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Executive Summary
Updated on April 3, 2022

We performed a comparison between Azure Monitor and Splunk based on our users’ reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.

  • Ease of Deployment: Half of Azure Monitor’s reviewers say that the initial setup is straightforward and half say it is complex. While many Splunk users say the initial setup is straightforward, several users disagree and say it is complex.
  • Features: Users of both products are happy with their stability and scalability. Azure Monitor reviewers report that it is good at data collection and monitoring but needs better reporting features. Splunk users are happy with its performance, flexibility, and ease of use, but find it difficult to configure.
  • Pricing: Reviewers of both solutions feel that their prices are high.
  • ROI: Azure Monitor users say they do not see a ROI. In contrast, Splunk users report an extensive ROI.
  • Service and Support: Azure Monitor users had mixed reviews for the level of support they receive. Most Splunk users report being satisfied with the level of support they receive.

Comparison Results: Splunk is clear the winner in this comparison. It is easier to deploy, more user-friendly, and has better support than Azure Monitor. In addition, Splunk received positive feedback in the ROI category.

To learn more, read our detailed Azure Monitor vs. Splunk report (Updated: August 2022).
Buyer's Guide
Application Performance Management (APM)
August 2022
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Quotes From Members
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Pros
"The most valuable feature is application monitoring.""The stability of New Relic APM is very good.""We like the performance of the product.""Working with the solution is very easy. It's user-friendly.""The most valuable feature is the ability to receive in-depth information about applications. It can detect a lot of important information.""The monitoring so far has been good and we are happy with it.""There are many valuable features in New Relic APM. We developed some software applications and we are able to monitor the errors very easily. Their log security retention is very good.""The breakdown of the response time of different components and getting in-depth details of the slow component are the most valuable features. It is easy to use, and it gets the job done."

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"It is a robust, stable product.""One of the most useful aspects of this solution is the out-of-the-box functionality on all areas, especially on Application Insights, zero instrumentation, and artificial intelligence for event correlation.""The solution works well overall. It's easy to implement and simple to use.""Data exporting is easy, and this tool works seamlessly with other solutions. It's a stable and low-priced solution.""You can scale the product.""Azure Monitor is very stable.""The most valuable features of Azure Monitor are the login analytics workspace and we can write any kind of custom queries in order to receive the data that is inserted into the login analytics workspace, diagnostic settings, et cetera.""The feature that I found most valuable in Azure Monitor is its monitoring abilities. With Azure Monitor, you are able to monitor all of your cloud resources across multiple subscriptions in one dashboard and create solution-specific alerts that can trigger an email to the team responsible for that specific solution."

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"With good domain knowledge, one can build almost anything. If you throw in Alert Manager or an integration with ServiceNow. Then, you have your own SIEM""It's basically one of the best SIEM products on the market.""The most valuable features in Splunk are the search function and the ability to run selected session reports. The session reports are important because I can use them to see what is going on in our environment weekly. Additionally, we can use the graph to see how often that particular event is happening.""It is the best tool if you have a complex environment or if data ingestion is too huge.""The most valuable feature is the log aggregation, being able to scan through all of the logs.""The scalability of the solution is amazing because it can collect a lot of data and you can have your own structure to monitor this data.""The scalability is good.""It provides a lot of analytics with the underlying AI engine, and it is a lot easier than other solutions. There are some products that do automated AI-based detection and drawing up charts, but for network monitoring and all of the monitoring aspects, it is quite a nice tool. It is very convenient for business users because they get more or less a lot of data readily available. If you're familiar with the Splunk query language, you can pretty much do whatever you want."

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Cons
"The solution could improve by having more network monitoring features, such as for all the infrastructure.""It would be nice if there were pre-made dashboards.""The older view is much better than the new view that they have. We'd like to go back to that previous version. The user interface just isn't as nice as it used to be.""The solution is quite expensive.""New Relic APM could improve error debugging and the correlation with the logs. We are receiving some alerts or alarms but we need to correlate with the error log, but it is difficult if it is more than seven months retention period, it is hard to trace. We need this especially for getting historical information.""New Relic APM can improve the information when we dig deeper to check a problem. There should be more detailed information provided.""I haven't come across any features that are lacking.""It is very difficult to award the service level cycles at an endpoint level."

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"This solution has fewer features than some of its competitors, so adding more features to it would make it better.""Azure Monitor could improve the visualization aspect and integrate better with other third-party services.""They need to work with other cloud providers - not just Azure.""In my opinion, they should improve the overall user experience, especially when it comes to indexing and searching collective logs.""This solution could be improved with more out-of-the-box functionalities and artificial intelligence to complete event correlation.""Azure Monitor could improve network performance monitoring and make it more advanced.""I'd like the solution to do more around vulnerability assessment. It's lacking in the product right now.""Lacks information including details related to where problems lie."

