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Splunk vs Stackdriver: What are the differences?

Developers describe Splunk as "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. On the other hand, Stackdriver is detailed as "Monitoring, logging, and diagnostics for applications on Google Cloud Platform and AWS". Google Stackdriver provides powerful monitoring, logging, and diagnostics. It equips you with insight into the health, performance, and availability of cloud-powered applications, enabling you to find and fix issues faster.

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

Kalibrr, Nuuvem, and Verba are some of the popular companies that use Stackdriver, whereas Splunk is used by Starbucks, Intuit, and Razorpay. Stackdriver has a broader approval, being mentioned in 58 company stacks & 18 developers stacks; compared to Splunk, which is listed in 31 company stacks and 29 developer stacks.

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Pros of Splunk
Pros of Stackdriver
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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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    Monitoring
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    Logging
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    Alerting
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    Tracing
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    Uptime Monitoring
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    Error Reporting
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    Multi-cloud
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    Production debugger
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    Many integrations
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    Configured basically with GAE
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    Backed by Google

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Cons of Splunk
Cons of Stackdriver
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    Splunk query language rich so lots to learn
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    Not free

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What is Splunk?

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

What is Stackdriver?

Google Stackdriver provides powerful monitoring, logging, and diagnostics. It equips you with insight into the health, performance, and availability of cloud-powered applications, enabling you to find and fix issues faster.

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