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Score 8.5 out of 100
52 Ratings
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Application Performance Management

    Foglight

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.9

    SolarWinds AppOptics

    69%
    SolarWinds AppOptics ranks higher in 12/12 features

    Application monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    29 Ratings

    Database monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    27 Ratings

    Threshold alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    25 Ratings

    Predictive capabilities

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.1
    51%
    11 Ratings

    Application performance management console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.6
    66%
    25 Ratings

    Collaboration tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.6
    56%
    13 Ratings

    Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.8
    58%
    19 Ratings

    Application dependency mapping and thresholding

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    17 Ratings

    Virtualization monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    12 Ratings

    Server availability and performance monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    22 Ratings

    Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    15 Ratings

    IT Asset Discovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.2
    52%
    8 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Foglight and SolarWinds AppOptics are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.6

    Foglight

    86%
    6 Ratings
    8.6

    SolarWinds AppOptics

    86%
    29 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Foglight

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    SolarWinds AppOptics

    73%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    Foglight

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5

    SolarWinds AppOptics

    95%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Foglight

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    SolarWinds AppOptics

    90%
    1 Rating

    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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    SolarWinds

    AppOptics is good for small to medium-sized organizations with less than 150 servers or less than 40 services to monitor. It performs well for this use case where people need to get an overview of application performance, and 95%ile data is okay. Somewhere every data point and every record is critical; it should be avoided.
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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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    SolarWinds

    • Request tracing with code profiling.
    • Automated alerting on latency and response codes for each API.
    • Low resource overhead while collecting data from our application servers.
    • Highly performant dashboard that enables us to make progress rapidly.
    • Very resilient. We have not seen a downtime in their service in the entire year that we have used them.
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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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    SolarWinds

    • The only thing that I would add is the possibility to display every single query our servers receive to eventually analyze them and query through them. We could also generate nice visualizations from that. Right now I believe we can only see averages.
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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

      SolarWinds AppOptics

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      SolarWinds AppOptics 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

        Pricing Info

        Likelihood to Renew

        Quest Software

        No answers on this topic

        SolarWinds

        Prior comparisons, fast metrics and decent reporting
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        Usability

        Quest Software

        No answers on this topic

        SolarWinds

        As far a usability is concerned for AppOptics, it is just as matter of few minutes away even if you start from scratch, as all you need to do is register on the site and you will get the URL and password. And after this all you have to do is follow the instruction, as per the configuration wizard (tool tip) within the console for various technology such as SQL, IIS, .NET
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        Support Rating

        Quest Software

        No answers on this topic

        SolarWinds

        Solarwinds AppOptics is rated as 9 out of 10 and the reason is there are still few areas where AppOptics needs to improve such as Service Now Integration, GCP Cloud Support, Better Dashboard visualization for application transactions flow. Other than these feature everything is there in AppOptics and that's a reason given 9 points out of 10.
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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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        SolarWinds

        What we found positive in AppOptics from others is:
        • Easy to install and manage.
        • Various stack support.
        • Point to point deep-dive metrics and correlation.
        • Metrics like DB connection, query analysis, latency in API calls, and other connections, response codes for various APIs, etc are the key ones in our case, which AppOptics provides efficiently.
        • Alerts can be sent on different channels.
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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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        SolarWinds

        • Faster Troubleshooting of issues in the infrastructure or our application, which helped us reduce downtime
        • Helped us identify resource bottlenecks, which in turn, helped reduce our overall footprint and operational costs.
        • It enables us to continuously monitor our application and alert us. This has allowed us to focus on product development without worrying about any underlying, hidden issues.
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