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"I would like Splunk to add more integration. QRadar has many indications with more products than Splunk.""Splunk needs to be able to hold more days of data. At the moment it only holds three months of data.""The prices are complicated as we operate in a small third-world country.""It is a good product, but the Achilles heel for a lot of organizations is the cost model for it because it gets expensive. That's because the model is based on how much data it processes a day, which can be prohibitive, especially if you have a lot of data. A lot of customers may not be ready for the sticker shock on how to fully leverage the product. I realized that the reason for that is that when it was originally designed, it was kind of like a big data modeling application. If they want to have a bigger customer base, they can come out with subsets of their product that are focused on specific things and have different pricing models. It may help with the cost.""The implementation and the scanning of the logs can be difficult.""The cluster environment should be improved. We have a cluster. In the Splunk cluster environment, in the case of heavy searches and heavy load, the Splunk cluster goes down, and we have to put it in the maintenance mode to get it back. We are not able to find the actual culprit for this issue. I know that cluster has RF and SF, but it has been down so many times. There should be something in Splunk to help users to find the reason and the solution for such issues.""The product is relatively expensive.""The solution could improve by making it more business analysis oriented. The way it is now is designed more for developers."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price was one of the reasons we chose this solution."
  • "I think the pricing is reasonable."
  • "The price of the solution could be less expensive. You have to pay a lot for each user. There is an additional cost for extra features."
  • "This is an expensive tool."
  • "The price of New Relic APM could be less expensive. We are using the New Relic APM pro account and it is more costly. When compared to competitors the solution's pricing should be much more realistic."
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  • "Azure Monitor is a low-priced solution, which is why it would work best on small-scale projects."
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable."
  • "Azure Monitor is a competitively priced solution."
  • "Azure Monitor is one of the more cost effective solutions on the market."
  • "The cost of Azure Monitor application performance should be less expensive."
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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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    Answers from the Community
    Netanya Carmi
    Shibu Babuchandran - PeerSpot reviewerShibu Babuchandran
    Real User

    Hi @Netanya Carmi​,


    Below are some comparisons on features and Integrations. 





























































































































    Azure Monitor Splunk
    Full observability into your applications, infrastructure, and network. It provides sophisticated tools for collecting and analyzing telemetry that allow you to maximize the performance and availability of your cloud and on-premises resources and applications; Search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data. Splunk Inc. provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. Customers use Splunk to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data.
                                       IT Infrastructure Monitoring Features
    Application Monitoring
    Bandwidth Monitoring X
    Capacity Planning X
    Configuration Change Management
    Data Movement Monitoring
    Health Monitoring X
    Multi-Platform Support X
    Performance Monitoring
    Point-in-Time Visibility X
    Reporting / Analytics
    Virtual Machine Monitoring X
                                                    Integrations
    Squadcast
    Amazon EKS X
    Amazon Redshift X
    Amazon Web Services (AWS) X
    Azure DevOps Services X
    Azure Logic Apps X
    Azure Stack X
    Beats X
    CMS Hub X
    CyberOne X

    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:There are many factors and we know little about your requirements (size of org, technology stack, management systems… more »
    Top Answer:The monitoring so far has been good and we are happy with it.
    Top Answer:While we do pay for the solution on a monthly basis, I can't speak to the exact cost of the product. There might also be… more »
    Top Answer:Splunk handles a high amount of data very well. We use Splunk to capture information and as an aggregator for monitoring… more »
    Top Answer:They need to work with other cloud providers - not just Azure. We'd like them to work with clouds such as GCP, AWS, and… more »
    Top Answer:For tools I’d recommend:  -SIEM- LogRhythm -SOAR- Palo Alto XSOAR Doing commercial w/o both (or at least an XDR)… 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… more »
    Top Answer:It is the best tool if you have a complex environment or if data ingestion is too huge.
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    New Relic Mobile
    Splunk Enterprise Security
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    Overview

    New Relic is a software analytics and application performance management solution that gives users in-depth data visibility and analytics. By going right to the source, the code, New Relic enables users to develop quicker software, build improved products,and consistently impress their customers. Data tells a story and New Relic interprets what it is telling you.

    Azure Monitor maximizes the availability and performance of your applications by delivering a comprehensive solution for collecting, analyzing, and acting on telemetry from your cloud and on-premises environments. It helps you understand how your applications are performing and proactively identifies issues affecting them and the resources they depend on.

    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.

    Offer
    Learn more about New Relic APM
    Learn more about Azure Monitor
    Learn more about Splunk
    Sample Customers
    Dow Jones, Microsoft, Nike, Groupon, NBC, Sony, Fox, Adobe, Best Buy, Walmart, and WebMD, Cirque du Soleil, FlightNetwork.com, France Télévisions SA, Hachette Book Group, Hy-Vee, Inc., Isolation Network, Inc., Lighthouse eDiscovery, Major League Soccer, NYC-DOT, New Zealand Media and Entertainment, Office Depot International in Europe, Royal Opera House, Adobe Systems Incorporated, American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., Citrix, Despegar.com, Eastern Bank Corporation, Fox Sports, Globosat, Hogg Robinson plc, iHeartMedia, Jive, Kent State University, Multiplus, NBCUniversal, Ocado, REI, Sensis, VenueNext, Yellow Pages Limited and Zenefits
    Rackspace, First Gas, Allscripts, ABB Group
    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
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Media Company11%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Retailer5%
    REVIEWERS
    Government25%
    Insurance Company25%
    Financial Services Firm25%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Insurance Company6%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Energy/Utilities Company10%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Government7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Government8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise32%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise68%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business35%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise50%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise69%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise54%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Buyer's Guide
    Application Performance Management (APM)
    August 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Dynatrace, Datadog, AppDynamics and others in Application Performance Management (APM). Updated: August 2022.
    622,063 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Azure Monitor is ranked 7th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 11 reviews while Splunk is ranked 1st in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 69 reviews. Azure Monitor is rated 7.6, while Splunk is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Azure Monitor writes "Low-priced and stable tool for data export and visualization, but has very few features". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Splunk writes "Very versatile for many use cases". Azure Monitor is most compared with Datadog, Dynatrace, SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor, Google Stackdriver and AWS X-Ray, whereas Splunk is most compared with Microsoft Sentinel, Elastic Security, Dynatrace, IBM QRadar and Wazuh.

    We monitor all Application Performance Management (APM) reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.