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Pros
"The solution has made it easier for us to trace the problems that we have with our requests and to monitor the timing of each step in each request we do in our endpoints."

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"The level of robustness on offer is very good.""The reporting aspect is good and it does what I need it to do.""There are quite a lot of things that we find useful. Splunk agents are useful and good. Its UI is quite impressive.""The logs on the solution are excellent.""Good for log collection and log management.""The most valuable features are how stable and easy to use Splunk is.""The completeness of the solution is what we like the most.""Easy to deploy and simple to use."

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Cons
"The user interface is sometimes kind of confusing to understand. It's not very user-friendly."

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"Technical support needs to be more responsive.""From the commercial point of view, they have to bring down their costs.""Over time I will have more requirements and I can foresee the solution could improve the search algorithm to run and output the data faster.""In the next releases, I would like to see more pricing flexibility.""Splunk is query-based, which is not the case with most cybersecurity tools. It is based on search queries and can be difficult to use. It would be good if they can make it easier to understand how to create search queries. They can improve the knowledge base for better understanding. To create your dashboard, you need to have a search query. We have multiple firewalls in our company, and we need a dashboard for them. It would be helpful if a default firewall dashboard is included in Splunk to make monitoring easier. If a dashboard is available for a security device, the operation part will be more efficient. We won't have to follow a manual process for this.""If you have to do your own stuff, such as customized charts, it is a little bit more work, but once you're familiar with the Splunk query language, you can pretty much do whatever you want. In terms of features, it should probably have the features that other competitors provide.""It is a good product, but the Achilles heel for a lot of organizations is the cost model for it because it gets expensive. That's because the model is based on how much data it processes a day, which can be prohibitive, especially if you have a lot of data. A lot of customers may not be ready for the sticker shock on how to fully leverage the product. I realized that the reason for that is that when it was originally designed, it was kind of like a big data modeling application. If they want to have a bigger customer base, they can come out with subsets of their product that are focused on specific things and have different pricing models. It may help with the cost.""The complexity could be worked on so that it's even easier and faster."

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"Our customers often complain that the price of Splunk is too high.""It is economical than other solutions.""Its pricing model can be improved.""The subscription is monthly.""It's a yearly subscription.""The solution is a little expensive.""It can be cost-prohibitive when you start to scale and have terabytes of data. Its cost model is based on how much data it processes a day. If they're able to create scaled-down niche or custom package offerings, it may help with the cost. Instead of the full-blown features, if they can narrow the scope where it can only be used for a specific purpose, it would kind of create that market for the product, and it may help with the costing. When you start using it as a central aggregator and you're pumping tons of logs at it, pretty soon, you'll start hitting your cap on what it can process a day. Once you've got that, you're kind of defeating the purpose because you're going to have to scale back.""The price is comparable."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The solution has made it easier for us to trace the problems that we have with our requests and to monitor the timing of each step in each request we do in our endpoints.
Top Answer: I don't have any information in regards to licensing. I'm not on the DevOps team and typically they are the ones that handle it. It's not an aspect of the solution I'm familiar with.
Top Answer: The user interface is sometimes kind of confusing to understand. It's not very user-friendly. They should work to improve this aspect of the product. It should be easier to navigate. While the… more »
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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Overview

AWS X-Ray helps developers analyze and debug production, distributed applications, such as those built using a microservices architecture. With X-Ray, you can understand how your application and its underlying services are performing to identify and troubleshoot the root cause of performance issues and errors. X-Ray provides an end-to-end view of requests as they travel through your application, and shows a map of your application’s underlying components. You can use X-Ray to analyze both applications in development and in production, from simple three-tier applications to complex microservices applications consisting of thousands of services.

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
COMCAST, ConnectWise, skyscanner, AirAsia, cookpad, cimpress, VTEX, zowdow
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 Company26%
Comms Service Provider19%
Media Company15%
Financial Services Firm10%
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Financial Services Firm19%
Energy/Utilities Company12%
Computer Software Company11%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
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 X-Ray is ranked 26th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 1 review while Splunk is ranked 1st in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 45 reviews. AWS X-Ray is rated 7.0, while Splunk is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of AWS X-Ray writes "Scalable and good for tracing problems, but hard to configure". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Splunk writes "Good support with an intuitive dashboard but the cost is too high". AWS X-Ray is most compared with New Relic APM, Google Stackdriver, Datadog, Elastic APM and AppDynamics Browser Real-User Monitoring, whereas Splunk is most compared with Dynatrace, Datadog, IBM QRadar, ELK Logstash and Zabbix.

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