Splunk Enterprise software


60 reviews(4.5/5)
60 reviews(4.5/5)

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.

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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  • Gargi from NYU

    Specialty: Software / Technology

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    September 2018

    Great place to see all my data

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    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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  • Jeffrey from absa

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    September 2018

    A good solution for monitoring and alerts.

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    N/A
    Value for Money

    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.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    September 2018

    Log, everything!

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    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 !

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • GOBINATH from Acn

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    August 2018

    Splunk Monitoring

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    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

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    August 2018

    Easy to understand if you a technical outlook

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
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    Value for Money

    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.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    July 2018

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

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
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    Value for Money

    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.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Rafael from holcim

    Specialty: Manufacturing

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    July 2018

    Splunk Enterprise

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    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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  • Edd from New Forest District Council

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    July 2018

    Easy way to review multiple log files and check for errors

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    N/A
    Value for Money

    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!

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Miroslaw from o2

    Specialty: Media & Communications

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    June 2018

    Splunk Enterprise

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    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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  • Ankit from Ciena

    May 2018

    A monitoring expert

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    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.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Pratik from Infosys

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    May 2018

    User friendly

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    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.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • mattt from HomeAway

    Specialty: Travel, Transportation & Logistics

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    May 2018

    Splunk is great for finding things in server logs

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    N/A
    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

    May 2018

    Wonderful Log Server Software

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    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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  • Ryan from Tapestry Technologies

    May 2018

    Awesome Syslog Solution

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    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.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    April 2018

    Splunk is a wealth of information.

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    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.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    April 2018

    Many Featured Tool

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    We first started using Splunk as a log analysis tool like many companies do but we're not getting into a number of other use cases based on how powerful and robust the tool can be for our business. They have a lot of good apps on their marketplace and the visualizations make information for less tech savvy users readily available.

    Cons

    Starting this tool up and really getting it working takes some time, research and resources just based on the vast number of solutions it can provide. Like other tools that we use, it requires us to have good focus during planning to make sure we're not trying to do too much and instead focus on a few use cases to start.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Nav from Tableau

    Specialty: Software / Technology

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    March 2018

    Currently using this diagnostic tool for log analysis

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    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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  • Gabe from Information Services, University of Oregon

    Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees

    February 2018

    A powerful log aggregation solution with immensely useful tools built-in for popular applications.

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    - Free to use for small 500MB or less daily ingress, quite nice for small use cases and learning
    - No development work required to deploy and provide value.
    - Deployment flexibility: client agents are available to use, or clientless configurations for multiple OS platforms. It's also very easy to deploy, not just flexible. its a very simple affair.
    - Segmentation of logs: You can create separate instances of of logs to aggregate, based on organization needs. And those instances can have their own individual storage policies to optimize consumption of storage resources.
    - Configuration design: Thoughtful and mature documentation and design of the application regarding enterprise-class scaling on network storage.
    -POWERFUL tools: The user interface lends itself to learning more about your organization from the logs you collect, through metrics of trends of the logs being gathered. There are also specific modules/add-ons for popular applications to provide more value and event-based monitoring, all without having to develop in-house dashboards and intelligence of those logs.
    - Customization: You can create your own queries of logs, and event-based alerts.
    - Web-based GUI that clean is powerful
    - Sales/Technical Reps are top notch in fielding questions and evaluating environment for deployment. They were extremely helpful in helping our organization develop procedures and scaling our environment for expansion with our existing infrastructure.

    Cons

    - Price: This product is not free for more than the minimal use. Pricing can be very expensive, relative to open source offerings. That is the trade-off you pay for not having in-house development of open source offerings. As this product is priced based on gigabytes of indexed logs, it is important to understand the scope of licensing necessary for your environment to determine if it is a good fit for your organization.
    - Watch your saved queries and hardware resources: Users have the ability to create and save queries. Like in database queries, some are more efficient than others. Large inefficient queries can be very resource-intensive. If you notice slowness in day-to-day queries, or navigation in the UI, or resource use in contention, keep an eye on saved queries and user practices.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Irfan from Information Technology and Services

    February 2018

    This is one of the best tool for capturing logs information almost every mnc's uses this.

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    The loving thing i have in splunk is it has very good UI environments wherein everything is categorised in dashboards and each dashboard has a unique facility to log and this has the aback up of the most to most one year data and is better utilised in large-scale mnc to track the flow of messages

    Cons

    We are looking for optimisation of the options please remove unwanted options from UI and all the small icons to make large

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    February 2018

    A tool that every sys admin needs to have

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    I'm not sure from where to start in this case.

    We use splunk for many things but mostly to analyze the traffic on the network / firewalls. It provides us with a nice overview of what's going on. It makes it very easy to spot spikes on the network and it will provide you also with deep analyzes.

    For us it's an indispensable tool, probably the best tool we have.

    Cons

    To search for something is not always easy, however there are a lot of forums online, so finding help is not that difficult.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
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