Compare Splunk vs. vRealize Log Insight

Splunk is ranked 1st in Log Management with 58 reviews while vRealize Log Insight is ranked 10th in Log Management with 6 reviews. Splunk is rated 8.8, while vRealize Log Insight is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Splunk writes "Its AMIs make it easy to spin up a Splunk cluster or add a new node to it". On the other hand, the top reviewer of vRealize Log Insight writes "Virtualization with different operating systems that is easy to setup and has good support". Splunk is most compared with IBM QRadar, Dynatrace and Graylog, whereas vRealize Log Insight is most compared with Splunk, ELK Logstash and Graylog. See our Splunk vs. vRealize Log Insight report.
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Pros
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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The root cause analysis feature is very valuable.What I like is that you can have different storage locations for different applications.The most valuable feature is server virtualization. It's been very useful.We use the on-premises version of this solution for log analysis and to find details about certain issues.The trace log is the solution's most valuable feature. It's very helpful in troubleshooting problems.We are using it because we have a VMware product. It has its own built in dashboards for VMware products, and that's a good thing.

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Cons
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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I don't use the solution on a day to day basis, so I'm not sure what specifically can be improved.I think that it should be able to integrate with other third-party backup and recovery solutions, more that it does now.The solution isn't user-friendly for admins.Documentation is lacking, including some guide as to how to use the expressions. It is not clear how to look for a log, for example. Some examples in the documentation might be helpful. I think that VMware had good documentation, but it's no longer hosted. The documentation is not as easy to understand as it was before.They should improve their web interface to make it more user-friendly.The solution is a very good tool, but it has a lot of limitations. One of the main issues is around how you define your retention policy, for instance, in Log Insight. It doesn't have it. You can't define a log retention policy. You also can't define the destination or location for your logs. All of the logs are in one index or one bucket.

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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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Pricing could always be lower. If it were free, I would be more satisfied.

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1st
out of 46 in Log Management
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97,577
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78,990
Reviews
56
Average Words per Review
332
Avg. Rating
8.8
10th
out of 46 in Log Management
Views
5,008
Comparisons
4,440
Reviews
6
Average Words per Review
468
Avg. Rating
8.0
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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.

vRealize Log Insight delivers indexing and machine learning based Intelligent Grouping, to enable searching, for faster troubleshooting across physical, virtual and cloud environments. It help monitors and manages Machine Data at Scale through analyzing massive amounts of log data and delivers near real-time monitoring, search and log analytics, coupled with a dashboard for stored queries, reports and alerts. Speeds correlation of events across an entire IT environment. vRealize Log Insight creates Structure from Unstructured Data by collects and automatically identifies structure in all types of machine-generated log data (application logs, network traces, configuration files, messages, performance data, system state dumps, etc.) to build an index for performing analytics. And it offers a pricing model that includes unlimited data and does not require buying licenses based on peak usage and worst-case scenarios.
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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.Wildlands Adventure Zoo, Medic Mobile, IBM, Seventy Seven Energy, Baystate Health, Osis, Oxford University, Columbia University, Siemens, Cardinal Health, Ashdod Port, Vasakronan, Sydney Adventist Hospital, University of Derby
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm20%
Energy/Utilities Company16%
Retailer12%
Insurance Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company28%
Comms Service Provider11%
Financial Services Firm10%
Media Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company39%
Comms Service Provider13%
Construction Company9%
Government9%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise59%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise63%
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