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Pros
"The solution is quite stable.""The solution works well overall. It's easy to implement and simple to use.""Provides an overview and high-level information.""We like this searchability and availability of the data.""Azure Monitor is really just a source for Dynatrace. It's just collecting data and monitoring the environment and the infrastructure. It is fairly good at that.""The most valuable feature is that it ensures our servers are up.""Azure Monitor is very stable.""Good load and metrics gathering and very good analysis."

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"The reporting aspect is good and it does what I need it to do.""Its compatibility with other SIEMS is very useful.""Splunk can extract all kinds of data. There's no limitation on what kind of structured and unstructured data one needs to extract — it can access any kind of data, including machine-generated data.""The SIEM is the most valuable feature of the product.""The data analysis part is good in Splunk, which is something that I like the most. It is also quite easy to use. Its dashboards, visualizations, and analytics are good.""We have found all the features useful. However, the dashboarding and logging have been very helpful. Additionally, the log analysis does a great job.""We can easily configure things as required in relation to our use cases.""Good for log collection and log management."

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Cons
"The price could be lower but it is not a must.""There are a lot of things that take more time to do, such as charting, alerting, and correlation of data, and things like that. Azure Monitor doesn't tell you why something happened. It just tells you that it happened. It should also have some type of AI. Environments and applications are becoming more and more complex every day with hundreds or thousands of microservices. Therefore, having to do a lot of the stuff manually takes a lot of time, and on top of that, troubleshooting issues takes a lot of time. The traditional method of troubleshooting doesn't really work for or apply to this environment we're in. So, having an AI-based system and the ability to automate deployments of your monitoring and configurations makes it much easier.""I'd like the solution to do more around vulnerability assessment. It's lacking in the product right now.""In my opinion, they should improve the overall user experience, especially when it comes to indexing and searching collective logs.""When something goes down, we want the option to have automation in place to get it back up again as quickly as possible.""The process of implementation needs to be easier.""The troubleshooting logs need improvement. There should be some improvement there. I have a hard time finding the right logs at the right times whenever there is an issue occurring.""Lacks information including details related to where problems lie."

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"It needs integration with a configuration management solution.""Their technical support sucks.""Its interface could be improved.""In terms of the interface, it could include some improvements for the look and feel.""The documentation is in definite need of improvement.""Our two main complaints are about the difficulty of the initial setup and the licensing model.""It's difficult to set up initially, and their billing model is also a bit complicated.""On-premises scaling of the solution is a bit more limited than it is on the cloud."

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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
    author avatarShibu Babuchandran
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    Hi @Netanya Carmi​,


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    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: 
    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 »
    Top Answer: 
    Provides an overview and high-level information.
    Top Answer: 
    If Azure Monitor wants to compete with other APM products in the industry, it has to stitch together the information and user flow. It also needs to provide all the information, as you get with Stock… 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: 
    One of the most valuable features is threat hunting. We can do threat hunting and identify if there is any malicious activity happening within our environment, which is a key feature for us.
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    Also Known As
    Splunk Enterprise Security
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    Overview

    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.

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    Sample Customers
    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
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Insurance Company6%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Energy/Utilities Company11%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Retailer7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise33%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise55%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    Azure Monitor is ranked 8th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 9 reviews while Splunk is ranked 1st in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 56 reviews. Azure Monitor is rated 7.2, while Splunk is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Azure Monitor writes "Requires out of the box monitoring, real-time monitoring, and better network mapping". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Splunk writes "Very versatile for many use cases". Azure Monitor is most compared with Datadog, Dynatrace, New Relic APM, SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor and AppDynamics, whereas Splunk is most compared with Dynatrace, Datadog, IBM QRadar, ELK Logstash and Zabbix.

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