Splunk Enterprise

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Splunk is a software platform for machine data that enables customers to gain real-time Operational Intelligence.

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Splunk Enterprise review by <span>Nathan P.</span>
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If there's a problem, yo, Splunk'll solve it.

What do you like best?

Splunk enables me and my customers to find needles they didn't know they needed in stacks of other needles. A large portion of our solutions started in hallway conversations leading to "I wonder if Splunk could ..." and it invariably can.

In an enterprise environment of any complexity, there are hurdles with any product, but the Splunk community, as well as education and docs teams are incredibly helpful resources.

They offer trial, dev, and dev/test licenses, so I can run Splunk at home, on my laptop, as one-off testing setups, etc.

They also offer free licenses to non-profits under their Splunk4good program.

What do you dislike?

x.0.0 releases are frequently buggy, but they get patches out fairly quickly.

Splunk could really use a naming scheme makeover. (I'm looking at you, deploy*.)

Recommendations to others considering the product

Grab a trial license and start playing with it. Read the docs. Join a user group. Get some training; the first (fundamentals) course is free!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We largely use Splunk for fraud prevention and security monitoring/investigation. Splunk has enabled those teams to get significantly more work done in less time with the same number of analysts. Across just two small-effort projects, we discovered fraud and inefficiencies that, once eliminated, are now saving us over $100k per month. Splunk doesn't look so expensive now, does it?

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Splunk Enterprise review by <span>Mittal M.</span>
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Analyzed you data

What do you like best?

Splunk is a very simple and easy to use tool that Helps you and your team to analyze the information. Any data from network, servers, application. etc.

The best part I like about Splunk is that it is easy to deploy.

You can a simple utility call Splunk lite to push your data from your servers to the main Splunk engine.

The way Splunk indexes your data is very good. Which in returns good analytic results.

The report created by Splunk is very accurate. which helps my company to determine the improvement we need to do in our infrastructure.

The pricing model is very simple and reasonable.

They have very good well written online Knowledgebase articles to help use Splunk to its full use.

What do you dislike?

The trial version of Splunk is very limited it only gives 500 MB do daily data indexing. As a result, it may prevent you to get an insight of all the potential you can get through Splunk.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely a good tool for your enterprise. If you would like to improve quality of your current process.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Splunk helps me and my team to analyze customer log data and helps us to find our pointers of the actual problem. This in return helps us to get back to our customer much quicker, thus improving overall customer satisfaction, better quality of work and improved work process.

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Splunk Enterprise review by <span>Timothy V.</span>
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Great, but not amazing

What do you like best?

The ability to build dashboards so we can test new notable alerts. The ability to set severity levels. We like the correlation events. Ability to ingest multiple indexes and create correlated searches, as opposed to just using a wildcard search. The dashboard layout is usefull and is very customizable. Integration via ES and other plugins allows us to spend time on one single pane of glass, do a pivot investigation and drill way down into the logs that were ingested. Metadata is easy to find, the logs are parsed neatly and are relatively easy to read once you get used to them. Training is also very good, and readily available online. Certification paths are also available

What do you dislike?

The load on our search heads, some queries take forever. Sometimes we have great difficulty with getting other products to parse logs correctly into splunk. API issues occasionally. The lag in the UI when running a search. The community could use better visibility, a central repository for splunk queries would be nice.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Carefully plan for the storage and processing power required to wield a tool such as this

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Getting better visualization of threats in our environment via notable alerts. We are building out new automations and use cases for splunk on a weekly basis. Splunk is a primary intake for our analysts and we develop new notable alerts and use cases for our dashboards as well as continually tune and improve the information splunk is telling us.

Splunk Enterprise review by <span>Richard G.</span>
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Love it!

What do you like best?

It's flexible and powerful while still being easy to use. Valuable insights can come quickly with minimal effort.

The user community, both online and offline, is active, friendly, and very helpful. It's one of the best user communities I've encountered and has resulted in hundreds of apps (plug-ins) available for free use to help make Splunk even easier to use.

What do you dislike?

Larger implementations can be complex to build and maintain, often needing Professional Services assistance.

Recommendations to others considering the product

While Splunk is easy to use out of the box, you'll get more out of it if you take the free on-line training courses.

You can also install Splunk on your personal workstation for use as a test platform.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've used Splunk to produce a Continuous Diagnostics and Monitoring (CDM) solution. I've also used it to consolidate 12 different monitoring tools into a single pane of glass. One of the first searches of network logs for a customer showed access from unexpected locations around the world. The customer was able to block access from those locations and prevent a possible security incident all because of Splunk.

Splunk Enterprise review by <span>Niket N.</span>
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Platform for all Data Analytics needs

What do you like best?

Splunk is a very powerful Data Analytics platform which can be adopted by users of all levels i.e. from tools like Data Tables for Novice to Splunk's Web Framework for Experts. What I like best is the significant improvements and capabilities they bring into the software with every major release is simply mind blowing.

What do you dislike?

We always need to wait a bit for latest release to be adopted at Enterprise level because of the unforeseen bugs. Good thing is one of Splunk Support, Professional Support, Splunk Answers Community and Slack might be able to assist with workaround or solution.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get Splunk Enterprise for free to try out your use case, in most cases your proof of concept could easily be used as final analytics app that you need at your Enterprise.

Based on your technical experience with the product, reach out to Splunk's Sales Team for demo and Professional Services during implementation if required.

Go through numerous resources online from Use Cases and Case Studies to technical documentations, development tools, blogs and videos.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have provided solutions to customers with their Operational Intelligence needs, Infrastructure Monitoring, Security and Business Intelligence.I felt turnaround time to be pretty fast and Splunk's capability to ingest almost all kinds of machine data gives it an significant edge over competitions for log aggregation and event correlation.

Splunk Enterprise review by <span>Clara M.</span>
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Best Tool Around

What do you like best?

It has made projects more efficient (ease of joining multiple sources together, search times are quicker, etc.) which frees up more of my time to research, explore, and work on more projects

What do you dislike?

Custom visualizations don't export to PDF

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're looking for software the ingests streaming data, CSVs, etc., and can read warehouse data, this is a great tool. The documentation is very thorough for every topic from installation, administration, search, development, etc. The customization is incredible. It is a truly innovative company with an amazing community that is very helpful for answering questions. No other software like it on the market.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Splunk Enterprise for Business Intelligence and use it to answer questions relating to revenue, product usage, system usage and health, etc. One amazing benefit is that we don't have to grab data from five different applications and join them all together in another tool to analyze. Splunk creates a single pane of glass and allows us to access all the data we need in one place.

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