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"An affordable solution for small organizations to do basic network monitoring.""This solution has a self-healing handler where if the service is down, it is automatically restarted.""The drafts are easy but what I like about Icinga is that there are many add-ons that you can download."

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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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"The solution lacks many features important to higher-level IT management and network support.""One of the areas that are frustrating is remote monitoring for more than one machine.""At this time, the layout of the website is a bit difficult. It should be more user-friendly for changing the background and logos."

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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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"The product is inexpensive compared to other DBM products.""This is an open-source solution with paid support.""It's an open-source solution."

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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
Icinga monitors infrastructures of all sizes with the integrated cluster system secured by SSL, Integrates with DevOps tools and uses an object based configuration or provision on users' monitoring code through the REST API. Icinga has a lightweight and extensible web interface to keep an eye on your environment and provides modules that extend the functionality of Icinga Web 2. Additionally, it offers a fully preconfigured monitoring stack or just add an external perspective.

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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Puppet Labs, Audi, Spacex, Debian, Snapdeal, McGill, RIPE Network Coordination CentreSplunk 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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Comms Service Provider26%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
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Energy/Utilities Company16%
Retailer10%
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Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm7%
Government6%
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Large Enterprise25%
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Icinga is ranked 26th in Network Monitoring Software with 4 reviews while Splunk is ranked 1st in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 34 reviews. Icinga is rated 7.2, while Splunk is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Icinga writes "Very basic and causes additional issues which we have to work around". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Splunk writes "Good support with an intuitive dashboard but the cost is too high". Icinga is most compared with Zabbix, Nagios Core, Centreon, Nagios XI and Pandora FMS, whereas Splunk is most compared with Datadog, Dynatrace, IBM QRadar, Graylog and ELK Kibana.

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