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What is Splunk Enterprise?

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

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Product Description

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


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Seller
Splunk
Ownership
NASDAQ:SPLK
Company Website
Year Founded
2003
HQ Location
San Francisco, CA
Total Revenue (USD mm)
$2,358
Twitter
@splunk
69,145 Twitter followers
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
7,073 employees on LinkedIn®

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Information Technology and Services
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Organic
AE
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

We use this across our different departments for security, host monitoring, data intelligence, vulnerability and threat actor collections, correlation, alerting and much more. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The biggest complaint I hear is 2-fold: It's expensive and it's hard to learn. Both of these are true, but opposed to some competitors, this is just more baked and better. The cost can be justified and it's a leader in various vendor rubrics. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Do a full POC before you buy. Make sure you test out custom log sources from in-house, not just COTS apps. It helps a lot with evaluating the product. Also, get a good estimate for data retention and necessary storage space you'll need for the archived data. Way easier to figure that out first, than trying to add on more later. Also, take the training. That helps as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Our big thing is pulling in multiple data from various cloud and in-house data sources. Once you have the mapping correctly (CIM in Splunk speak) this is really great for correlating information and such. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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SQL and dotnet Developer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The best part of this tool is this supports the log monitoring on the multiple OS platform and provides the alerting on the basis of the log information which helps organization to check multiple anomalies happen in the systems.

Also this tool is greatly support the next generation tool and cloud concept its really impressive to continue monitoring on the authentication and many more aspects. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

As this tool is work on the log file and use it for automation and alerting the storage of this log files make more burden on the organization costing and maintaining also makes difficult. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

To monitor the and manage the all anomalies activity on the any platform of system this tool works perfect and gives the clear picture on the unauthorize tasks . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

For our organization this tool work as a great monitoring platform to maintain and keep eye on the unauthorize activities. This too helps us in regards with major outcome and define the sustainable rules for the accessing and granting permission point of view. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The ability to use XML to create and style your own dashboards. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

To get the most out of the app a lot of people with different skill sets need to be involved and with the same goal in mind, for example, the observability engineers are the ones in charge of the maintenance and setup of the Splunk platform and data, while the backend engineers are the ones that implement the logs caught by Splunk. The frontend engineers need to look into the available logs and see what information from there is useful to create a dashboard that can be used for ourselves or for the product owners. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great software that is useful for the entire engineering department. Is important that to extract the most value from this investment you must make a conscious effort to align and train employees with different skillsets to be able to get the most out of the dashboards, visualizations, data discovery, and alerts. Well used this can bring insights of your product from different perspectives, not only for data analytics but also for use cases such as measuring the feature adoption rate, this can help you tweak your UI to make sure you focus your engineering workforce on the modules and functionality that bring the most value to the users of your app. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Measuring the adoption rate of new modules and features. Is very easy to see where our customers are finding more value from our products. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Splunk is very robust with being able to search network traffic, create dashboards and automate reports and alerts. It allows users and admins to solve many problems. Our company has created several alerts for when people on the network download any files that look like they could be a virus, or if they are using illegal software, or trying to login with wrong passwords constantly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is a large learning curve to being able to use Splunk and be able to understand what the data you're looking at filter through it all to find what you need. It's very good if you know what you're doing, which there is documentation for, but if you don't have lots of networking experience and knowledge it's easy to be lost and overwhelmed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

We monitor all of our network's traffic with Splunk. It gives us metrics on what our University's population is using the network for and helps alert us if there are issues. It's a useful tool when troubleshooting login and connection issues. It also helps with identifying security issues. These security problems are able to be visualized as a report or dashboard for managers, even non-technical ones, to quickly get understandable information from. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Splunk makes it easier to search through various data including logs. I was used to fetch the details through logs in order to find the one lines among the 100 of thousands of lines. Now it become as easy as ABC also the infrastructure monitoring is cool. We have integrated this with Slack to get the alerts real-time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It has its own SPL, if they enable SQL too so that it will be heaven for the tech guys. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

A good tool which will make your life easier Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Timely alerts and quick log search Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Assistant Consultant
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The easy integration. just include Splunk libraries in your code, use the methods/functions to log and you are good. Dash-boarding is easy too. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It does not have the capability to take action on thresholds. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

We are using it for troubleshooting and auditing. We get a vast searchable and summarizable log data that can be used for many things. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

This is a needed application for the IT organization to manage their infrastructure which consist of physical computer devices, web servers (cloud), sensors, etc. Manage means, centralized monitoring and analyzing. In the past we used Splunk for only log monitoring and log analyzing (syslog server). But, what we are seeing is more advance and it is with the SIEM capabilities. It now have real-time visibility, advanced dashboards, analyze any kind of data, advance filtering, flexible GUI in configuration & maintenance, and AI & Machine Learning for threat prediction.

