Looking for a Splunk alternative?
Sematext has you covered!
Is Splunk costing you a fortune? Sematext gives the user the power to correlate logs with performance metrics quickly and seamlessly.
No contracts or commitments, no salespeople chasing you down, and all starting at only $3.6/host/month for Infrastructure Monitoring and $50 for Log Monitoring. Get full-stack observability into your environments and only pay for what you use.
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Save up to 76% on Monitoring by Choosing Sematext Over Splunk
Splunk's Observability Cloud starts at $15/mo per host.
Sematext is only $3.6/mo per host.
Not only that but that $15/month in an annual plan. Sematext's plan can be canceled or changed at any time, and you're not locked into an annual commitment.
Collect Log Data Based on GBs Used, Not by Host
Splunk charges users based on hosts for their logs. If you only have a handful of hosts, this is great. If not, then you are potentially paying for data that you're not even using. With Sematext, you can install our agent on as many hosts as you'd like. You're only being charged for the data that you're actually sending to Sematext, potentially saving you a good deal of money if you ship logs from multiple hosts.
Cut your Synthetic Monitoring Bill Exponentially
With Synthetics, Splunk charges $1 per 10,000 uptime requests. With our version of HTTP monitors, that same request volume would cost you about $0.058. This is the standard pricing for Sematext, and you won't be trapped in an annual pricing plan required by Splunk.
How much would 100,000,000 uptime requests cost you?
- $100.00 Splunk
- $5.80 Sematext 94% cheaper!
Real User Insight at Nearly Half the Price
If you use Splunk as a RUM solution, then you're paying too much. Splunk starts at $14/month for RUM, and Sematext only charges $9/month. Sematext's RUM solution, Experience, gives you all the same insight that Splunk would, just for a much better deal.
How much are you paying for real user insight?
- $14.00/month Splunk
- $9.00/month Sematext 36% cheaper!
How do People Rate Us on G2?
|Ease of Admin||93%||78%|
|Ease of Setup||92%||77%|
|Ease of Use||93%||80%|
|Quality of Support||93%||83%|
|Likelihood to Recommend||96%||85%|
|Avg. Time to go Live||2mo||3mo|
|Avg. ROI (months)||5mo||22mo|
The ratings above are based on organic reviews and scores provided by
Sematext and Loggly customers on G2.com
Why Choose Sematext over Splunk?
Sematext is Much Cheaper than Splunk
There are all kinds of ways that you can save money by choosing Sematext over Splunk. Synthetics and Monitoring are both far cheaper with Sematext. Splunk charges you $15/host for Monitoring, while Sematext only charges $3.6/host. Splunk charges $1 per 10,000 requests for Synthetics, while Sematext only charges $0.058. And, if you're using Sematext for Logs, you are only going to be charged based on the data you actually use.
Flexible Pricing with Granular Cost Control
At Sematext, we like to be transparent with our pricing. If you just want our Logs solution, you can have it. If you want a package that includes multiple Sematext solutions, we can do that, too. At Splunk, this sort of transparency doesn't translate, and you're often left wondering what on Earth you're paying for. Sematext plans are granular and customizable to your unique needs.
Out of the Box Dashboards and Alert Rules
When it comes to Monitoring dashboards and alert rules, simplicity is key to understanding any potential issues and getting your app running in tip-top shape at all times. Sematext dashboards and alert rules are not only clean and intuitive, but each integration comes with out-of-the-box dashboards that are already set up for you. No need to jump through hoops just to set up and understand your vital metrics.
Monitor Everything - Infrastructure, Logs, Websites, APIs, SSL Certificates, User Experiences, User Journeys, and more.
With Splunk's Observability Cloud, you can expect to pay a minimum of $75/host per month with their Observability Cloud annual plan. If you're looking for a short-term solution, you can expect to pay even more for RUM, Synthetics, Logs, and Infrastructure Monitoring. That's for each host each month!
At Sematext, bundling RUM, Synthetics, Logs, and Infrastructure Monitoring would cost you $58 per month if billed annually. Better than that, if you want to add another host, you won't be paying another $58. The only Sematext product that charges per host is Monitoring, and for that, you'll only be paying an additional $3.6/month. Quite the difference from $58.
Sematext Does Not Employ Quota Carrying Sales People
No matter what solution you use Sematext for, all of our paid plans come with top-notch support. At Splunk, they only offer premium support
as an optional upgrade.
An extra cost that they don't even specify online.
Would you rather have quota-carrying salespeople chase you or somebody who spends their time actually helping you? At Sematext we do not sell based on quotas.
