Fortra Robot Monitor vs. SolarWinds AppOptics

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Robot Monitor
Score 8.5 out of 10
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Robot Monitor from Fortra (formerly HelpSystems) is presented as a comprehensive, in-depth monitoring solution available for Power Systems environments running IBM i alone or alongside VIOS, AIX, or Linux on Power.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
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Robot MonitorSolarWinds 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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Community Pulse
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Features
Fortra Robot MonitorSolarWinds AppOptics
Application Performance Management
Comparison of Application Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Fortra Robot Monitor
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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
Fortra Robot MonitorSolarWinds AppOptics
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(2 ratings)
7.9
(30 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.6
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Fortra Robot MonitorSolarWinds AppOptics
Likelihood to Recommend
Fortra
Instantly drill down to show all the jobs consuming CPU, temporary storage, QTEMP, I/O, transactions, faulting rates, and other metrics, for faster problem resolution.
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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
Fortra
  • Auto reply to the MSGW.
  • Robot network GUI is place to monitor all the systems at one place.
  • Based the MSG ID/JOBS, the alerts are set up to notify the concerned person/team.
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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
Fortra
  • It can have more customization
  • More SQL features can be added
  • Dashboard improvement
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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
Fortra
I found the Robot monitoring tool is more reliable for IBM i servers.
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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
Fortra
It is very easy to use and have lots of feature which makes our environment risk free.
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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
Fortra
Quiet active whenever there is any help required either on chat support or Contact.
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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
Fortra
It's a best tool/product in the market and easy to use. It serves our purpose and saves a lot time of the resource from the manual task. The main and most important is, its support team. One of the best support team I have ever seen. Their dedicated product engineer have a good knowledge over the product and helps immediately.
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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
Fortra
  • Can monitor the systems in a central view.
  • It's easy to maintain with better security to the robo commands.
  • Cost effectiveness.
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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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