Sensu vs Splunk Cloud: What are the differences?
What is Sensu? Open source monitoring framework. A monitoring framework that aims to be simple, malleable, and scalable. Essentially, Sensu takes the results of “check” scripts run across many systems, and if certain conditions are met; passes their information to one or more “handlers”. Checks are used, for example, to determine if a service like Apache is up or down.
What is Splunk Cloud? Easy and fast way to analyze valuable machine data with the convenience of software as a service (SaaS). If you're looking for all the benefits of Splunk® Enterprise with all the benefits of software-as-a-service, then look no further. Splunk Cloud is backed by a 100% uptime SLA, scales to over 10TB/day, and offers a highly secure environment.
Sensu can be classified as a tool in the "Monitoring Tools" category, while Splunk Cloud is grouped under "Log Management".
Some of the features offered by Sensu are:
- Execute service checks
- Send notifications
- Collect metrics
On the other hand, Splunk Cloud provides the following key features:
- Splunk Cloud delivers all the features of award-winning Splunk® Enterprise, as a cloud-based service. The platform provides access to various apps and enables centralized visibility across cloud, hybrid and on-premises environments
- Instant: Instant trial and instant conversion from POC to production
- Secure: Completed SOC2 Type 2 Attestation*. Dedicated cloud environments for each customer
"Support for almost anything" is the top reason why over 11 developers like Sensu, while over 3 developers mention "More powerful & Integrates with on-prem & off-prem" as the leading cause for choosing Splunk Cloud.
Sensu is an open source tool with 2.96K GitHub stars and 388 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Sensu's open source repository on GitHub.
SendGrid, Kairos, and SimpleCrypto are some of the popular companies that use Sensu, whereas Splunk Cloud is used by Splunk, All Events in City, and SendHub. Sensu has a broader approval, being mentioned in 30 company stacks & 7 developers stacks; compared to Splunk Cloud, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.