Splunk is described as 'is software that provides unique visibility across your entire IT infrastructure from one place in real time. Only Splunk enables you to search, report, monitor and analyze streaming and historical data from any source' and is an app in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Splunk for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Online / Web-based, Mac and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Grafana, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Splunk are Prometheus (Free, Open Source), Graylog (Free, Open Source), Sematext Logs (Freemium) and Datadog (Paid).
Prometheus is an open-source systems monitoring and alerting toolkit originally built at SoundCloud. Since its inception in 2012, many companies and organizations have adopted Prometheus, and the project has a very active developer and user community.
Graylog is an open source syslog implementation that stores your logs in Elasticsearch. It consists of a server and web interface written in Java that accepts your syslog messages via TCP or UDP (or GELF messages) and stores it in the database.
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Graylog vs Splunk opinions
Most users think Graylog is a great alternative to Splunk.
Pretty easy to setup once you figure out the log capture scripts. Then it's very powerful and realiable.
Sematext lets you store, index, and search all kinds of logs (server logs, container logs, application logs, mobile app logs…), enabling access to them in one place. Sematext also analyzes your logs for optimal health while detecting anomalies, so you don’t have to.
Sematext Logs vs Splunk opinions
Almost everyone thinks Sematext Logs is a great alternative to Splunk.
With Sematext Cloud/Enterprise you can use any log shipping format or shipper you want (syslog, Logstash, Fluentd, Flume, nxlog, Filebeat). Plus, Sematext allows you to correlate logs with performance metrics quickly, easily and without contracts or commitments.
Positive comment • over 3 years ago
It's a hosted and on-premises log centralizing solution
Datadog is a monitoring service for IT, Dev & Ops teams who write and run applications at scale, and want to turn the massive amounts of data produced by their apps, tools and services into a unified view of IT infrastructure. 120+ Integrations!.