Splunk Review

Provides real-time and scheduled searches with alternate functionalities.

What is most valuable?

  • Flexibility when creating dashboards
  • Automated cron searches
  • Real-time and scheduled searches with alternate functionalities
  • User-base integration with LDAP

How has it helped my organization?

It alerted many situations before other monitoring systems identified that there is a critical issue.

What needs improvement?

VMware and security device integration looks a bit complex.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used Splunk for almost three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

As of now, we have had no issues with stability. It is running like a charm.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

From a nodes perspective, there have been no scalability issues.

How is customer service and technical support?

I can say that support is good.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We never used other solutions.

How was the initial setup?

We used the Splunk Cluster setup. It was a bit complex to set up, but management-wise and stability-wise, it was awesome.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

License costs fall under the NDA, but Splunk license costs are public, I believe.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Logstash and others, but Splunk plays a pivotal role.

What other advice do I have?

I would strongly recommend this product, as it would be very beneficial for service operations and management.

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