in one centralized location making managing logs easier to manage.

Cons: When they first started they had awesome plans and options but it has changed since the beginning. Still great

Spunk Review

May 16, 2017
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: It allows me to bring a lot of information into one friendly view. It's a great security audit tool.

Cons: It has limited functionality. It is a very memory intensive system. It does not integrate with Lennox.

Good tool for log mining

Mar 18, 2015
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Building a query is very easy. It's easy to understand the interface, graphs are good and can be easily exported. The dashboards are very useful.

Cons: I am not sure if I am using the latest version, but the version I use sometimes would expand the text area where the query is written hard to tell if the search is still on or done. Also, sometimes it takes very long for a query to finish execution. I understand it depends on the query itself and also the amount of data, but the tool aims at getting quicker result for a high volume of data.

Recommendations to other buyers: Try their dashboards, also automating it through a script using the Splunk API.

Good log monitoring and reporting tool

Jun 07, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The charts and visualizations that you can create in general have a good look and it has the minimum functionalities expected as a user (export, filtering, search, etc), I spent some time trying to understand the interface and functionalities but once I started to load some data and use the search I was able to see the capabilities of the product.

Cons: Splunk is easy to start going but difficult to master with so many features. The query language has many analytical features that requires some learning curve

Great for aggregating systems information

Nov 16, 2017
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Makes it easy to identify trends within your environment. Once everything is aggregated it makes it easy for example, to see the knock on events of a network outage throughout the environment.

Cons: Web user interface is a bit clunky. Its very polished interface, but in many cases it's style over substance. When I'm debugging an issue I want to be able to drill down into the problem fast, and the shiny interface can be sluggish and slow you down.h

Overall: Easily identifying trends between systems

Helps identifying problems

Splunk Enterprise

Jul 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: A very high-class product. Integration with other systems is great. The system can analyze a lot of information from many systems at the same time.

Cons: Very good product with almost no drawbacks. I believe that the manufacturer may reduce the restrictions for the free version

Thumbs up for error log collection and be able to query on that logs

Feb 04, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: 1) Querying the logs with ease.

2) Statistics on the logs gives you greater insight into whats happening with your system.

3) Group error logs by type, by server.. etc.

4) Professional interface.

Cons: does what it says, no question about that but learning how to query took some time in the beginning. so, a small learning curve there.

Overall: 1) time! (directly proportional to number of servers to manage)

2) graphs gives you lot of information and act quickly.

Provides excellent insight into logs and events and can be used by Security to work as SIEM.

Jul 18, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 1. Ease of usage of the tool.

2. Ability to integrate with Data sources is mostly seamless

3. Fast - speed with which users can make decision due to statistical coorelations

Cons: The only one I could think of is the overall of the cost of data/ licensing. However in long run it will be able to save money and improve ROI and efficiency.

Overall: Ability to provide valuable insights into system and application logs and events to various departments.

Splunk Enterprise

Jun 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The best part I like about Splunk is very good well written online Knowledgebase articles to help use Splunk.

Cons: The trial version of Splunk is very limited and larger implementations can be complex to build and maintain.

Currently using this diagnostic tool for log analysis

Mar 14, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Overall a decent product.

Pros: - Ability to search logs across processes and services - Ability to develop dashboards to Monitor critical metrics - Ability to set up alerts based on threshold values

Cons: - Need to regex well in order to use the tool to its full ability - Ability to extract values out of the log statements could be simpler - Alerts usually end up being over alerting or false alerts.

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amazing tool to look at your application behaviour

Oct 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Main purpose of this tool for us is to monitor the logs of our application. And I can say, it is very good at this. Finding the stats, pattern out of log is very easy. You can run multiple queries job on a single application log. You can monitor job running on your logs like you can kill them, can stop particular job. It's support of sql like queries on logs is just amazing.

Cons: This is a great tool, there is no disadvantage of this product but just mention you need a bit of learning to use it's all the functionality.

Overall: best tool to monitor logs of your application

Many Featured Tool

Apr 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: We first started using Splunk as a log analysis tool like many companies do but we're not getting into a number of other use cases based on how powerful and robust the tool can be for our business. They have a lot of good apps on their marketplace and the visualizations make information for less tech savvy users readily available.

Cons: Starting this tool up and really getting it working takes some time, research and resources just based on the vast number of solutions it can provide. Like other tools that we use, it requires us to have good focus during planning to make sure we're not trying to do too much and instead focus on a few use cases to start.

Easy to understand if you a technical outlook

Aug 01, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I most like about Splunk is that it assists me in creating dashboards for my teams and other teams to verify the validity of our incoming and outbound network traffic.

Cons: Learning the syntax searches about it seems to very difficult and there aren't really any training guides or help on their website that I've found that assist very well with it.

Overall: The inbound and outbound data on our network traffic is outstanding. You can customize this logs to your benefit and creating dashboards on this is very simple

Critical tool for our team

Jun 24, 2015
5/5
Overall

4.5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4.5 / 5
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Pros: It is able to be expanded easily and quickly. It is polished and designed very well. Allows my team to inspect issues quickly and pull from many different sources in our enterprise.

