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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Cloud Management

    Amazon CloudWatch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    CloudCheckr

    90%
    CloudCheckr ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Cloud Management Security

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Automation and Orchestration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Cost Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Cloud Management Performance Monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Governance and Compliance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Resource Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Systems Integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • CloudCheckr is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.9

    Amazon CloudWatch

    89%
    40 Ratings
    9.1

    CloudCheckr

    91%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    Amazon CloudWatch

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    CloudCheckr

    90%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    8.0

    Amazon CloudWatch

    80%
    14 Ratings
    10.0

    CloudCheckr

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Amazon CloudWatch

    Cloud watch is great and essential if you decide to invest in AWS and have any need to monitor the health of all aspects of your VPC resources, or at the organizational level (multiple accounts). Another benefit of the service is constant upgrades at no additional costs; the software evolves to develop modules and interface improvements. For first-time users in AWS, this is going to take a bit to understand, so the learning curve to this metrics environment can seem overwhelming at first glance/use.
    Rob Domenico | TrustRadius Reviewer

    CloudCheckr

    CloudCheckr is fantastic for those that are purely in the Cloud as it provides everything you need under one roof for a comprehensive configuration and usage monitoring tool. It has SysLog capabilities though so you can farm out the alerts into a SIEM or other log management system, so hybrid environments could also benefit from its use.
    Matthew White | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Amazon CloudWatch

    • It provides lot many out of the box dashboard to observe the health and usage of your cloud deployments. Few examples are CPU usage, Disk read/write, Network in/out etc.
    • It is possible to stream CloudWatch log data to Amazon Elasticsearch to process them almost real time.
    • If you have setup your code pipeline and wants to see the status, CloudWatch really helps. It can trigger lambda function when certain cloudWatch event happens and lambda can store the data to S3 or Athena which Quicksight can represent.
    Apurv Doshi | TrustRadius Reviewer

    CloudCheckr

    • Detailed Best Practices. It's important to align your cloud to industry best practices for security and cost—it just performs better if it's used the way it's meant to be used. AWS is very flexible, and that's great when you have special requirements, but you've got to at least know when you're using something in a non-standard way so you can think through the implications.
    • Cost Reduction. Some recommendations are almost impossible to make at least for our setup, but many, many others are easy. We only have to log into CloudCheckr every few months and make a few changes for it to more than pay for itself.
    • Right-Sizing. This is related to the other points, but for some reason is separate from their cost module. The metrics it's able to pull only tell half the story, so it's good to verify it's sizing recommendations before making changes. But it does show you what instances to focus on first, and even if you choose a slightly different size to move it to, it does clearly indicate it's current size isn't appropriate. And this works both ways, if the size is too big, you can save some cash by making it smaller, but if it's too small, you want to be sure to scale up before you run into performance problems.
    John Grosjean | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Amazon CloudWatch

    • Memory metrics on EC2 are not available on CloudWatch. Depending on workloads if we need visibility on memory metrics we use Solarwinds Orion with the agent installed. For scalable workloads, this involves customization of images being used.
    • Visualization out of the box. But this can easily be addressed with other solutions such as Grafana.
    • By design, this is only used for AWS workloads so depending on your environment cannot be used as an all in one solution for your monitoring.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    CloudCheckr

    • CloudCheckr features have a tendency to break without warning. Functionality in place for months could suddenly stop working.
    • CloudCheckr support often delays work on support tickets for fixing broken application functionality.
    • The CloudCheckr platform and documentation website often crash or experience performance degradation.
    • CloudCheckr cost reporting is often impacted by faulty code or broken report functionality. This can contribute to a low level of confidence in CloudCheckr's ability to deliver accurate cost reporting.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Amazon CloudWatch

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0.0,012 per canary run

    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
    Dashboard$3.002
    Alarm - Standard Resolution (60 Sec)$0.103
    Alarm - High Resolution (10 Sec)$0.303
    Alarm - Composite$0.504
    Logs - Collect (Data Ingestion)$0.505
    Logs - Store (Archival)$0.035
    Logs - Analyze (Logs Insights queries)$0.0056
    Events - Custom$1.007
    Events - Cross-account$1.007
    Contributor Insights$0.508
    Contributor Insights - Matched Log Events$0.029
    Canaries$0.001210
    CloudWatch Evidently - Events$511
    CloudWatch Evidently - Analysis Units$7.5012
    CloudWatch RUM$113
    1. per month
    2. per month per dashboard
    3. per month per alarm metric
    4. per month per alarm
    5. per GB
    6. per GB of data scanned
    7. per million events
    8. per month per rule
    9. per month per one million log events that match the rule
    10. per canary run
    11. per 1 million events
    12. per 1 million analysis units
    13. per 100k events
    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.

    CloudCheckr

    General

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

    Starting Price

    CloudCheckr Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Usability

    Amazon CloudWatch

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    CloudCheckr

    CloudCheckr 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Overall, CloudCheckr covers all our AWS monitoring needs and great integration through SysLog into our SIEM to capture alerts for investigation. The reports are great and allow for an easy daily review. Small improvements could be made to the interface and better filtering in places would be good. Great product and the price is fair.
    Matthew White | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Amazon CloudWatch

    Amazon CloudWatch 8.0
    Based on 14 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

    CloudCheckr

    CloudCheckr 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Fantastic Support team who are responsive and address question and concerns promptly with a thorough explanation and fast resolution.
    Matthew White | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Amazon CloudWatch

    Amazon CloudWatch is efficient, reliable and has a high speed response as compared to its competitors and it maximizes an application's life at the same time giving you the best load balance and storage, the services that Amazon CloudWatch provides are way better and cheaper for the prices attached to them.
    muphulusi dzivhani | TrustRadius Reviewer

    CloudCheckr

    There are a few products out there that'll do an aspect or two of what CloudCheckr does, but I honestly couldn't find anything nearly as comprehensive as CloudCheckr.
    John Grosjean | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Amazon CloudWatch

    • We were able to set up log streaming, retention, and simple downtime alerts within a few hours, having no prior experience with CloudWatch, freeing up our engineers to focus on more important business goals.
    • CloudWatch log groups have made it relatively easy to detect and diagnose issues in production by allowing us to aggregate logs across servers, correlate failures, isolate misbehaving servers, etc. Thanks to CloudWatch, we are generally able to identify, understand and mitigate most production fires within 10-15 minutes.
    • Choosing CloudWatch to manage log aggregation has saved us quite a bit of time and money over the past year. Generally, 3rd-party log aggregation solutions tend to get quite expensive unless you self-host, in which case you typically need to spend a fair amount of time setting up, maintaining, and monitoring these services.
    Brian Dentino | TrustRadius Reviewer

    CloudCheckr

    • CloudCheckr has allowed us to increase resell margins as an MSP.
    • CloudCheckr has made us aware of cost savings opportunities that exceed the price of the platform itself.
    • CloudCheckr has given us additional visibility that has allowed us to manage and understand cloud computing costs.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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