We performed a comparison between Grafana and Splunk Enterprise Security based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and Observability solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"The most valuable thing was that it had a good visualization tool."
"There are multiple kinds of models there to create dashboards, which is quite useful."
"Grafana is able to connect with multiple data sources, unlike Elasticsearch."
"Almost any kind of visualization is possible with Grafana and all dashboards are configurable."
"It gives us the visibility we need. I like that when we add deployment markers or release markers, we know exactly when an issue arises. For instance, if there is an increased usage of CPU, we can link it directly to the deployment that might have caused the issue. It increases productivity and observability. We can now easily tell when a certain issue arises. It's way easier to debug because it can point you to certain things based on these markers, and we can debug easier."
"Great capacity planning and the solution has a great GUI."
"The dashboards are very easy to work with."
"It has good stability."
"Splunk's advantage is its search capability. Its search is notably faster. With Splunk, I can search easily on keywords. That is great."
"Integration with the cloud is pretty important and good for us. We found the integration with a lot of tools, not all tools yet, valuable. It does make the transfer of data, log files, and other things easier for us."
"The product has a good security posture."
"The ability to ingest different log types from many different products in our environment is most valuable."
"The solution helped reduce our alert volume."
"You can integrate Splunk with third-party security automation solutions and set rules for automatic response."
"Splunk Enterprise Security is able to process a huge amount of data without any issues."
"We have found all the features useful. However, the dashboarding and logging have been very helpful. Additionally, the log analysis does a great job."
"It would be helpful if they simplified the data source."
"It is limited on the reporting type supported, which is important for managerial-level officers who want reports that are either general or specific."
"The service dashboard is very hard and needs improvement."
"It's difficult to see the trends on the graph when the range is too long."
"There is room for improvement when using multiple dashboards because they can become complicated to keep track of and use."
"The solution should include online support."
"If there was an issue on one node, we couldn't drill down and see all the issues on other nodes."
"Lacks in-depth graphs and sufficient AI."
"Its pricing is extremely high. There are other tools out in the market that are competitive. They do not necessarily have all the functionality, but they are competitive. The professional services we have used have been high as well in comparison to the market."
"When we do a rollout from the server or host or anything, we'd like to see more automation. It would save us time."
"The upgrading process could be smoother."
"The prices are complicated as we operate in a small third-world country."
"Splunk could be improved by reducing the cost. The cost is one of the biggest challenges for us in keeping to our production requirements."
"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."
"It is important to make sure that everything is built off of the threat models and all the underlying items within Splunk."
"It works as intended for us, and we are getting everything that we need out of it. If anything, its initial setup can be improved a bit."
Grafana is a powerful open-source analytics and visualization platform that allows users to monitor, analyze, and understand their data in real-time.
With its intuitive and user-friendly interface, Grafana enables users to create customizable dashboards, charts, and graphs to visualize data from various sources such as databases, cloud services, and IoT devices. It supports a wide range of data sources including Prometheus, Elasticsearch, InfluxDB, and more.
Grafana also offers a vast library of plugins and extensions, allowing users to extend its functionality and integrate with other tools seamlessly. With its alerting and notification features, users can set up alerts based on predefined thresholds and receive notifications via various channels.
Grafana is highly scalable and can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud, making it suitable for organizations of all sizes. Whether you are a developer, data analyst, or IT professional, Grafana provides a comprehensive solution for data visualization and monitoring.
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.
Grafana is ranked 7th in Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and Observability with 33 reviews while Splunk Enterprise Security is ranked 1st in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 71 reviews. Grafana is rated 8.0, while Splunk Enterprise Security is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Grafana writes "Agent-free with great dashboards and an active community". 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". Grafana is most compared with Azure Monitor, Dynatrace, New Relic, Sentry and Datadog, whereas Splunk Enterprise Security is most compared with Wazuh, Microsoft Sentinel, Dynatrace, Elastic Security and IBM Security QRadar. See our Grafana vs. Splunk Enterprise Security report.
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