Cons: Price is a bit high but you get that with Splunk. The good thing is that Splunk always is trying to be competitive so this may change.

Recommendations to other buyers: Test it out in an enterprise environment, that's where all the bells and whistles shine out.

User friendly

May 29, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Best tool for application event trend analysis,

Effective report of logs,

Useful for new users , support analyst

Cons: To generate report need some automation.

Has to write query using parameters,

For end users it is difficult to configure.

Overall: Issue resolution

Awesome Product to get analytics for Big Data

Jun 19, 2015
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Hadoop analysis is good for Fixed size dataset. Splunk product captures, indexes real-time data in a searchable repository from which it can generate graphs, reports, and visualizations which are very easy and helpful to understand the data.

Cons: I think there are no features which I do not like. I think during clustering I faced some problems thats it.

Recommendations to other buyers: This is really nice software and learning curve is very less. I definitely recommend using this software to analyze the real time data in big data domain.

Absolutely Great way to deal with logs

Mar 16, 2015
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It is an excellent way to search for anything in your logs and even monitor them!

Cons: It requires some skills to configure it right, especially the distributed version.

Recommendations to other buyers: Check out how easy it is to find information on it, Splunk has support of custom fields for indexing - which is an outstanding feature for filtering.

A good solution for monitoring and alerts.

Sep 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Theres a certification path to using Splunk. Extremently easy to set up reports within minutes which add good value to the company. Reviewing data has been beneficial at both network and server level. Its made Devops lives easy in such a way that all teams can pull relevant information beneficial to them.

Cons: There are alternatives available which make Splunk a hard sell for organizations.

Overall: The ease of use for splunk has increased productivity and reduced investigation time. Splunk is a devops and team lead life saver.!

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Easy way to review multiple log files and check for errors

Jul 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Very useful for combining log files from multiple sources and setting up predefined reports to check for errors.

Cons: Free version of splunk light doesn't allow automatic notification by email of log errors. However as I have paid nothing I can't complain too much!

Overall: Better visibility of application errors

SPLUNK Everywhere

Jun 11, 2015
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Verry handy usage Fast query and result scalable Big Data No SQL good community

Cons: License is at little bit too expensive. Professional Service at Europe is not very well stuffed.

Recommendations to other buyers: Thinking about your use cases. Think big Calculate your data volume

Feature rich product for log analytic platform

Mar 12, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
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Pros: There are tons of apps available in the marketplace and ability to collect many different log formats

Cons: Splunk is easy to start going but difficult to master with so many features. The query language has many analytical features that requires some learning curve

An agile killer application for It and not only

May 27, 2015
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The time to delivery from data to analytic dashboard for IT and for business

Cons: The fact that it's time-series data oriented and that is not a general purpose application

Recommendations to other buyers: My strong recommendation is to make it use at first to people that know the data well: it is simple to reach quick-win results

Best Application for log analysis!!!

Feb 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Nice, user understandable graphs.

You can analyze system logs using Splunk to identify issues with the system.

It is also used to identify patterns in the performance.

Cons: Can not run offline.

Does not provide results via email.

Need the training to get expert writing search strings using regular expressions.

Large queries are a bit slow.

Great place to see all my data

Sep 15, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It allows me to seamlessly collect and visualize all my data. Provides a greater level of insights which were not visible in custom solutions before using Splunk

Cons: Sometimes it can be overwhelming to understand all the feature sets, it is not so clearly defined, it might help to have the documentation handy before using.

Awesome Syslog Solution

May 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I really like the overall feel of Splunk, it integrates with many other products very well. Even has independent add-ons for Cisco and Microsoft Products.

Cons: Pricing of Spunk can get very expensive. I have experience with the windows version of splunk and sometimes it can be difficult to troubleshoot.

Overall: Huge Splunk Fan!

A bit of a learning curve, but a very powerful tool once you figure it

Feb 11, 2015
5/5
Overall

2.5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Splunk is great for visualizing any application data that we need, and the custom dashboards feature makes it easy to have related reports and queries all in one place.

Cons: I've been using Splunk for a while, and I still find the query process a bit difficult. For non-technical people, there is a steep learning curve.

Recommendations to other buyers: It helps the evaluation process if you have an idea of the questions you want to answer or the information you wish to seek before you dive into Splunk. I've had the most success when I approach a problem with a clear picture of what I want to do and how I intend to use Splunk to do so.

Splunk has helped me troubleshoot client connectivity to our APs.

May 16, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Splunk makes it easy to troubleshooting client connectivity. It also helps me understand if a client is continually roaming to other APs.

Cons: I wish that it was a little more cost effective. In some ways, Splunk has so many options that it can be confusing to know how to get the information you're looking for.

Great tool for data analysis!

Jun 30, 2015
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It's a very good tool to analyze real-time data. It also generates graphs, reports, visualizations based on the data. Product is easy to use and understand. Installation is also not that difficult.

Cons: As a student I think price is high, but I think value for money is good.

