Splunk Pricing and License Cost

Colt Rodgers
Infrastructure Engineer at Zirous, Inc.
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. View full review »
Kenn Brodhagen
DevOps Engineer at Amplify
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 an existing contract with Splunk, so it makes sense to stay with them for now. Our license is for a 100 GB/logs a day. View full review »
david hourani
Lead Splunk Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
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. Also, when you have small volumes of data to index daily (which might account for high EPS) you will be gaining the full advantage of using Splunk for a very low price. View full review »
Gregg Woodcock
Consultant at Splunxter, Inc.
Get free PS if you can (ask) or USE THE DOCS. The documentation will get you to success. If you are not getting more value out of Splunk than the license you are paying, then you are doing something wrong and should spend a tiny bit more to get a consultant like Splunxter.com to help you. View full review »
Presales Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Pricing is one factor that hurts everybody on the market; the client, the reseller, everybody that touches it. Only Splunk makes money. It is hard to have it for the long term if it's a stretch for your budget. Pricing becomes a problem and people are just focused on numbers rather than creating a vision for the entire product. That is the biggest factor I found with Splunk, that they just want to make money and they don't care about anything else. They lost national, country-level projects because of this attitude. View full review »
Paul Gilowey
Foundation Technology Specialist at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The product has a lot of value, and I feel that we’re getting the value that we’re paying for. Splunk Enterprise becomes extremely expensive after the 20GB/month license, but if you take care of what you log, i.e., by not logging excessive application events, then that license will get you a long way. View full review »
Kent Farries
Security Architect at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
While licensing can be a concern, there are ways to reduce the licensing costs including filtering some events. We have replaced many solutions with Splunk, which have more than paid for the Splunk licensing. View full review »
Joshua Biggley
Engineer, Infrastructure Applications at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
You will eat up whatever you purchase quickly. The level of insights that Splunk empowers is addictive. View full review »
Yosef Tavin
Devops Engineer at Controlup
It is possible to use a developer's license, which is up to 10GB per day of volume traffic, which is usually enough for most use cases. View full review »
Mark Kline
Information Architect at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Although Splunk is an expensive product, it is designed to be utilized across your organization in order to maximize your ROI and lower your TCO. We contacted Gartner and other business associates to determine what others are paying for Splunk. View full review »
Robert Bailey
Owner with 1-10 employees
Pricing is pretty fair. However, I would suggest you trial for at least 90 days if you can get the sales person to offer you the option to renew your 30 day trial a couple of more times to evaluate. The 30 day trial is not enough. View full review »
Senior IT Security Operations at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
It is not cheap :-) View full review »
Jerry Castille
Chief Architect at Pathmaker Group
It would be nice if the pricing were cheaper. However, we did purchase it. View full review »
Engineer at a integrator with 11-50 employees
Splunk is really expensive. There are some add-ons like Splunk Enterprise Security or ITSI which makes it more expensive. View full review »
Christopher Mooney
Incident Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Truly evaluate the data you want to ingest and go slow. Pulling in data that can provide no use to your mission only wastes data against your license. View full review »
IT Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I am not personally involved with the pricing of the solution. View full review »
Roman Burdakov
Engineering Manager at Cengage Learning
I assume that the pricing is reasonable, because if it was too costly, there are other alternatives. However, with some of the other solutions, you have to spend time on them and manage them yourself. It might also take you three times to get it right. So, Splunk may be more costly upfront, but in the long run, it saves on time and man-hours. View full review »
Ken Orr
Security Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
It can be expensive, especially the licensing costs. However, there is added value in what it can do, not just log aggregation. View full review »
Security Architect at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Splunk is not free. View full review »
Jorge Noguera
IT Infrastructure Architect at a tech consulting company with 10,001+ employees
There is nothing to say. At that time, it was for GBs of data received. View full review »
MS Alam
System Administrator at Abdullah Al-Othaim Markets
Make it cheaper to help small organisations implement it easier. View full review »
Project Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
I have no opinion on the pricing of the product. View full review »
Lead Systems Architect at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Splunk is a bit pricier, but the benefits and ROI are huge. View full review »
Madison Moss
Splunk Architect at a aerospace/defense firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Pricing can be a limiting factor. You have to continuously tune what you are bringing in and make sure what you bring in is of value. View full review »
Colin Jackson, CISSP, MMIS, GMON
Information Security Engineer/Architect at a tech services company
Be upfront about your needs and expectations. Splunk is one of the top SIEM solutions to work with. View full review »
Rudi Wicaksono
Architecture and Security Team Leader at Offshore North West Java (ONWJ)
The pricing and licensing of the product are quite high. View full review »
Marc Chan
Net Sec at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It's a little bit expensive for a small to medium enterprise. View full review »
Senior Network & Security Architect at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
The price could be improved. View full review »
Account Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Do proper estimation on log ingestion per day as that will impact pricing and licensing. View full review »
Sr. Production Support Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
The licensing model can be expensive, but the value it provides is significant. View full review »
Java Technical Lead at a insurance company
It is a pretty high cost solution, but if your organization has the funds, it can bring many benefits. View full review »

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