Amazon CloudWatch vs. ProsperOps

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
ProsperOps
Score 9.8 out of 10
N/A
ProsperOps is a fully autonomous cost optimization solution for Amazon Web Services (AWS) that helps organizations save money and manage risk. It aims to help customers increase their Effective Savings Rate by an average of 68%, returning material dollars back to their cloud budgets. At the same time, ProsperOps can reduce risk by aligning commitment timelines and shrinking term length. Using real-time telemetry from the user's cloud environment, ProsperOps…N/A
Pricing
Amazon CloudWatchProsperOps
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 CloudWatchProsperOps
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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Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
Amazon CloudWatchProsperOps
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(37 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(8 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon CloudWatchProsperOps
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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ProsperOps
Our firm spends the majority of its cloud budget on EC2 instances, Fargate deployments, and Lambda executions. Automated modifications to discount portfolios based on changes in workloads allow ProsperOops to handle our shifting workloads with ease. In order to meet our net cloud budget requirements, it always follows a high-quality SP (Savings Plan) Portfolio management strategy.
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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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ProsperOps
  • The arbitrage strategy is effective. It's hard to believe how good the service is.
  • It is a plug-and-forget approach for ProsperOps.
  • It costs ProsperOps a percentage of the savings they make.
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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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ProsperOps
  • The inclusion of RDS and Elasticache in cost management is something I'd be all for.
  • When it comes to EC2 capacity reservations, ProsperOps only includes reserved instances in the region where we are located.
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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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ProsperOps
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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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ProsperOps
To see the aggregated costs on AWS billings, we may purchase the service through AWS Marketplace instead of viewing it in ProsperOps' dashboard. Now that we're using it for AWS, we're talking with our clients about adding it to Microsoft Azure, too, so that we can make use of the tool's cloud cost control and visibility capabilities.
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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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ProsperOps
  • Our Effective Savings Rate has risen since we started using ProsperOps.
  • Our AWS bill savings will cover the cost of the service.
  • As much as 95.4% of our compute on-demand costs are covered by ProsperOps, and all of the savings are put to good use.
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