Splunk vs Tableau

We make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone—no matter where it comes from. You see servers and devices, apps and logs, traffic and clouds. We see data—everywhere. Splunk offers the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. It enables the curious to look closely at what others ignore—machine data—and find what others never see: insights that can help make your company more productive, profitable, competitive and secure.
Tableau complements your natural ability to understand data visually. Our breakthrough products let you create rich analyses and share your insights with colleagues in seconds. Connect and visualize your data in minutes. Tableau is 10 to 100x faster than existing solutions. From spreadsheets to databases to Hadoop to cloud services, explore any data with Tableau.
Comparing Splunk vs Tableau is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Tableau has more user-friendly interface than Splunk because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots

To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Tableau is more popular than Splunk

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Tableau reveals Linux version (in 2017)
- Splunk expands machine learning capabilities across platform (in 2017)
- Tableau acquired natural language processing startup ClearGraph (in 2017)
- Tableau to launch visual data-prep software with deep learning (in 2016)
- Splunk unveiled 300 machine learning algorithms for Operational Intelligence (in 2016)
- Tableau acquired German startup HyPer (in 2016)
- Splunk acquired machine learning startup Caspida (in 2015)
- Data Analytics service Tableau hits $100M per quarter revenue mark (in 2014)

Looks like Tableau was recently more active than Splunk (at least in our news).