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We performed a comparison between ScienceLogic and Splunk based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two IT Operations Analytics solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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Pros
"When it comes to features, the power pack is the most valuable.""It is simple.""Provides agentless monitoring so there's no need to install the agent on each server.""The power flow is great.""I'm satisfied with ScienceLogicfor for what they can offer today because they can offer both serverless connectivity and agent connectivity.""It has good monitoring capabilities across cloud environments, data centers, and hybrid environments.""The best feature is the highly flexible graphs.""The most valuable features of ScienceLogic are AI and machine learning."

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"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.""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.""Great platform with user-friendly interface and GUI.""The correlation capabilities are the first value that our clients say they like with Splunk.""Splunk works based on parsing log files.""Good for log collection and log management.""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""The integration is seamless with many devices and operating systems."

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Cons
"ScienceLogic could improve the implementation, it could be made easier.""We want to understand: how does the back end work? What if some problem occurs? What we can do? They need to provide more information.""ScienceLogic does not have application monitoring. We definitely need something integrated within ScienceLogic to monitor applications so that we don't have to rely on monitoring tools to monitor other applications. At least the ones that are market leaders, such as SAP, Oracle, and others.""From a performance perspective, it needs to improve a lot.""There are often bugs in new releases.""They need a little more self-service.""It was challenging onboarding users."

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"It needs integration with a configuration management solution.""Splunk is more expensive than other solutions.""Splunk needs to be able to hold more days of data. At the moment it only holds three months of data.""The documentation is in definite need of improvement.""The configuration had a bit of a learning curve.""We find that the maintenance process could be a lot better.""Its reporting can be improved. That's the only complaint I have heard. I don't need the reporting part, but I know that other people in the organization need it.""I would like to see more SIEM functionality and a better ticket tool."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The pricing model for ScienceLogic could improve."
  • "The solution is license-based. It's between $8 and $15, depending on what you need from the product."
  • "I'm not the best person to discuss pricing, but what I do know is that it's a use-and-go structure. You use this much storage and pay this much for it. That's how it is. Every time, we continue to add a large amount of data to the environment."
  • "The license of ScienceLogic is based on how many endpoints are used. The number of monitoring points you want to have."
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  • "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."
  • "Price-wise, if you compare QRadar to Splunk for SIEM functionality then they are in the same range but when you integrate SOAR with these solutions, Splunk takes the lead and is more competitive."
  • "Its pricing model can be improved."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It is very easy to configure because we are using an agent-less version. You can very quickly implement a collector for monitoring device servers.
    Top Answer:Its price could be lower, but for what you pay, you got a lot of value from its features and functionalities. Customers always want a discount or a cheaper solution.
    Top Answer:It doesn't have the complete application-level topology. It could have service topology and business service monitoring. I would like to see how business service monitoring will function with… 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: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 »
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    Also Known As
    Splunk Enterprise Security
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    Overview

    ScienceLogic is a hybrid IT infrastructure monitoring tool that is designed to help organizations digitally transform their companies by making the management of complex, distributed IT services easier. Using the solution’s discovery techniques, users can find everything they need in a network, gaining visibility across all vendors and technologies that are run in the cloud or data centers. In addition, the ScienceLogic solution can help users seamlessly monitor and manage cloud environments, monitor network resources, manage storage, and monitor app health and performance.

    By implementing ScienceLogic, organizations can:

    • Act on data that is shared across technologies and IT ecosystems in real time.
    • Apply multi-directional integrations to automate workflows at cloud scale.
    • View everything across cloud and distributed architectures.
    • Discover all IT components across physical, virtual, and cloud.
    • Collect, merge, and store a variety of data in a clean, normalized data lake.
    • Contextualize data through relationship mapping and machine learning (ML) for actionable insights.
    • Understand the impact of infrastructure and applications on business service health and risk.
    • Accelerate root cause analysis and execute recommended actions.

    ScienceLogic Features

    ScienceLogic has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Visibility
    • Collaboration
    • Monitor internet of things
    • Monitor key applications
    • Storage management
    • Bandwidth monitoring
    • CPU monitoring
    • Virtual machine monitoring
    • Video conference monitoring
    • IP address monitoring
    • Data migration
    • Prevent unused capacity
    • Monitor public and private cloud
    • Monitor services
    • View performance of server environment

