We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
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.
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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