Splunk vs Tableau

Splunk is ranked 2nd in Data Visualization with 19 reviews vs Tableau which is ranked 1st in Data Visualization with 116 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 Micro Focus ArcSight. Tableau is most compared with SAS Visual Analytics, Microsoft BI and Oracle OBIEE. See our Splunk vs Tableau report.
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Pros
The ability to view all of these different logs, then drilling down into specific times or into specific data sources, has proved to be the greatest aspect in decreasing our troubleshooting overhead time.We did not encounter any issues with scalability. It is almost seamless to add new index (storage) or search (used to analyze the data) nodes to the cluster.Deployment server for deploying changes in one go.Ease of correlation, creating correlation searches are easy and you can combine multiple sources with little effortSplunk gives my clients the ability to bring multiple, disparate types of data together, then correlate and report on them.To get visibility from your network devices, servers, and security devices is a great feature.It allows the centralization of data and makes possible new sorts of correlations that were previously impossible using traditional SIEMs such as ArcSight or QRadar.The breadth of the data sources that Splunk can ingest data from is broad and deep and it does an exemplary job at handling structured data.

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Tableau has comprehensive, insightful charts, which allow you to build stunning dashboards and enrich your support decision-making.Easy for beginners to useTableau has many different connectors for different databases. It's very easy to connect to MySQL, SQL Server, Amazon EMR, Presto, Redshift, BigQuery, and so on.

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Cons
I feel as though a major focus of upcoming releases should be set on Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics, and I would enjoy to see more security focused add-ons and apps developed by the vendor.Professional support is great, but too expensive.The GUI can be improved to include some of the capabilities that other BI solutions have.The GUI can be improved. Splunk has always suffered from having a kind of goofy UI, it needs some updating.Better directions on search head clusters.Adding custom visualization in Splunk has been improved over the years but can still be made better by integrating more and more JavaScript visualization sources.It requires a significant amount of relatively complex architecture once you push past the single server instance.It is a challenge to manage the environment in such a way, that one’s log, even with the bandwidth license, isn’t exceeded.

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Include forecasting on table calculation fields.Lacks machine learning algorithms that you can implement using R, SPSS Modeler, and Python.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Setup cost is cheap: It is free, it is user-friendly, and it is fast.I would highly recommend anyone evaluating this option to download the free trial which allows for the ingestion of 500MB of data per day in order to get a feel for what Splunk does at its core. It will get pricey once your ingestion rates start to sky rocket, but I would consider it expensive given the amount of information that it allows you to analyze and react on straight out-of-the-box.ROI is estimated at saving my team roughly 10 to 12 man hours per week in troubleshooting for our company as well as what our profits had been from our services of installing, configuring, and supporting other clients with the product.While licensing can be a concern, there are ways to reduce the licensing costs including filtering some events.Pricing is pretty fair.Splunk licensing model might seem expensive but with all the gain in functionalities you will have compared to traditional SIEM solutions I think it’s worth the price.You will eat up whatever you purchase quickly. The level of insights that Splunk empowers is addictive.Splunk Enterprise becomes extremely expensive after the 20GB/month license.

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For big business, Tableau could be expensive as having a lot of Tableau server users (entering with a browser to reports) could be a bit expensive.

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Top Comparisons
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Also Known AsTableau 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
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.
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Financial Services Firm
29%
Energy/Utilities Company
18%
Retailer
18%
Insurance Company
6%
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Financial Services Firm
17%
Comms Service Provider
11%
Energy/Utilities Company
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Marketing Services Firm
6%
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Financial Services Firm
14%
Healthcare Company
10%
Insurance Company
8%
University
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Financial Services Firm
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Healthcare Company
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Manufacturing Company
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Small Business
19%
Midsize Enterprise
6%
Large Enterprise
74%
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Large Enterprise
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Small Business
25%
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Large Enterprise
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Small Business
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Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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