Splunk Enterprise Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

Splunk Enterprise

Machine data management and analytics

4.58/5 (132 reviews)

Splunk Enterprise Pricing

Starting from: $1800.00/year

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

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Splunk Enterprise Pricing Reviews

Pros

  • A very effective log analyzer and the part I love most is the infrastructure monitoring. A proactive monitor and alert generator for our Critical Production Environment.Mubasshir Ali R.Read the full review
  • 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.Dilraj S.Read the full review
  • Data retrieval and visualisation is nice and easy if you know the right querying process. Machine Learning supports enhances performance for the cloud, especially.Divyang S.Read the full review

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.Gaurav M.Read the full review
  • We use spluk for datamining, particularly bad password attempts.Verified ReviewerRead the full review
  • Splunk is widely used for manipulation of data and we encounter the use of this tool almostl twice a week.Divyang S.Read the full review
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25 reviewers had the following to say about Splunk Enterprise's pricing:

Manish M.

Great tool for data analysis!

Reviewed 2015-07-01
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
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.

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

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Guillermo R.

Great SIEM tool

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-11-21
Review Source: Capterra

good, still learning. It would have been great if training from splunk were cheaper.

Pros
Very easy GUI that can be familiar just in a few days, Gathering data in simple stepts makes everything much easier.

Cons
The docs about the product sometimes are confusing, and to learn more on google is harder because there is not much material like for example cisco, palo alto, etc.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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devaun f.

Query your log statements for your production apps in REAL TIME to triage and monitor performance

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-02-02
Review Source: Capterra

XRAY vision on your production instances. Every day we code our applications so that we will be splunk friendly with our app log statements. For example "featureX=value" allows you to query for every customer that engaged with featureX.

Pros
Splunk allows us to see exactly what is going on in production! I work on commerce for a fortune 100 company, and we use Splunk to monitor our apps in real time. Splunk gives you the ability to perform queries like you would with SQL against your log statements in real time. You will learn that you can place strategic log statements in your code that allows you to identify situations in production and be proactive at solving them. For example, you can log your customer's session cookie ID, and track any given customer's activity on your website via your app logs. It gives you dials and charting capabilities to monitor even the slightest drops in customer activities due to flaws in code or slowing network calls.

Cons
PRICE. The software is so powerful, and they seem to leverage this in the pricing of the licenses.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Bill C.

If you want SIEM, it's splunk and only splunk

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-11-26
Review Source: Capterra

Great company, great company, amazing high price tag....

Pros
It dominates the industry in SIEM.... People would love to hate it... it's critical in terms of looking at your logs and seeing if something is not right and you have hackers or unwanted people on your system. It's the industry leader and has all the cool features.

Cons
The price.. it's expensive and you have vendor lock-in... All my clients hate it for the price, but love it for its features and leading R&D.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Rob P.

Splunk vs Humio and Devo

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-03-12
Review Source: Capterra

The APIs and plugin are great. the parsers are just fantastic. It can log anything and everything.

Pros
We have been using splunk for over 5 years now. nothing beats splunk in the market place. The only concern we have the pricing and the resource to support it. it's just too expensive

Cons
Too expensive and it's too hard to manage. You have to find a very qualified and very expensive resource to support it.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Ryan S.

Awesome Syslog Solution

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-05-04
Review Source: Capterra

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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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Gabe M.

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

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-02-22
Review Source: Capterra

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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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

Splunk is a fantastic SIEM

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-12-07
Review Source: Capterra

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

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Dominic R.

The best log/data aggregation tool on the market, but it comes at a price

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-04-20
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
- Hugh library of add-ons that have been pre-built by others saves you significant time - Large community (and events like Splunk Live) to help and keep you engaged - Refined interface compared to some of the free competitors

Cons
- You'll like the tool so much that you'll want to throw all kinds of data into it and the cost will grow substantially! - Only pricing is by data volume, no options to pay by host, source, etc.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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harmandeep singh s.

Perfect for huge infrastructure

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-11-07
Review Source: Software Advice

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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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Tommaso B.

good product

Reviewed 2015-07-07
Review Source: Software Advice

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

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

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

The best SIEM platform is Splunk

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-04-12
Review Source: Capterra

The product provides widely perspective for SIEM and every log types. Specifically, the ability to import and process logos provides a great experience. The best point is to create alerts and dashboards. There are features that support you to write even with improved correlation.