Recommendations to other buyers: I am happy with this software and I would recommend this if you want to analyze real time data.

Great product with an intuitive user interface

Jun 02, 2015
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The product installation is simple and easy to understand. The configuration of this product for a multi-node cluster is intuitive and easy to learn. Automatic suggestions popup while filtering over indexed data.

Cons: In case of analytics, there should be at least 2000 entries.

Recommendations to other buyers: Consider a product with a good performance vs price ratio.

Splunk Monitoring

Aug 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Splunk gives data analytics on the application usage. And it is great tool to monitor software applications

Cons: Users need to learn SPL search processing language

Overall: It is used to monitor the application and alert us for any issues. We can track security rated issue's

Splunk has been a great tool at work

Nov 02, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - easy queries

- Robust

-Never fails

-Resilient

- easy to use and alert configurations based on the resultants and error queries

Overall: it has got a very stable search engine and teh results are almost automatic and takes no time

good product

Jul 07, 2015
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I like the ease of use and installation, and how processes large amounts of data

Cons: I think the price for the amount of data handled is too high

Recommendations to other buyers: I'd rate as well as other software questoi for a simple reason linked to the price of use

Another powerful option for BI

Oct 19, 2016
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: In general I think is a powerful tool but a little confusing to use at the beginning although I really enjoyed the fact that I was able to installed it in Linux, not every BI tool that I've tried will let you do that.

Pros: The charts and visualizations that you can create in general have a good look and it has the minimum functionalities expected as a user (export, filtering, search, etc), I spent some time trying to understand the interface and functionalities but once I started to load some data and use the search I was able to see the capabilities of the product.

Cons: I did not like the limitations of the free version like the size of the data you can upload but I guess is still fair to be able to use it for free.

Recommendations to other buyers: Since the free version has limitations it is recommended to have a good idea of what you want to build and the purpose of usage so you can try it in a way that matter to then take the decision to buy a license or not.

Wonderful, but complex

Apr 19, 2017
5/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Beautiful design, that makes event logs fun. Intuitive design.

Cons: Repetitive adjustments, I wish you could save a default time format. Resources.

Overall: This has been a very valuable tool for my company. It's well thought out from security to usability. I feel I'm not getting full use due to the lack of support and training resources/references available.

Log, everything!

Sep 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: With Splunk, sky is the limit, this is also a disadvantage, you have too many possibilities

Cons: Very hard and complex to configure, be ready to have sleepless nights !

Overall: Splunk is amazing, but you need to have : the use case, the platform, the logs and a team to use it

Splunk -- Nice tool

Jan 30, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Splunk is nice tool to analyze the logs, visualize the transaction, creating auto alerts, creating Splunk's Search Processing Language (SPL) queries, creating dashboards. It is very powerful to analyze the logs. Splunk performance gets impacted if we search for data over a long period of time. License is bit costly.

Must use product for log analysis

Jun 30, 2015
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: It is easy to use for a novice person. Results are fast. Great product with handy features. You can get insight about your data within few clicks.

Cons: I did not find the documentation really much useful as a student. Usage cost was really high for me.

Recommendations to other buyers: Compare efficiency with getting hands on with the product. Consider ease of use.

Splunk Review

Jan 05, 2017
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We used Splunk as part of our compliance and delivery for email marketing. The tool itself requires some industry knowledge and a day or two of hands-on training, however, once you get the hang of it's pretty easy and very useful in order to dig into consumer/user data.

Very good but very expensive

Feb 01, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: simple and easy

Cons: costly

Overall: We used Splunk as a 'google for our app logs'. It worked very well, the only problem was that our budget could afford only so much GBs of logs and every now and then we had to flush the logs.

Recommendations to other buyers: try and get a deal from the sales team

Great practical software for Big data

Oct 04, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I have used the software as a developer, architect, DevOps manager, Business Applications user and implemented in several use cases for multiple organizations. Splunk always deliers

Splunk-Texans

Oct 04, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Splunk is a such a cool tool. trust me, it makes everyone life so easy. Once you get access to it, you will start rocking with that tool.

Splunk is a wealth of information.

Apr 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Splunk gathers a ton of information. It detects just about anything you want to know when it is configured.

Cons: Creating reports that will display the information you need is challenging and the output format could be improved upon.

Capterra-loader

A monitoring expert

May 31, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 1. Easy to deploy

2. Lot of plugins are available which simplify monitoring work

3. Good readable logs

Cons: I will not recommend it for the larger systems due to it's complexity, in smaller systems it works well.

Easy to learn and start working in no time

Jun 25, 2015
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The product is neat and simple to use with a great customer support

Cons: Nothing much, maybe the pricing model. Other than that, I think it's a great product

Recommendations to other buyers: Start off with their trial version and you wont have to ask anyone else

Good but can be improved

Apr 01, 2015
4/5
Overall

3.5 / 5
Ease of Use

3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Nice analytics UI. Nice support system. Healthy user community.

Cons: The amount of time it takes to load, performance-wise could be better

Recommendations to other buyers: Add more functionality, make it better performance wise, make it faster.