Splunk Enterprise Features

Splunk Enterprise

Machine data management and analytics

4.58/5 (130 reviews)

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Splunk Enterprise Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Splunk Enterprise's features:

GOBINATH G.

Splunk Monitoring

2018-08-21

It is used to monitor the application and alert us for any issues.

Pros

Splunk gives data analytics on the application usage.

Cons

Users need to learn SPL search processing language

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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THOMAS Z.

Splunk an Enterprise Business intelligent user tool

2021-02-18

Is a robust and intelligent management tool that enables everyone with user computer knowledge to navigate in real-time, consolidate vast data into a visualized report of dashboard features , reliable and web based, no major equipment required for setup, user need a smartphone or compute to access the platform through the web, you can navigate the system as long as you have computer knowledge without any training required(user friendly) .

Pros

The platform allows data to be consolidated accordingly to the organization need and produces visualized reports of dashboard features.

Cons

So, first time user it can be difficult to use it It will depend on internet for access and internet tend to be pricey in most African country and therefore could increase the business cost for small and medium enterprise.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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shashank v.

Best Tool for Monitoring Purposes.

2019-04-15

As the logs are stored in Splunk, we tally the transaction count from API Connect tool and filter the log search in Splunk with a particular search query.

Pros

1) Accepts multiple data formats like CSV, JSON, XML 2) Does the hard work for us i.e converting machine data to a human-readable format. 3) Can create customized alerts to serve our business purpose. 4) Searching on the based on queries is pretty simple. 5) We can create dashboards to analyze and visualize our search results. 6) Can export the log content to our Personal computers. 7) Setting up plugins and integrating with any tool that needs monitoring is pretty easy. 8) Technical support for the Splunk is very quick as they have a dedicated staff for that.

Cons

I did not find any flaws with this software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Amit G.

Best tool for Distributed logs data analysis

2020-04-15

We created several reports/charts for visualization. We use splunk as security logs tool to see the firewall traffic, tracing any vulnerable access, any database related crash ..etc.

Pros

Splunk Enterprise is best tool to analyze the data based on different visualization. It help us to lookup distributed logs for micro-services .

Cons

Search query builder is fully based on technical. for Non technical users, its really difficult to lookup logs.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Manish M.

Great tool for data analysis!

2015-07-01

Pros

It's a very good tool to analyze real-time data.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Splunk Enterprise

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

Source: Software Advice
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kalaiselvan k.

Splunk review

2019-07-12

Overall, it is a very good monitoring tool for an support team and developers for doing root cause analysis.

Pros

Splunk Visually represents the logs mainly from production servers in the web UI . People who Usually has no access to logs in production servers, will access the logs through splunk UI with very simplified and friendly search query.

Cons

Query response time will be slow when you are searching for relatively longer history(Eg. 3 months old data)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Gaurav K.

Awesome Product to get analytics for Big Data

2015-06-19

Pros

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.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Splunk Enterprise

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.

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Shalinee S.

Best thing for monitoring application

2018-10-09

good log monitoring tool

Pros

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

Initially, it takes time to understand the reports and pattern it finds out of the log.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Education Management company, 201-500 employees)

Splunk is the go to SIEM software

2019-07-23

Splunk is our key resource and first line of defense for our security team when looking at our intrusions against the organization.

Pros

The amount of information and data that you can organize with splunk is it's best feature.

Cons

It will take some time getting used to how create dashboards and reports so that can pull the relevant data out of splunk.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Rakesh M.

Good log monitoring and reporting tool

2017-06-07

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

The query language has many analytical features that requires some learning curve

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Nazeer S.

Splunk -- Nice tool

2017-01-30

Splunk is nice tool to analyze the logs, visualize the transaction, creating auto alerts, creating Splunk's Search Processing Language (SPL) queries, creating dashboards.

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Source: Capterra
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Robert D.

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

2015-02-11

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Splunk Enterprise

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.

Source: Software Advice
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Dilraj S.

Splunk: Helping turn data into actionable insight

2020-06-22

All in all, an awesome metrics gathering and reporting tool, which makes sure you do no get lost under chunks of data generated by your platform.

Pros

Splunk provides a very flexible solution for helping you gather huge amount of data and then setting up alerts and configuring reports which helps you in converting data into an actionable insight.

Cons

UI/UX is really good but sometimes queries for gathering data can have steep learing curve on the Splunk.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Nav R.

Currently using this diagnostic tool for log analysis

2018-03-14

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Software Advice
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Stefano g.

An agile killer application for It and not only

2015-05-27

Pros

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

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Splunk Enterprise

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

Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 10001+ employees)

Great crawling software for data and visualization software

2021-04-17

Quite content and satisfied and a recommended product

Pros

Excellent visualization charts created 4.

Cons

Secure but analytics options can be further enhanced

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Banking company, 5001-10000 employees)

The best SIEM platform is Splunk

2019-04-12

The best point is to create alerts and dashboards.

Pros

you can import all the data without parsing it.

Cons

I never thought it. Almost all features look good. The disadvantage of the high price.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Gaurav M.

great insights from system logs

2019-12-04

We have setup splunk jobs to monitor the files and if any file is not available we are alerted using emails

Pros

Very useful in production monitoring and alerting using email option

Cons

I feel debugging is difficult. drop down or drag and drop functions should be made available because it's difficult to keep track and remember syntax of functions and it's usage.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Juan N.

Another powerful option for BI

2016-10-19

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering Splunk Enterprise

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.

Source: Software Advice
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Mark T.

Great for log analysis

2019-07-28

In addition being able to trend and look for the data in the many logs is very helpful.

Pros

In addition it alerts very well from text based trigger alerts.

Cons

Mainly as a user it does exactly what I need it to do with no overhead and confusing interfaces.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Shahab V.

Reliable Application for Cybersecurity

2020-06-04

Pros

Splunk is an easy to navigate, search and monitor data.

Cons

Bad customer service. Was once locked out of my account and never got back in.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Md Muhibbul C.

Splunk review from T-Mobile

2019-02-13

I would be more interested with learning Splunk Machine learning tool as well as using it's cloud support in AWS or Hadoop based applications

Pros

Extensive support for creating dashboard, ability to write queries to capture application logs and support to automate alert system along with Service Now incident creation.

Cons

Sometimes cause issue to create false alert or miss alert because of the difference of fraction of seconds in data.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Yaniv V.

Great logging software

2021-03-31

The software itself is great for querying logs. They just need to improve their product's stability

Pros

In addition, you can build dashboards on top of aggregated data in order to save precious time each time you want to have a look at your system's performance without querying from scratch.

Cons

Sometimes they were so severe which meant you're "blind" since you can't access your logs.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 201-500 employees)

Premium but pricey log management and analytics tool

2019-04-28

Having a enterprise-ready centralized logging tool is critical for production success.

Pros

Finally, like all monitoring tools, Splunk offers AI and machine learning for even better predictive analytics.

Cons

The pricing is tiered and is subscription-based so if you start to ingest a lot of data, look out.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Mark M.

Excellent logging and troubleshooting tool

2018-11-08

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.

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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