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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.
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Dynatrace

Dynatrace is well suited to address challenges that are well base-lined. This requires workloads that are relatively repeatable and normalized. If workloads are random or unique, the AI will struggle to understand when challenges arise. That said, most of our workloads have been well baselines, and appropriate for Dyantrace.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud Management

Amazon CloudWatch
8.4
Dynatrace
Cloud Management Security
Amazon CloudWatch
8.3
Dynatrace
Automation and Orchestration
Amazon CloudWatch
9.0
Dynatrace
Cost Management
Amazon CloudWatch
8.7
Dynatrace
Cloud Management Performance Monitoring
Amazon CloudWatch
9.0
Dynatrace
Governance and Compliance
Amazon CloudWatch
7.5
Dynatrace
Resource Management
Amazon CloudWatch
9.0
Dynatrace
Systems Integration
Amazon CloudWatch
7.5
Dynatrace

Application Performance Management

Amazon CloudWatch
Dynatrace
8.7
Application monitoring
Amazon CloudWatch
Dynatrace
9.6
Database monitoring
Amazon CloudWatch
Dynatrace
8.8
Threshold alerts
Amazon CloudWatch
Dynatrace
9.4
Predictive capabilities
Amazon CloudWatch
Dynatrace
8.3
Application performance management console
Amazon CloudWatch
Dynatrace
9.1
Collaboration tools
Amazon CloudWatch
Dynatrace
6.8
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
Amazon CloudWatch
Dynatrace
9.0
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
Amazon CloudWatch
Dynatrace
9.1
Virtualization monitoring
Amazon CloudWatch
Dynatrace
8.8
Server availability and performance monitoring
Amazon CloudWatch
Dynatrace
9.5
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
Amazon CloudWatch
Dynatrace
8.9
IT Asset Discovery
Amazon CloudWatch
Dynatrace
7.8

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.
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Dynatrace

  • We loved Dynatrace's ability to show the data flow - from the front end points through the back end points straight to the database and various API's. It was advanced in its data visualization. This is useful for debugging - showing when/where the errors are. It can even enable non-technical individuals in the corporation to help debug
  • Dynatrace has some great highly customizable integration options as well as monitoring. You can configure your layout & integration options to create custom monitoring alerts for your applications performance. Further you can increase the extensibility of using a REST API on your architecture.
  • Some advanced dev-ops systems are utilizing Kubernetes/docker aswell as Node.JS - Dynatrace was able to log and help understand all of our dev-ops needs. It gave us native alerts based off of deviations from the baseline that we set during initial configuration. These metrics are priceless.
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Cons

Amazon CloudWatch

  • Its limitation on only Amazon resources.
  • Cost is higher.
  • Lack of ability to create graphs on distinct counts and histograms which can make it hard quickly identify specific IP addresses that have a high request volume in a certain period. We have worked around this but a feature on the dashboard would be nice.
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Dynatrace

  • Dynatrace does not monitor easily on AIX OS.
  • Dynatrace does not monitor easily on a C-based application.
  • The way DPGR is addressed by Dynatrace is not very complete, and not clear. One thing is to mask the IP and request attributes but is not enough, the replay session feature is great but raises serious questions about user tracking.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon CloudWatch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Dynatrace

Dynatrace 8.4
Based on 5 answers
It helps in achieving the ROI.
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Usability

Amazon CloudWatch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Dynatrace

Dynatrace 7.7
Based on 2 answers
Dynatrace has been able to help our organization troubleshoot performance issues.
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Support

Amazon CloudWatch

Amazon CloudWatch 6.7
Based on 4 answers
AWS Support is great, and even besides the official support, the user community support on the web is at least as great. They give quick answers to all your questions.
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Dynatrace

Dynatrace 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Support is knowledgeable and prompt. We also had professional services onsite who completed our project.
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Implementation

Amazon CloudWatch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Dynatrace

Dynatrace 7.7
Based on 2 answers
A very straight forward and user friendly implemenation
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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.
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Dynatrace

We no longer use any other products. We used to use the three products listed. However, Dynatrace has replaced all of them. When we moved to Dynatrace, we were using New Relic. I was unsatisfied with the product at that time. Its dashboarding capabilities were insufficient and the product was too cumbersome to manage and maintain.
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Return on Investment

Amazon CloudWatch

  • CloudWatch is liked by the IT guys, in that it makes their job easier. Whether that actually is a positive ROI is debatable. It doesn't seem like it.
  • CloudWatch could have a positive ROI in the sense that IT professionals consider it an integral tool to streamline their management of IT resources.
  • Cloud is not a positive ROI in the sense that it doesn't appear to have saved any money on the personnel or software side.
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Dynatrace

  • It has had a positive impact. Working with packaged systems, you don’t get a view into the code. With Dynatrace I was able to work with my infrastructure teams and external software vendors to figure out issues with the software or environments and get them resolved quickly.
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Pricing Details

Amazon CloudWatch

General

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

Dynatrace

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon CloudWatch
8.7
Dynatrace
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon CloudWatch
Dynatrace
8.4

Usability

Amazon CloudWatch
Dynatrace
7.7

Support

Amazon CloudWatch
6.7
Dynatrace
9.0

Implementation

Amazon CloudWatch
Dynatrace
7.7

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