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 data sets.

The software is designed to serve users with limited technical expertise. 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, Windows 10

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Jean from Maila Networks
Specialty: Telecommunications
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Splunk - Log management, analysis and action software

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Value for Money

Identify and resolve quickly your operations and security matters with this great application.

Pros

All in one solution to collect logs, analysis, diagnose and report. The application has a nice console where it shows all the necessary information with some very nice graphics and information.

Cons

Free for 500M/day but a bit expensive if you need to collect more, or have the need to have more users logging in.

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Gargi from NYU
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Great place to see all my data

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Value for Money

Pros

It allows me to seamlessly collect and visualize all my data. Provides a greater level of insights which were not visible in custom solutions before using Splunk

Cons

Sometimes it can be overwhelming to understand all the feature sets, it is not so clearly defined, it might help to have the documentation handy before using.

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Rafael from holcim
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

July 2018

July 2018

Splunk Enterprise

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Pros

A very high-class product. Integration with other systems is great. The system can analyze a lot of information from many systems at the same time.

Cons

Very good product with almost no drawbacks. I believe that the manufacturer may reduce the restrictions for the free version

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Miroslaw from o2
Specialty: Media & Communications
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Splunk Enterprise

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Pros

The best part I like about Splunk is very good well written online Knowledgebase articles to help use Splunk.

Cons

The trial version of Splunk is very limited and larger implementations can be complex to build and maintain.

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mattt from HomeAway
Specialty: Travel, Transportation & Logistics
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Splunk is great for finding things in server logs

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Pros

The server logs are all stored in the same location and you can easy subdivide them by application. So different servers or processes or whatever can be in different buckets. This makes troubleshooting easier.

Cons

Sometimes depending on far back you are trying to go the product can be a little sluggish. Beyond that nothing.

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James from MSP Remote
Specialty: Consulting
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

May 2018

May 2018

Wonderful Log Server Software

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Pros

This software puts all your logs and events in one centralized location making managing logs easier to manage.

Cons

When they first started they had awesome plans and options but it has changed since the beginning. Still great

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Nav from Tableau
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Currently using this diagnostic tool for log analysis

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Overall a decent product.

Pros

- Ability to search logs across processes and services
- Ability to develop dashboards to Monitor critical metrics
- Ability to set up alerts based on threshold values

Cons

- Need to regex well in order to use the tool to its full ability
- Ability to extract values out of the log statements could be simpler
- Alerts usually end up being over alerting or false alerts.

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harmandeep singh from New York University
Specialty: Banking & Financial Services
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

November 2017

November 2017

Perfect for huge infrastructure

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Pros

1.Ease of use
2.support ad-hoc query and then analytic.
3. defining field extractor is simple and you can use it to search again.
4. It's a powerful ecosystem

Cons

1., it's slow and maybe make system unresponsive when you search data over long time range, or large amounts of data
2. there are too much CPU cost when index too much items on Windows machine.
3. price becomes high as you scale.

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John from Booz Allen Hamilton
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

March 2017

March 2017

Feature rich product for log analytic platform

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Pros

There are tons of apps available in the marketplace and ability to collect many different log formats

Cons

Splunk is easy to start going but difficult to master with so many features. The query language has many analytical features that requires some learning curve

 
 

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

October 2016

October 2016

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.

Pros

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.

 
 

Tommaso from Cerved
Specialty: Banking & Financial Services

July 2015

July 2015

good product

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Likes Best

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

Likes Least

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

Recommendations

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

 
 

Manish from San Jose State University
Specialty: Education

June 2015

June 2015

Great tool for data analysis!

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Likes Best

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.

Likes Least

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

Recommendations

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

 
 

Sumant from San jose State University
Specialty: Software / Technology

June 2015

June 2015

Must use product for log analysis

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Likes Best

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.

Likes Least

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.

 
 

Robert from Concanon
Specialty: Consulting

June 2015

June 2015

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.

Likes Least

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.

 
 

Tanuvir from Accenture
Specialty: Consulting

June 2015

June 2015

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

Likes Least

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

Recommendations

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

 
 

Matt from GE
Specialty: Software / Technology

June 2015

June 2015

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.

