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Feature Set Ratings

    Monitoring Tasks

    Amazon CloudWatch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.7

    Watchman Monitoring

    97%
    Watchman Monitoring ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Remote monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Multi-device monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Automated alerts and notifications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Management Tasks

    Amazon CloudWatch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.0

    Watchman Monitoring

    70%
    Watchman Monitoring ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Software and hardware inventory

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Reporting

    Amazon CloudWatch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.5

    Watchman Monitoring

    75%
    Watchman Monitoring ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Customizable reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Risk analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Watchman Monitoring is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.9

    Amazon CloudWatch

    89%
    40 Ratings
    10.0

    Watchman Monitoring

    100%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    8.0

    Amazon CloudWatch

    80%
    14 Ratings

    Watchman Monitoring

    N/A
    0 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

    Watchman Monitoring

    If you are in IT consulting or manage any fleet of computers, both Mac and PC (and yes Linux) - you should have this installed. It will be able to provide you the information needed to repair computers and avoid productivity loss by users.
    Anonymous | 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

    Watchman Monitoring

    • Super easy to deploy.
    • Integrates well with ZenDesk and YourComputerInventory.com.
    • Website is very clear and email to manage.
    • Support is awesome.
    • Super lightweight package.
    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

    Watchman Monitoring

    • Would like to see non-computer deployment agent - such as Synology.
    • Since it's mainly reporting, this isn't necessary improvement, but it would be good if it can receive data - so in case we can't ping a machine, maybe use Watchman as a backdoor - but that would go against it's main principles.
    Anonymous | 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.

    Watchman Monitoring

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $79 Up to 25 Devices

    Watchman Monitoring Editions & Modules

    On-premise Edition
    Watchman Monitoring$79.001
    Watchman Monitoring$199.002
    Watchman Monitoring$299.003
    1. Up to 25 Devices
    2. Up to 1500 Devices
    3. Over 1500 Devices
    SaaS Edition
    Watchman Monitoring$79.001
    Watchman Monitoring$199.002
    Watchman Monitoring$299.003
    1. Up to 25 Devices
    2. Up to 1500 Devices
    3. Over 1500 Devices
    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

    Watchman Monitoring

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    Watchman Monitoring

    No answers on this topic

    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

    Watchman Monitoring

    • I've been using it since the day it came out - there have so many times where a machine has had an error reported by Watchman that we've been able to save the client before something terrible happened.
    • The ROI is there - you can easily resell this product to your clients, or wrap it into your product offering.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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