Compare ELK Logstash vs. Splunk

ELK Logstash is ranked 10th in Log Management with 4 reviews while Splunk is ranked 1st in Log Management with 58 reviews. ELK Logstash is rated 7.2, while Splunk is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of ELK Logstash writes "Helps us with application behavioral analysis and tuning". 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". ELK Logstash is most compared with Graylog, IBM QRadar and Splunk, whereas Splunk is most compared with IBM QRadar, Dynatrace and Graylog. See our ELK Logstash vs. Splunk report.
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Pros
The visualization is very good.It is the best open-source product for people working in SO, managing and analyzing logs.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.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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Cons
There are connectors to gather logs for Windows PCs and Linux PCs, but if we have to get the logs from Syslog then we have to do it manually, and this should be automated.If the documentation were improved and made more clear for beginners, or even professionals, then we would be more attracted to this solution.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.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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Pricing and Cost Advice
We are using the free, open-source version of this solution.We use the open-source version, so there is no charge for this solution.

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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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10th
out of 45 in Log Management
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18,565
Comparisons
17,053
Reviews
4
Average Words per Review
365
Avg. Rating
7.3
1st
out of 45 in Log Management
Views
95,486
Comparisons
77,036
Reviews
56
Average Words per Review
332
Avg. Rating
8.8
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Also Known As
Elastic Stack, ELK Stack
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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
Sprint, 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.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company37%
Manufacturing Company17%
Comms Service Provider7%
Insurance Company6%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm20%
Energy/Utilities Company16%
Retailer12%
Insurance Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company25%
Financial Services Firm13%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company6%
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise59%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise66%
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