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Splunk Light

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Splunk Light gives you the ability to proactively analyze IT issues and take immediate action without having to manually gather, organize and sift through gigabytes of log data

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Splunk Light review by Alexis M.
Alexis M.
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"Visualize the conceptual in your data"

What do you like best?

The difference in how computers and humans see things has created many problems to solve throughout our technological evolutions. Splunk is one of those tools that created many aha moments in how myself and my company help our clients to find the most interesting and pivotal parts of their data. Through dashboard and data visualizations I've managed to easily see insights that were purely conceptual before.

What do you dislike?

To really unleash the power of the software you need someone who is experienced in dashboard creation and who understands your business use case. The data search tool and options can be a little overwhelming on first exposure.

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

I've managed to create trigger alerts for problems that would have been easily overlooked before. With that knowledge, I could solve business problems that might have taken months to notice and uncover.

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Splunk Light review by Matt M.
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"Alerts let me take vacations."

What do you like best?

Alerting has been the most beneficial tool Splunk Light has to offer. I'm part of a small team; like everyone on a small team, i'm required to wear many hats to get the job done. By aggregating our critical logs to Splunk Light, I am able to quickly pinpoint the cause of an issue on our application or infrastructure. Without this I would need to connect to multiple servers and grep through multiple logs in the hopes of locating the cause of an issue.

With Splunk Light, when I pinpoint a problem I can create an alert for it. Giving me the change to identify and recover from potential problems before it amasses into a client-facing issue.

What do you dislike?

There are times where I'm wishing I had more control. If anything Splunk Light solves my current needs while convincing me that Splunk Enterprise would be a better fit. I need to be disciplined about the data I send to Splunk or I'll blow through our limits in a matter of minutes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is really easy to send in too much data. You'll need to choose your plan wisely or choose what data you send to Splunk Light wisely.

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

You could consider Splunk Light our NOC. It monitors our applications and severs, then alerts us when there is a problem. The only thing it can't do is fix the problems for us. Although, you could send an alert to a script that could then react to the alert as needed...

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Splunk Light review by Pooja G.
Pooja G.
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"Be proactive than reactive with the help of Splunk Light."

What do you like best?

With splunk light, logs tend to be more structured, rather than just dumping random data into log files. Support for adding alerts, dashboards is exactly what we needed to make our product more reliable and highly available.

What do you dislike?

There is a limit on number of realtime queries i can have at one shot. Will be nice if there was no limit.

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

On a very high level, following are the use cases which Splunk has helped us with:

● Security and compliance

● Application delivery

● IT operations

Splunk has enabled the team to be more proactive than reactive. We have realtime alerts that go out, wrt system downtime, usability, security etc. Which enables us to build a reliable and highly available product, which is a delight for the customers to use.

Splunk light, has changed the way we think about logging. Splunk has become a verb in the team now. We literally say "lets Splunk it" (i-e lets log this information).

Splunk Light review by Waleed A.
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"Best for real time and dynamic reports. Easy to search and index."

What do you like best?

It is the most rich solution available.

It has hundreds of features to format log data it could be business, security or infrastructure monitoring.

Splunk search and charting tools features are most amazing that you can't get anywhere else.

What do you dislike?

Splunk major cons is that you will need to install and configure a dedicated cluster. Which is not an easy task for developers. Another con is that it’s expensive. To support enterprise application you must have thousands of dollars.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Its scalability, performance and innovative way of collecting and presenting data is amazing.

Now for the users it be will be more easy and less expensive to acquire, index, and store data in greater volume.

Splunk also provide cloud computing connections.

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

We are using if for different applications Log monitoring service. Easy to search for required data and manage reports accordingly.

Splunk Light review by Matt M.
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"Time saving with logs"

What do you like best?

We started to use Splunk Light to aggregate our windows server logs and syslog data into one interface. Splunk has made it quick and easy for us to search logs and find trends in log data that we didn't know even existed. It has also helped with troubleshooting as it allows us to see all the devices affected by an issue in one pane.

