Elastic Beats Competitors and Alternatives

Get our free report covering Splunk, Elastic, IBM, and other competitors of Elastic Beats. Updated: February 2020.
398,890 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Read reviews of Elastic Beats competitors and alternatives

JayGrant
Real User
Senior Consultant at OpenText
Jan 09 2020

What is most valuable?

The Activeboards are the most valuable feature. Given multiple different types of unstructured and structured data, we can then build Activeboards that can do queries… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Being able to build and modify dashboards on the fly with Activeboards streamlines my analyst time because my analysts aren't doing it across spreadsheets or five… more»

What needs improvement?

The only downfall that I have is it is browser based. So, when you start doing some larger searches, it will cause the browser to lock up or shut down. You have to learn… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's a per gigabyte cost for ingestion of data. For every gigabyte that you ingest, it's whatever you negotiated your price for. Compared to other contracts that we've had… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I've used a ton of other solutions: ELK Stack, Kibana, and Splunk. The cost of Devo, as it relates to Splunk, is significantly less with higher value. Its capabilities of… more»

What other advice do I have?

Definitely get training and professional services hours with it. It is one of those tools where the more you know, the more you can do. Out-of-the-box, there is a lot of… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have used everything out there. We have used Splunk, ArcSight, and LogRhythm. We've used all those tools. We have leveraged them from customer environments and used… more»
Real User
User at a security firm with 10,001+ employees
Feb 24 2020

What is most valuable?

It's a robust, mature product and you can do some complex operations and analytics. For correlation and structuring data, it's very good. It's a secure platform.

What needs improvement?

ArcSight Logger is an outdated product. It hasn't been changed in the last ten years. I think that it's a product that will disappear and there are better platforms that you can use. You have limited reporting capabilities and I wouldn't choose ArcSight Logger for this purpose. I would prefer to go with Elastic or Splunk. You can do reporting but it's not up to date in terms of interactive reports… more»

What other advice do I have?

We are involved with technology that allows us to solve problems for clients that they cannot solve themselves. These are often complex environments. This solution has still been in use over the past year. We have a client who has the full ArcSight Suite. We are working on a solution to phase out Logger in the coming year and replace it with Elastic or Splunk. We can replace ArcSight entirely by… more»
Real User
User at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 14 2020

What is most valuable?

The log search functionality is very good. The alerts, based on patterns, is quite useful. The interface of the solution is good. The dashboard offers good functionality.

What needs improvement?

The pricing of the solution could be improved. The vRealize content packs should be able to pass more information from the UNIX log.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We're also using Elastic's X-Pack. There aren't too many differences between the solutions. To me, they are almost the same in terms of offering and functionality. The biggest difference is that Log Insight has some items built-in and Elestci requires you to do a few things yourself.

What other advice do I have?

I personally am not actively using the solution for searching for logs or creating log analysis. I'm just using it for a few needs here and there when we have some requirements. It depends on a company's use cases, but I would advise that if they've got the infrastructure and it is all based on… more»
Get our free report covering Splunk, Elastic, IBM, and other competitors of Elastic Beats. Updated: February 2020.
398,890 professionals have used our research since 2012.