Splunk Review

A stable, scalable solution with comprehensive dashboards and helpful technical support

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case of this solution is to monitor Cyber Mission databases.

I create the diagrams to create an architecture that is then implemented. However, creating these diagrams are for my own learnings since these implementations are usually already available in the cloud office logs.

What is most valuable?

The features I have found most valuable are the dashboards. 

I monitor the complete capacity that users are using in the company.

What needs improvement?

An area of improvement would be the licensing of the solution. They need a free license, which would allow faster lead times.

They also need to update their documentation.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability of the solution is amazing because it can collect a lot of data and you can have your own structure to monitor this data.

How are customer service and technical support?

The customer service/technical support was helpful and they answered my questions as best they could.

How was the initial setup?

The setup was easy, but you have to have a VPN connection depending on the security protocols in place.

What about the implementation team?

The deployment was in-house and took about two days with the correct licenses and permissions.

What other advice do I have?

It is important to define different guidelines to integrate Splunk in development, QA, and production deployments. Additionally, define the applications that will be used and the configuration of the databases to collect the data. If this is not done, there will be a lot of issues due to, for example, master access or permissions to use the database collector and blocks.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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