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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Network Performance Monitoring

    Datadog

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    82%
    SolarWinds ipMonitor ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Automated network device discovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    10 Ratings

    Network monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    23 Ratings

    Alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    23 Ratings

    Network mapping

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    19 Ratings

    Customizable reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    23 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Datadog is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability
    • Datadog and SolarWinds ipMonitor are tied in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Datadog

    90%
    19 Ratings
    7.8

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    78%
    23 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Datadog

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    82%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    10.0

    Datadog

    100%
    1 Rating
    8.2

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    82%
    6 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.8

    Datadog

    88%
    10 Ratings
    8.8

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    88%
    8 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Datadog

    Datadog is a no-brainer for any environment that relies on multiple servers. Even for one server, it's so much better to use for monitoring and alert capability than anything else I remember looking at before we started using Datadog. Teams can even use it to track their progress of investigating an alert so multiple people aren't unknowingly looking into the same exact issue unnecessarily.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    SolarWinds ipMonitor is well suited in situation where customer do not wants to hold the responsibility of underlying monitoring infrastructure management such as Servers, Database, website and their high availability. And of course when you need Network, Servers, Services fault and performance monitoring. When you have specialized network monitoring requirement such as Configuration backup, netflow traffic analysis then this is not the right tool.
    Rekha Yadav | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Datadog

    • APIs, the ability to interact with the data we pull into data dog is key. We port the information over to Servicenow, so the ability to pull everything into DataDog, then Servicenow, is a key component of our success here at Wayfair.
    • Simple Interface - clean, useful, effective. Allows users to use DataDog for one reason, get work done.
    • Lightweight agent on hosts
    Anthony Zappala | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    • ipMonitor is well suited to use SNMP sources to monitor up states and usage such as network interfaces
    • ipMonitor does a great job of measuring bandwidth usage and delivering a long term 'picture' of usage
    • ipMonitor has an exceptional interface that is easy to use and simple to navigate
    Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Datadog

    • User interface could be improved in some areas, looking for host information and the agent install link takes a bit of time.
    • Configuration of the agent is generally done via a config file which is a pro and a con. It would be nice to have some UI to configure various agent options.
    • Billing isn't entirely straightforward, they could use more reports to figure out the source of your monthly costs.
    Kevin Van Heusen | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    • It is a very complete and versatile software, but its price can be somewhat high for small companies.
    • During the analysis of the collected data the process can be somewhat slow, so it takes more time than expected.
    • Its configuration process can be somewhat complex since it requires several configurations so having prior knowledge is helpful.
    Emma Jones Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Datadog

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    Optional

    Starting Price

    $0 Up to 5 hosts

    Datadog Editions & Modules

    On-premise Edition
    Infrastructure$15.001
    Log Management$1.272
    APM$31.003
    1. Per Host Per Month
    2. Per Million Log Events
    3. Per Host Per Month
    SaaS Edition
    Free$01
    Standard$15/host2
    EnterpriseCustom3
    1. Up to 5 hosts
    2. Up to 500 hosts
    3. 500+ hosts
    Additional Pricing Details

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $1,570 installation

    SolarWinds ipMonitor Editions & Modules

    Edition
    ipMonitor -2500 Monitors$57701
    ipMonitor - 1000 Monitors$26201
    ipMonitor - 500 Monitors$15701
    1. installation
    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Datadog

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    SolarWinds ipMonitor 8.2
    Based on 1 answer
    I have very few pieces of software, that are specific to IT and IT services, that just work. Honestly, I don't need the support as it never breaks, but I believe in rewarding vendors that make valuable products
    Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Datadog

    Datadog 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    The user interface is quite intuitive with the exception of the network map. As a deployer of software, it is trivial to setup.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    SolarWinds ipMonitor 8.2
    Based on 6 answers
    SolarWinds ipMonitor is a perfectly decent network mapper and performance metric gatherer, but it is held back by the UI, which can be hard to navigate once you have more than a couple dozen assets in there. It is fairly priced, but it also sometimes takes a really long time before results come in.
    Dylan Eikelenboom | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Datadog

    Datadog 8.8
    Based on 10 answers
    The support team usually gets it right. We did have a rather complicate issue setting up monitoring on a domain controller. However, they are usually responsive and helpful over chat. The downside would be I don’t think they have any phone support. If that is important to you this might not be a good fit.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    SolarWinds ipMonitor 8.8
    Based on 8 answers
    Although I had not much support ticket with ipMonitor support team but I can share my overall experience with SolarWinds products and support team. I am working with SolarWinds support team since last 7 years and in last 2-3 years I have seen a significant improvement in knowledge documentation which is helping end users to troubleshoot problems by themselves. Apart from this SolarWinds phone call based support is very nice as tickets and emails might take some time but a direct phone call can get your job done quickly comparatively.
    Nikhil Kumar Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Datadog

    We are still trying other products, but people still like Datadog. After setting up a dashboard, it's great for monitoring instances on Datadog. Also, the DevOps team had a good time setting up Datadog. It means Datadog was way easier to set up compared to those others.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    We were trying to evaluate different providers and ipMonitor suited us because we had on-prem and cloud instances and management decided to check the paid tool. The ipMonitor is a very responsive tool and it served the purpose well but as IT is evolving and needs are changing, we discontinued the ipMonitor and shifted to Zabbix due to the customization which was the need at the time.
    Umair Mehboob | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Datadog

    • One of our critical production databases went down a couple of weeks back. Just because we had the Datadog monitoring enabled for that database, Datadog sent the alerts to PagerDuty and we were instantly notified via pager and email alert. We could act right away and bring up the database within a few mins.
    • Ability to create custom screenboards have allowed us to track the critical and warning alerts in front of our eyes all the time
    Rajeshh Raghavan | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    • We currently use an outside service to monitor critical network nodes. We will do away with that service shortly.
    • We no longer have to wait to hear from our users if there is a network device down. We will be proactively alerted and we can begin to remediate immediately helping to limit downtime.
    • After initial setup and some tweaking, it requires little to no time to maintain.
    Paul Cheng | TrustRadius Reviewer

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