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Pros
"The most valuable feature is the ability to select a minimum amount of active servers so that a new server automatically launches if one fails."

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"The most valuable feature is that it's very good for log aggregation.""The solution is very fast and succinct.""The scalability is good.""With good domain knowledge, one can build almost anything. If you throw in Alert Manager or an integration with ServiceNow. Then, you have your own SIEM""The integration is seamless with many devices and operating systems.""Easy to deploy and simple to use.""The flexibility of the solution is quite good.""Splunk is a user-friendly solution."

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Cons
"The only area of improvement is the speed at which servers are launched. When cleaning up to six servers at a time, it can take up to 15 to 20 minutes to launch new servers."

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"This is a costly solution.""Splunk needs to be able to hold more days of data. At the moment it only holds three months of data.""Being a SIEM solution with a centralized dashboard, we would like to have more options to customize it.""It's difficult to set up initially, and their billing model is also a bit complicated.""It could be more user friendly, in terms of the end-user experience.""The solution could improve by making it more business analysis oriented. The way it is now is designed more for developers.""The solution could improve by increasing the performance. We have run into problems when large amounts of data are processed.""There are a lot of competitive products that are doing better than what Splunk is doing on the analytics side."

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"The pricing is good. I have not had any customers that have complained about the price."

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"The subscription is monthly.""It is economical than other solutions.""The price is comparable.""The price of Splunk is reasonable.""The pricing modules could be improved.""Price-wise, if you compare QRadar to Splunk for SIEM functionality then they are in the same range but when you integrate SOAR with these solutions, Splunk takes the lead and is more competitive.""The solution is a little expensive.""I think that most of the log analytics solutions are expensive and I'm not sure if it's worth it."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the ability to select a minimum amount of active servers so that a new server automatically launches if one fails.
Top Answer: The pricing is good. I have not had any customers that have complained about the price.
Top Answer: The only area of improvement is the speed at which servers are launched. When cleaning up to six servers at a time, it can take up to 15 to 20 minutes to launch new servers.
Top Answer: It would really depend on (1) which logs you need to ingest and (2) what are your use cases Splunk is easy for ingestion of anything, but the charge per GB/Day Indexed and it gets expensive as log… more »
Top Answer: Splunk handles a high amount of data very well. We use Splunk to capture information and as an aggregator for monitoring information from different sources. Splunk is very good at alerting us if we… more »
Top Answer: The reporting aspect is good and it does what I need it to do.
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AWS Auto-Scaling
Splunk Enterprise Security
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Overview

AWS Auto Scaling monitors your applications and automatically adjusts capacity to maintain steady, predictable performance at the lowest possible cost. Using AWS Auto Scaling, it’s easy to setup application scaling for multiple resources across multiple services in minutes. The service provides a simple, powerful user interface that lets you build scaling plans for resources including Amazon EC2 instances and Spot Fleets, Amazon ECS tasks, Amazon DynamoDB tables and indexes, and Amazon Aurora Replicas. AWS Auto Scaling makes scaling simple with recommendations that allow you to optimize performance, costs, or balance between them. If you’re already using Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling to dynamically scale your Amazon EC2 instances, you can now combine it with AWS Auto Scaling to scale additional resources for other AWS services. With AWS Auto Scaling, your applications always have the right resources at the right time.

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
Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
Splunk has more than 7,000 customers spread across over 90 countries. These customers include Telenor, UniCredit, ideeli, McKenney's, Tesco, and SurveyMonkey.
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider26%
Financial Services Firm13%
Manufacturing Company7%
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Financial Services Firm19%
Energy/Utilities Company12%
Computer Software Company10%
Retailer7%
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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm10%
Government7%
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Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise55%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise57%
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AWS Auto Scaling is ranked 17th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 1 review while Splunk is ranked 1st in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 47 reviews. AWS Auto Scaling is rated 10.0, while Splunk is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of AWS Auto Scaling writes "A well-documented, user-friendly interface with a simple setup for the automatic launching and configuring of servers". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Splunk writes "Good support with an intuitive dashboard but the cost is too high". AWS Auto Scaling is most compared with VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront and Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI), whereas Splunk is most compared with Dynatrace, Datadog, IBM QRadar, ELK Logstash and Zabbix.

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