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Solarwinds vs Splunk: What are the differences?

What is Solarwinds? Unlock powerful workflows, automation, and reporting. Developed by network and systems engineers who know what it takes to manage today's dynamic IT environments, SolarWinds has a deep connection to the IT community.

What is Splunk? Search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data. Splunk Inc. provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. Customers use Splunk to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data.

Solarwinds and Splunk are primarily classified as "Monitoring" and "Log Management" tools respectively.

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Pros of Solarwinds
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      API for searching logs, running reports
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      Query engine supports joining, aggregation, stats, etc
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      Query any log as key-value pairs
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      Splunk language supports string, date manip, math, etc
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      Granular scheduling and time window support
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      Alert system based on custom query results
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      Custom log parsing as well as automatic parsing
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      Dashboarding on any log contents
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      Ability to style search results into reports
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      Rich GUI for searching live logs

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    Cons of Solarwinds
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        Splunk query language rich so lots to learn

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      What is Solarwinds?

      Developed by network and systems engineers who know what it takes to manage today's dynamic IT environments, SolarWinds has a deep connection to the IT community.

      What is Splunk?

      It provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. Customers use it to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data.

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