2018-01-16 14:09:00 UTC

What do you like most about Splunk?


Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Splunk?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Guest
5454 Answers

author avatar
Top 20Real User

The initial setup is really straightforward. It's one of the easiest installations.

2019-03-14 11:34:00 UTC
author avatar
Top 20Real User

It helps us uncover bottlenecks in the network.

2019-03-10 16:43:00 UTC
author avatar
Real User

The most valuable feature of Splunk is the log monitoring.

2019-03-06 07:41:00 UTC
author avatar
Reseller

We can present to our management in real time the security of the batch management for the PCs, security regarding the network equipment. We're currently working in the Azure Cloud project, so we can send any logs from the cloud to Splunk. We can monitor them and we can present to the managers and customers. It's a very good solution for reporting. We use Splunk for reporting and monitoring of any solution in the company.

2019-02-14 07:37:00 UTC
author avatar
Real User

It can log more logs than other solutions. It's a good way to troubleshoot problems.

2019-02-14 07:37:00 UTC
author avatar
Real User

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 solutions 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.

2019-02-10 10:06:00 UTC
author avatar
Reseller

The initial setup is simple, not very complex. Initial deployment takes around 10 to 15 minutes to set up the entire base for Splunk including all three tiers.

2019-02-07 12:28:00 UTC
author avatar
Real User

It's very flexible. If you look from the cloud implementation it is there. Reports are made quickly. Unlike other tools, it caters to all kinds of technical information on the front very easily. There's no need to put in any technical information. You can pull on the reports very easily, take action, and notify stakeholders.

2019-02-07 12:28:00 UTC
author avatar
Real User

The search function for spam is like a google search. You just enter and it will quickly show you the results.

2019-02-05 07:16:00 UTC
author avatar
Real User

It is quite extensible. It is a platform that we can build our use instead of each case instead of each case being limited or restricted to each capability. This is probably the best feature.

2018-12-13 11:34:00 UTC
author avatar
Real User

It has a big user base, so the community is useful.

2018-12-11 08:31:00 UTC
author avatar
Real User

The client site login is pretty extensible and probably cost-effective.

2018-12-11 08:31:00 UTC
author avatar
Real User

It is very simple to tweak or write a small piece of glue code to go ahead and create a new dashboard for a business unit to make near real-time decisions to focus more on other geographies when launching the product.

2018-12-11 08:31:00 UTC
author avatar
Real User

It provides logs in one place, so they are easy to find. It collects the logs from multiple places, then you have just one place where you see the whole flow from the front-end to the back-end.

2018-12-11 08:31:00 UTC
author avatar
Real User

Its usability is the best part. It is easy for our developers to use if they want to search their logs, etc.

2018-12-11 08:31:00 UTC
author avatar
Real User

We have a one stop dashboard for health of some of our services where you can click in and it takes you to other dashboards that have custom near real-time metrics that show the application's health.

2018-12-11 08:31:00 UTC
author avatar
Real User

The dashboards are the most valuable feature. We like the ability to drill in and see what queries are under the dashboard, build new visualizations, edit the querying, and see the reports.

2018-12-11 08:31:00 UTC
author avatar
Real User

The technical support has been very good. They are very responsive and have been helpful.

2018-12-11 08:31:00 UTC
author avatar
Real User

It has helped us look at modern technology, as well as penetrate our legacy systems, to see where the bottlenecks are.

2018-12-11 08:31:00 UTC
author avatar
Real User

The stock analysts and security people use one single dashboard (one single location) to check our logs.

2018-12-11 08:30:00 UTC
author avatar
Real User

It has reduced the time to resolution, time to investigate, and time to troubleshoot for debugging issues.

2018-12-11 08:30:00 UTC
author avatar
Real User

In the past we used the different application to collect logs. We used SurfWatch and VMware to do so. But, we found that the Splunk has more capacity to do more in less time. They provide a aster speed to index all the events , and this is a huge asset.

2018-12-10 08:57:00 UTC
author avatar
Real User

This solution helps us increase our productivity.

2018-11-18 07:31:00 UTC
author avatar
Real User

It has virtual visualization, and other products do not.

2018-09-25 09:23:00 UTC
author avatar
Top 5LeaderboardConsultant

It gives us the liberty to do more in terms of use cases.

