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Splunk Enterprise
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Great company, great company, amazing high price tag.
Overall i like the product but as the user base grows the logs grows too. This busts the limits of the licensing.

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Davis M.

Computer Software, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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The most expensive tool, requiring highly-skilled employees, capable of limitless value

Reviewed 2 months ago

Splunk's SPL is a flexible, straight forward query-language with aspects of SQL, R, Python, and Bash. The fact that an analyst can learn to be an engineer through using the platform provides ease of growth. It is unmatched in its automation to make data actionable, while providing reporting and visualization capabilities.

Pros

Splunk is provides a single tool for log aggregation, log analysis, and visualizations. Threat hunting, applying threat intelligence, and incident response are easily repeatable; pushing organizations to proactive security processes.

Cons

Splunk is expensive, especially when an organizations is exploring and building new security or data use cases. It also requires a lot of engineering maintenance, making the quality of the data highly-dependent on the skill(s) of those supporting it. Many organizations do not maximize its benefit because it is poorly managed or supported by low-skilled employees.

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THOMAS Z.

Telecommunications, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Splunk an Enterprise Business intelligent user tool

Reviewed 2 years ago

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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Gabe M.

Information Technology and Services, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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

Reviewed 5 years ago
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...

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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Computer Software, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great, wholistic centralized monitoring solution

Reviewed 2 years ago

I've been using Splunk for over 8 years. I've seen it constantly improve and change a lot. I do enjoy it. Cloud is getting better and much better parity with on-prem

Pros

We use this as our SIEM. The ability to have the data ingest, visualization, alerting and correlation all in one product is very important to me from a security standpoint. We're cloud-first so having that ability with large cloud providers is important to me (AWS, Okta, GCP, etc)

Cons

The cost can be a little concerning and htere is a bit of a learning curve when you first get into Splunk. User groups, their forum and pro serv all help with that.

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devaun f.

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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

Reviewed 5 years ago

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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David B.

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Entertainment,

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Offers more than you think

Reviewed 5 years ago

We've used the software to detect layer 7 attacks, unearth issues we didn't realize were happening and gives us end to end insight into our stack.

Pros

The system is highly intuitive to use. It is faster than other solutions I've used on the market and has a huge library of 3rd party plugins to get more from the system. It is easy to create scheduled searches, dashboards, reports etc. but there are a number of additional plugins (at an extra cost) to help with security, single pane of glass and metric collection.

Cons

It offers challenges for a decentralized working model. Where Splunk is centrally managed, it is easy to ensure that best practices are maintained. Where the system is opened up for an entire department to utilize and on-board their logs, it becomes more difficult. However, with some creative thinking and good process, this issue can be overcome.

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kalaiselvan k.

Information Technology and Services, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Splunk review

Reviewed 3 years ago

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. It has lot of features like you can query for particular date and time range with specific characters. The search engine is very fast which will bring the query response effectively. we can access all types of logs including XML and JSON. we can create a custom dashboard with custom query for each projects and can relatively trigger the email to the support team in case of any issues. This tool is boon for production support team in any enterprise company.

Cons

Licensing cost is quite higher for enterprise usage. Query response time will be slow when you are searching for relatively longer history(Eg. 3 months old data)

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Divyang S.

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Information Technology and Services, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Manipulate You Data

Reviewed 2 years ago

Splunk is widely used for manipulation of data and we encounter the use of this tool almostl twice a week. Even though it costs much more but still we have not found any alternative that is able to offer all these functionalities.

Pros

Splunk is very easy to use due to high community support and many video tutorials available online for new users to learn. Functionalities are robust and simple to use. Data retrieval and visualisation is nice and easy if you know the right querying process. Machine Learning supports enhances performance for the cloud, especially. It collect wide variety of data and still it amaze you the way it retrievs it.

Cons

There are many tools available in market which are potential competitors of this tool and that too at reasonable pricing. Splunk offers more functionalities but costs you too much if you look at the work it does. Complex queries may require large CPU usage and may even freeze or atleast slow down the system for a while. Need to be specific while querying the data.

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Robert F.

Management Consulting,

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Finding Splunk Before Splunk Finds You

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

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.

Cons

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.

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Computer Software, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Number 1 SIEM

Reviewed 3 months ago

I was very happy with splunk and I suggest it to everyone

Pros

I think Splunk is first and best software in the field, easy to use, does what it had promised,

Cons

pricing could be better, they could be more flexible, support is a bit slow

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Consumer Services, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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

Reviewed 4 years ago

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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Rob P.

Computer Networking, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Splunk vs Humio and Devo

Reviewed 2 years ago

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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Mark M.

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Religious Institutions, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Excellent logging and troubleshooting tool

Reviewed 4 years ago

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.

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Anonymous Reviewer

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Information Technology and Services, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Excellent product

Reviewed 2 years ago

I have worked with dozens of companies to implement Splunk. My experiences have bee overwhelming positive.

Pros

When you need to store, correlate, and search large amounts of data, especially System Log data, there is no tool that even comes close to Splunk. It's power and flexibility is amazing.

Cons

Very expensive. Difficult to implement until all moving parts are understood. Steep learning curve for beginners.

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Anonymous Reviewer

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Computer Software, 201-500 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Premium but pricey log management and analytics tool

Reviewed 4 years ago

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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Joevanne V.

Financial Services, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Very cool but pricey

Reviewed 5 years ago
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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Christian R.

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Computer Software, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great Log Manager To Have Fireproof Applications!

Reviewed 4 years ago

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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Jean F.

Telecommunications, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Splunk - Log management, analysis and action software

Reviewed 4 years ago

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.

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harmandeep singh s.

Financial Services, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Perfect for huge infrastructure

Reviewed 5 years ago
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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Ryan M.

Public Relations and Communications,

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Very Powerful and easy to administer

Reviewed 8 years ago
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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Nur Ş.

Defense & Space, 201-500 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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I love it

Reviewed 3 months ago
Pros

Splunk is a software that should be taken as an example, it is cheaper than its counterparts, which makes it extremely attractive.

Cons

I did not feel a general lack of it because I used it for price performance, but I would be happy if more language support comes.

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Karen V.

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Aviation & Aerospace, 10,001+ employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Splunk - A Necessary SIEM Tool

Reviewed 5 months ago
Pros

I worked with a team member to integrate McAfee Endpoint Security with Splunk Enterprise so that virus scanning logs could be easily monitored. Integration was extremely smooth, and the data was nicely visualized on Splunk. There was very little delay in the virus detection logs being updated on Splunk as we performed several tests for virus scanning. As a user, it was very easy to navigate and I greatly enjoyed the usage of filters for filtering specific events that occurred.

Cons

It's a great product for boosting your security posture, however the cost of the tool and additional storage was a bit steep. It was also a bit difficult to create filters for the logs, which was a necessity for our end user.

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Naveen C.

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Computer Software, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Easy to use monitoring software

Reviewed 2 years ago

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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Abhay T.

Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Splunk Review

Reviewed 3 years ago

We have good experience. we are using this tool to forward the logs of servers.

Pros

A log forwarder tool which you can use free upto 500MB. No Development work required to provide value. You can create your own queries and event based alerts.

Cons

The software is very powerful but to use those feature you will have to buy the license then you can get all those feature that it has.

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Anuruddha R.

Information Technology and Services, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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A great software to extract data from huge data set

Reviewed 4 years ago
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.