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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Network Performance Monitoring

    Elasticsearch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Pandora FMS

    80%
    Pandora FMS ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Automated network device discovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Network monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    1 Rating

    Baseline threshold calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    1 Rating

    Alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Network capacity planning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Packet capture analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Network mapping

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Customizable reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Wireless infrastructure monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Hardware health monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Pandora FMS is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • Elasticsearch and Pandora FMS are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.1

    Elasticsearch

    91%
    46 Ratings
    9.1

    Pandora FMS

    91%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    Elasticsearch

    100%
    1 Rating

    Pandora FMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    10.0

    Elasticsearch

    100%
    1 Rating

    Pandora FMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.8

    Elasticsearch

    78%
    18 Ratings
    9.1

    Pandora FMS

    91%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    9.0

    Elasticsearch

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Pandora FMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Elasticsearch

    Elasticsearch is a really scalable solution that can fit a lot of needs, but the bigger and/or those needs become, the more understanding & infrastructure you will need for your instance to be running correctly.Elasticsearch is not problem-free - you can get yourself in a lot of trouble if you are not following good practices and/or if are not managing the cluster correctly.Licensing is a big decision point here as Elasticsearch is a middleware component - be sure to read the licensing agreement of the version you want to try before you commit to it.Same goes for long-term support - be sure to keep yourself in the know for this aspect you may end up stuck with an unpatched version for years.
    Borislav Traykov | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pandora FMS

    Pandora FMS adjusts to the client's need, from a simple configuration of a single server to a complex scenario with high availability support without additional licensing costs.
    Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Elasticsearch

    • As I mentioned before, Elasticsearch's flexible data model is unparalleled. You can nest fields as deeply as you want, have as many fields as you want, but whatever you want in those fields (as long as it stays the same type), and all of it will be searchable and you don't need to even declare a schema beforehand!
    • Elastic, the company behind Elasticsearch, is super strong financially and they have a great team of devs and product managers working on Elasticsearch. When I first started using ES 3 years ago, I was 90% impressed and knew it would be a good fit. 3 years later, I am 200% impressed and blown away by how far it has come and gotten even better. If there are features that are missing or you don't think it's fast enough right now, I bet it'll be suitable next year because the team behind it is so dang fast!
    • Elasticsearch is really, really stable. It takes a lot to bring down a cluster. It's self-balancing algorithms, leader-election system, self-healing properties are state of the art. We've never seen network failures or hard-drive corruption or CPU bugs bring down an ES cluster.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pandora FMS

    • All-in-one software
    • Flexible and easy configuration
    • Multi-platform
    • Design in PERL, CCS and HTML5
    Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Elasticsearch

    • Joining data requires duplicate de-normalized documents that make parent child relationships. It is hard and requires a lot of synchronizations
    • Tracking errors in the data in the logs can be hard, and sometimes recurring errors blow up the error logs
    • Schema changes require complete reindexing of an index
    Keith Lubell | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pandora FMS

    • Community version small features
    Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Elasticsearch

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0

    Elasticsearch Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Standard$16.001
    Gold$19.001
    Platinum$22.001
    EnterpriseContact Sales
    1. per month
    2. none
    Additional Pricing Details

    Pandora FMS

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $2,990 100 nodes

    Pandora FMS Editions & Modules

    Edition
    NMS Edition$2,9901
    Enterprise Edition$4,2501
    1. 100 nodes
    Additional Pricing Details
    Licensed for individual nodes (agents), starting from 100 nodes.

    Likelihood to Renew

    Elasticsearch

    Elasticsearch 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    We're pretty heavily invested in ElasticSearch at this point, and there aren't any obvious negatives that would make us reconsider this decision.
    Aaron Gussman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pandora FMS

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    Elasticsearch

    Elasticsearch 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    To get started with Elasticsearch, you don't have to get very involved in configuring what really is an incredibly complex system under the hood. You simply install the package, run the service, and you're immediately able to begin using it. You don't need to learn any sort of query language to add data to Elasticsearch or perform some basic searching.If you're used to any sort of RESTful API, getting started with Elasticsearch is a breeze. If you've never interacted with a RESTful API directly, the journey may be a little more bumpy. Overall, though, it's incredibly simple to use for what it's doing under the covers.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pandora FMS

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Elasticsearch

    Elasticsearch 7.8
    Based on 18 answers
    We've only used it as an opensource tooling. We did not purchase any additional support to roll out the elasticsearch software. When rolling out the application on our platform we've used the documentation which was available online. During our test phases we did not experience any bugs or issues so we did not rely on support at all.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pandora FMS

    Pandora FMS 9.1
    Based on 1 answer
    The support team answers very quickly. They are always willing to find a solution to any need that is required by us or one of our clients.
    Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Elasticsearch

    Elasticsearch 9.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Do not mix data and master roles. Dedicate at least 3 nodes just for Master
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pandora FMS

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Elasticsearch

    As far as we are concerned, Elasticsearch is the gold standard and we have barely evaluated any alternatives. You could consider it an alternative to a relational or NoSQL database, so in cases where those suffice, you don't need Elasticsearch. But if you want powerful text-based search capabilities across large data sets, Elasticsearch is the way to go.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pandora FMS

    Before using Pandora FMS, tests were carried out with all these tools:
    • Nagios
    • Zabbix
    • System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
    • IBM Tivoli
    • PRTG
    • SolarWinds
    Pandora FMS allows simple customization by making adjustments to text files, developing agent add-ons without the need to be a programmer, there is no scenario where we could not take data and save it in PandoraFMS, IoT, industrial products, and everything that any client needs to monitor.
    Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Elasticsearch

    • We have had great luck with implementing Elasticsearch for our search and analytics use cases.
    • While the operational burden is not minimal, operating a cluster of servers, using a custom query language, writing Elasticsearch-specific bulk insert code, the performance and the relative operational ease of Elasticsearch are unparalleled.
    • We've easily saved hundreds of thousands of dollars implementing Elasticsearch vs. RDBMS vs. other no-SQL solutions for our specific set of problems.
    Anatoly Geyfman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pandora FMS

    • It is a tool with an appropriate cost that allows to have results in a very limited time.
    • Having a health dashboard and alerts of important business in the company is an important differential with any other monitoring solution on the market.
    • Monitoring can be adjusted to the business, considering service SLAs and adjusting the platform according to the needs of each department of the company.
    Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

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