Foglight vs. SolarWinds AppOptics

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Foglight
Score 9.5 out of 10
N/A
Foglight is a database performance management suite from Quest, with modules to perform cloud analytics, network performance monitoring and virtualization management, scaling to a broad, cloud / virtualization focused IT infrastructure monitoring solution.N/A
SolarWinds AppOptics
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
SolarWinds AppOptics (formerly Librato) is an IT infrastructure monitoring service and APM, based on technology acquired by SolarWinds with Librato in 2015 to expand its cloud monitoring portfolio.N/A
Pricing
FoglightSolarWinds AppOptics
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FoglightSolarWinds AppOptics
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
FoglightSolarWinds AppOptics
Application Performance Management
Comparison of Application Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Foglight
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Ratings
SolarWinds AppOptics
6.8
30 Ratings
11% below category average
Application monitoring00 Ratings8.530 Ratings
Database monitoring00 Ratings7.528 Ratings
Threshold alerts00 Ratings6.426 Ratings
Predictive capabilities00 Ratings4.612 Ratings
Application performance management console00 Ratings7.026 Ratings
Collaboration tools00 Ratings5.814 Ratings
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications00 Ratings5.920 Ratings
Application dependency mapping and thresholding00 Ratings6.418 Ratings
Virtualization monitoring00 Ratings7.313 Ratings
Server availability and performance monitoring00 Ratings8.123 Ratings
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting00 Ratings7.316 Ratings
IT Asset Discovery00 Ratings6.99 Ratings
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User Ratings
FoglightSolarWinds AppOptics
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(5 ratings)
7.9
(30 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
FoglightSolarWinds AppOptics
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
  • Database monitoring
  • Database management suite
  • Customization (both monitors and dashboards)
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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.
  • Identify database and cache requests that are taking longer than expected
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Cons
Quest Software
  • There are not many problems with this product
  • Limited ability to use Foglight itself to solve problems it identifies
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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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Likelihood to Renew
Quest Software
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SolarWinds
We have been using AppOptics for over 3.5 years and expect to continue to renew it for the foreseeable future
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Usability
Quest Software
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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
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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
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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
  • Application monitoring troubleshooting became more accurate. Accurate results save more man-hours of manual troubleshooting.
  • As Realtime monitoring and alerts provide more flexibility, downtime can be minimized and Accurate Root causes can be provided.
  • Dashboards can be useful for making future strategy based on trends.
  • Installation and integration is easy.
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ScreenShots

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