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"This solution allows me to have true visibility for any metrics when it comes to my cloud, and private.""This solution makes it a lot easier to figure out trends within very different data sources, which makes it easy to see why something is misbehaving.""The features I find most valuable is the querying and alerting capabilities.""People are very pleased with the implementation.""The most valuable aspects of the solution are its ease of use and its ease of implementation.""No issues with stability."

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"If [the problem] is something related to HTTP or VoIP, then I can have a quick look into the protocols, a process which gives me some good ideas...""The response times, with the performance, are really interesting too, where you can see the packet loss.""Capturing traffic [is very interesting]. Currently, with our configuration, we don't capture the payload of the packets, just the header. But when we want the body, the payload of the packets, we can do a PCAP, and then analyze it within Wireshark.""I always have the Skylight dashboard on one of my screens... Now you can create your own dashboard, specific to an application, specific to a server, or to something else.""The ability to measure performance end-to-end across the cloud data center allows us to take corrective action to keep our channels online.""The solution’s UI and single pane of glass is good. The new dashboard is modern with its new design. The look of it is not pretty, but it is efficient, which is good. It is user-friendly; you can find what you need on the interface quickly.""This solution has helped to improve the interaction between our network, datacenter, and application teams. I have used other tools, but this tool can pinpoint the root cause of my application or network issue in the majority of the cases. So, it helps different divisions or groups in the IT department to troubleshoot together and get an issue resolved. This tool helps a lot in our day-to-day networking application and IT operations."

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"This solution helps us increase our productivity.""It is easy to use, and easy to implement.""The client site login is pretty extensible and probably cost-effective.""It is very stable. We have not had any problems.""It has helped us look at modern technology, as well as penetrate our legacy systems, to see where the bottlenecks are.""The product is adept at log mining.""The stock analysts and security people use one single dashboard (one single location) to check our logs.""It scales better in the cloud than on-premise."

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"I would like to see integration with Kubernetes cluster and APIs so that you can manage the entire stack.""I would like to see more out-of-the-box dashboards for in-depth application monitoring of standard products that are out there.""In the new version, I would love to see more prediction capabilities. It would be great if one could see the alerts get a little more enriched with information and become more human-friendly instead of the technical stuff that they put in there. I think those would be really awesome outcomes to get.""The implementation is a long process that should be improved.""They could make it more easy to plug-in data so that a nontechnical person will be able to use it, like accountants or finance people. That way they don't have to ask us.""It could use a URL document server. Everything in the market is moving towards automation and everybody's looking for the single click operations as well relational data locality."

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"If you want a new version, you go to the website. The hardest part is finding the link, where is that .bin file? Sometimes it's pretty hidden in a document... it's hidden in the release notes or in another file somewhere. And it's usually not on the first page either.""It's a bit slow. When I execute a query, something general with a short timeframe that covers one month, for instance, and I do not specify the IP source or IP destination, it can take ages because it has to query the whole database.""This solution is expensive compared to some others.""It needs the possibility to export data because it is not easy to see larger data sets, e.g., for one month. It would be interesting to export data into a PDF or dashboard to keep a history of the situation.""For the PVX, they are in the process of getting the results to export to cloud and SaaS for analytics. They told me that this will happen later this year. Right now, for the most part, I create that data myself."

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"I would like to see ability to master management. In terms of clustering, how it manages clustering needs improvement.""I would like some additional AI capabilities to provide additional information about things going wrong and things going well.""If it could be made available as a service, this would be much better than as a product.""We would like more integrations with other cloud products, not just AWS, e.g., Azure.""There are new services which are coming up. If Splunk can catch up with the speed of Amazon, and with the integration, instead of us waiting for another year or so, that would be good.""The integration with all our tool sets felt like we were reinventing the wheel, which was a pain point for us.""The search could be improved. Now, it is a bit difficult to write search queries because they become quite long, then maintaining those long search queries is a quite challenging.""The historical data extraction needs improvement. I would like the capability of taking data and having it trend longer."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Educational pricing is available for this solution.""We were given a year's worth of service. It was included within our ELA. We were trying to do a proof of concept, which is almost over now.""Different locations require different setups. In your terms, around 300 to around 400K USD."

