Average Ratings

34 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web

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


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Splunk Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Great for aggregating systems information

Nov 16, 2017
3/5
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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

Nov 08, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Easy to setup Forwarders, indexers have a good logging mechanism The alerts could be well formulated using dashboards, report, files etc

Cons: It becomes pricy as you scale your infrastructure by adding new nodes and servers The learning curve is steep The forwarders have to be installed separately on every node which has to be monitored

Perfect for huge infrastructure

Nov 07, 2017
5/5
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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.

Splunk has been a great tool at work

Nov 02, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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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

Great log analysis software

Oct 11, 2017
5/5
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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.

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

Very cool but pricey

Aug 08, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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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.

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

Jul 18, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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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.

Good log monitoring and reporting tool

Jun 07, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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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

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.

Splunk has helped me troubleshoot client connectivity to our APs.

May 16, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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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.

Wonderful, but complex

Apr 19, 2017
5/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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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.

Feature rich product for log analytic platform

Mar 12, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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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

Very good but very expensive

Feb 01, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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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

Splunk -- Nice tool

Jan 30, 2017
4/5
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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.

Another powerful option for BI

Oct 19, 2016
3/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
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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.

Great practical software for Big data

Oct 04, 2016
5/5
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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
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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.

good product

Jul 07, 2015
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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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

Great tool for data analysis!

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

Must use product for log analysis

Jun 30, 2015
5/5
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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.

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.

Easy to learn and start working in no time

Jun 25, 2015
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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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

Critical tool for our team

Jun 24, 2015
5/5
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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.

Awesome Product to get analytics for Big Data

Jun 19, 2015
5/5
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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.

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.

SPLUNK Everywhere

Jun 11, 2015
4/5
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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

Great product with an intuitive user interface

Jun 02, 2015
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
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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.

Very Powerful and easy to administer

Jun 01, 2015
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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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.

An agile killer application for It and not only

May 27, 2015
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
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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

Good but can be improved

Apr 01, 2015
4/5
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3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
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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.

Good tool for log mining

Mar 18, 2015
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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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.

Absolutely Great way to deal with logs

Mar 16, 2015
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
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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 bit of a learning curve, but a very powerful tool once you figure it

Feb 11, 2015
5/5
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2.5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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4.5 / 5
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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.