Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Grafana
Score 8.5 out of 10
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Grafana is a data visualization tool developed by Grafana Labs in New York. It is available open source, managed (Grafana Cloud), or via an enterprise edition with enhanced features. Grafana has pluggable data source model and comes bundled with support for popular time series databases like Graphite. It also has built-in support for cloud monitoring vendors like Amazon Cloudwatch, Microsoft Azure and SQL databases like MySQL. Grafana can combine data from many places into a single dashboard.
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ScienceLogic SL1
Score 8.4 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
ScienceLogic is a system and application monitoring and performance management platform. ScienceLogic collects and aggregates data across and IT ecosystems and contextualizes it for actionable insights with the SL1 product offering.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
Grafana Cloud - Pro
$8
per month up to 1 active user
Grafana Cloud - Free
Free
10k metrics + 50GB logs + 50GB traces up to 3 active users
Grafana Cloud - Advanced
Volume Discounts
custom data usage custom active users
Grafana - Enterprise Stack
Custom Pricing
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Pricing Offerings
GrafanaScienceLogic SL1
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional DetailsScienceLogic SL1 offers four tiers: SL1 Advanced – Application Health, Automated Troubleshooting and Remediation Workflows SL1 Base – Infrastructure Monitoring, Topology & Event Correlation SL1 Premium – AI/ML-driven Analytics, Low-Code Automated Workflow Authoring SL1 Standard – Infrastructure Monitoring – with Agents, Business Services, Incident Automation, CMDB Synchronization, Behavioral Correlation To get pricing for each tier, please contact the vendor.
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ScienceLogic SL1
Chose ScienceLogic SL1
Over the past couple of years as an associate technical analyst, I am using Microsoft Grafana. Its interface makes dashboard creation a, allowing me to effortlessly customise and visualize data from various sources. Based on real-time data or handling extensive datasets, we are …
Chose ScienceLogic SL1
As a fresher, this is my first organization, and they use SL1. So, I don’t have more knowledge of other tools. But I do know Grafana, which is predominantly used for dashboards. I think compared to that, the SL1 dashboard gives more details about devices. So, I feel SL1 would …
Chose ScienceLogic SL1
SCOM which we were using has no effective monitoring on netwirk devices. Also major drawback was, it was not auto ticketing, we were ticketing it manually
Chose ScienceLogic SL1
ScienceLogic SL1 offered the best combination of deployment flexibility, extensibility, and widespread support.
Chose ScienceLogic SL1
It is a unique competitor against other tools since it has a long history and it is able to evolve for the future. The concept is tested and worked on from time to time. It has its own positive sides and some space to make it better. It can be adopted for most environments, …
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Features
GrafanaScienceLogic SL1
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Grafana
8.0
4 Ratings
5% below category average
ScienceLogic SL1
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Pixel Perfect reports7.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable dashboards10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates7.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Grafana
8.2
3 Ratings
4% above category average
ScienceLogic SL1
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Drill-down analysis8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
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Grafana
9.2
3 Ratings
10% above category average
ScienceLogic SL1
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Publish to Web9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to PDF9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Versioning9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Grafana
7.5
3 Ratings
9% below category average
ScienceLogic SL1
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Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)7.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Predictive Analytics7.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Pattern Recognition and Data Mining8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
AIOps Features
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ScienceLogic SL1
6.7
11 Ratings
7% above category average
Monitoring and Alerting00 Ratings7.411 Ratings
Performance Analytics00 Ratings6.711 Ratings
Incident Management00 Ratings7.311 Ratings
Service Desk Integration00 Ratings7.111 Ratings
Root Cause Analysis00 Ratings6.111 Ratings
Capacity Planning Tool00 Ratings6.711 Ratings
Configuration and Change Management00 Ratings6.411 Ratings
Automated Remediation00 Ratings6.811 Ratings
Collaboration and Communication00 Ratings6.911 Ratings
Threat Intelligence00 Ratings6.011 Ratings
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User Ratings
GrafanaScienceLogic SL1
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(4 ratings)
8.1
(215 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
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9.3
(21 ratings)
Usability
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9.5
(14 ratings)
Availability
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9.9
(14 ratings)
Performance
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8.0
(14 ratings)
Support Rating
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6.2
(19 ratings)
In-Person Training
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7.9
(6 ratings)
Online Training
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(0 ratings)
7.9
(6 ratings)
Implementation Rating
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8.2
(86 ratings)
Configurability
-
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10.0
(7 ratings)
Ease of integration
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7.7
(15 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
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8.6
(6 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
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7.8
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
GrafanaScienceLogic SL1
Likelihood to Recommend
Grafana Labs
Grafana is a one stop solution for all application monitoring needs. In our organisation, we use nodeJs. We run it using pm2. Since we didn't use Grafana it was hard for us to know if an app has stopped working unless we find it ourselves because our other app components were failing, or someone called us up and told about the situation. We were already using Grafana for monitoring our Ubuntu servers, but we hadn't had set it up for our app monitoring. Somehow we decided to monitor our nodeJs app with Grafana. It's a really good decision we made. We used Grafana nodeJs module "prom-client" for our node app which brought us relief from app failing situations. Since we have implemented Grafana for our Node app, it has helped us to monitor every health aspect of our node app. Now we have set up alerts based on heap-memory, so when heap memory goes beyond a set threshold we get notified and take the right steps ultimately saving our app from crashing and of course from losing business and reputation.
