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Pros
"The price is very less expensive compared to the other solutions.""The solution allows us to dig deep into data.""For full stack observability, Elastic is the best tool compared with any other tool .""We use AppDynamics and Elastic. The reason why we're using Elastic APM is because of the license count. It's very favorable compared to AppDynamics. It's inexpensive; it's economical."

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"Our clients are easily able to modify and evolve their implementations.""The most valuable feature is the log aggregation, being able to scan through all of the logs.""The completeness of the solution is what we like the most.""The logs on the solution are excellent.""The reporting aspect is good and it does what I need it to do.""This is a straightforward solution, easy to configure.""Splunk is a user-friendly solution.""It allows us to digest the information, the data, the different data streams, so we can make decisions based upon information that we receive, and it is pretty robust."

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Cons
"The auto-discovery isn't nearly as good. That's a big portion of it. When you drop the agent onto the JVM and you're trying to figure things out, having to go through and manually do all that is cumbersome.""The solution needs to use more AI. Once the product onboards AI, users would more effectively be able to track endpoints for specific messages.""Elastic APM's visualization is not that great compared to other tools. It's number of metrics is very low.""The solution would be better if it was capable of more automation, especially in a monitoring capacity or for the response to abnormalities."

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"An area of improvement would be the licensing of the solution. They need a free license, which would allow faster lead times.""The solution could improve by increasing the performance. We have run into problems when large amounts of data are processed.""I would like to see more SIEM functionality and a better ticket tool.""Being a SIEM solution with a centralized dashboard, we would like to have more options to customize it.""The difficult part is related to integration with sources of data that are used to create the logs as this depends on the infrastructure of the client.""It needs integration with a configuration management solution.""Its pricing model and integration with third-party services can be improved. We had faced an issue with integration. The alerting feature is currently not available with Splunk, but it is definitely available with Datadog and PagerDuty. They should include this feature. A few dashboards in Splunk look quite old and are not that modern. They aren't bad, but improving these dashboards will definitely make Splunk more attractive and usable. I read in a few blog posts that there were a few security incidents related to Splunk agents. So, it can be made more secure.""Deployment is not difficult but the lock sources and configurations can take time."

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"The pricing model is expensive and a nightmare based on the amount of data.""The pricing modules could be improved.""Our customers often complain that the price of Splunk is too high.""The price is comparable.""Licensing is a yearly, one-time cost.""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.""This solution is costly. Splunk is obviously a great product, but you should only choose this product if you need all the features provided. Otherwise, if you don't need all the features to meet your requirements, there are probably other products that will be more cost-effective. It's cost versus the functionality requirement.""This product could use better pricing in general."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The solution allows us to dig deep into data.
Top Answer: I don't have any details in terms of pricing. It's not an aspect of the solution I am familiar with.
Top Answer: There needs to be less boiler code. That's where I see a solution such as Dynatrace as being very good. We need to just deploy the Dynatrace and then it just uses all the TCP packages et cetera, to… 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

Elastic APM is an application performance monitoring system built on the Elastic Stack. It allows you to monitor software services and applications in real time — collect detailed performance information on response time for incoming requests, database queries, calls to caches, external HTTP requests, and more. This makes it easy to pinpoint and fix performance problems quickly.

Elastic APM also automatically collects unhandled errors and exceptions. Errors are grouped based primarily on the stacktrace, so you can identify new errors as they appear and keep an eye on how many times specific errors happen.

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
PSCU, Entel, VITAS, Mimecast, Barrett Steel, Butterfield Bank
Splunk has more than 7,000 customers spread across over 90 countries. These customers include Telenor, UniCredit, ideeli, McKenney's, Tesco, and SurveyMonkey.
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Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm14%
Healthcare Company5%
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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 Business31%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise54%
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Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise55%
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Elastic APM is ranked 15th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 4 reviews while Splunk is ranked 1st in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 48 reviews. Elastic APM is rated 7.6, while Splunk is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Elastic APM writes "The best full stack observability compared to any other tool". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Splunk writes "Good support with an intuitive dashboard but the cost is too high". Elastic APM is most compared with Dynatrace, AppDynamics, Datadog, New Relic Browser and Scout APM, whereas Splunk is most compared with Dynatrace, Datadog, IBM QRadar, ELK Logstash and Microsoft Sentinel.

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