Splunk Enterprise Software


 

The Splunk Enterprise platform allows users to process and index most forms of data in their native format. It includes data indexing tools, which enable users to locate specific data across large datasets.

This software was created with the non-technical user in mind, making for a more intuitive user experience. A key selling point is the platform's scalability, which allows it to grow with the amount of data it is needed to process; up to at least 100 terabytes per day. To ensure users always have access to their data, even in the event of a system disruption, this platform features built-in failover and disaster recovery capabilities.

Deployment options include both on-premise and SaaS (Software as a Service). Subscription pricing is based on the amount of data indexed per day, and pricing decreases as the amount of data indexed increases. There are perpetual and term license pricing options as well.

 

Splunk Enterprise - Web report
 
  • Splunk Enterprise - Web report
    Web report
  • Splunk Enterprise - Data visualization
    Data visualization
  • Splunk Enterprise - Performance reports
    Performance reports
  • Splunk Enterprise - Add data
    Add data
  • Splunk Enterprise - Message activity
    Message activity
  • Splunk Enterprise - Asset investigator
    Asset investigator
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, Solaris, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8

22 Reviews of Splunk Enterprise

 
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from Derevo
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

Another powerful option for BI

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In general I think is a powerful tool but a little confusing to use at the beginning although I really enjoyed the fact that I was able to installed it in Linux, not every BI tool that I've tried will let you do that.

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The charts and visualizations that you can create in general have a good look and it has the minimum functionalities expected as a user (export, filtering, search, etc), I spent some time trying to understand the interface and functionalities but once I started to load some data and use the search I was able to see the capabilities of the product.

Cons

I did not like the limitations of the free version like the size of the data you can upload but I guess is still fair to be able to use it for free.

Advice to Others

Since the free version has limitations it is recommended to have a good idea of what you want to build and the purpose of usage so you can try it in a way that matter to then take the decision to buy a license or not.

 
 

from Cerved
Specialty: Banking & Financial Services

good product

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I like the ease of use and installation, and how processes large amounts of data

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I think the price for the amount of data handled is too high

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I'd rate as well as other software questoi for a simple reason linked to the price of use

 
 

from San Jose State University
Specialty: Education

Great tool for data analysis!

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It's a very good tool to analyze real-time data. It also generates graphs, reports, visualizations based on the data. Product is easy to use and understand. Installation is also not that difficult.

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As a student I think price is high, but I think value for money is good.

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I am happy with this software and I would recommend this if you want to analyze real time data.

 
 

from San jose State University
Specialty: Software / Technology

Must use product for log analysis

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It is easy to use for a novice person.
Results are fast.
Great product with handy features.
You can get insight about your data within few clicks.

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I did not find the documentation really much useful as a student.
Usage cost was really high for me.

Recommendations

Compare efficiency with getting hands on with the product.
Consider ease of use.

 
 

from Concanon
Specialty: Consulting

Finding Splunk Before Splunk Finds You

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Splunk is more than a tool or a product, it is a big data platform. Splunk can be used as a simple log aggregator all the way to a Big Data engine to find efficiency in operations of the Internet of Things. Splunk is less about its abilities, and more about your imagination about what you can do with Splunk. That is the beauty of the platform. Splunk shines in providing operational intelligence about systems and processes. Finding out how your systems are operating, how your processes are functioning leads to quick resolution of problems and points to where budgets are best spent.

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Splunk is deceptively easy to set up and use. But like learning to play chess, you can learn the moves in half an hour, but take a lifetime to master. Splunk quickly provides value, but requires imagination and creativity as well as wide ranging knowledge of systems and processes to move to the next level. Not every organization needs that kind of talent to get a great return from Splunk, but the companies who compete and win will.

Recommendations

Get Splunk up and running, then ask yourself, "What else can I put into Splunk?" Once you do that and see the correlations and interactions between systems and processes, you will experience the power of Splunk.

 
 

from Accenture
Specialty: Consulting

Easy to learn and start working in no time

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The product is neat and simple to use with a great customer support

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Nothing much, maybe the pricing model. Other than that, I think it's a great product

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Start off with their trial version and you wont have to ask anyone else

 
 

from GE
Specialty: Software / Technology

Critical tool for our team

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It is able to be expanded easily and quickly. It is polished and designed very well.
Allows my team to inspect issues quickly and pull from many different sources in our enterprise.

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Price is a bit high but you get that with Splunk. The good thing is that Splunk always is trying to be competitive so this may change.

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Test it out in an enterprise environment, that's where all the bells and whistles shine out.

