Splunk Review - why 4.6 stars?

Splunk Review
ITQlick Score: 83/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.6/5)
Pricing: 2.2/10 - low cost
Category: Network Monitoring -> Splunk
Ranking:Ranked 7 out of 30 Network Monitoring systems
Company: Splunk Inc
Pricing: starts at $2,000 per user/year
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Desktop, Cloud
Links: Splunk pricing, Splunk alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Aug 26, 2020

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What is Splunk?

Splunk is a business intelligence software solution for businesses of all sizes. It offers such services as fault management, performance management, configuration management, and others. The software was designed and launched by Splunk Inc headquartered in California, United States.

What is Splunk rating? ()

The rating of Splunk is 4.6 stars out of 5 and the total score is 83 out of 100. The ratings are based on our unbiased experts. Learn more in our rating methodology page

Who are Splunk's typical customers?

Customers of the software include businesses of all sizes and a variety of types, including various Fortune 500 companies. Major industries where it can be used include higher education, financial services, healthcare and hospitality, automation and manufacturing, retail and wholesale, and others. Some notable clients of the software include Adobe Corporation, Cars.com, and Baylor University etc.

Is Splunk the best Network Monitoring?

Splunk is ranked 7 out of 30 software in their category (Network Monitoring systems).

What are their main features and functionalities?

The software offers collection and indexing of machine data from any source in real time. Data can be searched, monitored, analyzed, and visualized for better insights and decision making. Ad hoc reports can be created for the identification of trends and for ensuring compliance. The software offers support for all major data formats.

Splunk offers performance management capabilities of performance data analysis, performance data collection, performance report generation, and error rate monitoring. Before detailed search and analysis, data can be previewed and on-boarded. Other important capabilities include customizable dashboard, remote administration and assistance, remote searching, user portal, and customizable reporting etc.

Who are their main alternatives?

Popular alternatives to Splunk: Spectrum (formerly Dexter + Cheney), AdRem NetCrunch, Network Performance Monitor, Panopta Advanced Monitoring, PRTG Network Monitor, Site24x7, BigPanda, PagerDuty, Uptime Infrastructure Monitor, LogicMonitor Hosted Monitoring Service. The full list of competitors can be found here.

What is the cost of Splunk?

The cost of license starts at $2,000 per user/year. On top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate - what is the REAL total cost of implementation? You need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 2.2 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Find here the REAL total cost breakdown for Splunk

What should you ask Splunk Inc during a demo session? (65 questions)

Schedule a demo with Splunk and access 65 must ask questions for the vendor while watching Splunk in action.

Splunk's list of categories:

Business Intelligence
Cloud BI
Data mining
Mobile BI
IT Management
Data Center Management

Splunk's list of features:

Data Import/Export
Basic Reports
Online Customer Support

Splunk Vs. Alternatives

ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
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Splunk
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
83/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
2.2/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$2,000 per user/year
Functionality
9
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Spectrum
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
92/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
9.2/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$49.99 per month
Functionality
10
AdRem
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
90/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
3.6/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$1,160 per year
Functionality
4
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Network
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
85/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
8/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$1,750 per license
Functionality
4
Panopta
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
85/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
3/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$9 per user/month
Functionality
5
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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.