Splunk vs. Tableau

Splunk is ranked 1st in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 63 reviews vs Tableau which is ranked 1st in Business Intelligence Tools with 54 reviews. The top reviewer of Splunk writes "Its AMIs make it easy to spin up a Splunk cluster or add a new node to it". The top reviewer of Tableau writes "The visualizations bring out patterns buried under a mountain of data. The tool offers unparalleled flexibility in terms of the types of visualisation that one can create". Splunk is most compared with IBM QRadar, LogRhythm NextGen SIEM and Graylog. Tableau is most compared with Oracle OBIEE, SAS Visual Analytics and Microsoft BI. See our Splunk vs. Tableau report.
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It is quite extensible. It is a platform that we can build our use instead of each case instead of each case being limited or restricted to each capability. This is probably the best feature.In the past we used the different application to collect logs. We used SurfWatch and VMware to do so. But, we found that the Splunk has more capacity to do more in less time. They provide a aster speed to index all the events , and this is a huge asset.The dashboards are the most valuable feature. We like the ability to drill in and see what queries are under the dashboard, build new visualizations, edit the querying, and see the reports.We were able to create a catalog of dashboards and have a holistic view at all levels. We could understand our business much better. Real-time errors, which were buried in emails before now, surfaced up on dashboards.The technical support has been very good. They are very responsive and have been helpful.You can run reports against multiple devices at the same time. You are able to troubleshoot a single application on a thousand servers. You can do this with a single query, since it is very easy to do.It has reduced the time to resolution, time to investigate, and time to troubleshoot for debugging issues.Out-of-the-box, it seems very powerful.

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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.It allows us to basically understand and evaluate our numbers in an expedient manner.

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I would like to see future development in terms of ML (Machine Learning).I think the tech support response time could be a bit better. Sometimes I need to wait more than 24 hours for a response to my tickets.Splunk is not very user-friendly. It has a complex architecture in comparison to other solutions on the market.We do have to educate developers on how to not blow it up. It is a little to easy to write an expensive query and overly stress the system. This could be improved.I would like additional features in different programming models with the support for writing queries in SQL or other languages, such as C#, Java, or some other type of query definitions.When you get into large amounts of data, Splunk can get pretty slow. This is the same on-premise or AWS, it doesn't matter. The way that they handle large data sets could be improved.I would like to see an updated dashboard. The dashboard is a little out-of-date. It could be made prettier.My company could benefit from doing more Splunk training with Splunk consultants teaching us how to use it.

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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 to be able to set the parameters in a more specific manner.Small multiples (a.k.a. Trellis charts) are possible only through very hacky means. Update: Still remains a challenge.Improvements in schema security and row/column security need to be made.We would like a report model, because currently there is no schema that we can create in the tool.I would like them to include the Italian language, as I can see there are other foreign language in the product.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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.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.We have had a reduction in the time it takes to resolve issues and correlate what has failed.It would be nice if the pricing were cheaper. However, we did purchase it.Splunk is not free.We have seen ROI and improvements as we have continued to use the product, but they are more reactive.

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Tableau's licensing is pretty straightforward and simple.ROI is very high, but it requires a data preparation/blending tool.We always consider pricing when considering a new solution. We are a non-profit and price is a huge concern.Tableau is an expensive solution, though it comes with its advantages.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.

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Tableau Desktop, Tableau Server, Tableau Online
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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 Customers
Splunk 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
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Financial Services Firm20%
Energy/Utilities Company14%
Retailer14%
Insurance Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm17%
Comms Service Provider11%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Financial Services Firm16%
Healthcare Company9%
University9%
Manufacturing Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm19%
Healthcare Company8%
Manufacturing Company6%
Comms Service Provider6%
Company Size
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise67%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise67%
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Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise56%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise59%
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