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Pros
"The optimization and flexibility of visualization tools."

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"The most valuable features in Splunk are the search function and the ability to run selected session reports. The session reports are important because I can use them to see what is going on in our environment weekly. Additionally, we can use the graph to see how often that particular event is happening.""The data analysis part is good in Splunk, which is something that I like the most. It is also quite easy to use. Its dashboards, visualizations, and analytics are good.""The most valuable feature is the log aggregation, being able to scan through all of the logs.""The solution allows easy gathering and ingestion of the data.""The integration is seamless with many devices and operating systems.""We can easily configure things as required in relation to our use cases.""It's the completeness of the solution that we like the most.""The initial setup isn't overly complex."

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Cons
"Security could be improved thereby avoiding the necessity of a third party plugin."

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"The price of the solution could be cheaper.""There is improvement needed when importing from some types of data sources.""It needs integration with a configuration management solution.""The solution could improve by increasing the performance. We have run into problems when large amounts of data are processed.""In terms of the interface, it could include some improvements for the look and feel.""It needs integration with a configuration management solution.""Splunk needs to be able to hold more days of data. At the moment it only holds three months of data.""Technical support needs to be more responsive."

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"It is economical than other solutions.""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.""The price of Splunk is reasonable.""My customers have found the price of the solution to be high.""I think that most of the monitoring solutions are expensive.""I think that most of the log analytics solutions are expensive and I'm not sure if it's worth it.""The pricing model is based on the number of gigabytes that you ingest into the Splunk system. So it can be an expensive solution.""It's a yearly subscription."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Our primary use case is essentially as a visualization of system and application logs as well as metrics, and we have time-based analysis that we like to do as well. We are customers of ELK and I'm an… more »
Top Answer: It all depends on the purpose. For log monitoring, it's one of the best solutions out there. For SIEM or APM, there are better solutions (although some SIEM solutions are actually based on… more »
Top Answer: Hi @Faustine Chisasa,  I will go with ELK + Grafana. Elasticsearch is highly distributed, scalable and fast. You got power of storage. Logstash is highly pluggable and rich in plugins. You can use… 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: 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: The reporting aspect is good and it does what I need it to do.
Ranking
7th
out of 59 in Data Visualization
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8.0
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Average Words per Review
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Splunk Enterprise Security
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Overview

Kibana lets you visualize your Elasticsearch data and navigate the Elastic Stack, so you can do anything from learning why you're getting paged at 2:00 a.m. to understanding the impact rain might have on your quarterly numbers.

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
Sprint, Grab, Volkswagen, Autopilot, Voyages-SNCF.com, Just Eat, Accenture, Dell, Verizon Wireless, Kaidee, Green Man Gaming, Compare Group, Tango, Quizlet
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 Company27%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm11%
Government7%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm19%
Energy/Utilities Company12%
Computer Software Company11%
Retailer7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm10%
Government7%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise55%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise57%
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ELK Kibana is ranked 7th in Data Visualization with 1 review while Splunk is ranked 1st in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 45 reviews. ELK Kibana is rated 8.0, while Splunk is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of ELK Kibana writes "Visualization tools are optimized providing us with increased flexibility". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Splunk writes "Good support with an intuitive dashboard but the cost is too high". ELK Kibana is most compared with Tableau, Qlik Sense, Databricks, Oracle Analytics Cloud and IBM Cognos Dashboard, whereas Splunk is most compared with Dynatrace, Datadog, IBM QRadar, ELK Logstash and Zabbix.

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