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2020-05-17T07:16:56Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering Splunk Cloud?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Splunk Cloud, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Sr BigData Infrastructure Architect at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-09-27T04:10:01Z
27 September 20

Advice-wise, I do not really have much to say to potential users considering the solution as something to apply as an end-user. My job role is data organization so it might not be appropriate for me to give these opinions. This seems to me to have more to do with system functionality. But from my side, I am good with the product. Interface-wise, I think the product is good. Security-wise, it is all approved from the CSOs (Chief Security Officer) perspective. Enhancement-wise, we have to put in a lot of effort. The end-users who are working with the solution should know SQL. If they lack training in SQL, there will not really be a use case for them. Whatever the use cases we had for Splunk, we were able to make it work. Cost optimization is the only thing that needs to be reconsidered. On a scale from one to ten (where one is the worst and ten is the best), I would rate this product overall around seven, or somewhere between six to eight. Six to eight so make that around seven-out-of-ten.

BR
Director - Corporate Infrastructure at NTT Data India Enterprise Application Services Pri
Real User
2020-07-13T06:55:00Z
13 July 20

I would rate Splunk a nine out of ten. The queries and pulling out the exact reports is a little challenging. I get complaints about it. I would like to see more reports or default out of the box reports. That would be more useful, useful, and then people can avoid writing inquiries.

Juha Strandman - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at a reseller with 1-10 employees
Reseller
2020-06-18T05:17:51Z
18 June 20

I feel that Splunk Cloud is good as it is. It is the best tool on the market. My advice to anybody who is considering this solution is to start now and don't wait. Every day that you wait, you can be wasting time and money. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

IL
Lead Developer, Solution Analyst at a university with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-06-18T05:17:51Z
18 June 20

My advice to anybody who is implementing Splunk Cloud is to dedicate the time and resources required to learn it and use it. Investigate the features. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

AK
Cloud Architect at Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd
Real User
2020-05-17T07:16:56Z
17 May 20

Overall, I find that Splunk is pretty good. It is a very mature product and I can see that compared to when I used to five years ago as an end-user, they have been improving in every way. The interface is something that has become more user-friendly over time. When there is something missing, it is handled by another product from the vendor. For example, if you need to add predictive analysis then you use Splunk Phantom. There are many other SIEM tools on the market, such as IBM QRadar and ArcSight Logger. Splunk is comparatively more expensive but it has many features and good functionality. I definitely recommend it. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

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Hi community members, We know it's important to conduct a trial and/or proof of concept as part of the buying process.  Do you have any advice for our community about the best way to conduct a trial or PoC? How do you conduct a trial effectively?  Are there any mistakes to avoid?
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it_user791052 - PeerSpot reviewer
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Stick with the tried and true SIEM/Log Management Vendor that offers a free, online download and trial, easy to install and operate piece of software with proper documentation. A good example of that can be found here: https://www.snaresolutions.com/try-snare-free-for-45-days/
Kent Gladstone-USA - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal Solutions Architect at SAIC
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Mark is correct but there are things to look for. Do you have a set of requirements? Not all log managers collect the information, not all log managers are easy to navigate, and not all log managers provide the reports your are looking for. Check to see how much data it collects so you can plan storage. Does the log manager compress the data or does it dependent on a third party tool? Do you know what you are collecting, and why? Are the logs used for security, sox audits or something else? My advise, before testing, is to gather and review you're requirements and test against that. There are lots of free trials. In fact if there isn't one on the web, contact the vendor and they'll give you something to try out for 30 days.
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