2018-01-16 14:09:00 UTC

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Splunk?


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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Splunk?

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Top 20Real User

Splunk is on expensive side. There are some premium add-ons like Splunk Enterprise Security or ITSI which makes it more expensive.

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

The pricing and licensing of the product are quite high.

2019-03-10 16:43:00 UTC
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Reseller

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.

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

It's a little bit expensive for a small to medium enterprise.

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

The price could be improved.

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

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.

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

It would be nice if the pricing were cheaper. However, we did purchase it.

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

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.

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

Splunk is not free.

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

I am not personally involved with the pricing of the solution.

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

I have no opinion on the pricing of the product.

2018-09-25 09:23:00 UTC
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ExpertReal User

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.

2018-06-13 17:13:00 UTC
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Top 20Real User

It can be expensive, especially the licensing costs. However, there is added value in what it can do, not just log aggregation.

2018-05-03 13:55:00 UTC
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Top 20Real User

Splunk is a bit pricier, but the benefits and ROI are huge.

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

It is a pretty high cost solution, but if your organization has the funds, it can bring many benefits.

2018-04-25 07:36:00 UTC
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Top 20Real User

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.

2018-04-21 12:36:00 UTC
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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.

2018-04-20 18:39:00 UTC
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Top 20Real User

Be upfront about your needs and expectations. Splunk is one of the top SIEM solutions to work with.

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

The licensing model can be expensive, but the value it provides is significant.

2018-04-19 14:36:00 UTC
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Real User

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.

2018-04-19 13:05:00 UTC
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Top 20Real User

Make it cheaper to help small organisations implement it easier.

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

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.

2018-01-16 14:09:00 UTC
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