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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Application Performance Management

    Amazon CloudWatch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    Google Cloud Operations Suite (formerly Stackdriver)

    86%
    Google Cloud Operations Suite (formerly Stackdriver) ranks higher in 12/12 features

    Application monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    2 Ratings

    Database monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    2 Ratings

    Threshold alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    2 Ratings

    Predictive capabilities

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Application performance management console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    2 Ratings

    Collaboration tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Application dependency mapping and thresholding

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Virtualization monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Server availability and performance monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    2 Ratings

    Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    2 Ratings

    IT Asset Discovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Amazon CloudWatch is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Google Cloud Operations Suite (formerly Stackdriver) is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.9

    Amazon CloudWatch

    89%
    40 Ratings
    8.2

    Google Cloud Operations Suite (formerly Stackdriver)

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.0

    Amazon CloudWatch

    80%
    14 Ratings
    10.0

    Google Cloud Operations Suite (formerly Stackdriver)

    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

    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

    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

    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

    • 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

    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

    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.

    Google Cloud Operations Suite (formerly Stackdriver)

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $1 per 1,000 read API calls

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Google Cloud Operations Suite (formerly Stackdriver)

    Anonymous | 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

    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

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