Splunk vs Tableau

Splunk is ranked 2nd in Data Visualization with 46 reviews vs Tableau which is ranked 1st in Data Visualization with 120 reviews. The top reviewer of Splunk writes "Monitors all machine logins and actions taken on those machines under each user". The top reviewer of Tableau writes "The visualizations bring out patterns buried under a mountain of data. I’d like to see a speedometer chart template". Splunk is most compared with IBM QRadar, LogRhythm and ArcSight. Tableau is most compared with Microsoft BI, SAS Visual Analytics and Oracle OBIEE. See our Splunk vs Tableau report.
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Pros
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.Capability to expand the functionality through custom code for data inputs, commands, visualization, alerts, and machine learning.Splunk has significantly helped with aggregation and correlation of critical logs. Not having to grep on each individual server has made everyone more efficient.Splunk has facilitated the correlation of information security logs to look for incidents which could cause damage to the company's infrastructure, as well as financial losses from leaks.

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​Data is easily understood at all levels of the company.Business insights are shared across various departments.Its ease of use and ability to convert drag and drop gestures into queries.The ability to create complex calculations.​Its ease of use and ability to convert drag and drop gestures into queries.Tableau's support could improve.Partner support is very good.The most valuable feature is the drag and drop, then the simplicity to build dashboards which allows us to provide more usable data to our customers.

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Cons
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.While scheduled reports can be embedded, Splunk dashboard can not be embedded directly without enabling cross origin.DMC should be a little more intuitive with better dashboarding. Seeing the cause of data flow can be tough to track down.Splunk can improve regex/asset analysis as we do not want to crawl until it is done.It can be tough to get a hold of somebody in technical support depending on the complexity of the issue.The Enterprise Security app could be improved. We have had trouble with it working from the first day.

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​Conditional formatting could be an interesting feature to provide to final users.The data preparation/blending options are very basic. They could be improved.Tableau is a company that does not respect partners.I would like them to include the Italian language, as I can see there are other foreign language in the product.They need to improve the bar chart position and width.The use of this service in the desktop version is annoying due to the constant updates which lead to reinstalling the application. If they could give support with updates on the same downloaded version, it would be great.It needs a little bit more advanced modeling. I would like to see functionality like Cognos has in the Framework Manager.Bursting email is needed to deliver the reports to many people in their inboxes and this functionality is not provided by Tableau.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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Tableau's licensing is pretty straightforward and simple.ROI is very high, but it requires a data preparation/blending tool.The price could be higher for the quality of software, so they revised the pricing in this version, and I agree with the price for top version. The top version costs about $70 per month, and the price is cheap for the quality.I like the payment model. For the people who need to create, they buy their licenses. Everyone else can use the free Tableau Viewer. This is much better than some of the competitor products, which require full licences for everything.The cost is high.Deployment of dashboards to viewers and unit supervisors can be prohibitively expensive.I wish there was more of a subscription model with the pricing when it comes to Tableau, so you can get all the latest version upgrades/features if you pay monthly/annually.Tableau can be costly (but this can be indefinable, such as user experience vs. cheaper etc.)

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Also Known AsTableau Desktop, Tableau Server, Tableau Online
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Overview
Overview

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.

Tableau is an enterprise analytics platform that enables your organization to explore trusted data in a secure and scalable environment. It gives people access to intuitive visual analytics, interactive dashboards, and limitless ad-hoc analyses that reveal hidden opportunities and eureka moments alike. Get the security, governance, and management you require to confidently integrate Tableau into your business—on-premises or in the cloud—and deliver the power of true self-service analytics at scale.

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Sample CustomersSplunk has more than 7,000 customers spread across over 90 countries. These customers include Telenor, UniCredit, ideeli, McKenney's, Tesco, and SurveyMonkey.Accenture, Adobe, Amazon.com, Bank of America, Charles Schwab Corp, Citigroup, Coca-Cola Company, Cornell University, Dell, Deloitte, Duke University, eBay, Exxon Mobil, Fannie Mae, Ferrari, French Red Cross, Goldman Sachs, Google, Government of Canada, HP, Intel, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Macy's, Merck, The New York Times, PayPal, Pfizer, US Army, US Air Force, Skype, and Walmart.
Top Industries
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm
21%
Retailer
15%
Energy/Utilities Company
12%
University
9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
17%
Comms Service Provider
11%
Energy/Utilities Company
7%
Manufacturing Company
6%
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Financial Services Firm
16%
Healthcare Company
9%
University
9%
Manufacturing Company
8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
19%
Healthcare Company
8%
Manufacturing Company
6%
Comms Service Provider
6%
Company Size
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business
20%
Midsize Enterprise
13%
Large Enterprise
67%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
14%
Midsize Enterprise
19%
Large Enterprise
67%
REVIEWERS
Small Business
25%
Midsize Enterprise
20%
Large Enterprise
55%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
17%
Midsize Enterprise
24%
Large Enterprise
59%
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