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Pros
"The most valuable feature is that it's stable. It hasn't crossed any thresholds.""We like this searchability and availability of the data.""Good load and metrics gathering and very good analysis.""Azure Monitor is very stable.""The solution works well overall. It's easy to implement and simple to use.""Provides an overview and high-level information.""Azure Monitor is really just a source for Dynatrace. It's just collecting data and monitoring the environment and the infrastructure. It is fairly good at that.""The solution is quite stable."

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"It provides a lot of analytics with the underlying AI engine, and it is a lot easier than other solutions. There are some products that do automated AI-based detection and drawing up charts, but for network monitoring and all of the monitoring aspects, it is quite a nice tool. It is very convenient for business users because they get more or less a lot of data readily available. If you're familiar with the Splunk query language, you can pretty much do whatever you want.""The most valuable feature is the log aggregation, being able to scan through all of the logs.""The integration is seamless with many devices and operating systems.""One of the most valuable features is threat hunting. We can do threat hunting and identify if there is any malicious activity happening within our environment, which is a key feature for us.""The most valuable features of the solution are it is straightforward to use and the documentation is good for finding out how to get the data you are looking for.""We can easily configure things as required in relation to our use cases.""What I really like is that even if you have already collected the data, you can extract fields and can build searches.""The correlation capabilities are the first value that our clients say they like with Splunk."

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Cons
"There are a lot of things that take more time to do, such as charting, alerting, and correlation of data, and things like that. Azure Monitor doesn't tell you why something happened. It just tells you that it happened. It should also have some type of AI. Environments and applications are becoming more and more complex every day with hundreds or thousands of microservices. Therefore, having to do a lot of the stuff manually takes a lot of time, and on top of that, troubleshooting issues takes a lot of time. The traditional method of troubleshooting doesn't really work for or apply to this environment we're in. So, having an AI-based system and the ability to automate deployments of your monitoring and configurations makes it much easier.""In my opinion, they should improve the overall user experience, especially when it comes to indexing and searching collective logs.""The price could be lower but it is not a must.""When something goes down, we want the option to have automation in place to get it back up again as quickly as possible.""Lacks information including details related to where problems lie.""Automation related to gathering metrics from more applications could be improved.""The troubleshooting logs need improvement. There should be some improvement there. I have a hard time finding the right logs at the right times whenever there is an issue occurring.""I'd like the solution to do more around vulnerability assessment. It's lacking in the product right now."

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"The configuration could be better.""This solution could be improved by better pricing in general and by easier installation.""The product is relatively expensive.""The price of the solution could be cheaper.""Its reporting can be improved. That's the only complaint I have heard. I don't need the reporting part, but I know that other people in the organization need it.""The solution could improve by giving more email details.""Endpoint access is the only issue I can think to mention, even though the endpoint access we have with Cisco is fine.""Our two main complaints are about the difficulty of the initial setup and the licensing model."

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"The price is comparable.""The pricing modules could be improved.""It can be cost-prohibitive when you start to scale and have terabytes of data. Its cost model is based on how much data it processes a day. If they're able to create scaled-down niche or custom package offerings, it may help with the cost. Instead of the full-blown features, if they can narrow the scope where it can only be used for a specific purpose, it would kind of create that market for the product, and it may help with the costing. When you start using it as a central aggregator and you're pumping tons of logs at it, pretty soon, you'll start hitting your cap on what it can process a day. Once you've got that, you're kind of defeating the purpose because you're going to have to scale back.""The pricing model is expensive and a nightmare based on the amount of data.""Price-wise, if you compare QRadar to Splunk for SIEM functionality then they are in the same range but when you integrate SOAR with these solutions, Splunk takes the lead and is more competitive.""It is economical than other solutions.""The solution is a little expensive.""This solution is costly. Splunk is obviously a great product, but you should only choose this product if you need all the features provided. Otherwise, if you don't need all the features to meet your requirements, there are probably other products that will be more cost-effective. It's cost versus the functionality requirement."

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Azure Monitor Splunk
Full observability into your applications, infrastructure, and network. It provides sophisticated tools for collecting and analyzing telemetry that allow you to maximize the performance and availability of your cloud and on-premises resources and applications; Search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data. Splunk Inc. provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. Customers use Splunk to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data.
                                   IT Infrastructure Monitoring Features
Application Monitoring
Bandwidth Monitoring X
Capacity Planning X
Configuration Change Management
Data Movement Monitoring
Health Monitoring X
Multi-Platform Support X
Performance Monitoring
Point-in-Time Visibility X
Reporting / Analytics
Virtual Machine Monitoring X
                                                Integrations
Squadcast
Amazon EKS X
Amazon Redshift X
Amazon Web Services (AWS) X
Azure DevOps Services X
Azure Logic Apps X
Azure Stack X
Beats X
CMS Hub X
CyberOne X

Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Splunk handles a high amount of data very well. We use Splunk to capture information and as an aggregator for monitoring information from different sources. Splunk is very good at alerting us if we… more »
Top Answer: Provides an overview and high-level information.
Top Answer: If Azure Monitor wants to compete with other APM products in the industry, it has to stitch together the information and user flow. It also needs to provide all the information, as you get with Stock… more »
Top Answer: For tools I’d recommend:  -SIEM- LogRhythm -SOAR- Palo Alto XSOAR Doing commercial w/o both (or at least an XDR) is asking to miss details that are critical, and ending up a statistic. Also,… more »
Top Answer: It would really depend on (1) which logs you need to ingest and (2) what are your use cases Splunk is easy for ingestion of anything, but the charge per GB/Day Indexed and it gets expensive as log… more »
Top Answer: The reporting aspect is good and it does what I need it to do.
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Overview

Azure Monitor maximizes the availability and performance of your applications by delivering a comprehensive solution for collecting, analyzing, and acting on telemetry from your cloud and on-premises environments. It helps you understand how your applications are performing and proactively identifies issues affecting them and the resources they depend on.

Splunk software has been around since 2006 and the company has since grown to become an industry leader. Splunk's vision is to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everybody. The company offers a wide range of products to turn machine data into valuable information by monitoring and analyzing all activities. This is known as Operational Intelligence and is the unique value proposition of Splunk.

Splunk is well-known for its Log Management capabilities and also for its Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions.

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Sample Customers
Rackspace, First Gas, Allscripts, ABB Group
Splunk has more than 7,000 customers spread across over 90 countries. These customers include Telenor, UniCredit, ideeli, McKenney's, Tesco, and SurveyMonkey.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm8%
Insurance Company6%
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Financial Services Firm19%
Energy/Utilities Company12%
Computer Software Company10%
Retailer7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm10%
Government7%
Company Size
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Small Business42%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise33%
REVIEWERS
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise54%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise55%
Find out what your peers are saying about Dynatrace, Datadog, AppDynamics and others in Application Performance Management (APM). Updated: November 2021.
555,139 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Azure Monitor is ranked 8th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 9 reviews while Splunk is ranked 1st in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 48 reviews. Azure Monitor is rated 7.2, while Splunk is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Azure Monitor writes "Requires out of the box monitoring, real-time monitoring, and better network mapping". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Splunk writes "Good support with an intuitive dashboard but the cost is too high". Azure Monitor is most compared with Datadog, Dynatrace, SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor, New Relic APM and AppDynamics, whereas Splunk is most compared with Dynatrace, Datadog, IBM QRadar, ELK Logstash and LogRhythm NextGen SIEM.

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