Splunk Enterprise Reviews

Splunk Enterprise

Machine data management and analytics

Overall rating

4.6 /5
(223)
Value for Money
4.3/5
Features
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.1/5
Customer Support
4.3/5

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Idaly
Idaly
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  • Industry: Semiconductors
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Powerful SIEM system that meets our expectations.

Reviewed on 01/02/2023

We are using Splunk Enterprise for log correlation, the analytics are accurate and it catches...

We are using Splunk Enterprise for log correlation, the analytics are accurate and it catches errors right away which improves our internal capabilities, it is a special service that collects data from different data sources very accurately to catch future issues, the reports are detailed and understandable. It has features that streamline manual work, improve our security and our protection in our IT infrastructure.

Pros

I really like the platform, the data collection is ideal and the reports are detailed, it is the most appropriate SIEM service to monitor our IT infrastructure, it is an ideal software to take preventive measures, it is easy to customize the dashboards, the monitoring is constant and it gives us security in real time, the alerts are accurate and it helps us understand what is happening and fix it before it becomes serious.

Cons

It is a somewhat expensive service but with more powerful features than other free SIEM systems, and it is a bit complex to set up and use for inexperienced users, so a lot of help should be sought from experienced staff and support team at first.

Avinash
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  • Industry: Computer & Network Security
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Splunk - Onestop Log Management & Forensics

Reviewed on 17/04/2021

Overall i like the product but as the user base grows the logs grows too. This busts the limits of...

Overall i like the product but as the user base grows the logs grows too. This busts the limits of the licensing.
We need to keep on doing housekeeping to ensure that our license limits is not crossed.

Pros

The ablitity to configure and tweak the use cases. Building Intelligence into forensics. The AI feature is gud but needs more enhancements.

Cons

The log management needs to be efficient , If the auditing logs is enabled then a huge influx of logs are pumed into splunk but no meaningful meaning can be derived.

Alternatives Considered

FortiClient and Trellix Endpoint Security

Reasons for Switching to Splunk Enterprise

Splunk is a one whole package with features like AI & Forensics and also keeps you updated with the latest and newest threats..
Nav
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Currently using this diagnostic tool for log analysis

Reviewed on 14/03/2018

Overall a decent product.

Overall a decent product.

Pros

- Ability to search logs across processes and services
- Ability to develop dashboards to Monitor critical metrics
- Ability to set up alerts based on threshold values

Cons

- Need to regex well in order to use the tool to its full ability
- Ability to extract values out of the log statements could be simpler
- Alerts usually end up being over alerting or false alerts.

kartik
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Best Siem solution in market.

Reviewed on 04/10/2022

Overall experience is amazing, we are happy with this software as it can ingest any form of data...

Overall experience is amazing, we are happy with this software as it can ingest any form of data and generate alerts quite swiftly.

Pros

Easy to install agents on servers, it can parse any form of data easily, Splunk can detect anomalies quite easily and the UBEA feature is amazing.

Cons

The cost of this solution is high, and customer service is bad. Apart from that Splunk SPL language is difficult to learn.

Alternatives Considered

ArcSight

Reasons for Switching to Splunk Enterprise

Cause its to implement as compared to other siems.
Ariev
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Aneeded for the industry on the basic to the best role.

Reviewed on 21/08/2022

It's a great tool and used for many years to come.

It's a great tool and used for many years to come.

Pros

Real time use. The ingestion of data and more.

Cons

Nothing yet.. maybe performance at times.

Alternatives Considered

IBM Security QRadar

Reasons for Switching to Splunk Enterprise

Better for the industry and real time use. More expensive.
Surabhi
Surabhi
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

One of the best monitoring solutions for different platform.

Reviewed on 29/11/2022

Pros

Best tracking and data analysis tool which help to monitor and manage the server and system component in very effective way. Real time Visualization helps to take the quick decision so that desired action can be taken to avoid failure.Best data collection in the forms of log and which helps to define the best set of automation jobs to fix the issue.

