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.



71 Reviews of Splunk Enterprise

Overall rating

4.56 / 5 stars

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December 2018

Sujeet from Infosys

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

Good tool for biddata analysis

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.

December 2018

Anuruddha from Codegen International

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

A great software to extract data from huge data set

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.

December 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

Splunk is a fantastic SIEM

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

November 2018

Nirdesh from Comcast

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Awesome tool to check cloud based system logs

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)

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

It's amazing

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.

November 2018

Charlie from Recurly

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Powerful search tool, steep learning curve

Pros

It's ability to query massive data sets.

Cons

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

November 2018

Rashmi from COVIAM

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

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

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.

November 2018

Mark from LDS church

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Excellent logging and troubleshooting tool

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.

November 2018

Jean from Maila Networks

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Splunk - Log management, analysis and action software

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.

October 2018

Gaurav from COVIAM

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2018

amazing tool to look at your application behaviour

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.

October 2018

Shalinee from COVIAM

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2018

Best thing for monitoring application

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.

September 2018

Gargi from NYU

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

September 2018

Great place to see all my data

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.

September 2018

Jeffrey from absa

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

September 2018

A good solution for monitoring and alerts.

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.

September 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

September 2018

Log, everything!

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 !

August 2018

GOBINATH from Acn

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

August 2018

Splunk Monitoring

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

August 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

August 2018

Easy to understand if you a technical outlook

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.

July 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

July 2018

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

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.

July 2018

Rafael from holcim

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

July 2018

Splunk Enterprise

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

July 2018

Edd from New Forest District Council

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

July 2018

Easy way to review multiple log files and check for errors

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!

June 2018

Miroslaw from o2

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

June 2018

Splunk Enterprise

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.