What do you dislike?

Nothing, it achieves all we intended for the product and we keep finding new ways to use it.

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

Primary it has returned at least 4hrs/week that was spent manually checking server and network equipment logs.

Splunk Light review by Jaime L. R.
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"Splunk Light is very good"

What do you like best?

I like best that the ability to summarize and visualize logs from apps

What do you dislike?

I dislike that it is not great for large numbers of users so it sets a ceiling on its usability

Recommendations to others considering the product

Good program especially for the free trial phase

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

I am solving the business issues associated with issues in IT that create large logs that should be better off summarized and visualized so that it can be seen and understood so that all the problems can be found and dealt with as soon as possible.

Splunk Light review by Christopher R.
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"Splunk Light great for IT disasters"

What do you like best?

I mostly like the ability of the program to make the issues you're facing with a log troubleshooting event easy to find and visualize.

What do you dislike?

There are some parts that could be simplified for those not so tech savy.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is great if you have some background in server logs and realize that they could be vastly simplified to make your diagnosis of issues easier.

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

I am solving business issues involving when there are server issues.

Splunk Light review by Ijem O.
Ijem O.
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"Superb op int tool"

What do you like best?

The ability to build features that non-devs can modify is a smashing feature that I love about Splunk.

What do you dislike?

The JavaScript SDK is a bit dated, I would like to see some current documentation on the JS-SDK

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try and evaluate it!

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

Creating operations support user interfaces. Data Visualization is a lot more streamlined as data can be plugged directly into the UI on the same platform.

Splunk Light review by Administrator in Computer Software
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"Quite a comprehensive tool for monitoring your servers"

What do you like best?

I really like the ability to index different kinds of logs with varying formats and the reports generated by splunk. I didn't realize how much insight I could get just out of the log files until I tried this out.

What do you dislike?

The pricing seems a bit on the higher end, I would like a better pricing model.

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

We have a SaaS platform with a moderate fleet of servers running in AWS. We have identified many major problems in our system and prevented large downtimes through the log search and analysis provided by splunk.

Splunk Light review by User
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"Low cost option for small teams"

What do you like best?

Splunk Light is a great starting point as it can be deployed on a single server. It handles up to five named users and maxes out at 20 GB of data captured per day which is great for a very small team.

What do you dislike?

Splunk Light lacks the distributed scaling and advanced features and apps available in Splunk Enterprise.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great product for small teams and a very affordable option for organizations looking to house hardware and software.

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

log-file-analysis for IT system optimization software and business-trend analysis

Splunk Light review by Tejas P.
Tejas P.
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"Affordable for smaller teams"

What do you like best?

It is affordable and can be deployed quickly.

Dashboarding can be customized easily.

What do you dislike?

Not suited distributed scalability, lacks some apps which are available in Splunk Enterprise

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

Monitoring and analyzing transactions

Splunk Light review by Michael M.
Michael M.
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"Easy to get started with Splunk"

What do you like best?

Easy introduction to Splunk for those who have never used it

What do you dislike?

Not as feature-rich as the full version,but that is to be expected

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

Centralized place for logs, metrics, dashboards, information needed for audits, etc.

Splunk Light review by Executive Sponsor in Computer Software
Executive Sponsor in Computer Software
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"Useful tool"

What do you like best?

My team uses Splunk for monitoring our data flows. Well done product.

What do you dislike?

Everything is fine for now. We are still growing into the product.

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

Understanding what is happening within and between our systems. Splunk allows us to "translate" systems logs and events into meaningful flows that we can act on.

Splunk Light review by User in Financial Services
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"Satisfied Splunk user"

What do you like best?

I like how fast you can search log files, they are stored and can pretty much "google" your files

What do you dislike?

The limit of new data that can be uploaded each day

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend this product if you have high volumes of log files

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

Can store as much as is needed for my business without compressing. Also, applications run faster because the database is not overloaded

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