Finally, it is very user friendly. We can modify the dashboard, log search queries, filters, alert/alarm rule, threat filters, and configure with multiple devices easier and quickly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It has multiple features and when we are trying to use all of them it is slow in displaying the contents (logs) and the connectivity also taking some amount of time for the initial loading.

Cost is another, as a organization we have to spend more cost on buying the license and configuration.

Without experience (new to splunk), it is hard to understand all within a short time if the architecture is complex. It consume log implementation time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Centralized monitoring, alerting, and analyze logs of our cloud servers and physical devices.

Easier to handle the error logs via alerting using the filters.

Easy to divide the operations dashboard vise, which is helping the each department to view there information. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is the best tool to analyze the logs based on different charts and visual graphs. It has good plugins to help with security and auditing. I have created multiple dashboard and customized alerts to monitor system health. It has great integrations with slack and emails to trigger alerts and notifications. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

As we have big infrastructure and a lot of logs gets consumed in splunk on daily basis, the user interface becomes slow for query search results. Splunk query builder needs technical knowledge beforehand otherwise understanding error message for a non technical person is a challenge. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

We have limited access for development teams in production environment so we use splunk for teams to monitor their application health and status. There are multiple reports/dashboards generated over application logs in splunk that alerts teams over failures and issues. Splunk is also used as a security tool to detect firewall breaches and vulnerable access controls. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Fraud Portfolio Manager
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I enjoyed that Splunk had all details for transactions; i.e. time, date, processor, exp date, PII, how & where the transaction was processed, device ID, etc. It also shows the initially authorized dollar amount of the transaction and if it was captured for a different amount. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Splunk can be very complicated to navigate and use for identifying a particular transaction. I often had to ask someone for assistance when attempting to search for something in particular or to understand fully what I was reading. There's definitely an overload of data and you can get lost looking for one or a few transactions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

A plethora of information, complicated to navigate, many different search options. Must know the most efficient way to navigate and narrow down search results. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Problems solved & benefits for fraud; A client had transaction issues where we were unable to determine the true amount of each transaction. Using Splunk allowed me to see how much the transaction was for and thus verify each transaction. If fraud occurred, I'd also be able to verify PII through Splunk & what was entered or retained at the time of the transaction. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Voice and Video Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The cloud splunk is easy to use and data storage is amazing.This is the biggest advantage of the product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Inspite of being an amazing giant for data capturing and analysis, I dislike its capability to support IPv6 only infrastructure. Also they have no roadmap yet to go towards supporting it. SO this is the biggest limitation of the product as far as I am converned. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are planning to go too IPv6 for your internal infrastructure or have roadmap towards moving in that direction, then please avoid implementing this product unless they come up with the roadmap for the same. However if that is not the case, then definitely go towards this one. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

The problem that I am trying to solve is data analysis. We are using it for monitoring our enterprise environment, hardware and doing data analysis. The biggest advantage is ease of use with various kinds of infrastructure. So that is the reason I love this product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Software Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Splunk Enterprise provides the best analytics of the log. The best feature of Splunk are as follow:

- It provides the best visualization of data.

- ANy new user can easily onborad. The UI is very simple to learn.

- The Splunk provides the various support to the product likes the Salesforce, ServiceNow and Cisco.

- For all the above product there are apps and add-on created, so that one can easily visualize the data.

- Splunk documentation is very descriptive and easy to understand.

- One can ask the question in splunk answer.

- The help community is very active and always ready to help.

- The Splunk provides the best charts and dashboard. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Splunk Enterprise provides the best feature of data analytics. The Splunk can improve their app formation as sometimes the app takes so much of memory of computer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Splunk Enterprise provides the best visualization with various types of dashboards, charts. One can easily create the custom dashboard according to its need. The Splunk Enterprise can be used by any individual or an company for the better visualization of logs. It provides the 1GB free data indexing, it is worth a try !! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Splunk provides the all features that I was looking for. In Splunk the very important logs can be monitored. In Splunk no data is loss. The security of data is first concern of Splunk. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

functionality and customization, splunk allows expert (admin) used to edit the functionality and customize the instance as per any clients requirements Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

should work more on providing ready add-ons for the not soo common security appliances Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

difficult client custom requirements Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Systems Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Splunk tool really helps in debugging issues easily and it provides a great platform for analysis.

