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Pros
"The optimization and flexibility of visualization tools."

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"The completeness of the solution is what we like the most.""The most valuable aspect of the solution is the dashboard. It's very intuitive.""It's the completeness of the solution that we like the most.""The flexibility of the solution is quite good.""This is a straightforward solution, easy to configure.""The logs on the solution are excellent.""Splunk can extract all kinds of data. There's no limitation on what kind of structured and unstructured data one needs to extract — it can access any kind of data, including machine-generated data.""Splunk is a user-friendly solution."

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Cons
"Security could be improved thereby avoiding the necessity of a third party plugin."

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"It's difficult to set up initially, and their billing model is also a bit complicated.""There are a lot of competitive products that are doing better than what Splunk is doing on the analytics side.""Our two main complaints are about the difficulty of the initial setup and the licensing model.""The solution has a high learning curve for users. It's a little complicated when you're trying to figure out all the features and what they do.""This is a costly solution.""It could be more user friendly, in terms of the end-user experience.""I'd say I am happy with the technical support, not elated. They provide great support, but sometimes they don't have the answers that I need.""In terms of the interface, it could include some improvements for the look and feel."

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"I think that most of the monitoring solutions are expensive.""I think that most of the log analytics solutions are expensive and I'm not sure if it's worth it.""Our customers often complain that the price of Splunk is too high.""Licensing is a yearly, one-time cost.""The price is comparable.""The pricing model is expensive and a nightmare based on the amount of data.""The solution is a little expensive.""It is economical than other solutions."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Our primary use case is essentially as a visualization of system and application logs as well as metrics, and we have time-based analysis that we like to do as well. We are customers of ELK and I'm an… more »
Top Answer: It all depends on the purpose. For log monitoring, it's one of the best solutions out there. For SIEM or APM, there are better solutions (although some SIEM solutions are actually based on… more »
Top Answer: The log aggregation is great.
Top Answer: The TERM licensing model is still not very useful. It's not helping us. They used to have a perpetual licensing model. Now Splunk is offering annual term/subscription only. That's costly and it's more… more »
Ranking
7th
out of 59 in Data Visualization
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9,325
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1
Average Words per Review
550
Rating
8.0
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95,054
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79,515
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29
Average Words per Review
484
Rating
8.0
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Splunk Enterprise Security
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Overview

Kibana lets you visualize your Elasticsearch data and navigate the Elastic Stack, so you can do anything from learning why you're getting paged at 2:00 a.m. to understanding the impact rain might have on your quarterly numbers.

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
Sprint, Grab, Volkswagen, Autopilot, Voyages-SNCF.com, Just Eat, Accenture, Dell, Verizon Wireless, Kaidee, Green Man Gaming, Compare Group, Tango, Quizlet
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
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm11%
Government6%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm17%
Energy/Utilities Company12%
Computer Software Company11%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm10%
Government7%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise57%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise56%
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ELK Kibana is ranked 7th in Data Visualization with 1 review while Splunk is ranked 1st in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 37 reviews. ELK Kibana is rated 8.0, while Splunk is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of ELK Kibana writes "Visualization tools are optimized providing us with increased flexibility". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Splunk writes "Good support with an intuitive dashboard but the cost is too high". ELK Kibana is most compared with Tableau, Qlik Sense, Databricks, Oracle Analytics Cloud and IBM Cognos Dashboard, whereas Splunk is most compared with Dynatrace, Datadog, IBM QRadar, Zabbix and AppDynamics.

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