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"I am impressed by the reporting on the average eight ports that we get from this solution.""It's a service from Microsoft, so it will scale.""The solution integrates well with the Microsoft platform.""A product that is well-integrated for monitoring Microsoft Azure.""The most valuable feature is that it's stable. It hasn't crossed any thresholds.""The most valuable feature is that it ensures our servers are up.""The solution works well overall. It's easy to implement and simple to use.""Good load and metrics gathering and very good analysis."

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"In the past we used the different application to collect logs. We used SurfWatch and VMware to do so. But, we found that the Splunk has more capacity to do more in less time. They provide a aster speed to index all the events , and this is a huge asset.""It is quite extensible. It is a platform that we can build our use instead of each case instead of each case being limited or restricted to each capability. This is probably the best feature.""It's extremely scalable. It's a very robust solution and certainly has the capability of handling far bigger data requirements than a lot of the other tools. Generally what ends up happening with me is that my clients tend, for the most part, to be mid-tier organizations where the cost of that solutions would be accompanying requirements for people just becomes way too prohibitive. Especially considering the model that they use for costing, which is based on the volume of data. Of course, they're going to put everything including the Coke machine as the ability to collect data off of it, because of course the more they can put through the tool the more money they make.""It's very flexible. If you look from the cloud implementation it is there. Reports are made quickly. Unlike other tools, it caters to all kinds of technical information on the front very easily. There's no need to put in any technical information. You can pull on the reports very easily, take action, and notify stakeholders.""The search function for spam is like a google search. You just enter and it will quickly show you the results.""The initial setup is simple, not very complex. Initial deployment takes around 10 to 15 minutes to set up the entire base for Splunk including all three tiers.""We can present to our management in real time the security of the batch management for the PCs, security regarding the network equipment. We're currently working in the Azure Cloud project, so we can send any logs from the cloud to Splunk. We can monitor them and we can present to the managers and customers. It's a very good solution for reporting. We use Splunk for reporting and monitoring of any solution in the company.""It can log more logs than other solutions. It's a good way to troubleshoot problems."

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"They need to work on a more hybrid deployment that will allow us to monitor local on-premise deployments and connect to different systems. I would like to see more integration.""They can simplify the overall complexity since you have multiple data sources in the cloud for monitoring. It's quite simple, but there are so many portals. It takes time to work with it. If they could simplify the user configuration, that would be good.""n comparison to New Relic, which I've used before, it's a bit more complicated. It's not as easy to use. It also took some time to get it working. The implementation needs to be simpler.""As a younger product it still has room for feature improvement and enhancement.""The troubleshooting logs need improvement. There should be some improvement there. I have a hard time finding the right logs at the right times whenever there is an issue occurring.""When something goes down, we want the option to have automation in place to get it back up again as quickly as possible.""I'd like the solution to do more around vulnerability assessment. It's lacking in the product right now.""Automation related to gathering metrics from more applications could be improved."

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"Splunk is not very user-friendly. It has a complex architecture in comparison to other solutions on the market.""I would like to see future development in terms of ML (Machine Learning).""I think the tech support response time could be a bit better. Sometimes I need to wait more than 24 hours for a response to my tickets.""The tool itself is very difficult to configure. It's great for its number of inputs, for the different types of systems devices, and things that it could collect information from. To actually make good use of it, you need a fairly dedicated team of people that have some reasonably good programming or modeling skills to be able to do the things that you need to do with it. Whereas a lot of the other tools are better packaged for that, and so require a lot less training and a lot less dedication.""It does not give us permission to implement on-premise so we implement them on the cloud.""Spam has different plugins but by default, the logs are not organized, it shows that there are roll-ups that are out of the box. I saw many plugins that can help improve or extend Splunk's functionality but I haven't tried any of them.""Splunk does not build apps. They only go back and validate the apps that somebody has already built. They should have remote consulting support. They have a wonderful solution. They have 24/7 security. Nobody needs to depend on any third party and will therefore just buy Splunk on the cloud.""The security can be improved."

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"I am not personally involved with the pricing of the solution.""I think the price could be improved.""It's a little bit expensive for a small to medium enterprise.""Splunk's cost is very high. They need to review the pricing. They have to go back and totally readdress the market.""Splunk should be able to integrate with other product using the free version.""The pricing and licensing of the product are quite high.""Splunk is really expensive.""I think that most of the monitoring solutions are expensive."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: We like this searchability and availability of the data.
Top Answer: The price could be lower but it is not a must.
Top Answer: We are a consulting firm and we have a lot of experience with Microsoft Azure solutions. The Azure Monitor is one of the products that we implement for our clients.
Top Answer: Dynatrace and Splunk are two different solutions that provide insight from different perspectives. Dynatrace is installed on servers/applications to provide APM and Splunk is more a log and data… more »
Top Answer: Focused on log collection and analysis. IT Operations - Predict and prevent problems with log (trap/syslog/Windows Events/ AD logs/etc.) monitoring experience Security - Assists with threat… more »
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Overview

Azure Monitor maximizes the availability and performance of your applications by delivering a comprehensive solution for collecting, analyzing, and acting on telemetry from your cloud and on-premises environments. It helps you understand how your applications are performing and proactively identifies issues affecting them and the resources they depend on.

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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Rackspace, First Gas, Allscripts, ABB Group 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 Company36%
Comms Service Provider13%
Insurance Company7%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
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Financial Services Firm18%
Energy/Utilities Company15%
Retailer9%
Insurance Company9%
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Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government6%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise30%
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Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise59%
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise65%
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Azure Monitor is ranked 8th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 11 reviews while Splunk is ranked 1st in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 33 reviews. Azure Monitor is rated 7.8, while Splunk is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Azure Monitor writes "This integrated add-on for Microsoft Azure helps monitor performance of the base product ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Splunk writes "Good support with an intuitive dashboard but the cost is too high". Azure Monitor is most compared with Datadog, Dynatrace, AppDynamics, SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor and New Relic APM, whereas Splunk is most compared with Datadog, Dynatrace, IBM QRadar and Graylog.

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