1. Easy to use queries.

2.Easy to access historical data

3. Easy to setup.

4.provides app specific details

5.easy to analysis the whole statistics of the data.

6. Good visualization box integration. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

NA. Never faced any issue or dissatisfaction while using the application.

The whole application can be made responsive and optimal so that users need not wait to get the response of one query. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Learning queries is important and using them optimally makes the process easiler.

Integrate the application with all the hosts and sources.

While debugging, once the specific logs are gayhered, export it for future use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Debugging

Analysis

Data occurance visualization

Easy to export data to the local machine

Easy to pinpoint the occurance of error in the code/git/source. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UA
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

We like the splunk dashboard and quick searching of logs. Faster indexing and searching of logs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The UI is dated and needs to be refreshed with new features for dashboard etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Monitoring and analyzing logs Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Splunk has many features since I'm using it as its very useful while accessing analytics report of specified time period for specific type of pattern which insists in your server log. Very useful while extracting request and response log in block of XML's. There are still lot's of thing which can't be explained in such few words but I would suggest if you use it for once then you will forget everything. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Ah, Really is there anything which you don't like? from my perspective simply NO. I appreciate hard work of Splunk team memers for the awesome interface and design pattern for getting your requirement fulfilled. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

I used it for production log, analytics report for error pattern and error failure rate. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I loved this tool for log extraction directly from the server and those shortcuts which is used to filter servers logs are very useful. Easy to get all the information at one place only like host, server name, source , folder , path information etc in just a single click. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Copy mechanism is not that much good because if you copy one block of log first it takes very time and fluctuate the screen so I didn't feel very good while copying logs directly from splunk. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

I used it specially for communication log withing two or more than two application system. Request and response log we get along with full header and body message. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Consultant
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

the ease of use and coverage of the tool Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

initial setup had some challenges but with professional help we found some quick solutions Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

deploy it right and integrate with ITSM platform to achieve maximum results Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

the big data and security logs analysis is entirely done through Splunk. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Network Consulting Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The scalability and ease of deployment. it supports almost all hardware. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are few bugs in integration environment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Its a very good platform for open solutions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

We used it for telemetry purpose and to set up on prem and public cloud component monitoring. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Cyber Security Deputy Manager / Cyber Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Splunk offers a high level of granular detail whilst searching through event logs Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The presentation of the information can be daunting upon first sight. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Log centralization, the ability to timeline security events from multiple sources. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Splunk is a great tool for data analysis and mainly log monitoring.

You can ingest a very high amount of raw data in it and is does it very quickly and then you can have search in data using their query language.

Splunk is very rich in terms of documentation which really makes you going easy.

They offer a trial version to everyone and to developer they provide free license for sometime that is a great thing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There used to be a lot of bugs in Splunk in it's initial years but it has become stable over time with version upgrades. So, no big dislike from me. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I highly recommend Splunk to IT freshers to learn Splunk as it is a good platform and it is growing good. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

I lead a splunk developers team in our organization and we create splunk applications from our clients. Splunk community and it's assistance really helps us a lot for troubleshooting and doubts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Splunk is a good tool to create dashboards and measure application level performance including both Application, Network and Database layer Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I found it provides limited or sometimes information thats either not required or not make much sense. May be as user, we need more training to understand it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Performance related issues or Past activity to study RCA Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Data Scientist
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

I like that Splunk enables users to easily tell stories with their data. They have democratized a space that was once occupied by those who knew how to code. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Splunk hasn’t implemented a Machine Learning interface and I don’t think it was done right, there a many necessary features that should have been implemented before release Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

I am able to rapidly visualize data and create insights for companies. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Latika
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The best thing i like about splunk is the wide range of apps and addons available for the platform, the apps range for a wide range of soutions starting from AWS, salesforce, vmware, tenable etc. also the extensive complexity of the features provided by these Splunk apps are very useful for enterprise users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I wish it would provide a more stable and prominent mobile based solution for users who analyze the data on the move. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Find the app of the most commonly used services used by your organization, ingest all your data and see the magic happen with statistics. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

We are getting deep insights to our enterprise solutions like AWS, Hunk, VMWare, JIRA using splunk apps which are helping us to increase our productivity and efficiency, it also helps us to take better business decisions by its statistics and interactive visualizations. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)