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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 7 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

Dollar Universe Workload Automation

It is suitable for the scenarios that require more automation of the workloads in heterogeneous environments in order to reduce human errors and standardize the workflow.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Workload Automation

Amazon CloudWatch
Dollar Universe Workload Automation
6.5
Multi-platform scheduling
Amazon CloudWatch
Dollar Universe Workload Automation
7.0
Central monitoring
Amazon CloudWatch
Dollar Universe Workload Automation
7.0
Logging
Amazon CloudWatch
Dollar Universe Workload Automation
7.0
Alerts and notifications
Amazon CloudWatch
Dollar Universe Workload Automation
6.0
Analysis and visualization
Amazon CloudWatch
Dollar Universe Workload Automation
6.0
Application integration
Amazon CloudWatch
Dollar Universe Workload Automation
6.0

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

Dollar Universe Workload Automation

  • Functional across multiple platforms
  • Lightweight and reliable
  • More scope for increasing automation
Vaibhav Sharma | 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

Dollar Universe Workload Automation

  • Maybe UI can be further improved to be more intuitive and user friendly.
Anonymous | 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

Dollar Universe Workload Automation

Dollar Universe Workload Automation 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a good technical choice for the enterprise to promote automation and integration, and switching from the traditional silo manual work to a new event-driven, fully automated workflow, allowing better visibility and resilience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Dollar Universe Workload Automation

Dollar Universe Workload Automation 6.0
Based on 1 answer
It is generally ok, meeting our requirements, and the support tickets are handled properly within the agreed SLA.
Anonymous | 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

Dollar Universe Workload Automation

Well versed tool like others in industry.
Vaibhav Sharma | 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

Dollar Universe Workload Automation

  • Increased reliability
  • Minimises operators
  • Handy
Vaibhav Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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.

Dollar Universe Workload Automation

General

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

Dollar Universe Workload Automation Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon CloudWatch
8.8
Dollar Universe Workload Automation
7.0

Usability

Amazon CloudWatch
7.0
Dollar Universe Workload Automation
7.0

Support Rating

Amazon CloudWatch
7.6
Dollar Universe Workload Automation
6.0

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