Dynatrace vs. Splunk

As of May 2019, Dynatrace is ranked 1st in Application Performance Management (APM) with 228 reviews vs Splunk which is ranked 1st in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 69 reviews. The top reviewer of Dynatrace writes "I am confident in the tool's scalability because it easily deals with .NET Applets". The top reviewer of Splunk writes "Its AMIs make it easy to spin up a Splunk cluster or add a new node to it". Dynatrace is most compared with AppDynamics, Splunk and New Relic APM. Splunk is most compared with IBM QRadar, Graylog and Dynatrace.
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Dynatrace has an auto-baseline and uses AI to monitor the performance of each API. The response time is related to the baseline.When collecting data with Dynatrace, we saw every single transaction that happened in real-time.With the Agentless monitoring and ability to create custom plugins, we've been able to transform the tool not just into a great APM solution but a really good enterprise monitoring solution too.Dynatrace helped us with root cause analysis of poor performing components of our applications.The product allows us to build preferred/customized business transactions to track complex transactions. UEM (User Experience Monitoring) agents track user experience on webRequests. The advantage is that Dynatrace correlates the measures on the devices with those on the backend servers, giving us an end-to-end view of the transaction, from the user's phone deep into the backend servers.Dynatrace is an extremely helpful APM solution in large, complex environments, whenever we need to have an integrated vision of our users, infrastructure, and applications.Given the full-stack approach, you are able to view from the end user perspective, almost down to the bare metal.Dynatrace is capable of following all user actions across all monitored infrastructure, even to systems not monitored, but interconnected.

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It helps us uncover bottlenecks in the network.it can explain to management about what kind of traffic is visiting the network. It can also explain other traffic coming in and out, along with protecting against malware.The initial setup is really straightforward. It's one of the easiest installations.The most valuable feature of Splunk is the log monitoring.It can log more logs than other solutions. It's a good way to troubleshoot problems.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 SIEMOur clients are easily able to modify and evolve their implementations.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.

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I would like to see the same features as in the New Relic Insights in the dashboard. That is the only thing I want to see improved in Dynatrace.With Dynatrace in our environment, the managed server required root access to run. As a government agency with tight security, this has been an audit concern for us.In the new Dynatrace solution, support for legacy applications is still not there. ​The functionality needs improvement.Because we are financial, there are certain things that we cannot put on the cloud. However, that is a given fact, not only for us. It is a given fact for any financial company because of PCI compliance. Because of PCI compliance, companies don't take the risk of putting data in the cloud.The GUI has the most room for improvement. Sometimes, it can be a little cumbersome to find things and be able to create your own views, or be able to dig in and understand where things are.It needs a better way to figure out how to dig deeper into the details, e.g., sometimes we have to wade through multiple logs, etc.I would like Dynatrace to be more flexible and user-friendly.

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The product was difficult to back up the first time.Splunk needs local technical support.They should make data onboarding easier.If possible, we would like to have not only a log monitoring system but a network monitoring feature in this solution as well.Cybersecurity and infrastructure monitoring have room for improvement.It needs a better way to export dynamic views without requiring a ton of code and user/pw.It needs integration with a configuration management solution.It needs integration with a configuration management solution.

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Our annual costs were about the same for both AppDynamics and Dynatrace.Pricing can be high, especially for Portuguese standards. But as one says, you get what you pay for.Setup cost is very low considering that it is an almost totally, automatic process.Licensing is very interesting, as you pay only for what is being monitored. A lot of things are given away for no additional cost. If you have a great IT consolidation, it will be pretty cheap. If you have a lot of servers, it will be heavier.I have not been able to observe more than 1% overhead, despite Dynatrace saying that it can be slightly higher in some situations.Purchasing through the AWS Marketplace is excellent.The pricing and licensing are very expensive.Purchasing through the AWS Marketplace was a pretty straightforward process. We had no hiccups.

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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.Splunk's cost is very high. They need to review the pricing. They have to go back and totally readdress the market.It's a little bit expensive for a small to medium enterprise.I think the price could be improved.I am not personally involved with the pricing of the solution.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.

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Overview

Dynatrace has redefined how you monitor today’s digital ecosystems. AI-powered, full stack and completely automated, it’s the only solution that provides answers, not just data, based on deep insight into every user, every transaction, across every application. More than 8,000 customers use Dynatrace to optimize customer experiences, innovate faster and modernize IT operations with absolute confidence.

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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Audi, Best Buy, LinkedIn, CISCO, Intuit, KRONOS, Scottrade, Wells Fargo, ULTA Beauty, Lenovo, Swarovsk, Nike, Whirlpool, American ExpressSplunk 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 Firm35%
Insurance Company11%
Healthcare Company9%
Manufacturing Company8%
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Financial Services Firm24%
Insurance Company14%
Healthcare Company9%
Government9%
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Financial Services Firm19%
Energy/Utilities Company15%
Retailer13%
Insurance Company8%
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Financial Services Firm18%
Comms Service Provider12%
Healthcare Company11%
Manufacturing Company9%
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Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise74%
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Small Business4%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise82%
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise59%
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Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise66%
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