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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Platform-as-a-Service

    Foglight

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.8

    IBM Cloud Code Engine

    88%
    IBM Cloud Code Engine ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Scalability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    8 Ratings

    Services-enabled integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    8 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • IBM Cloud Code Engine is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.6

    Foglight

    86%
    6 Ratings
    9.2

    IBM Cloud Code Engine

    92%
    8 Ratings

    Usability

    Foglight

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8

    IBM Cloud Code Engine

    88%
    5 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    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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    IBM

    Code Engine's adaptability makes it a good fit for both solo programmers working on side projects and large teams taking on more ambitious endeavors. IBM Cloud Code engine is a great option for a serverless platform for startups and small enterprises that are using Platform as a Service. It's useful for keeping execution times low and offering generous caps on useful resources.
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    Pros

    Quest Software

    • Foglight NMS is very light on resources given the amount of monitoring connectivity options it provides. It is one of the few that I've trialed in the past that offers SNMP v3 connections.
    • The dashboard is concise with the main areas of interest. It can be customized as well if you have a particular use case.
    • Setting up alerts is straightforward with the ability to set custom thresholds. Alert emails get sent by configuring a primary mail server with the option to add a backup mail server in the event of a primary mail server outage or connectivity issues.
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    IBM

    • Server-less platform that is automatically managed
    • Pay per use - scale to zero results in an extremely cheap total cost of ownership.
    • There is no need for you to set the size, deploy, or scale container clusters yourself.
    • Auto scaling is always helpful and easy to use.
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    Cons

    Quest Software

    • GUI interface is difficult to navigate
    • No APM capabilities. They left this space about a year ago
    • We have had issues with the GUI response times. On a regular basis, the interface can take several minutes to refresh
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    IBM

    • It is limited to 100 apps per project[.]
    • Documentation - This can be more detailed and exhaustive. It might be intentional as the complexities are hidden away or abstracted to give an easy start for developers.
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    Pricing Details

    Foglight

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Foglight editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      IBM Cloud Code Engine

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      IBM Cloud Code Engine editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        Optional 0.000032 | 0.0000033 | 0.50/1M

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        Usability

        Quest Software

        No answers on this topic

        IBM

        The overall usability has to lead to better and reliable performance. It has given us the best and reliable planning tools that have enhanced faster achievements of our performance goals. Coding has been made simple and reliable with better application results. All our projects have been implemented fully within the reliable stipulated time.
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        Alternatives Considered

        Quest Software

        We were previously using Oracle to monitor resources across servers and networks. In general, that product was alright but the Foglight alerts are far superior to Oracle. The business goal of using Foglight is really to minimize business interruption costs so the faster and more noticeable the alerts, the better the product is at solving our problems.
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        IBM

        Cloud engine is much easier to use, and gives a very clear interface and control. Each application can be configured differently with ease and changed without having to know anything about different subscription levels or inner workings of the system. Just change the resource numbers and you're done. Also there is no maintenance or even that much planning to do (making sure there are the right amount of resources in a cluster..). This is all taken care of
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        Return on Investment

        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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        IBM

        • Because of its ease of use it only takes one programmer to run it.
        • Code Engine is so simple that it only takes a few hours to have the service ready to be used.
        • Some missing tools make you waste time looking for other services to integrate.
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