Splunk Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
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Infrastructure Engineer at Zirous, Inc.
Jan 17 2018

What is most valuable?

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. The added security has proven... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Splunk has helped our organization mainly on our increased use of the security side. We use Splunk to monitor all machine logins (both successful and unsuccessful) and actions taken on those machines under each user. We have set up some... more»

What needs improvement?

Splunk has continually been increasing its features and also expanding and perfecting its core functionality. I would like to see it to continue to improve its predictive analytics and machine learning tools. It is not to be said that they... more»
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Lead Splunk Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jun 25 2017

What is most valuable?

Splunk can be seen as a huge box that allows the storage of all sorts of logs. This allows the centralization of data and makes possible new sorts of correlations that were previously impossible using traditional SIEMs such as ArcSight or... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Splunk helped reduce development cost since it provides free applications on Splunkbase that can save a huge amount of time and effort. It also gave us the ability to dig into logs to find not just one needle but many needles in the haystack... more»

What needs improvement?

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.
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Foundation Technology Specialist at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 26 2017

What is most valuable?

The ability to rapidly diagnose problems in production and non-production, across hundreds of log files, is the most valuable feature.

How has it helped my organization?

MTTR is drastically reduced, because the developers and other IT support staff have instant access to log events. People costs are saved by not having to involve the domain developers from multiple teams, when tracing a problem that spans... more»

What needs improvement?

Official training, even CBT, is expensive so not many people are able to get certified. This leads/causes the users to make use of the most basic functionality only. It is a challenge to manage the environment in such a way, that one’s log,... more»
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Security Architect at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 26 2017

What is most valuable?

There are too many features to list, but here are a few: * Schema on the fly * Ease of on-boarding data * Machine learning * Apps or Splunk base. * Great list of apps to use and also build upon once you learn more about how Splunk works. * We... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* We can do things in minutes instead of days. * We solve issues which we could not before since we have the data. * We can quickly search for almost anything across many log sources in seconds * Teams have the dashboards or alerts that they... more»

What needs improvement?

The GUI can be improved to include some of the capabilities that other BI solutions have. Basically, the layout is a little restrictive where you can’t resize all the panels to exactly how you would like them without tweaking some XML code.... more»
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Engineer, Infrastructure Applications at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 05 2017

What is most valuable?

Splunk has a single purpose in life: ingest machine data and help analyze and visualize that data. 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. It... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Imagine a single application with 17 application servers and dozens of log files per server that rotate as often as once per hour. How do you track and analyze anomalies in those log files with the ability to go back and correlate data for... more»

What needs improvement?

Deploying Splunk as scale is not easy. It requires a significant amount of relatively complex architecture once you push past the single server instance. Breaking out your search and indexing layer requires someone with Splunk experience.... more»
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What is Splunk?

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.

Splunk customers

Splunk has more than 7,000 customers spread across over 90 countries. These customers include Telenor, UniCredit, ideeli, McKenney's, Tesco, and SurveyMonkey.

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