    ScienceLogic Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing ScienceLogic. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Single console: ScienceLogic allows you to monitor the performance of services, apps, and other resources - whether they are private, public, hybrid, or multi-cloud - from a single console. In addition, the solution makes it possible for you to also contextualize the resources and determine dependencies.
    • Spot unused resources: With ScienceLogic’s platform, you can spot unused resources so you can decommission them or distribute them to avoid congestion.
    • Unified view of interdependencies: ScienceLogic is capable of mapping relationships between infrastructure components and storage environments, giving users a unified view of the interdependencies. This enables users to determine the root causes of problems that come from their storage assets.
    • Easier app health and performance monitoring: ScienceLogic can help you identify components of apps that are vital to business operation, apply the best practice monitoring policies to well-known applications, and track where infrastructures are deployed.
    • Voice, video, and collaboration capabilities: ScienceLogic makes it easy for you to monitor call quality, collaboration stack, and endpoints.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the ScienceLogic solution.

    A Senior Infrastructure Architect says, “ScienceLogic can offer both serverless connectivity and agent connectivity. The stability of ScienceLogic is great.”

    A Senior Consultant at a tech services company mentions, “It is very easy to configure because we are using an agent-less version. You can very quickly implement a collector for monitoring device servers.”

    Splunk is a tool that provides log management, security information, and event management solutions that help organizations easily make their machine data accessible, usable, and valuable for everybody. Splunk utilizes operational intelligence to turn machine data into valuable information by monitoring and to analyze all activities. 

    Splunk is ideal for data monitoring and searching, since it correlates and indexes large volumes of data into a searchable container. This enables users to create alerts, reports, and visualizations in real time. Splunk provides an in-depth, real-time view of the health and performance of all layers of your tech stack so you can optimize your system’s performance by proactively detecting errors and quickly fixing them.

    These days, it is becoming more and more difficult to maintain a strong security posture. Cyber attacks are becoming more and more sophisticated, and attackers have access to more entrance points. By implementing Splunk’s threat intelligence tools, you can modernize your security operations in any setting or framework, making your corporate growth more effective and flexible. The advanced visibility that Splunk provides, allows security teams to quickly detect and remove malicious threats in their environment. 

    Some of the benefits of using Splunk include:

    • Complete visibility into your environment: With Splunk, you can break down data silos and get actionable insights from data sent from multi-cloud and on-premises deployments.
       
    • Multi-environment troubleshooting: Detect and remedy problems fast with real-time, complete visibility and insight into the performance of your entire IT environment.

    • Advanced threat detection: Protect your organization from threats with Splunk’s advanced machine learning, security analytics, and threat intelligence tools that provide a sophisticated alert system to help shorten triage times and raise true positive rates.

    • Access to updated security information: Stay on top of new and emerging threats from automatic security content updates delivered directly from the Splunk Threat Research Team.

    • Multiple deployment options: Splunk has flexible deployment options. It can be deployed on the cloud, on-premises, or hybrid - depending on your organization’s needs.

    • Automated insights: Splunk’s AI-driven insights can help you predict problems by applying multiple conditions, thresholds, and complex rules. The solution’s built-in data science capabilities automatically reduce background noise and speed up error resolution times.

    • Multiple integration options: Splunk seamlessly integrates with many devices and operating systems, including:

      • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
      • Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
      • Microsoft Azure
      • NewRelic

    Reviews from Real Users

    Splunk stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its flexible search query tools and its strong AI capabilities.

    A Solutions Consultant at a tech services company notes, “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.”

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    Sample Customers
    Kellogg Company, Booz Allen, Cisco, Red Bull, Fidelus, Telstra, Comcast, CSC, Peak 10, HughesNet, Hosting, Datapipe, US Army, Equinix, Rite Aid, Carbonite, Sybase, Carpathia, AT&T, ePlus, Dimension Data, Virtustream, Boeing, Honeywell
    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
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    Comms Service Provider44%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Transportation Company11%
    Media Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Government11%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Financial Services Firm19%
    Energy/Utilities Company10%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Government7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government9%
    Company Size
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    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise39%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise71%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise54%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Buyer's Guide
    ScienceLogic vs. Splunk
    November 2022
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    ScienceLogic is ranked 3rd in IT Operations Analytics with 8 reviews while Splunk is ranked 1st in IT Operations Analytics with 63 reviews. ScienceLogic is rated 8.2, while Splunk is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of ScienceLogic writes "Granular discovery, good integration, with responsive and available support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Splunk writes "Very versatile for many use cases". ScienceLogic is most compared with Dynatrace, LogicMonitor, SolarWinds NPM, Datadog and Zabbix, whereas Splunk is most compared with Microsoft Sentinel, Elastic Security, Wazuh, Dynatrace and Azure Monitor. See our ScienceLogic vs. Splunk report.

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