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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.4 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

Google Cloud Operations Suite (formerly Stackdriver)

Easy to set up in all environments. With this tool, the company is now able to measure both well-functioning data and data that needs immediate intervention. This early detection facilitates decisions about actions to correct the disorder and improve indexes. Stackdriver is now essential for the company's security and monitoring team and we plan to expand to other branches.
Sara Silveira | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

Amazon CloudWatch
Google Cloud Operations Suite (formerly Stackdriver)
8.9
Application monitoring
Amazon CloudWatch
Google Cloud Operations Suite (formerly Stackdriver)
9.5
Database monitoring
Amazon CloudWatch
Google Cloud Operations Suite (formerly Stackdriver)
9.5
Threshold alerts
Amazon CloudWatch
Google Cloud Operations Suite (formerly Stackdriver)
8.4
Predictive capabilities
Amazon CloudWatch
Google Cloud Operations Suite (formerly Stackdriver)
9.0
Application performance management console
Amazon CloudWatch
Google Cloud Operations Suite (formerly Stackdriver)
7.9
Collaboration tools
Amazon CloudWatch
Google Cloud Operations Suite (formerly Stackdriver)
9.0
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
Amazon CloudWatch
Google Cloud Operations Suite (formerly Stackdriver)
9.0
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
Amazon CloudWatch
Google Cloud Operations Suite (formerly Stackdriver)
8.0
Virtualization monitoring
Amazon CloudWatch
Google Cloud Operations Suite (formerly Stackdriver)
10.0
Server availability and performance monitoring
Amazon CloudWatch
Google Cloud Operations Suite (formerly Stackdriver)
8.5
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
Amazon CloudWatch
Google Cloud Operations Suite (formerly Stackdriver)
8.5
IT Asset Discovery
Amazon CloudWatch
Google Cloud Operations Suite (formerly Stackdriver)
10.0

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

Google Cloud Operations Suite (formerly Stackdriver)

  • All the application error reporting available at a single place.
  • You will get the real-time application error and alerts.
  • It's really easy to use and no need to worry for the setup.
Anonymous | 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

Google Cloud Operations Suite (formerly Stackdriver)

  • For searching and filtering the logs the system is slow sometimes.
  • An agent needs to be installed in each VM to monitor specific metrics.
  • The pricing model is confusing.
Sara Silveira | 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

Google Cloud Operations Suite (formerly Stackdriver)

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

Google Cloud Operations Suite (formerly Stackdriver)

Google Cloud Operations Suite (formerly Stackdriver) 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It is also a great problem detection tool, and this is extremely important for General Motors.
The user can count on the ease of flexible panels and advanced visualization tools that help to identify problems. Among the most common, we can mention:
- containment of hosts;
- cloud provider limitation;
- hardware wear.
And also Stackdriver Integration with other Google Cloud data tools such as BigQuery, Cloud Pub/Sub, Cloud Storage and Cloud Database.
Sara Silveira | 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

Google Cloud Operations Suite (formerly Stackdriver)

Anonymous | 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

Google Cloud Operations Suite (formerly Stackdriver)

  • We completely depends on Stackdriver for error monitoring and reporting.
  • Stackdriver is very simple to use and available at default.
  • Stackdriver is the key part for our business to get the insight of our application behavior.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Google Cloud Operations Suite (formerly Stackdriver)

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.

Google Cloud Operations Suite (formerly Stackdriver)

General

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

Google Cloud Operations Suite (formerly Stackdriver) Editions & Modules

Edition
Logging Data0.501
Monitoring Data0.25802
Monitoring API Calls0.013
Trace Ingestion0.204
  1. per GB
  2. per MB
  3. per 1,000 read API calls
  4. per million spans
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon CloudWatch
8.8
Google Cloud Operations Suite (formerly Stackdriver)
8.5

Usability

Amazon CloudWatch
7.0
Google Cloud Operations Suite (formerly Stackdriver)

Support Rating

Amazon CloudWatch
7.6
Google Cloud Operations Suite (formerly Stackdriver)
10.0

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