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Pros
"Having a tool where you can find logs that were generated months ago, and being able to search over a long period of time, is great.""The optimization and flexibility of visualization tools."

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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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"Having a kind of wizard that would help you when you are typing your search would make it easier and quicker to refine your search, and ultimately find what you are looking for.""Security could be improved thereby avoiding the necessity of a third party plugin."

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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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"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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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, QuizletSplunk 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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Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider20%
Media Company7%
Government7%
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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 Firm7%
Government6%
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Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise60%
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise65%
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ELK Kibana is ranked 8th in Data Visualization with 3 reviews while Splunk is ranked 1st in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 34 reviews. ELK Kibana is rated 7.6, while Splunk is rated 8.2. 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, Oracle Analytics Cloud, SAS Visual Analytics and Sisense, whereas Splunk is most compared with Datadog, Dynatrace, IBM QRadar, Graylog and Zabbix.

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