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"If you look into Riverbed, it's a licensing nightmare. You need to pay for every type of analysis... If you don't look into licensing, Riverbed and SolarWinds are pretty comparable. But if you look into licensing it would not be smart to go for either of them. On the pure, bare-metal basis, it's the same. But when you get the bare metal and a few basic licenses, then you need all those other licenses just to be sure that there's no issue... One of the great things about Skylight is you have them all, and you actually need them all.""It's not for free, clearly. But on the other hand, it offers very interesting functionality. We pay around €100,000.""Pricing is a little bit expensive.""We understand there's a significant cost difference, but have yet to investigate fully.""The pricing is cheaper than other competing products, which is better for our budgets.""It provides value and the cost is not huge."

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"I assume that the pricing is reasonable, because if it was too costly, there are other alternatives.""We have seen ROI and improvements as we have continued to use the product, but they are more reactive.""Splunk is not free.""It would be nice if the pricing were cheaper. However, we did purchase it.""We have had a reduction in the time it takes to resolve issues and correlate what has failed.""The pricing seems good relative to the other vendors that we have had here. However, they need to find ways to be more flexible with the licensing and be able to deal with situations where we start generating more logs. Maybe having some controls in the Splunk interface to turn it off, so we don't have to change anything in our application.""Some of the insights that we have obtained as a part of using Splunk have greatly helped us in increasing our revenue in terms of selling our products.""I am not personally involved with the pricing of the solution."

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Also Known As
Wavefront, Wavefront by VMware, VMware Tanzu Observability Accedian SkyLIGHT PVX, SkyLIGHT PVX, SecurActive, Performance VisionSplunk Enterprise Security
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Overview

VMware Tanzu Observability provides metrics-driven analytics at massive scale, so you can get the most out of your cloud-native apps.

Accedian provides performance analytics and end user experience solutions for on-premise, cloud and hybrid IT infrastructures. Accedian SkylightTM delivers unified network and application performance monitoring (NAPM) visibility across the entire application and network chain, with best in class resolution and velocity. This enables Accedian customers to assure their business-critical digital infrastructure and unlock the full productivity of their users.

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
Box, Intuit, Workday, Groupon, British Gas, SpaceApe, Marketo, DoordDash, LyftT-Systems, Thomson Reuters, Bordeaux Metropole, CGI, Citadelle Regional Hospital Center, Lorraine Institute of Oncology, Luxembourg Institute of Health, Groupe BPCE, Group S, Splitpoint, Horus-Net, Audatex, Indexis, Province de Liège, EASI, Spie Batignolles, FaymonvilleSplunk 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 Company36%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm9%
Retailer6%
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Healthcare Company21%
Local Government14%
Government14%
K 12 Educational Company Or School7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider26%
University6%
Manufacturing Company4%
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Energy/Utilities Company17%
Financial Services Firm17%
Retailer10%
Insurance Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm6%
Media Company6%
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Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise29%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise58%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise67%
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Accedian Skylight is ranked 10th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 6 reviews while Splunk is ranked 1st in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 28 reviews. Accedian Skylight is rated 8.4, while Splunk is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Accedian Skylight writes "Saved us a few servers that we would have bought, not knowing that developers were making mistakes". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Splunk writes "Its AMIs make it easy to spin up a Splunk cluster or add a new node to it". Accedian Skylight is most compared with Dynatrace, SolarWinds NPM, NETSCOUT nGeniusONE, New Relic APM and PRTG Network Monitor, whereas Splunk is most compared with Datadog, Dynatrace, IBM QRadar, Graylog and ELK Kibana.

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