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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… 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… more»

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

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… more»

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

We were not using any other solution previously. I evaluated ELK Stack but at the time, Splunk offered more flexibility, better support and was easier for us to implement.

What other advice do I have?

Use an experienced Splunk architect to design your infrastructure configuration. Ensure that your tech leads are intimately involved and understand exactly how the product… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at ELK Stack.

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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