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Score 8.5 out of 100
7 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon CloudWatch

Ideal for monitoring AWS services and workloads. We have several of our websites entirely hosted on AWS and we're able to get a Grafana dashboard of all the relevant metrics from CloudFront, S3, EC2, RDS, and Elastic Beanstalk. This can be set up within the hour or templated on your code for infrastructure (we do this with terraform & cloud formation). By design, it isn't suited for non-AWS workloads.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)

Automic One Automation Platform (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform) is well suited for applications such as SAP and operating systems such as windows, Linux. It can be used to automate these applications as it can be done through remote function calls and business application peripheral interfaces. It can also be used to run scripts on remote machines, which further enables automation of ms office applications such as ms Excel and MS Word.
Shreyash Rangarajan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Workload Automation

Amazon CloudWatch
Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
7.5
Multi-platform scheduling
Amazon CloudWatch
Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
8.0
Central monitoring
Amazon CloudWatch
Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
8.0
Logging
Amazon CloudWatch
Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
6.0
Alerts and notifications
Amazon CloudWatch
Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
7.5
Analysis and visualization
Amazon CloudWatch
Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
7.5
Application integration
Amazon CloudWatch
Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
8.0

Pros

Amazon CloudWatch

  • Managing log retention periods is very simple with CloudWatch, and can be configured on a per-group basis.
  • Monitoring host performance is very easy when coupled with the CloudWatch Agent on an EC2 instance. A simple installation and configuration replaces an entire 3rd-party host monitoring stack.
  • CloudWatch is flexible enough for not just host monitoring, but application monitoring as well. It's easy to pipe local logs up to CloudWatch and extract structured data in order to monitor and set alerts on custom app metrics.
Brian Dentino | TrustRadius Reviewer

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)

  • Job execution
  • Job chaining
Gregory Hanson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon CloudWatch

  • CloudWatch doesn't monitor things outside of the cloud, it's not what it is intended for.
  • Billing is confusing as it bills on Dashboard, metrics called, custom metrics, etc. Hard to forecast the charge.
  • Paradigm is confusing sometimes and difficult to learn.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)

  • Could improve the framework.
  • Could improve the underlying coding standards.
Shreyash Rangarajan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon CloudWatch

Amazon CloudWatch 7.0
Based on 2 answers
The tool collects a great deal of data, and data that's not available many other places. But the data is hidden in obscure places, and the logs are hard to read and follow. The user interface could use a heavy rework, and several companies have made a business out of scraping the data and presenting it better.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Amazon CloudWatch

Amazon CloudWatch 7.6
Based on 16 answers
Support is effective, and we were able to get any problems that we couldn't get solved through community discussion forums solved for us by the AWS support team. For example, we were assisted in one instance where we were not sure about the best metrics to use in order to optimize an auto-scaling group on EC2. The support team was able to look at our metrics and give a useful recommendation on which metrics to use.
Ramindu Deshapriya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform) 4.5
Based on 4 answers
I have not used Automic One Automation Platform (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform) support.
Gregory Hanson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon CloudWatch

I can only speak to how it's positively benefited my organization. The problem was that hosting in-house servers is no longer a cost-effective solution vs. containerization in the cloud. But once you rely on hosting servers in the cloud you need a tool to manage every aspect of that including log monitoring, resource utilization, and application performance. Amazon CloudWatch is exactly the tool you need.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)

Since other tools are all user interface based, they are prone to errors in terms of application exception, and the dependencies are comparatively higher for the automation to run successfully. This is not the case with the Automic One Automation Platform (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform) as the contact with application happens at the network layer and does not depend on the user interface of the application.
Shreyash Rangarajan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon CloudWatch

  • Scalability. Saving us cost when we can downgrade underperforming instances.
  • Great monitoring and peace of mine without always having to check logs to any services failure.
  • Support cost is high. It would be nicer if documentation would be easier to follow.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)

  • Hours of server operations given over to end-users.
  • Single pipelines for job plan execution reduced the operational overhead.
Gregory Hanson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)

Pricing Details

Amazon CloudWatch

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Amazon CloudWatch Editions & Modules

Edition
First 10,000 Metrics$0.301
Next 240,000 Metrics$0.101
Next 750,000 Metrics$0.051
Over 1,000,000 Metrics$0.021
  1. Per Metric
Additional Pricing Details
With Amazon CloudWatch, there is no up-front commitment or minimum fee; you simply pay for what you use. You will be charged at the end of the month for your usage.

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon CloudWatch
8.8
Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
8.0

Usability

Amazon CloudWatch
7.0
Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)

Support Rating

Amazon CloudWatch
7.6
Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
4.5

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