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Splunk Enterprise Reviews and Cloudswave Rating

  • 74

    Cloudswave Score for Splunk Enterprise

    Rating based on 29 Critic Reviews

    7 Favorable reviews
    88 %
    0 Mixed reviews
    0 %
    1 unfavorable reviews
    13 %
  • Got Splunk?

    Splunk Use Cases and Deployment ScopeAlthough still in the final implementation stage, Splunk has allowed us to troubleshoot our software suite more efficiently. Our monitoring and engineering team can now rely on the syslog and log correlation capabilities of the Splunk to pinpoint where the issue is.

    Pros : Log correlationAlertingSyslog

    Cons : Would like to see more integrated tools and supported vendors (such as F5, Checkpoint, Palo-Alto, etc.).

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    Splunk running strong

    Splunk Use Cases and Deployment ScopeSplunk is currently being used on our JBOSS Fuse ESB/SOA environment within our department. We have three teams constantly using Splunk for development, QA testing and Operations Support.  Splunk has dramatically reduced the QA testing/validation times and has also helped reduce the amount of time spent on operational support.  Having instant access to production logs and metrics has greatly reduced time spent gathering and manually analyzing log information.   Splunk has ultimately reduced the amount of software tools needed to analyze, gather and validate operational metrics of our entire stack of software. One stop shop.

    Pros : Operational out of the box. No need to spend days setting up and configuring an application to ingest and analyze data.Web UI is fluid and flows easily.Additional applications available for integration with Splunk, and most are free.Enterprise Solution that can be up and running in a couple of hours.

    Cons : Enterprise license that fluctuates between license pools, having the ability to grab more space from unused pools.Ability to stop forwarders from indexing data via web console.Archiving of old indexed data could be refined. Current process is bit hard to understand with the different buckets and max times.

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    If you must analyze a ton of data then Splunk is your solution.

    Splunk Use Cases and Deployment ScopeSplunk is deployed across the entire enterprise to solve many different data analysis questions for multiple departments ranging from workstation performance issues to enterprise security.  As such, Splunk is deployed upon physical and virtual Windows workstations and servers, as well as ingesting data from Linux-based servers and network-centric architecture.

    Pros : Parsing data without manual intervention is a true time saver. Not to say you can't tweak the parsing, but unlike my experiences with the ELK stack, Splunk's ingestion and parsing is so good you can focus on other priorities.Splunk offers many free technology add-ons that provides real value immediately. For example, the Distributed Management Console (DMC) helps pull all the Splunk Architecture management together in one set of dashboards. To me, this is a true differentiator compared to its

    Cons : Search head clustering is great for reducing configuration differences among standalone search heads. The biggest problem with search head clustering (at the moment) is administration of non-knowledge object functions, like user roles and capabilities. Tasks like these must be done using Linux text editors and forces a rolling restart of all the search heads in the cluster.Creating custom applications in a search head cluster has also taken a step backwards. One strength I didn't mention earl

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  • Splunk is a fantastic monitoring and operational intelligence tool and now we are all trained up here at Datalicious with certificates to prove it. The most frequent use case is for systems administrators, but we set out to play around with it and see how we could use it for web analytics. We realised that we could use its powerful, expressive search language and its intuitive charting & visualisation features to do analytics work that’s more difficult, more expensive, or simply not possible, in other web analytics suites.

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  • We found Splunk to be a powerful, if complicated, tool. Moving from a simple syslog server or event viewer with a "search" command to Splunk is not a one day operation. But Splunk pays off in the power that it brings, and the information it can pull out of your logs. Network managers who look at their logs every day, and those who wish they could get useful performance, capacity and security information out of the gigabytes of log data stacking up should take a close look at Splunk.

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  • We found Splunk to be a powerful, if complicated, tool. Moving from a simple syslog server or event viewer with a "search" command to Splunk is not a one day operation. But Splunk pays off in the power that it brings, and the information it can pull out of your logs. Network managers who look at their logs every day, and those who wish they could get useful performance, capacity and security information out of the gigabytes of log data stacking up should take a close look at Splunk.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In my time using Splunk, I've found it to be a great tool for watching logs for security issues (brute forcing ssh accounts for example), it was also useful in fine tuning my egress filtering, as I could instantly see what was being blocked by the firewall, and of course the system monitoring aspects are useful. It could find a home in any organization, and it plays nice with other tools or could happily be your main log aggregation system.

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  • If you are looking for a tool that can monitor, in real time, just about any type of IT infrastructure data, you need look no further than Splunk. Splunk is a tool that wants to monitor everything on your network - and then report it back to you in easy to read graphs and charts. But be prepared for the onslaught, because Splunk will hand over as much, if not more, data than you may need.

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