We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.
Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
Our licensing costs are on a yearly basis.
Right now, they have two licensing models, a perpetual license and a term license with an annual subscription. Splunk decided that they would stop the perpetual licensing model, which means that customers will need to buy a subscription going forward.
The licensing costs is around 10,000 dollars.
There are a few things about the price. There are several packages but if you want to use it as an enterprise, you have to pay enterprise price. That is the initial price is for the basic enterprise application, but you get charges for volume use, not per user. Initially, we bought 100GB and now we bought 200GB. Other applications you want to install for additional, integrated functionality costs more. For example, for Splunk they have two modules you need to use it optimally, I think. One is for applications. It's called Splunk Enterprise Security. After that, you will want to purchase another application called Defense. So it's more than one model for pricing. The more you use, the more you pay. It comes with unlimited users and volume discounts.
The solution is relatively expensive. There are costs above the standard licensing as well. Pricing varies according to the customer's needs and set up. Pricing depends on the licensing model and if the normal log management licensing model or the security plus license. It also depends on the licensing model and the platform required by the customer. It can further depend on if the customer owns a Splunk hardware platform, or if they can host these licenses and subscriptions on their own platform. It can vary depending on the OPEX model and CAPEX model as well. There are a lot of variables that encompass the total cost of the solution. I believe that Splunk is about 50% more expensive than other solutions.
Pricing is the problem with Splunk. You can never know the pricing for next year. Every single time you adjust to something new, the price goes up. It's impossible to truly budget for it. It goes up constantly. You can plan for 2x and it will be 3x. You only find out in the long run.
There are additional costs associated with the integrator.
I hope we can increase the free license to be more than five gig a day. This would help people who want to introduce a POC or a demo license for the solution.