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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Jasleen from New Jersey Institute of technology
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Splunk

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Easy to setup
Forwarders, indexers have a good logging mechanism
The alerts could be well formulated using dashboards, report, files etc

Cons

It becomes pricy as you scale your infrastructure by adding new nodes and servers
The learning curve is steep
The forwarders have to be installed separately on every node which has to be monitored

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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

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

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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Functionality

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Value for Money

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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N/A

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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Likes Best

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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Likes Best

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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Likes Best

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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Likes Best

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.

 
 

Ryan from TiVo
Specialty: Media & Communications

June 2015

June 2015

Very Powerful and easy to administer

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Likes Best

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.

Likes Least

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.

Recommendations

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

 
 

Stefano from Cerved Group
Specialty: Software / Technology

May 2015

May 2015

An agile killer application for It and not only

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A
Likes Best

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

Likes Least

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

Recommendations

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

 
 

Parag from VMware
Specialty: Engineering

April 2015

April 2015

Good but can be improved

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Likes Best

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

Likes Least

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

Recommendations

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

 
 

Ajinkya from Salesforce
Specialty: Software / Technology

March 2015

March 2015

Good tool for log mining

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Likes Best

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.

Likes Least

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.

Recommendations

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

 
 

Artem from AppDirect
Specialty: Software / Technology

March 2015

March 2015

Absolutely Great way to deal with logs

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Likes Best

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

Likes Least

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

Recommendations

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.

 
 

Robert from Wiredrive
Specialty: Software / Technology

February 2015

February 2015

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

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Likes Best

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.

Likes Least

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.

Recommendations

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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November 2017

November 2017

Great for aggregating systems information

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Easily identifying trends between systems
Helps identifying problems

Pros

Makes it easy to identify trends within your environment. Once everything is aggregated it makes it easy for example, to see the knock on events of a network outage throughout the environment.

Cons

Web user interface is a bit clunky. Its very polished interface, but in many cases it's style over substance. When I'm debugging an issue I want to be able to drill down into the problem fast, and the shiny interface can be sluggish and slow you down.h

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jyostna from Capital one

November 2017

November 2017

Splunk has been a great tool at work

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it has got a very stable search engine and teh results are almost automatic and takes no time

Pros

- easy queries
- Robust
-Never fails
-Resilient
- easy to use and alert configurations based on the resultants and error queries

Review Source: Capterra
 

neha from Intuit

October 2017

October 2017

Great log analysis software

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Pros

Integrates with almost all the software seamlessly..where there is a software application that produces log, splunk can be easily integrated.
Gives very powerful insights into the logs
Alerts can be setup on the logs, and notifications sent out which is great again for managing the health of your application

Cons

The query language, though powerful, has a learning curve. Particularly as one goes towards complex queries. If it could be made closer to natural language, it would be so much smoother to learn. Hope that will happen sometime in future.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Irfan from Invenio business solutions
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2017

October 2017

One of the best place where it store massive logs for quick view and helps us in troubleshoot best

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A lot of the manual work.got reduced it helped a lot in getting the data from.server

Pros

The best part of it is its UI which has very responsive page and can drag couple of days logs. Best in its performance and versions are being upgraded at regular intervals and its best in delivering the outcomes as required

Review Source: Capterra
 

Joevanne from Serta Simmons Bedding LLC
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Very cool but pricey

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Pros

Splunk integrates with many different solutions. They also have pre written apps that contain pre written dashboards and other features. It can inherit logs from many products with just several clicks.

Cons

Pricing model is outdated and can get really pricey really fast. It's very simple to over your daily license.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Virat from Capgemini
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

July 2017

July 2017

Provides excellent insight into logs and events and can be used by Security to work as SIEM.

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Ability to provide valuable insights into system and application logs and events to various departments.

Pros

1. Ease of usage of the tool.
2. Ability to integrate with Data sources is mostly seamless
3. Fast - speed with which users can make decision due to statistical coorelations

Cons

The only one I could think of is the overall of the cost of data/ licensing. However in long run it will be able to save money and improve ROI and efficiency.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Rakesh from Keypixel Software Solutions

June 2017

June 2017

Good log monitoring and reporting tool

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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

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

Review Source: Capterra
 

Patrick from Denver Water

May 2017

May 2017

Spunk Review

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Pros

It allows me to bring a lot of information into one friendly view. It's a great security audit tool.

Cons

It has limited functionality. It is a very memory intensive system. It does not integrate with Lennox.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Rachael from Springfield Public Schools

May 2017

May 2017

Splunk has helped me troubleshoot client connectivity to our APs.

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Splunk makes it easy to troubleshooting client connectivity. It also helps me understand if a client is continually roaming to other APs.

Cons

I wish that it was a little more cost effective. In some ways, Splunk has so many options that it can be confusing to know how to get the information you're looking for.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Stephanie from depaul university

April 2017

April 2017

Wonderful, but complex

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This has been a very valuable tool for my company. It's well thought out from security to usability. I feel I'm not getting full use due to the lack of support and training resources/references available.

Pros

Beautiful design, that makes event logs fun. Intuitive design.

Cons

Repetitive adjustments, I wish you could save a default time format. Resources.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Nakul from nPhase - A Verizon Business

February 2017

February 2017

Very good but very expensive

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We used Splunk as a 'google for our app logs'. It worked very well, the only problem was that our budget could afford only so much GBs of logs and every now and then we had to flush the logs.

Pros

simple and easy

Cons

costly

Advice to Others

try and get a deal from the sales team

Review Source: Capterra
 

Nazeer from IBM

January 2017

January 2017

Splunk -- Nice tool

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Splunk is nice tool to analyze the logs, visualize the transaction, creating auto alerts, creating Splunk¿s Search Processing Language (SPL) queries, creating dashboards. It is very powerful to analyze the logs. Splunk performance gets impacted if we search for data over a long period of time. License is bit costly.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ajit from Splunk

October 2016

October 2016

Great practical software for Big data

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I have used the software as a developer, architect, DevOps manager, Business Applications user and implemented in several use cases for multiple organizations. Splunk always deliers

Review Source: Capterra
 

Suresh from TaisTech

October 2016

October 2016

Splunk-Texans

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Splunk is a such a cool tool. trust me, it makes everyone life so easy. Once you get access to it, you will start rocking with that tool.

Review Source: Capterra