2018-09-09 05:40:00 UTC
author avatar
User

Positive features include replication capabilities, software development kits, and the architecture.

2018-07-20 12:19:00 UTC
author avatar
ExpertReal User

It is a one stop shop as a full monitoring and alerting solution for operations and application analysis for most of our back-end systems.

2018-06-13 17:13:00 UTC
author avatar
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Splunk UBA is useful for fraud detection and for detection of APTs, advanced persistent threats.

2018-06-03 09:17:00 UTC
author avatar
Consultant

We can ingest and correlate data from virtually any type of system.

2018-05-15 08:36:00 UTC
author avatar
User

Splunk has significantly helped with aggregation and correlation of critical logs. Not having to grep on each individual server has made everyone more efficient.

2018-05-10 14:32:00 UTC
author avatar
Vendor

Splunk has facilitated the correlation of information security logs to look for incidents which could cause damage to the company's infrastructure, as well as financial losses from leaks.

2018-05-04 19:57:00 UTC
author avatar
Top 20Real User

We primarily use it to correlate logs throughout the enterprise for both searching and use in investigations.

2018-05-03 13:55:00 UTC
author avatar
Real User

The ability to ingest any data and display it in a way that anyone can understand.

2018-04-30 21:49:00 UTC
author avatar
Top 20Real User

Visualizations helped the organisation with a better understanding of its KPIs.

2018-04-30 12:38:00 UTC
author avatar
Real User

It is easy to use in any environment.

2018-04-25 07:36:00 UTC
author avatar
Real User

It has a rapid response search environment in the event of an incident.

2018-04-23 21:12:00 UTC
author avatar
Top 20Real User

Splunk allows us to find insights that we were not able to with traditional BI tools using ETL​. It allows us to dig into raw events.

2018-04-22 15:34:00 UTC
author avatar
Top 20Real User

The ability to manipulate data in Splunk is unparalleled. Splunk’s powerful, flexible query language can morph difficult to understand log formats into usable data.

2018-04-21 12:36:00 UTC
author avatar
Real User

Low barrier to start searching with the ability to normalize data on the fly.

2018-04-21 05:48:00 UTC
author avatar
Top 20Real User

We can do things in minutes instead of days.

2018-04-21 05:15:00 UTC
author avatar
Top 20Real User

Support is quick and competent.

2018-04-21 03:20:00 UTC
author avatar
Real User

Visualizations are the best way to understand deviation techniques from the norm.

2018-04-21 00:21:00 UTC
author avatar
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

With good domain knowledge, one can build almost anything. If you throw in Alert Manager or an integration with ServiceNow. Then, you have your own SIEM

2018-04-20 18:39:00 UTC
author avatar
Real User

Splunk has significantly reduced the time in performing the task of aggregating logs, reviewing as well as time spent during investigations.

2018-04-19 21:37:00 UTC
author avatar
User

I like the ease with which dashboards can be created.

2018-04-19 21:32:00 UTC
author avatar
Real User

My favorite example of improving of organization is saving a $60k/mo in payroll fraud and $10k/mo in wasted API credits by using simple searches and clear reports.

2018-04-19 18:45:00 UTC
author avatar
Real User

It allows for transparency into IT metrics for insightful business analytics.

2018-04-19 18:11:00 UTC
author avatar
Top 20Real User

It helped us consolidate all our solutions into an easy tool to use for various employees.

2018-04-19 16:11:00 UTC
author avatar
User

The ability to quickly search logs, performance data, and other inputs has helped tremendously with troubleshooting.

2018-04-19 14:36:00 UTC
author avatar
Vendor

We are much faster finding and addressing issues with Splunk.

2018-04-19 13:49:00 UTC
author avatar
Real User

Speeds up root cause analysis and can help identify issues that your organization never realized were occurring.

2018-04-19 13:05:00 UTC
author avatar
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Integrity with many vendors: This simplifies the implementation and integration with different devices

2018-03-29 12:02:00 UTC
author avatar
Top 20Real User

Alerts when a server is malfunctioning, monitors external attacks, and takes action to stop spreading viruses.

2018-03-26 05:49:00 UTC
author avatar
Top 5PopularReal User

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.

2018-01-16 14:09:00 UTC
Learn what your peers think about Splunk. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
418,646 professionals have used our research since 2012.