ELK Logstash vs. Splunk

ELK Logstash is ranked 10th in Log Management with 2 reviews vs Splunk which is ranked 1st in Log Management with 47 reviews. The top reviewer of ELK Logstash writes "Stable, with good documentation, but needs better email notification". The top reviewer of Splunk writes "Monitors all machine logins and actions taken on those machines under each user". ELK Logstash is most compared with Graylog, IBM QRadar and LogRhythm NextGen SIEM. Splunk is most compared with IBM QRadar, LogRhythm NextGen SIEM and ArcSight. See our ELK Logstash vs. Splunk report.
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ELK documentation is very good, so never needed to contact technical support.

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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.Positive features include replication capabilities, software development kits, and the architecture.It is a one stop shop as a full monitoring and alerting solution for operations and application analysis for most of our back-end systems.We used it to create a custom anomaly detection data model to monitor the activity of our back-end services on an hourly basis relative to the past three months of activity.Splunk UBA is useful for fraud detection and for detection of APTs, advanced persistent threats.UBA, User Behavior Analytics, is a key feature.We can ingest and correlate data from virtually any type of system.

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Email notification should be done the same way as Logentries does it.We set up a cron job to delete old logs so that we wouldn't hit a disk space issue. Such a feature should be available in the UI, where old logs can be deleted automatically. (Don’t know if this feature is already there).They don't provide user authentication and authorisation features (Shield) as a part of their open-source version.Authentication is not a default in Kibana. We need to have another tool to have authentication and authorization. These two should be part of Kibana.We had issues with scalability. Logstash was not scaling and aggregation was getting delayed. We moved to Fluentd making our stack from ELK to EFK.

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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.The solution could use a different licensing model.An improved user interface along with multi-tenancy support would be beneficial.It needs to improve the way to install third-party apps and enable installation without logging into splunk.com.I think the machine learning should be emphasized. Now, it's really important to analyze Big Data, data mining. A SIEM solution, like Splunk, needs an improved data mining solution, artificial intelligence.Missing capability for audio/video and image processing.

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It is possible to use a developer's license, which is up to 10GB per day of volume traffic, which is usually enough for most use cases.Free Splunk license for PoCs on personal machines and the ability to scale the PoC to an enterprise level app.It can be expensive, especially the licensing costs. However, there is added value in what it can do, not just log aggregation.Splunk is a bit pricier, but the benefits and ROI are huge.It is a pretty high cost solution, but if your organization has the funds, it can bring many benefits.Personnel costs are saved by not having to involve the domain developers from multiple teams when tracing a problem that spans multiple platforms.Truly evaluate the data you want to ingest and go slow. Pulling in data that can provide no use to your mission only wastes data against your license.Our ROI is high.

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Also Known AsElastic Stack, ELK Stack
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Overview
Overview

Logstash is an open source, server-side data processing pipeline that ingests data from a multitude of sources simultaneously, transforms it, and then sends it to your favorite “stash.”

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
Sample CustomersSprint, Grab, Autopilot, Just Eat, Verizon Wireless, Green Man Gaming, Compare Group, Tango, Perceivant, QuizletSplunk 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 Firm
20%
Energy/Utilities Company
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Retailer
14%
University
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Energy/Utilities Company
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Large Enterprise
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