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Pros
"I have found the cross analysis feature to be the most valuable.""We were able to standardize the internal processes across all internal departments, resulting in almost an elimination of non-standard process flows through our organization.""The most valuable feature is the auto-discovery, which is nice because you don't have to do anything to add a new component.""This product provides good visibility into applications at the backend.""What I like best is the configuration management functionality.""The most valuable feature is automatic discovery.""The fault management is perfect."

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"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.""It has a big user base, so the community is useful.""It provides logs in one place, so they are easy to find. It collects the logs from multiple places, then you have just one place where you see the whole flow from the front-end to the back-end."

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Cons
"For us, the implementation was quite complex but it's because of the large number of different environments we're dealing with.""We want to make our own choice for the AIOps solution and do not want to be forced to use the Broadcom OI solution by default.""The interface is not nice and needs to be improved.""There should be a facility to integrate with other monitoring applications that are currently running in the environment.""Huawei devices are not properly supported, and there are incompatibility issues related to certain protocols.""Event correlation only works on one server, rather than on all of the servers in the same cluster environment.""I think the management or configuration of devices needs some improvement."

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"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.""A problem that we had recently had was we licensed it based on how much data you upload to them every day. Something changed in one our applications, and it started generating three to four times as many logs and. So now, we are trying to assemble something with parts of the Splunk API to warn ourselves, then turn it off and throttle it back more. However it would be better if they had something systematically built into the product that if you're getting close to your license, then to shut things down."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"In general, the license cost will be about 30% of the total TCO for this tool (hardware/support team, OS costs, and OS management).""The product, support, and maintenance are all expensive, which is another reason that we are switching to another solution."

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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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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the auto-discovery, which is nice because you don't have to do anything to add a new component.
Top Answer: The product, support, and maintenance are all expensive, which is another reason that we are switching to another solution.
Top Answer: This solution is too complicated to use for us, especially if you have many components. It's too big for us, which is one of the reasons that we will no longer be using it. It’s Cloud be difficult to… more »
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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CA SpectrumSplunk Enterprise Security
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Overview
CA Spectrum can enable your organization to discover, optimize and improve its infrastructure and the business services running on top of it. By delivering large-enterprise scalability, robust features and superior root cause analysis, this solution can help your organization effectively manage its dynamic, complex IT infrastructure including physical, virtual and cloud environments as well as network virtualization.

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
National Informatics Centre India, Banese, Olympus, AlphaServe Technologies, SicrediSplunk 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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Financial Services Firm16%
Healthcare Company14%
Insurance Company12%
Comms Service Provider10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Financial Services Firm17%
Energy/Utilities Company16%
Retailer9%
Insurance Company9%
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Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government6%
Company Size
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Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise71%
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Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise60%
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise65%
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DX Spectrum is ranked 1st in Network Management Applications with 7 reviews while Splunk is ranked 1st in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 34 reviews. DX Spectrum is rated 8.0, while Splunk is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of DX Spectrum writes "Good monitoring, alerting capabilities, and improved visibility, but AIOps is restricted to Broadcom". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Splunk writes "Good support with an intuitive dashboard but the cost is too high". DX Spectrum is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, DX Performance Management, Zabbix, DX Infrastructure Manager and Nagios XI, whereas Splunk is most compared with Datadog, Dynatrace, IBM QRadar, Graylog and ELK Kibana.

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