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.
"Azure Monitor gives us the observability to check everything that we have in the cloud."
"Technical support is helpful."
"The tools for logs and metrics are pretty good and easy to use."
"The initial setup is straightforward."
"Technical support is good and helpful...The initial setup is easy."
"Recently, they have improved their integration with other resources, so we get even more robust data."
"Provides an overview and high-level information."
"Azure Monitor is useful because of the useful application insights and telemetry, such as metrics and logs."
"Without Splunk Enterprise Security, it would be difficult for us to manage and prioritize alerts. There's a potential to lose track of important notifications, and it's essential to our security that we do not miss anything. Splunk has improved our investigations because the reporting and dashboarding make things so much easier. We can provide weekly or monthly reports. I also like Splunk's ability to integrate."
"The most valuable features are how stable and easy to use Splunk is."
"We saw the granularity that we could get from Splunk far exceeded what we already had. We had the ability to have our security team really focus on the platform and stay within the platform, but they could correlate with a variety of other stakeholders, and our stakeholders were growing."
"The solution helped reduce our alert volume."
"Internal tracking is helpful because we do not like to deal with multiple ticketing systems, and I am not a fan of ServiceNow. We are able to keep everything internal and utilize Enterprise Security."
"The flexibility of the search capability is most valuable. You can use it for more than just a basic log aggregator. It is powerful in that regard."
"Exporting is a good feature. It helps me out when I have to do reports. I do a lot of exporting and crunching of the numbers. Dashboards are okay for showing to the leadership, but for doing statistics and updating tickets, the export feature is very beneficial for me."
"It is very easy to use and integrate. There are connectors for every technology."
"Azure Monitor is not user-friendly, and the interface is not exciting. Switching between the dashboards is not easy."
"Currently, it seems it's complicated to get the correct information in terms of what to do and how things work."
"It's really complex to retrieve or query the logs in Azure Monitor."
"Azure Monitor could improve network performance monitoring and make it more advanced."
"This solution has fewer features than some of its competitors, so adding more features to it would make it better."
"If it is configured incorrectly, you can end up with a huge bill."
"Azure Monitor could improve the visualization aspect and integrate better with other third-party services."
"The solution's monitoring feature has limitations for analyzing multiple metrics."
"The biggest problem is data compression. Splunk is an outstanding product, but it is a resource hog. There should be better data compression for being able to maintain our data repositories. We end up having to buy lots of additional storage just to house our Splunk data. This is my only complaint about it."
"The training was mostly sales-focused, like how to monitor your sales. It was hard to then come back from doing the training and try to switch it to a cybersecurity focus because all the training we did was sales oriented. The basic training didn't really touch on any kind of cybersecurity use cases or anything like that. That would have been great to see in the training."
"Splunk ES could have more pre-built integrations and rules. The detection is fairly accurate, but it depends on the rules you create. Splunk's out-of-the-box configuration isn't that useful."
"They can incorporate the SOAR solution within the actual product so that we do not require two different products, two different installations, and two different pricing methods. In regards to UBA, I am familiar with the UBA that existed two years ago. I am not updated about it today, but two years ago, UBA required such an amount of data that from a cost perspective, it was not worth it. When you compare it to what you get out of the box with Microsoft Sentinel without additional costs, there is no match."
"The price of the solution could be cheaper."
"The CIM model is the method Splunk uses to normalize data and categorize its important parts, but it is quite complex."
"The product could be cheaper."
"It would be nice if they had a wizard to construct searches, including more complex searches that include math or statistics."
Azure Monitor is a comprehensive monitoring solution offered by Microsoft Azure. It provides a centralized platform for monitoring the performance and health of various Azure resources, applications, and infrastructure.
With Azure Monitor, users can gain insights into the availability, performance, and usage of their applications and infrastructure. The key features of Azure Monitor include metrics, logs, alerts, and dashboards. Metrics allow users to collect and analyze performance data from various Azure resources, such as virtual machines, databases, and storage accounts.
Logs enable users to collect and analyze log data from different sources, including Azure resources, applications, and operating systems. Azure Monitor also provides a robust alerting mechanism that allows users to set up alerts based on specific conditions or thresholds. These alerts can be configured to notify users via email, SMS, or other notification channels. Additionally, Azure Monitor offers customizable dashboards that allow users to visualize and analyze their monitoring data in a personalized and intuitive manner.
Azure Monitor integrates seamlessly with other Azure services, such as Azure Automation and Azure Logic Apps, enabling users to automate actions based on monitoring data. It also supports integration with third-party monitoring tools and services, providing flexibility and extensibility.
Overall, Azure Monitor is a powerful and versatile monitoring solution that helps users gain deep insights into the performance and health of their Azure resources and applications. It offers a wide range of features and integrations, making it a comprehensive solution for monitoring and managing Azure environments.
Splunk Enterprise Security is a SIEM, log management, and IT operations analytics tool. The solution provides users with the ability to secure their information and manage their data in the cloud, data centers, or other applications. Splunk Enterprise Security also offers visibility from different areas, levels, and devices, rather than from a single system, thus, providing its users with flexibility. Splunk Enterprise Security can monitor data and analyze, detect, and prevent intrusions. This benefits users as it provides alerts to possible intrusions, helps users to be proactive, and reduces risk factors.
Break down data silos and gain actionable intelligence by ingesting data from multicloud and on-premises deployments. Get full visibility to quickly detect malicious threats in your environment.
Defend against threats with advanced security analytics, machine learning and threat intelligence that focus detection and provide high-fidelity alerts to shorten triage times and raise true positive rates.
Gather all the context you need and initiate flexible investigations with security analytics at your fingertips. The built-in open and extensible data platform boosts productivity and drives down fatigue.
Built on an open and scalable data platform, you can stay agile in the face of evolving threats and business needs. Splunk meets you where you are on your cloud journey, and integrates across your data, tools and content.
Azure Monitor is ranked 4th in Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and Observability with 30 reviews while Splunk Enterprise Security is ranked 1st in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 71 reviews. Azure Monitor is rated 7.6, while Splunk Enterprise Security is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Azure Monitor writes "Helps us test the performance and efficiency of cloud applications; good log analysis". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Splunk Enterprise Security writes "Can be used to find any threats or vulnerabilities inside a user’s environment". Azure Monitor is most compared with Datadog, Dynatrace, Prometheus, New Relic and Grafana, whereas Splunk Enterprise Security is most compared with Wazuh, Microsoft Sentinel, Dynatrace, Elastic Security and Zabbix. See our Azure Monitor vs. Splunk Enterprise Security report.
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