What are some alternatives?
When comparing Splunk and Grafana, you can also consider the following products
Datadog - See metrics from all of your apps, tools & services in one place with Datadog's cloud monitoring as a service solution. Try it for free.
Prometheus - An open-source systems monitoring and alerting toolkit.
Graylog - Graylog is an open source log management platform for collecting, indexing, and analyzing both structured and unstructured data.
logstash - logstash is a tool for managing events and logs.
NewRelic - New Relic is a Software Analytics company that makes sense of billions of metrics across millions of apps. We help the people who build modern software understand the stories their data is trying to tell them.
Papertrail - Frustration-free log management. Get started in seconds.