Likes Least

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.

Recommendations

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

 
 

Gaurav from SJSU
Specialty: Education

June 2015

June 2015

Awesome Product to get analytics for Big Data

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Likes Best

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.

Recommendations

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.

 
 

Andrea from Cerved Group Spa
Specialty: Banking & Financial Services

June 2015

June 2015

An excellent tool fol log analysis

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Likes Best

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.

Likes Least

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.

Recommendations

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

 
 

Michael from Otto Group IT
Specialty: Retail

June 2015

June 2015

SPLUNK Everywhere

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

Likes Least

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

Recommendations

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

 
 

Rohit from San Jose State University
Specialty: Education

June 2015

June 2015

Great product with an intuitive user interface

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Likes Best

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.

Likes Least

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

Recommendations

Consider a product with a good performance vs price ratio.

 
 
 
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Sujeet from Infosys
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

December 2018

December 2018

Good tool for biddata analysis

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We have started using Splunk for our log analysis. It has been really helpful to understand user behavior using traffic logs.

Pros

Its ability to process large chunks of data and transform the data to information of interest.

Cons

Its regex builder for field extraction needs improvement.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Anuruddha from Codegen International
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

December 2018

December 2018

A great software to extract data from huge data set

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Pros

Splunk can handle huge data set and grab specific information from a data set.

Cons

It is costly but it provides great value for the money.

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2018

December 2018

Splunk is a fantastic SIEM

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Splunk has helped us see much deeper in to our data and find reoccurring patterns very easily

Pros

GREAT ability to scale
Good price
Easy to set up

Cons

Can give more information than you know what to do with
Learning curve

Review Source: Capterra
 

Nirdesh from Comcast
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

November 2018

November 2018

Awesome tool to check cloud based system logs

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Pros

- Can create charts / Graphs / Table for quick results

Cons

- At times it becomes slow, when I use my splunk in multiple windows (i use around 6-7 splunk windows at a time)

Review Source: Capterra
 


November 2018

November 2018

It's amazing

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Pros

Enables me to monitor for fraud and cyber security threats and risks

Cons

It is great to use but it is expensive. But worth it.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Charlie from Recurly
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Powerful search tool, steep learning curve

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Pros

It's ability to query massive data sets.

Cons

Fairly steep learning curve in regards to query syntax and options.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Rashmi from COVIAM
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2018

November 2018

A must have tool for managing logs and monitoring the app behaviour

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Just amazing tool to manage your logs

Pros

I think it's great tool to see the logs of your application with advance query search. Splunk support lots stat mechanism, also you can start multiple stats jobs on your location. It is just fabulous thing.

Cons

I have been using this for last one and half year but can say a single negative point of this too.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Mark from LDS church
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Excellent logging and troubleshooting tool

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As a software quality assurance engineer, I love that I can setup a single dashboard where I can then view the same data from any lane I select from a dropdown. If I see a problem in the Test lane, I can quickly check all of the other lanes for the same issue by simply changing the dropdown value.

Pros

Splunk can give you extreme insights into how your systems and software are functioning. Not only is the search very flexible and powerful, the customizable dashboards give a status report at a glance into trends, problems and performance. You can also set up email alerts when errors occur limiting the need to have Splunk opened on your machine all the time.

Cons

Splunk has a learning curve. They have extensive documentation but it isn't intuitive and some features are buried pretty deep. We have an onsite expert who holds bimonthly meetings to answer questions in a group forum.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Gaurav from COVIAM
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

October 2018

October 2018

amazing tool to look at your application behaviour

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best tool to monitor logs of your application

Pros

Main purpose of this tool for us is to monitor the logs of our application. And I can say, it is very good at this. Finding the stats, pattern out of log is very easy. You can run multiple queries job on a single application log. You can monitor job running on your logs like you can kill them, can stop particular job. It's support of sql like queries on logs is just amazing.

