Splunk Scalability

Engineering Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
On cloud, we absolutely like it. Splunk AMIs make it easy for us to spin up a Splunk cluster or add a new node to it. For our rapid development and scale of deployments in terms of microservices and the number of microservices that we run, we have had no problems here. On-premise requires a lot of planning, which happens on a yearly basis. We have Splunk dedicated staff onsite for on-premise to help us through this. We have 450 people making use of Splunk in our organization, and there was a bit of knowledge transfer needed on how to write a Splunk query. So, there is a bit of a learning curve. Once you get over it, it is fairly simple to use. We also have ready-made Splunk queries to help people get started. View full review »
Kenn Brodhagen
DevOps Engineer at Amplify
It seems to have worked out great. We haven't had any problems yet. View full review »
Tony Fabrikant
CTO at IHS Markit
Our environment is on-premise, and it is big. We have a couple hundred users. However, it was slow and unavailable at times before we trained all the engineers on how not write a long, constantly polling query. View full review »
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Gavan McLaughlin
Application Engineer at Expedia
When we were trying to implement an enterprise solution on-premise, we had scaling issues. It was very difficult to search the data retention beyond a few days. A lot of talent was given to the ability to go into AWS and scale with our need. We still had to do some administrative things to prevent consumers from trying to search all records for all time in very inefficient searches. This could sometimes bring our core system functionality to a halt, so we had to do some user administration in it. View full review »
Enterprise Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It scales fine. We haven't had any issues scaling it. Our current environment is about 30,000 devices. View full review »
Gregg Woodcock
Consultant at Splunxter, Inc.
We only ever have issues when deployed on VMs and the VM admins do not do what we tell them to do which is EXCLUSIVELY RESERVE OUR RESOURCES. View full review »
Director of Information Security with 201-500 employees
It's extremely scalable. It's a very robust solution and certainly has the capability of handling far bigger data requirements than a lot of the other tools. Generally what ends up happening with me is that my clients tend, for the most part, to be mid-tier organizations where the cost of that solution would be accompanying requirements for people just becomes way too prohibitive. Especially considering the model that they use for costing, which is based on the volume of data. Of course, they're going to put everything including the Coke machine as the ability to collect data off of it, because of course the more they can put through the tool the more money they make. View full review »
Sam Osborn
Software Engineer at Tableau Software
It seems like it scales well. We have hundreds of production and development environments, and we are searching on all of them. Therefore, it seems like the scale is good. We have hundreds of production environments, and each production environment has ten to 20 host machines. Each production environment can manage tens of thousands of customers. Maybe going to AWS and scaling it better would be more cost-effective for our company. However, I am not involved in those decisions. View full review »
Michael Kaericher
Application Engineer at Securian Financial Group
We did encounter scalability issues. As we scaled out in search heads, we found that some of our activity could only be found on the search heads that it was originally done on. For example, the history of search runs are stored locally, so I needed to logon to each search head to try and find it. View full review »
Shaveta Datta
Technical Project Manager at Aricent
Scalability is good. It's scalable enough. You can play around with this tool. Scalability is one of the main criteria we look for when considering solutions. View full review »
Yosef Tavin
Devops Engineer at Moovit
Security Operation Center Analyst at Sadad
Splunk's scalability is good for an enterprise situation. It's scalable in all situations. View full review »
Jerry Castille
Chief Architect at Pathmaker Group
We haven't had any issues with it. View full review »
IT Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Scalability could be improved. View full review »
Tomi Juslin
QA Lead at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
The scalability is okay as far as I have seen and used it. We have dozens of different environment environments using the same Splunk instruments, and it has been able to scale. View full review »
Ken Orr
Security Engineer at Information Innovators Inc. (Triple-i)
Roman Burdakov
Engineering Manager at Cengage Learning
It is pretty scalability, even though we have a lot of logs. It runs well. View full review »
Security Architect at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The AWS scalability is pretty good. We currently have it running on three servers. View full review »
Director at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The scalability is decent. We have implemented it in our production environment, and it scales. View full review »
Seyfallah Tagrerout
IT & Cloud Architect at AiM Services
It is scalable. We have five admins so far that we have in the solution. We have two as techs to develop the design on the world map of the solution, and we have the end users, so 80,000 users altogether. View full review »
MS Alam
System Administrator at Abdullah Al-Othaim Markets
No scalability issues. View full review »
Colin Jackson, CISSP, MMIS, GMON
Information Security Engineer/Architect at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
No scalability issues. View full review »
Lead Systems Architect at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
No scalability issues. View full review »
Engineer at a integrator with 11-50 employees
Its ability to scale nicely is one of Splunk's strengths. You just horizontally add another machine and you get your scalability. View full review »
Marc Chan
Net Sec at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It's a little hard to scale on-prem. View full review »
Senior Cloud Operations Analyst at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
No scalability issues. View full review »
Senior Network & Security Architect at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
It can be scaled quite easily in comparison to other products on the market. View full review »
Clara Merriman
Business Intelligence Engineer at SONIFI Solutions, Inc.
We ingest roughly 30GB/day. We have a small environment, but it provides big insights. View full review »
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