Compare Elastic Beats vs. Splunk

Elastic Beats is ranked 14th in Log Management with 1 review while Splunk is ranked 1st in Log Management with 57 reviews. Elastic Beats is rated 8.0, while Splunk is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Elastic Beats writes "A robust solution with a whole spectrum of features that's extremely scalable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Splunk writes "Its AMIs make it easy to spin up a Splunk cluster or add a new node to it". Elastic Beats is most compared with Splunk, ELK Logstash and IBM QRadar, whereas Splunk is most compared with IBM QRadar, Dynatrace and Graylog.
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There's a whole spectrum of features on the solution that users can take advantage of. It's a very robust product.

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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.The initial setup is really straightforward. It's one of the easiest installations.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 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.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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The dashboard is not user-friendly. The solution, in general, isn't great from a user's perspective.

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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.They should make data onboarding easier.The product was difficult to back up the first time.Splunk needs local technical support.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.

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Splunk is really expensive.Splunk should be able to integrate with other product using the free version.The pricing and licensing of the product are quite high.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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14th
out of 46 in Log Management
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1,708
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Reviews
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Average Words per Review
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Avg. Rating
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1st
out of 46 in Log Management
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98,559
Comparisons
79,886
Reviews
56
Average Words per Review
332
Avg. Rating
8.8
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Overview

Beats is the platform for single-purpose data shippers. They install as lightweight agents and send data from hundreds or thousands of machines to Logstash or Elasticsearch.

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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SprintSplunk 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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Financial Services Firm19%
Energy/Utilities Company17%
Retailer11%
Insurance Company7%
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Software R&D Company29%
Comms Service Provider11%
Financial Services Firm10%
Media Company6%
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Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise59%
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Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise64%
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