Even though Splunk is the market leader the ELK Stack fulfills a need in the log analytics space that’s not being addressed – price! Smaller businesses may not need all the functionality that Splunk offer and can save big by going with ELK. Not surprisingly ELK is downloaded more times in 30 days than Splunk’s total customer count – sounds crazy right?
From 10,000 feet: IT organizations have long been favoring open-source products in general, and this is why newer proprietary log analysis software platforms may not get the traction they need to survive.
Conclusion? Both Splunk and ELK Stack are good, enterprise-grade log management and analysis platforms. For smaller businesses who require more agility from an open source platform and a lower cost ELK is the way to go.
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