Cons

There are few components or observation like,1. most of the time observes the slowness in the performance.2. Sometime observe the delay in the issue or updated log reflection on the portal. 3. Need more storage to manage and maintain the lo g which impact organizational costing and budget.

Mark
Mark
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Excellent logging and troubleshooting tool

Reviewed on 08/11/2018

As a software quality assurance engineer, I love that I can setup a single dashboard where I can...

As a software quality assurance engineer, I love that I can setup a single dashboard where I can then view the same data from any lane I select from a dropdown. If I see a problem in the Test lane, I can quickly check all of the other lanes for the same issue by simply changing the dropdown value.

Pros

Splunk can give you extreme insights into how your systems and software are functioning. Not only is the search very flexible and powerful, the customizable dashboards give a status report at a glance into trends, problems and performance. You can also set up email alerts when errors occur limiting the need to have Splunk opened on your machine all the time.

Cons

Splunk has a learning curve. They have extensive documentation but it isn't intuitive and some features are buried pretty deep. We have an onsite expert who holds bimonthly meetings to answer questions in a group forum.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Oil & Energy
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Helps you predict IT problems

Reviewed on 23/07/2023

Splunk Enterprise's real-time monitoring keeps us ahead of potential problems. A must-have tool!

Splunk Enterprise's real-time monitoring keeps us ahead of potential problems. A must-have tool!

Pros

Splunk Enterprise is a great tool for security analytics, IT operations, and business intelligence. I especially like the way it can help me identify potential threats and improve our IT infrastructure.

Cons

The pricing for Splunk Enterprise may be out of reach for some small businesses.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

really true nice monitoring tool if its nice implemented

Reviewed on 20/10/2023

For me it is a very good experience. It is necessary to develop a good implementation of IT INC...

For me it is a very good experience. It is necessary to develop a good implementation of IT INC Management

Pros

It helped me enormously in my job as IT INC Management including detailed reports and alerting any necessary information.

Cons

It has a somewhat complex paring curve and there are no simple tutorials or parallel design of tutorials for new managers

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Banking
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Splunk for Enterprise

Reviewed on 11/11/2023

A very helpful product that can improve your way to do business intelligence and forecasting.

A very helpful product that can improve your way to do business intelligence and forecasting.

Pros

Data visualization is very clear and easy to use.

Cons

The possible to share with many people data and dashboards.

Amit
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  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Best tool for Distributed logs data analysis

Reviewed on 15/04/2020

We have several micro-services deployed in production which require to lookup application access as...

We have several micro-services deployed in production which require to lookup application access as well as server logs and analyze data for their usage. We created several reports/charts for visualization. We use splunk as security logs tool to see the firewall traffic, tracing any vulnerable access, any database related crash ..etc.
It helps easily to find issue and fixed quickly by black listed in system.

Pros

Splunk Enterprise is best tool to analyze the data based on different visualization. It help us to lookup distributed logs for micro-services . It enables field based lookup. For complex logging, we can use search query using expression. We can create multiple reports/charts for visualization such as a pie or bar chart for our data. Best feature what i like , We can visualize our search results and share them with others using dashboard panels. If Already have a dashboard, we can add a new panel from a report, clone from another dashboard, or add a prebuilt panel. Fully customization available. Interfaces is very flexible. We export it in different formats, or refresh it to visualize the newest data. Online Support is available through different community.

Cons

Search query builder is fully based on technical. for Non technical users, its really difficult to lookup logs. Sometimes, error thrown by query builder is more difficult to understand. Deep Learning is required to use splunk for production data. For Large application installation, it need to manage more.

devaun
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  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Query your log statements for your production apps in REAL TIME to triage and monitor...

Reviewed on 02/02/2018

XRAY vision on your production instances. Every day we code our applications so that we will be...

XRAY vision on your production instances. Every day we code our applications so that we will be splunk friendly with our app log statements. For example "featureX=value" allows you to query for every customer that engaged with featureX.

