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What is the difference between AWS AMIs 'Splunk Enterprise' and 'Splunk Insights for AWS Cloud Monitoring'

Engager

Hi,
I see there are two flavors of Splunk AWS AMI on the marketplace:
Splunk Enterprise
and
Splunk Insights for AWS Cloud Monitoring

What is the difference if any?
Which one I should use to ingest and visualize the S3 Logs / CloudTrail on my AWS VPC environment?

Thanks,

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Re: What is the difference between AWS AMIs 'Splunk Enterprise' and 'Splunk Insights for AWS Cloud Monitoring'

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Splunk Insights for AWS Cloud Monitoring is an AMI running Splunk Light and is pre-packaged with the Splunk App for AWS and the Splunk Add-On for Amazon Web Services. The Splunk Enterprise AMI is only running the Splunk Enterprise software without any apps or add-ons pre-packaged.

If your daily indexing volume is less then 20GB/day, you can start with the Splunk Insights for AWS Cloud Monitoring to monitor your S3 logs/CloudTrail/etc. If your daily indexing volume will be above 20GB/day, you can either upgrade your Splunk Insights for AWS Cloud Monitoring instance to a Splunk Enterprise license or you can start with the Splunk Enterprise AMI and install the Splunk App for AWS and the Splunk Add-On for Amazon Web Services.

Here is a platform comparison between Splunk Light, Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Cloud, etc.
https://www.splunk.com/en_us/software/features-comparison-chart.html

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