Amazon CloudWatch vs. OpenText SiteScope

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon CloudWatch
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Amazon CloudWatch is a native AWS monitoring tool for AWS programs. It provides data collection and resource monitoring capabilities.
$0
per canary run
OpenText SiteScope
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
OpenText's SiteScope is an agentless application performance monitoring tool with hybrid support across a variety of systems and vendors. Sitescope also offers automated workflow and incident identification and remediation capabilities, and rapid installation-to-monitoring processes.N/A
Pricing
Amazon CloudWatchOpenText SiteScope
Editions & Modules
Canaries
$0.0012
per canary run
Logs - Analyze (Logs Insights queries)
$0.005
per GB of data scanned
Over 1,000,000 Metrics
$0.02
per month
Contributor Insights - Matched Log Events
$0.02
per month per one million log events that match the rule
Logs - Store (Archival)
$0.03
per GB
Next 750,000 Metrics
$0.05
per month
Next 240,000 Metrics
$0.10
per month
Alarm - Standard Resolution (60 Sec)
$0.10
per month per alarm metric
First 10,000 Metrics
$0.30
per month
Alarm - High Resolution (10 Sec)
$0.30
per month per alarm metric
Alarm - Composite
$0.50
per month per alarm
Logs - Collect (Data Ingestion)
$0.50
per GB
Contributor Insights
$0.50
per month per rule
Events - Custom
$1.00
per million events
Events - Cross-account
$1.00
per million events
CloudWatch RUM
$1
per 100k events
Dashboard
$3.00
per month per dashboard
CloudWatch Evidently - Events
$5
per 1 million events
CloudWatch Evidently - Analysis Units
$7.50
per 1 million analysis units
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Amazon CloudWatchOpenText SiteScope
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsWith 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.
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Amazon CloudWatchOpenText SiteScope
Top Pros
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Features
Amazon CloudWatchOpenText SiteScope
Application Performance Management
Comparison of Application Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Amazon CloudWatch
-
Ratings
OpenText SiteScope
8.1
6 Ratings
6% above category average
Application monitoring00 Ratings6.16 Ratings
Database monitoring00 Ratings8.25 Ratings
Threshold alerts00 Ratings8.96 Ratings
Predictive capabilities00 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Application performance management console00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Collaboration tools00 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications00 Ratings8.76 Ratings
Application dependency mapping and thresholding00 Ratings8.86 Ratings
Virtualization monitoring00 Ratings9.15 Ratings
Server availability and performance monitoring00 Ratings8.86 Ratings
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting00 Ratings8.95 Ratings
IT Asset Discovery00 Ratings6.65 Ratings
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User Ratings
Amazon CloudWatchOpenText SiteScope
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(38 ratings)
6.9
(6 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(8 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon CloudWatchOpenText SiteScope
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
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.
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OpenText
SiteScope is definitely well suited in an HP server environment. It is also well suited for virtual server environments. It is also well suited for those who are happy with email and text based message alerting. It may not be appropriate in other environments where monitoring physical components is critical. Because HP SiteScope does not monitor certain physical components, it does fall short of being able to be a "one stop shop solution" in regard to monitoring. It is not well suited for those looking for logic in how alerts are sent and cascade to other people or groups.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • 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.
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OpenText
  • Alerts can be configured as per business requirement.
  • It can take remedial action, when defined for a particular situation.
  • Severity, priority of tickets which are created upon a trigger can be well defined.
  • The teams which need to be alerted can be configured in the tool itself, in case of any event.
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • 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.
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OpenText
  • Sitescope is particularly used for infrastructure monitoring. Other kinds of monitors cannot be set using HP sitescope.
  • Sitescope cannot have graphs like splunk which is why we have splunk as well which is an additional cost for the company.
  • We can't have a direct regex operations on data inside HP sitescope. We need to have the logs placed as a single log and then do that.
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Usability
Amazon AWS
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OpenText
Very straightforward and easy to use once you get past the short learning curve.
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
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.
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OpenText
Can't really answer this. Setup was easy and no support has really been used at this point.
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
I believe that CloudWatch is a better solution to use with AWS services and resources in terms of cost and ease of integration with AWS infrastructure services. But keep in mind that Elasticsearch is better at aggregating application-level metrics. We chose CloudWatch because of its capabilities to integrate and monitor AWS services in almost real-time.
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OpenText
SiteScope unified console is a powerful tool for operators to easily detect warnings and alerts grouped by its hierarchical organization with real-time status displaying continuously the whole health map.
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • 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.
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OpenText
  • Sitescope does exactly what it was purchased for. It may take some time to set it up but once its set up it is a rock solid product.
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