Azure Monitor vs. Foglight

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Azure Monitor
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft's Azure Monitor is designed to analyze and optimize the performance of web applications and infrastructure, including virtual machines (VMs), Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Azure Storage, and databases. Monitor Linux and Windows VMs and their health and dependencies—all on a single map.
$2.76
pay as you go per GB
Foglight
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Foglight is a database performance management suite from Quest, with modules to perform cloud analytics, network performance monitoring and virtualization management, scaling to a broad, cloud / virtualization focused IT infrastructure monitoring solution.N/A
Pricing
Azure MonitorFoglight
Editions & Modules
Pay-As-You-Go
$2.76
per GB
100 GB per day
$219.5
2 per day
200 GB per day
$412.1
6 per day
300 GB per day
$604.8
0 per day
400 GB per day
$788.4
8 per day
500 GB per day
$968.8
0 per day
600 GB per day
$1,904
per day
700 GB per day
$3,718
40 per day
800 GB per day
$9,016
per day
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Azure MonitorFoglight
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Small Businesses
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IBM Instana
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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Score 8.2 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
Azure MonitorFoglight
Likelihood to Recommend
7.6
(2 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
6.7
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azure MonitorFoglight
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
We were able to get a single pane of glass for all our monitoring needs on Azure Monitor. However, we would like to see it improve to auto scale out and scale in depending on the load without human intervention. This can help us get to the No Ops model and rely on automated processes rather than manual intervention.
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Quest Software
Strengths [Foglight]
  • Monitoring, Alerting and Management of on-prem virtualization and physical servers
  • Historical trending and baselining are excellent and being able to compare a problem period against the same sets of data for a period when there was no issue is especially helpful as part of troubleshooting.
  • Ease of use for end users is appreciated
Weaknesses [of Foglight]
  • Creation and management of custom monitors is a developer level activity requiring Groovy skillset
  • Less useful for management of an environment where there is a large amount of custom implementations
  • Commitment to longevity of cartridges/packs for specific subsystems
  • Ability to create custom schedules/alerts/escalations is only available via a 3rd party product (from a former Quest developer) and is not particularly easy to manage/manipulate
  • Lack of API accessibility for external integrations to other analytics (splunk, etc.)
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Pros
Microsoft
  • It supports all the Azure PAAS services.
  • Can monitor both infrastructure and application
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Quest Software
  • Database monitoring
  • Database management suite
  • Customization (both monitors and dashboards)
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Cons
Microsoft
  • Custom metrics
  • Ease of use
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Quest Software
  • There are not many problems with this product
  • Limited ability to use Foglight itself to solve problems it identifies
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Support Rating
Microsoft
I have not had to work with Azure Monitor support, so it is difficult to say how well the support team is. I assume that Azure has a well-versed team on the customer service side to assist with any issues customers may have. I may need them in the feature.
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Quest Software
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
While other tools have their own unique capability, Azure Monitor helps us monitor essential PAAS services that are not supported by other tools. So even though we have one other APM tool, we still rely on Azure Monitor for some of the special PAAS services, this is a huge advantage.
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Quest Software
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • We are able to react quickly to the issues.
  • Debugging sessions are yielding quicker results to generate RCA.
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Quest Software
  • Foglight has a positive impact on my company by being a complete monitoring platform that specializes in risk assessment, user diagnosis and management, and server monitoring ensuring a secure business infrastructure through predictive analytics, query analysis, anomaly detection, behavior tracking, troubleshooting, automated discovery, and more.
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