Here's what one of our customers had to say:
Splunk Cloud vs. Sematext Cloud
|Splunk Cloud||Sematext Cloud|
|Maximum Daily Indexing Volume||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Overage||You can exceed your daily volume limit up to 4 times within a 30 day window. After that, you can continue logging all your data but search will be disabled.||You can go over the specified daily log volume as much as you want. Sematext Cloud features the The "max daily volume limit" setting is that is configurable and let's you control how much over the specified daily volume you are allowed to go. See Logs FAQ. Searching is never disabled.|
|Universal Data Collection/ Indexing||Yes||Yes|
|Data Collection Add-Ons||Yes||Yes. A wide range of data sources is supported via Sematext monitoring agents, Logagent, and open source tools like Logstash, Beats, Telegraf, … having an open interface via Elasticsearch API and InfluxDB API.|
|Monitoring and Alerting||Yes||Yes. Heartbeat, threshold and anomaly detection alerts for logs and metrics.|
|Dashboards and Reports||Yes||Yes|
|Search and Analysis||Yes||Yes|
|Event Annotation||Yes||Yes. Event API and manual Events can be correlated with any data.|
|Automatic Data Enrichment||Yes||Yes. Depending on the log shipper (Logstash, Beats, Logagent, …).|
|Tables, Data Models and Pivot||Yes||Yes. Visual schema editor. Visualization options.|
|3rd Party and Open-source Integrations||Yes. Splunkbase Apps||Yes. Sematext Apps and integrations for notifications, monitoring, and logging. Integrations via Elasticsearch, InfluxDB, and Sematext API.|
|Performance Acceleration||Yes||Yes. Not required :) Sematext Cloud is blazing fast.|
|Access Control||Granular and Customizable||RBAC. Owner, Admin, User. Customizable ACL for Apps. Invitation and sharing model.|
|Single Sign-On/LDAP||Yes||Single Sign-On via Github, Google, Facebook in Sematext Cloud. LDAP/AD for Sematext Enterprise (On-Premises) only.|
|Developer API||Yes||Full access to all APIs for all plans (Free, Standard, Pro)|
|Dynamic Data||Yes||Retention times are configurable for each App. From 7 days to 1 year, or any custom retention time in a custom enterprise plan.|
|Transaction Tracing||Via Add-Ons||Yes, built-in|
|Real User Monitoring||Via Add-Ons||Yes, built-in|
|Inventory Monitoring||Via Add-Ons||Yes, built-in|
|Support||Standard or Premium||24/7 for all customers. Online chat. Email response within 1 business day.|
Splunk vs. Sematext Enterprise
|Splunk Free||Splunk Light||Splunk Enterprise||Sematext Enterprise|
|Maximum Daily Indexing Volume||500MB||20GB||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Universal Data Collection/ Indexing||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Data Collection Add-Ons||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes. A wide range of data sources is supported via Sematext monitoring agents, Logagent, and open source tools like Logstash, Beats, Telegraf, … having an open interface via Elasticsearch API and InfluxDB API.|
|Monitoring and Alerting||No||Yes||Yes||Yes. Heartbeat, threshold and anomaly detection alerts for logs and metrics.|
|Dashboards and Reports||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Search and Analysis||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Event Annotation||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes. Event API and manual Events can be correlated with any data.|
|Automatic Data Enrichment||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes. Depending on the log shipper (Logstash, Beats, Logagent, …).|
|Tables, Data Models and Pivot||Yes||No||Yes||Yes. Visual schema editor. Visualization options.|
|3rd Party and Open-source Integrations||Yes. Splunkbase Apps||App for AWS (only)||Yes||Sematext Apps and integrations for notifications, monitoring, and logging.|
|Performance Acceleration||No||No||Yes||Yes. Not required :) Sematext Cloud is blazing fast for all plans.|
|Access Control||No||User and Admin only||Granular and Customizable||RBAC. Owner, Admin, User. Customizable ACL for Apps. Invitation and sharing model.|
|Developer Environment||No||No||Yes||Yes. Full Access to all APIs|
|Dynamic Data||No||No||No||Yes. Unlimited. Retention times are configurable for each App. From 7 days to 1 year, or any custom retention time.|
|Transaction Tracing||No||No||Via Add-Ons||Yes, built-in|
|Real User Monitoring||No||No||Via Add-Ons||Yes, built-in|
|Inventory Monitoring||-||-||Via Add-Ons||Yes, built-in|
|Support||Community||Base||Standard or Premium||24/7 for all customers. Online chat. Email response within 1 business day.|