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Tanuvir S.

Easy to learn and start working in no time

Reviewed 2015-06-25
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
The product is neat and simple to use with a great customer support

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

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

Premium but pricey log management and analytics tool

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-04-28
Review Source: Capterra

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

Pros
Splunk integrates with almost all popular enterprise software products including VMware, AWS, Azure, etc. Most customers use it primarily to do log analysis but it can also perform data analytics for business reporting. The UI is very straightforward and enables you to quickly search through large datasets using SPL. We were able to quickly locate the source of the issues by using Splunk to triangulate logs from several different components. There is a Splunk Cloud version with a free trial if you are aiming to do some integration work and testing. Finally, like all monitoring tools, Splunk offers AI and machine learning for even better predictive analytics.

Cons
Splunk is expensive and probably not for smaller startup companies. The pricing is tiered and is subscription-based so if you start to ingest a lot of data, look out. It can eat into most of your IT budget and Splunk by itself doesn't handle all the Day 2 operations that are needed.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Joevanne V.

Very cool but pricey

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-08-08
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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THOMAS Z.

Splunk an Enterprise Business intelligent user tool

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-02-18
Review Source: Capterra

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
It an intelligent business tool that provided me an opportunity to customize and build report from large volume of data from different departments within the 13 Africa countries in telecommunication sectors. The platform allows data to be consolidated accordingly to the organization need and produces visualized reports of dashboard features. I also noted that the system can analyst unstructured large volume of data speedily and is reliable and web based allowing for user flexible accessible from any part of the world if you have internet. The systems have been reliable and secured from the time (2 years) I started using it without any system intermittent, system errors and cyber-attack.

Cons
The system is built and use-able with structured and unstructured organization though the price in foreign currency could hamper small and medium organization to use it especially in most Africa country where the local currency has depreciated against the major trading foreign currency.so the Forex pricing is a challenge. The navigation of the platform will require minor training though if the user is computer proficient, they would management with minor challenge and interpretation of the data. 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. It can increase business cost if not fully used

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

Useful for bad password attempts

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-12-04
Review Source: Capterra

We use spluk for datamining, particularly bad password attempts.

Pros
I liked the interface, we were able to setup some addons for vmware and cisco ISE. We primarily used it for tracking where bad password attempts were coming from.

Cons
The pricing is pretty darn steep. My company pays by volume of ingestion by gigabyte and that can add up pretty quickly.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Naveen C.

Easy to use monitoring software

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-05-09
Review Source: Capterra

So far great experience with splunk to monitor the health of the application in the production environment and test environments.

Pros
We use splunk to monitor the health of applications in the test and production environments. It allows to create queries to see the specific event.

Cons
Pricing of the license is high especially when the number of users is more and also support from splunk is inadequate when there is a issue

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

Extremely Powerful Log Aggregator

Used occasionally for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-10-30
Review Source: Capterra

We aggregated security logs and transnational data into Splunk to combat fraud to much success. Highly recommend trying it out.

Pros
The best part about Splunk is that it is incredibly flexible. Any type of log can be aggregated and its awesome to build correlation. Any thing you want to know from your data can be found with Splunk.

Cons
The ability of Splunk comes at a cost, literally. There is a free edition but if you are using it in an enterprise environment, especially if there is more than one department uses it, it will be pricey. However given the functionality its still a good value for many enterprises.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Matt L.

Critical tool for our team

Reviewed 2015-06-24
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
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.

Cons
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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anuruddha R.

A great software to extract data from huge data set

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-12-10
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

Historical data search

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-05-23
Review Source: Capterra

I use Splunk at work place to track log files and investigate Production issues.

Pros
I like the speed and ease to search contents.

Cons
i think cost is a factor for some organizations

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Christian R.

Great Log Manager To Have Fireproof Applications!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-03-29
Review Source: Capterra

With Splunk your platform should be safe and easy to maintain, specially if your are constantly adding features into it thanks to its error alerts.

Pros
User friendly and an awesome dashboard to manage your logs and analyze your apps.

Cons
It can be a little expensive but it's worth.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

It's amazing

Used monthly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-11-21
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Ryan M.

Very Powerful and easy to administer

Reviewed 2015-06-01
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
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.

Cons
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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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