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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 Data Center RUM

If you have an application service like SAP or Oracle Forms with a client-server architecture with clients across the country, with Dynatrace you can monitor real user transactions from clients to main servers in a central point. Then you can pinpoint whether you are experiencing regional networking issues, application performance degradation, or SQL queries latency.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

Amazon CloudWatch
Dynatrace Data Center RUM
6.5
Application monitoring
Amazon CloudWatch
Dynatrace Data Center RUM
9.1
Database monitoring
Amazon CloudWatch
Dynatrace Data Center RUM
9.1
Threshold alerts
Amazon CloudWatch
Dynatrace Data Center RUM
7.3
Application performance management console
Amazon CloudWatch
Dynatrace Data Center RUM
7.3
Collaboration tools
Amazon CloudWatch
Dynatrace Data Center RUM
1.0
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
Amazon CloudWatch
Dynatrace Data Center RUM
8.2
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
Amazon CloudWatch
Dynatrace Data Center RUM
4.6
Virtualization monitoring
Amazon CloudWatch
Dynatrace Data Center RUM
7.3
Server availability and performance monitoring
Amazon CloudWatch
Dynatrace Data Center RUM
8.2
IT Asset Discovery
Amazon CloudWatch
Dynatrace Data Center RUM
3.0

Pros

Amazon CloudWatch

  • Gives a well-reported status on your system health, usages, and traffic.
  • The ability to place monitors on any or all of our instances while triggering alarms on certain events.
  • Easy to set up and create alarms.
  • The interface is really well designed.
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Dynatrace Data Center RUM

  • Dynatrace DCRUM can monitor legacy application protocols that are still used in a lot of organizations worldwide who still trust in those technologies.
  • DCRUM monitors client-server architectures very well and can pinpoint issues along an infrastructure stack.
  • Dynatrace DCRUM can analyze a wide spectre of protocols: Corba, DNS, DB2, Exchange, TCP, HTTP, IBM MQ, Citrix, ICMP, Informix, Tuxedo, SMB, LDAP, MSRPC, MySQL, NetFlow, Net8, Oracle Forms, RMI, SAP GUI, SAP HANA, SAP RFC, SMB, SOAP, XML.
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Cons

Amazon CloudWatch

  • The price is too high for stored logs.
  • Not everything is integrated into Cloud Watch.
  • Different interfaces per region.
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Dynatrace Data Center RUM

  • Its configuration requires a lot of technical and business knowledge to drive monitoring expectations to dashboards.
  • DCRUM needs a robust monitoring architecture to store, analyze and visualize all collected data.
  • DCRUM can't monitor the latest Microsoft Exchange versions.
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Usability

Amazon CloudWatch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Dynatrace Data Center RUM

Dynatrace Data Center RUM 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Best of breed.
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Support

Amazon CloudWatch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Dynatrace Data Center RUM

Dynatrace Data Center RUM 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The only thing missing for a 10, would be if they texted or called you back.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon CloudWatch

Amazon CloudWatch is fully integrated into your existing AWS account, and provides easy hooks into several different services to make a cohesive infrastructure. Unfortunately, using other services will not allow you to get into the weeds to do everything Amazon CloudWatch can do. Because of this, Amazon CloudWatch should be the first solution for any AWS deployment.
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Dynatrace Data Center RUM

Nagios can't trace real user transactions from a front-end tier through a backend-tier,;with Nagios you only can monitor server availability and hardware issues. Riverbed is commonly used to determine networking issues without considering real user transactions impact on an application stack.
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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 Data Center RUM

  • Dynatrace DRUM has helped us to discover issues before affecting a wider range of users.
  • Dynatrace DCRUM has generated a visual impact to monitor degradation service issues to help us resolve problems faster.
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Pricing Details

Amazon CloudWatch

General

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

Dynatrace Data Center RUM

General

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

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