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Score 8.3 out of 100

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Application Performance Management

    Datadog

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    87%
    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor ranks higher in 12/12 features

    Application monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    268 Ratings

    Database monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    233 Ratings

    Threshold alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    273 Ratings

    Predictive capabilities

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    218 Ratings

    Application performance management console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    242 Ratings

    Collaboration tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    149 Ratings

    Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    258 Ratings

    Application dependency mapping and thresholding

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    219 Ratings

    Virtualization monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    237 Ratings

    Server availability and performance monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    272 Ratings

    Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    253 Ratings

    IT Asset Discovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    202 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Datadog is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating
    • SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Datadog

    90%
    19 Ratings
    9.1

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    91%
    279 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Datadog

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    86%
    10 Ratings

    Usability

    10.0

    Datadog

    100%
    1 Rating
    8.7

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    87%
    30 Ratings

    Availability

    Datadog

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    81%
    4 Ratings

    Performance

    Datadog

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.5

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    55%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.8

    Datadog

    88%
    10 Ratings
    8.6

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    86%
    31 Ratings

    Online Training

    Datadog

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.5

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    45%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Datadog

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.5

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    45%
    5 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Datadog

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    81%
    3 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 Server & Application Monitor

    A company that has already invested in the SolarWinds ecosystem can drive additional value by adding Server & Application Monitor. Installing and configuring the additional functionality of SAM can prove to be a very worthwhile investment in most situations. Templates for canned software make the setup quick and efficient. Companies that leverage multi-tiered/in-house applications or require precise details of performance across an entire stack will want to look at solutions from other vendors.
    Mike Hochstein | 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 Server & Application Monitor

    • Monitor Azure Cloud Severs- We use SolarWinds SAM to monitor Active Directory and DNS on Several DCs published on Azure Cloud.
    • Monitor Hyper V and VMware - SolarWinds SAM monitors applications on both Hyper V and VMware, while also monitoring the physical host machines.
    • It also helps us monitor Warranty expiration for physical servers.
    Anonymous | 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 Server & Application Monitor

    • The get the best out of it requires a decent amount of knowledge of the product. In saying that, you could absolutely get the basics up and running using their how-to's and built in wizards, and with continual use find your way around and customise it further to your environment to best serve your organisation/objectives.
    Anonymous | 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 Server & Application Monitor

    General

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

    Starting Price

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details
    SAM pricing starts at $2,995.

    Likelihood to Renew

    Datadog

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 8.6
    Based on 10 answers
    We are heavily invested in Solarwinds products for a reason. They are generally easy to setup and run with, requiring only some interfacing with support or help articles on rare occasions. They do what we bought them to do and we can't ask for more.
    Derek Benson | 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 Server & Application Monitor

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 8.7
    Based on 30 answers
    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor is quite easy to use and super versatile. It allows you to do just about anything you can through premade templates or through scripting. You can use an agent on the servers if you want to, or you can monitor through WMI or SNMP credentials. You can customize thresholds for alerting quickly, and you can configure alerts to be as complex or as simple as you want.
    Drew Hood | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Datadog

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 8.1
    Based on 4 answers
    The tool works and monitors items 24x7, it only requires maintenance a little more frequently due to security fixes in the Windows operating system.
    Rafael Santos | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    Datadog

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 5.5
    Based on 4 answers
    The graphical interface and the performance of the database leave a little to be desired, they could be better explored.Some functionality and screens do not work well depending on the browser used. The integrations never had any problems or caused crashes in other systems.
    Rafael Santos | 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 Server & Application Monitor

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 8.6
    Based on 31 answers
    I think there was only a couple times I had to open a support case for SAM and one time they got multiple engineers on the phone to get a better idea what I was trying to monitor and was able to point me in the best direction to monitor that system.
    Ryhlen Schoeberl | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    Datadog

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 4.5
    Based on 1 answer
    It was sufficient to read their documentation and watch videos.
    Joe Parlett | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Datadog

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 4.5
    Based on 5 answers
    Make sure SNMP and WMI are configured ahead of time
    Anonymous | 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 Server & Application Monitor

    Solarwinds Server & Application Monitor is a great comprehensive monitoring solution. It covers all aspects of monitoring your infrastructure via a modular approach. While other applications can be slightly better at asset management or monitoring one specific application or application suite, Solarwinds Server & Application Monitor does a great job across the board while being extremely flexible and customizable
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Datadog

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 8.1
    Based on 3 answers
    It is hard to find the recommended SQL setup and convince others that is the way you should configure the server when you set it up
    Joe Parlett | 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 Server & Application Monitor

    • Our business is not IT, but we make money with the services provided by IT. For this reason, if the IT infrastructure does not work, we will suffer.
    • We need to have systems working 24/7, but no one in IT needs to work at night.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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