 
 

from SJSU
Specialty: Education

Awesome Product to get analytics for Big Data

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Hadoop analysis is good for Fixed size dataset. Splunk product captures, indexes real-time data in a searchable repository from which it can generate graphs, reports, and visualizations which are very easy and helpful to understand the data.

Likes Least

I think there are no features which I do not like. I think during clustering I faced some problems thats it.

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This is really nice software and learning curve is very less. I definitely recommend using this software to analyze the real time data in big data domain.

 
 

from Cerved Group Spa
Specialty: Banking & Financial Services

An excellent tool fol log analysis

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Splunk is a great enterprise-class tool for log analysis and troubleshooting of IT systems.
Its graphics capabilities allow you to easily see trends that would otherwise go unnoticed.
With a single click, you can retrieve information dating back months ago.
Splunk is able to handle any type of input file and this allowed us to get very rapid prototyping cycles.
Compared to the competition, it has integrated AD authentication, which fits in perfectly with our corporate security.
The software is very fast, even on second-tier hardware.

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The license fee is a little too high.
Some sections of the support site contain outdated information.
Since the Splunk syntax has changed over the years, it's quite easy to find information that is no longer relevant.
The "basic" charting options are somewhat limited, and the "advanced graphic" syntax requires a charting guru.

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Splunk offers a free license - even for commercial use - an this is a very good starting point.

 
 

from Otto Group IT
Specialty: Retail

SPLUNK Everywhere

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Verry handy usage
Fast query and result
scalable
Big Data
No SQL
good community

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License is at little bit too expensive.
Professional Service at Europe is not very well stuffed.

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Thinking about your use cases.
Think big
Calculate your data volume

 
 

from San Jose State University
Specialty: Education

Great product with an intuitive user interface

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The product installation is simple and easy to understand. The configuration of this product for a multi-node cluster is intuitive and easy to learn. Automatic suggestions popup while filtering over indexed data.

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In case of analytics, there should be at least 2000 entries.

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Consider a product with a good performance vs price ratio.

 
 

from TiVo
Specialty: Media & Communications

Very Powerful and easy to administer

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It very easy to jump in and learn. Installation, configuration, and administration is very easy. Use of the product such as Search/Dashboard can seem daunting at first but is actually very simple. Splunk has very good documentation and community support. I am always able to find answers to my questions by using Splunk Answers and/or the IRC channel.

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Licensing and pricing in general. Managing the license usage can be annoying and paying for more can be costly. There have been quite a few times where small issues with our log intensive systems have caused license violations. Scenarios like this are usually avoidable with small changes to the Splunk configuration but it can be tedious.

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To help save on license usage, I recommend starting with very targeted ingest of data to accomplish specific goals and expanding as necessary.

 
 

from Cerved Group
Specialty: Software / Technology

An agile killer application for It and not only

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The time to delivery from data to analytic dashboard for IT and for business

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The fact that it's time-series data oriented and that is not a general purpose application

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My strong recommendation is to make it use at first to people that know the data well: it is simple to reach quick-win results

 
 

from VMware
Specialty: Engineering

Good but can be improved

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Nice analytics UI. Nice support system. Healthy user community.

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The amount of time it takes to load, performance-wise could be better

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Add more functionality, make it better performance wise, make it faster.

 
 

from Salesforce
Specialty: Software / Technology

Good tool for log mining

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Building a query is very easy. It's easy to understand the interface, graphs are good and can be easily exported. The dashboards are very useful.

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I am not sure if I am using the latest version, but the version I use sometimes would expand the text area where the query is written hard to tell if the search is still on or done. Also, sometimes it takes very long for a query to finish execution. I understand it depends on the query itself and also the amount of data, but the tool aims at getting quicker result for a high volume of data.

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Try their dashboards, also automating it through a script using the Splunk API.

 
 

from AppDirect
Specialty: Software / Technology

Absolutely Great way to deal with logs

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It is an excellent way to search for anything in your logs and even monitor them!

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It requires some skills to configure it right, especially the distributed version.

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Check out how easy it is to find information on it, Splunk has support of custom fields for indexing - which is an outstanding feature for filtering.

 
 

from Wiredrive
Specialty: Software / Technology

A bit of a learning curve, but a very powerful tool once you figure it

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Splunk is great for visualizing any application data that we need, and the custom dashboards feature makes it easy to have related reports and queries all in one place.

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I've been using Splunk for a while, and I still find the query process a bit difficult. For non-technical people, there is a steep learning curve.

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It helps the evaluation process if you have an idea of the questions you want to answer or the information you wish to seek before you dive into Splunk. I've had the most success when I approach a problem with a clear picture of what I want to do and how I intend to use Splunk to do so.

 
 
 
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