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.
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.
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
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.
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.
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