Cons

This is a great tool, there is no disadvantage of this product but just mention you need a bit of learning to use it's all the functionality.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Shalinee from COVIAM
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Best thing for monitoring application

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good log monitoring tool

Pros

We are using this tool for monitoring our services log. It is easy to monitor the data using this. For each service, you can configure which log file should be shown on the UI(web). On UI, it provides lot of features like finding pattern in logs, doing analysis and generating reports and much more.

Cons

Learning is slow. Initially, it takes time to understand the reports and pattern it finds out of the log. But it's worth learning it.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jeffrey from absa
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

September 2018

September 2018

A good solution for monitoring and alerts.

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The ease of use for splunk has increased productivity and reduced investigation time. Splunk is a devops and team lead life saver.!

Pros

Theres a certification path to using Splunk. Extremently easy to set up reports within minutes which add good value to the company. Reviewing data has been beneficial at both network and server level. Its made Devops lives easy in such a way that all teams can pull relevant information beneficial to them.

Cons

There are alternatives available which make Splunk a hard sell for organizations.

Review Source: Capterra
 


September 2018

September 2018

Log, everything!

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Splunk is amazing, but you need to have : the use case, the platform, the logs and a team to use it

Pros

With Splunk, sky is the limit, this is also a disadvantage, you have too many possibilities

Cons

Very hard and complex to configure, be ready to have sleepless nights !

Review Source: Capterra
 

GOBINATH from Acn
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

August 2018

August 2018

Splunk Monitoring

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It is used to monitor the application and alert us for any issues. We can track security rated issue's

Pros

Splunk gives data analytics on the application usage. And it is great tool to monitor software applications

Cons

Users need to learn SPL search processing language

Review Source: Capterra
 


August 2018

August 2018

Easy to understand if you a technical outlook

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The inbound and outbound data on our network traffic is outstanding. You can customize this logs to your benefit and creating dashboards on this is very simple

Pros

What I most like about Splunk is that it assists me in creating dashboards for my teams and other teams to verify the validity of our incoming and outbound network traffic.

Cons

Learning the syntax searches about it seems to very difficult and there aren't really any training guides or help on their website that I've found that assist very well with it.

Review Source: Capterra
 


July 2018

July 2018

Software is fantastic once you get it fed the data. Setup can be a bear.

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Software saves a great deal of time tracking down errors and issues in the network. Was able to spot a security issue using the software we might never have even noticed otherwise.

Pros

Fast consolidation of disparate logs in an easy to search way for troubleshooting. I can find problems within my organization very quickly. Sales team was very responsive in getting me a trial license to estimate my needs.

Cons

Set up takes some time and planning. The Licensing scheme can be pretty expensive and until you've got it up and running it can be hard to estimate how much license you need.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Edd from New Forest District Council
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

July 2018

July 2018

Easy way to review multiple log files and check for errors

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Better visibility of application errors

Pros

Very useful for combining log files from multiple sources and setting up predefined reports to check for errors.

Cons

Free version of splunk light doesn't allow automatic notification by email of log errors. However as I have paid nothing I can't complain too much!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ankit from Ciena

May 2018

May 2018

A monitoring expert

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Pros

1. Easy to deploy
2. Lot of plugins are available which simplify monitoring work
3. Good readable logs

Cons

I will not recommend it for the larger systems due to it's complexity, in smaller systems it works well.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Pratik from Infosys
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

May 2018

May 2018

User friendly

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Issue resolution

Pros

Best tool for application event trend analysis,
Effective report of logs,
Useful for new users , support analyst

Cons

To generate report need some automation.
Has to write query using parameters,
For end users it is difficult to configure.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ryan from Tapestry Technologies

May 2018

May 2018

Awesome Syslog Solution

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Huge Splunk Fan!

Pros

I really like the overall feel of Splunk, it integrates with many other products very well. Even has independent add-ons for Cisco and Microsoft Products.

Cons

Pricing of Spunk can get very expensive. I have experience with the windows version of splunk and sometimes it can be difficult to troubleshoot.

Review Source: Capterra
 


April 2018

April 2018

Splunk is a wealth of information.

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Splunk gathers a ton of information. It detects just about anything you want to know when it is configured.

Cons

Creating reports that will display the information you need is challenging and the output format could be improved upon.

Review Source: Capterra
 
 
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