Pros

Splunk allows us to see exactly what is going on in production! I work on commerce for a fortune 100 company, and we use Splunk to monitor our apps in real time. Splunk gives you the ability to perform queries like you would with SQL against your log statements in real time. You will learn that you can place strategic log statements in your code that allows you to identify situations in production and be proactive at solving them. For example, you can log your customer's session cookie ID, and track any given customer's activity on your website via your app logs. It gives you dials and charting capabilities to monitor even the slightest drops in customer activities due to flaws in code or slowing network calls.

Cons

PRICE. The software is so powerful, and they seem to leverage this in the pricing of the licenses.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best friend for debugging

Reviewed on 13/10/2022

Splunk basically makes debugging and monitoring easier and touch less. I can easily debug by...

Splunk basically makes debugging and monitoring easier and touch less. I can easily debug by starring the rolling logs from different instances in single screen.
I can monitor multiple components and multiple metrics, without running commands manually with custom plugins.

Pros

Splunk comes with lot of in-built templates for each and every feature like log visualisation, dashboarding, traces,etc This makes the developers life lot easier. I can't think of any other logging tool that is snappy as well as accurate.
I love the fact how easily I can plug it in my docker-compose to push container logs.

Cons

Even though, it offers numerous features for different needs, each feature has its own learning curve. For instance log visualisation needs querying skills, which may be in natural language but it takes bit of time to get familiar.

David
David
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  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Offers more than you think

Reviewed on 07/02/2018

We've used the software to detect layer 7 attacks, unearth issues we didn't realize were happening...

We've used the software to detect layer 7 attacks, unearth issues we didn't realize were happening and gives us end to end insight into our stack.

Pros

The system is highly intuitive to use. It is faster than other solutions I've used on the market and has a huge library of 3rd party plugins to get more from the system. It is easy to create scheduled searches, dashboards, reports etc. but there are a number of additional plugins (at an extra cost) to help with security, single pane of glass and metric collection.

Cons

It offers challenges for a decentralized working model. Where Splunk is centrally managed, it is easy to ensure that best practices are maintained. Where the system is opened up for an entire department to utilize and on-board their logs, it becomes more difficult. However, with some creative thinking and good process, this issue can be overcome.

Frank
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 5,001–10,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Doing setup redundant servers without Splunk

Reviewed on 20/12/2020

Saved my a$$ many times. In a multi-server environment, if you don't have Splunk or something like...

Saved my a$$ many times. In a multi-server environment, if you don't have Splunk or something like it, it will be a nightmare to try and coordinate the various log files involved.

Pros

Several of our applications are distributed across multiple systems. It is the same software running on each server but doing the same job for different users. Each server would generate its own log files. When things went wrong, we used Splunk to be able to see what was going on on each server. Click a few buttons and you get two logs from two different servers listed together coordinated by time. But that leads you to discover that the issue came from a separate upstream or downstream server, then bring in those logs too . . . all coordinated by time. Don't get me wrong, the IT guys love these tools for their own enterprise reasons, but as a server stack developer, this was a resource I used OFTEN.

Cons

I never fully grokked their SQL like language. I could do basic things daily without issue. However, I often had to hit the documentation to do anything more than a simple "find this" query.

mitchelle
mitchelle
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 5,001–10,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

The best tool for log collection and analysis.

Reviewed on 11/09/2022

Splunk enterprise has improved our IT security through collection of logs. It centralizes large...

Splunk enterprise has improved our IT security through collection of logs. It centralizes large amounts of log data and efficiently manages it. We use it for analyzing the collected logs and report on metrics found from the logs.

Pros

Through its robust log analysis and ability to collect data from different sources, we can easily perform analysis on various data and predict any future operational hazards. Splunk enterprise efficiently monitors our log activities and and gives results to any queries at faster speed than most SIEM tools.

Cons

The searches can be complex at times and the messages on query errors aren't always specific.

Alex
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  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Excellent product

Reviewed on 15/02/2022

Pros

It is an easy to use solution, the implementation is a bit more difficult.

