Splunk Review

Has the ability to add the functionality you want but it is expensive


What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is for monitoring and cybersecurity.

What needs improvement?

The clusters are hard. It has too many moving parts. 

They should make data onboarding easier.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Its ability to scale nicely is one of Splunk's strengths. You just horizontally add another machine and you get your scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?


If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Our clients switch from Nagios or other monitoring solutions because the other solutions were not as flexible as Splunk. With Splunk, you can do things very programmatically. With a help of a developer and included SDK you can add needed functionality.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is really straightforward. It's one of the easiest installations. 

This product doesn't have any kind of dependencies, it just worked from one package. Install it and boom, you have a working solution.

What about the implementation team?


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

Splunk is on expensive side.

There are some premium add-ons like Splunk Enterprise Security or ITSI which makes it more expensive.

What other advice do I have?

I would advise to get Splunk professional services from Splunk.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner.
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