We performed a comparison between Datadog 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 has a slight edge in this comparison due to its impressive logging capabilities.
"APM and tracing are super useful."
"The most valuable aspect of the solution is the APM."
"The biggest thing I liked was the combination of all the things - monitoring, log aggregation, and profiling."
"Dashboards and their versatility are among the most valuable features."
"The observability on offer is the most useful aspect of the product."
"It brings in observability, monitoring, and alerting capabilities - all of which we need to operate at scale."
"We like the distributed tracing and flame graphs for debugging. This has been invaluable for us during periods of high traffic or red alert conditions."
"We've found it most useful for managing Rstudio Workbench, which has its own logs that would not be picked up via Cloudwatch."
"The level of robustness on offer is very good."
"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."
"The indexing and data collection are valuable."
"The additional vendors we've brought on board, particularly the elastic, have been quite beneficial."
"Its dashboard is valuable. If you have a good knowledge of how to create a dashboard, you can create any dashboard related to cybersecurity. If fine-tuned, the alarms that are triggered for instant review are also very valuable and useful."
"The solution is very fast and succinct."
"I really like the user interface and how it works."
"The solution is stable and reliable."
"We need more visibility into the error tracking dashboard."
"The parallel editing of the dashboards should not cause users to lose the work of another person."
"Alerting timing should be improved to be more fine-tuned and exact."
"It could probably be a little bit of a better user experience."
"The logging could be improved in the future."
"This service could be less costly."
"Datadog isn't as mature as some of the established players like Dynatrace or Splunk. It's a new product, so they are constantly releasing new features, and I don't have much to complain about."
"Lately, chat support has a longer waiting time."
"Splunk can be an expensive solution. Technical support could be improved as well."
"The price of the solution could be cheaper."
"I feel the solution to be too slow."
"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."
"It currently has limited default rules and customizations. If they can concentrate more on the compliance part and the security information part, it would be helpful. The platform part is good, but it requires many features from the security aspect."
"Could be more user friendly."
"I have concerns about the architecture as well since I can see it is not very well defined."
"Its interface could be improved."
Datadog is a cloud monitoring solution that is designed to assist administrators, IT teams, and other members of an organization who are charged with keeping a close eye on their networks. Administrators can use Datadog to set real-time alerts and schedule automated report generation. They can deal with issues as they arise and keep up to date with the overall health of their network while still being able to focus on other tasks. Users can also track the historical performance of their networks and ensure that they operate at the highest possible level.
Some of the ways that organizations can benefit by deploying Datadog include:
Reviews from Real Users
Datadog is a solution that stands out when compared to many of its competitors. It can offer organizations many advantages. Two major advantages are the dashboards that users can create and the monitoring capability that it gives system administrators.
A senior manager in charge of site reliability engineering at Extra Space Storage writes, “The dashboards we created are core indicators of the health of our system, and it is one of the most reliable sources we have turned to, especially as we have seen APM metrics impacted several times lately. We can usually rely on logs to tell us what the apps are doing.”
Housecall Pro’s senior director of DevOps writes, “We value the monitoring capability since it allows us to be pushed alerts, rather than having to observe graphs continually.”
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.
Datadog is ranked 1st in Cloud Monitoring Software with 107 reviews while Splunk Enterprise Security is ranked 1st in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 51 reviews. Datadog is rated 8.6, while Splunk Enterprise Security is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Datadog writes "Easy to set up and good UI but needs better customization capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Splunk Enterprise Security writes "Very versatile for many use cases". Datadog is most compared with Dynatrace, New Relic, Azure Monitor, Amazon CloudWatch and Sentry, whereas Splunk Enterprise Security is most compared with Microsoft Sentinel, Wazuh, Dynatrace, Elastic Security and vRealize Log Insight. See our Datadog vs. Splunk Enterprise Security report.
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