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AppDynamics Application Analytics vs. Splunk
July 2022
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"All the metrics are baselines in networks, infrastructure, application, and user experience. AppDynamics offers its own query language. It is called ADQL. You can write code of any kind to do queries and analysis and you can use those within the reporting or within other research.""Provides good overall application performance and transaction errors."

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"It is the best tool if you have a complex environment or if data ingestion is too huge.""The solution allows easy gathering and ingestion of the data.""You can use it to gather syslog messages from anything.""The most valuable features are how stable and easy to use Splunk is.""The feature that I have found most valuable with Splunk is the ability to sift through a bunch of data very quickly.""The integration is seamless with many devices and operating systems.""Good for log collection and log management.""The product is good, it satisfies our customers."

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"This is an expensive solution.""This feature needs to be properly described to a client, and then the client needs to have a use case. There are some clients which do not need it and some clients who do. It is not for everyone and is dependant on their use case."

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"Splunk can be an expensive solution. Technical support could be improved as well.""The documentation is in definite need of improvement.""The prices are complicated as we operate in a small third-world country.""The complexity could be worked on so that it's even easier and faster.""This is a costly solution.""It needs a better way to export dynamic views without requiring a ton of code and user/pw.""The difficult part is related to integration with sources of data that are used to create the logs as this depends on the infrastructure of the client.""Its interface could be improved."

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  • "The pricing of the solution is reasonable for what features you receive."
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  • "I think that most of the monitoring solutions are expensive."
  • "I think that most of the log analytics solutions are expensive and I'm not sure if it's worth it."
  • "Our customers often complain that the price of Splunk is too high."
  • "Licensing is a yearly, one-time cost."
  • "The price is comparable."
  • "The pricing model is expensive and a nightmare based on the amount of data."
  • "The solution is a little expensive."
  • "It is economical than other solutions."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Provides good overall application performance and transaction errors.
    Top Answer:Licensing is by subscription and AppDynamics is expensive but I believe its main competitors such as Dynatrace, are also expensive.
    Top Answer:AppDynamics is very expensive, if it were a little cheaper it would be more attractive to clients. The company has decided not to add any new features to the on-prem version which affects our… more »
    Top Answer:For tools I’d recommend:  -SIEM- LogRhythm -SOAR- Palo Alto XSOAR Doing commercial w/o both (or at least an XDR) is asking to miss details that are critical, and ending up a statistic. Also,… more »
    Top Answer:It would really depend on (1) which logs you need to ingest and (2) what are your use cases Splunk is easy for ingestion of anything, but the charge per GB/Day Indexed and it gets expensive as log… more »
    Top Answer:Splunk handles a high amount of data very well. We use Splunk to capture information and as an aggregator for monitoring information from different sources. Splunk is very good at alerting us if we… more »
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    Splunk Enterprise Security
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    Application Analytics refers to the real-time analysis and visualization of automatically collected and correlated data to get insights into IT operations, customer experience and business outcomes. With this next generation of IT operations analytics platform, IT and business users are empowered to quickly answer more meaningful questions than ever before, all in real-time.

    Splunk software has been around since 2006 and the company has since grown to become an industry leader. Splunk's vision is to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everybody. The company offers a wide range of products to turn machine data into valuable information by monitoring and analyzing all activities. This is known as Operational Intelligence and is the unique value proposition of Splunk.

    Splunk is well-known for its Log Management capabilities and also for its Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions.

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    Sample Customers
    Sony, DirecTV, UBS, The Container Store, The Neta Porter Group, Nasdaq, Cisco, eHarmony, Hallmark, Overstock, Expedia
    Splunk has more than 7,000 customers spread across over 90 countries. These customers include Telenor, UniCredit, ideeli, McKenney's, Tesco, and SurveyMonkey.
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company27%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Energy/Utilities Company10%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Company Size
    Small Business10%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise80%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Buyer's Guide
    AppDynamics Application Analytics vs. Splunk
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about AppDynamics Application Analytics vs. Splunk and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    621,327 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    AppDynamics Application Analytics is ranked 6th in IT Operations Analytics with 2 reviews while Splunk is ranked 1st in IT Operations Analytics with 69 reviews. AppDynamics Application Analytics is rated 9.0, while Splunk is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of AppDynamics Application Analytics writes "Beneficial programming language for customization, powerful metric details, and reliable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Splunk writes "Very versatile for many use cases". AppDynamics Application Analytics is most compared with Moogsoft, Palantir Foundry and Devo, whereas Splunk is most compared with Microsoft Sentinel, Elastic Security, Dynatrace, IBM QRadar and Azure Monitor. See our AppDynamics Application Analytics vs. Splunk report.

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