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Attribute Ratings

  • Percona Kubernetes Operators is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

Amazon CloudWatch

88%
39 Ratings
9.1

Percona Kubernetes Operators

91%
1 Rating

Usability

Amazon CloudWatch

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Percona Kubernetes Operators

82%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.1

Amazon CloudWatch

81%
14 Ratings
8.2

Percona Kubernetes Operators

82%
1 Rating

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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Percona

Production ready, robust DB solution built for Kubernetes envs, we was able, for the first time, to ship production db workloads inside k8s. Be sure to check differences with "traditional" MySQL and other clustering solutions. Also be sure to match it with proper k8s storage solutions.
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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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Percona

  • Easy and fast deployment.
  • A reliable, fully automated, high-available db lifecycle management solution.
  • Exaustive documentation.
  • Production ready.
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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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Percona

  • Some differences compared to "traditional" MySQL solution.
  • Had some hard times trying to use it combined with pre-existing techs like WordPress, Magento, etc.
  • The specific k8s environment features can have an impact on it, like the storage solutions offered by the cloud vendor.
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Pricing Details

Amazon CloudWatch

Starting Price

$0.0,012 per canary run

Editions & Modules

Amazon CloudWatch editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
First 10,000 Metrics$0.301
Next 240,000 Metrics$0.102
Next 750,000 Metrics$0.053
Over 1,000,000 Metrics$0.024
Dashboard$3.005
Alarm - Standard Resolution (60 Sec)$0.106
Alarm - High Resolution (10 Sec)$0.307
Alarm - Composite$0.508
Logs - Collect (Data Ingestion)$0.509
Logs - Store (Archival)$0.0310
Logs - Analyze (Logs Insights queries)$0.00511
Events - Custom$1.0012
Events - Cross-account$1.0013
Contributor Insights$0.5014
Contributor Insights - Matched Log Events$0.0215
Canaries$0.001216
CloudWatch Evidently - Events$517
CloudWatch Evidently - Analysis Units$7.5018
CloudWatch RUM$119

Footnotes

  1. per month
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  3. per month
  4. per month
  5. per month per dashboard
  6. per month per alarm metric
  7. per month per alarm metric
  8. per month per alarm
  9. per GB
  10. per GB
  11. per GB of data scanned
  12. per million events
  13. per million events
  14. per month per rule
  15. per month per one million log events that match the rule
  16. per canary run
  17. per 1 million events
  18. per 1 million analysis units
  19. per 100k events

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional 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.

Percona Kubernetes Operators

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Percona Kubernetes Operators editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional Details

    Free and open-source

    Usability

    Amazon AWS

    No answers on this topic

    Percona

    Easy and fast deployment. A reliable, fully automated, high-available db lifecycle management solution. It requires a bit of learning time for people new to operators ecosystem.
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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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    Percona

    Well documented, there was no need to contact support.
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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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    Percona

    For a long time we struggled finding a viable solution to migrate our existing db workloads inside Kubernetes. Before "operators era" proper db workloads required manual management, of course that easily raised administrative overhead. Then the future started to be brighter with the introduction of operators and the "official" Oracle's MySQL Operator, then Presslab's one, finally Percona's operator. Compared to other operators, the last one allowed us to ship production db workloads inside k8s.
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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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    Percona

    • It allowed us to use k8s on our entire infrastructure.
    • Decreased administrative overhead around our db services.
    • As it is an open source technology, it cut down our db pricings.
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