Cons

So far, this is a good solution that I use every day.

Alternatives Considered

IBM Security QRadar
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Number 1 SIEM

Reviewed on 18/09/2022

I was very happy with splunk and I suggest it to everyone

I was very happy with splunk and I suggest it to everyone

Pros

I think Splunk is first and best software in the field, easy to use, does what it had promised,

Cons

pricing could be better, they could be more flexible, support is a bit slow

Verified Reviewer
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  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A tool that every sys admin needs to have

Reviewed on 14/02/2018

Pros

I'm not sure from where to start in this case.

We use splunk for many things but mostly to analyze the traffic on the network / firewalls. It provides us with a nice overview of what's going on. It makes it very easy to spot spikes on the network and it will provide you also with deep analyzes.

For us it's an indispensable tool, probably the best tool we have.

Cons

To search for something is not always easy, however there are a lot of forums online, so finding help is not that difficult.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Automotive
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Splunk is a lifesaver!

Reviewed on 07/01/2023

It’s been wonderful. I was able to take most of my forwarded lambdas and charts them to watch...

It’s been wonderful. I was able to take most of my forwarded lambdas and charts them to watch duration and throughput. Notifications and alerts let me know if things are out of whack. Such a relief to know Splunk is watching my back!

Pros

If you need real-time grokking into your infrastructure, look no further than Splunk. I love love love the dashboards. It’s easy to tell a story with your data, and the live search is so FAST!

Cons

SPL is a little hard to get used to, but once you get the hang of it, it’s not so bad. I recommend downloading their community edition for some great examples of queries and dashboards.

Samuel
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  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Powerhouse in data management and analysis

Reviewed on 02/06/2023

A complex but rewarding journey of data exploration and anomaly detection.

A complex but rewarding journey of data exploration and anomaly detection.

Pros

Powerful and versatile data mining tool with excellent integration capabilities.

Cons

Challenging initial setup and learning curve, particularly with query language and high cost.

Mahipal Singh
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Splunk Enterprise Reivew

Reviewed on 30/07/2022

My overall experience with splunk is too good. It helps our organization to set a real time...

My overall experience with splunk is too good. It helps our organization to set a real time monitoring system which keeps checking our server health and alert us if anything goes wrong. So, team can quickly resolve the issue and minimize the business impact.

Pros

Real Time monitoring is the best feature which we like most about this software. It helps to send the notification or alerts if they are something wrong is going on in the server. So, team member can quickly resolve the issue.

Cons

As of now, i don't have anything which i don't like about this software.

Joe
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Splunk Enterprise software review

Reviewed on 07/04/2023

It is great at working with big data coming from different data sets and sources

It is great at working with big data coming from different data sets and sources

Pros

I am able to quickly act on pending issues as and when they arise and data is well protected because of their authorization features

Cons

We had to purchase additional computers with higher specs than what we previously had to be able to use Splunk effectively

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Helpful tool for troubleshooting and analyzing data/logs

Reviewed on 10/11/2022

The overall experience has been good. Splunk definitely helped improve our troubleshooting...

The overall experience has been good. Splunk definitely helped improve our troubleshooting capabilities.

Pros

Splunk is great for monitoring, logging, and analyzing the large volume of data on the servers. Our support teams use Splunk to collect data/logs from the servers and troubleshoot product related issues. We introduced Splunk few years ago in our organization and it helped improve our defect/issue analysis and problem solving abilities

Cons

While Splunk is not too complex, it also requires a certain level of skillset to decipher the information. It may take a while to figure things out if you are a new user, or someone with limited technical knowledge

Edward
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  • Industry: Banking
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Splunk Enterprise Review

Reviewed on 14/01/2023

Good overall experience. It’s an expensive product and there is a learning curve, but it’s an...

Good overall experience. It’s an expensive product and there is a learning curve, but it’s an amazing ing product once you are accustomed to using it

Pros

The ability to set up queries and get data back quickly is invaluable

Cons

Learning to structure queries is a bit of a challenge in the beginning