Splunk Review

Makes us much faster finding and addressing issues


What is our primary use case?

Splunk is our monitoring and investigating Swiss Army knife for key applications and systems. If we run it, we Splunk it.

How has it helped my organization?

We are much faster finding and addressing issues with Splunk. We reduce the MTR and get more done.

What is most valuable?

So many of Splunk's features are invaluable to us:  

  • Machine and business data retention
  • Solid HA and distribution
  • Adaptability to custom data
  • Search, Search, Search.

What needs improvement?

I would like to get visibility into the data pipelines on heavy forwarders and indexers to see exactly their source and the cause of saturation when it occurs. This would help us learn even more about our high use applications.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No scalability issues.

How is customer service and technical support?

The support team is very competent.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is very straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

We implemented in-house

What was our ROI?

Our ROI is high.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated LogRhythm.

What other advice do I have?

I love this product.

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