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ScienceLogic
Appropriate if you are setting up a monitoring suite in new Infrastructure Environment. Definitely NOT suited for Migration Projects. ScienceLogic SL1 cannot cater to a lot of monitoring requirements which already would have been configured in old monitoring suite. Plus, limited support for customizations and having to go to "Feature Requests" route makes in extremely complicated.
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Pros
Grafana Labs
  • It visualizes metrics very well coming from any well known data source.
  • It sends alerts to collaboration channels when a threshold is breeched.
  • Graphs and dashboards are portable (Graph-as-a-Code).
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ScienceLogic
  • Best overall coverage of montioring different technologies.
  • Easy to use in any environment
  • Customizable being able to generate your own reports, dashboards, DA's, RBA's, etc.
  • Have very good out of the box integrations with other monitoring solutions such as ServiceNow
  • Always improving and regularly releasing new versions and upgrades to the system/DA's.
  • Interactive community
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Cons
Grafana Labs
  • Functions to customize values
  • Improved user experience
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ScienceLogic
  • More freedom to create custom dashboards as on the previous versions we could do much more
  • The Performance TAB windows is too small and cannot be resized or maximized when looking at reports for "Overview", "File System" and any of those items.
  • There are not enough widgets to create stunning dashboard in AP2
  • The reporting feauture is a very untouched area.
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Likelihood to Renew
Grafana Labs
No answers on this topic
ScienceLogic
It is simply because of all the best possible autonomy solutions it is providing and getting better day by day. Using AI and Devops along with handy automation, The monitoring and Management of devices becomes much easier and the way it is growing in all the aspects is one the best reasons too. Evolution of the SL1 platform in the autonomy monitoring and management is quite appreciable.
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Usability
Grafana Labs
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ScienceLogic
The core functions are there.
The complexity is due to the complexity of the space.
The score is based on comfort (I no longer notice the legacy UI) and the promise that I see in the 8.12 Unified UI (a vast improvement).
It is also based on the fact that with 8.12, you can now do everything in the new UI but you still have the legacy UI as a fallback (which should now be unnecessary for new installations)
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Reliability and Availability
Grafana Labs
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ScienceLogic
Science Logic SL1 provides the option of Distributed deployment where multiple instances of each appliance can be deployed to manage the load and availability. SL1 provides a High Availability feature for Database Servers and Data Collection. If one of the Data Collectors in the collector group fails, it will automatically redistribute the devices from the failed Data Collector among the other Data Collectors in the Collector Group. The high availability feature for the Database server ensures that SL1 performs failover automatically to another server without causing the outage to the application.
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Performance
Grafana Labs
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ScienceLogic
The performance is entirely dependent on the complexity of the environment/network being used to host the platform. Outside of those factors, the platform runs very efficiently and quickly out of the box. We have integrations with other platforms and neither seem to take a hit from our moderate API usage. Any issues with performance would be experienced by choices made in infrastructure or complexity of things built by the customer to display in the GUI (overly complicated and cluttered dashboards for example)
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Support Rating
Grafana Labs
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ScienceLogic
So far, it's good as part of my overall experience, except for a couple of use cases. The support team is well knowledgeable, has technical sound, and is efficient. When support escalates to engineering, the issue gets stuck and takes months to resolve.
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In-Person Training
Grafana Labs
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ScienceLogic
It was good, Do the online training first and understand it and you will get the most out of the in-person training that way.This also takes you to an advanced level which is very good and the training as been overhauled once again along with new product coming in such as Zebruim / Skylair, worth going through again if it a while back that you first did this.
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Online Training
Grafana Labs
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ScienceLogic
There are a lot of educational materials and courses on the SL1 training site (Litmos university). However the recording quality is sometimes not very good - screen resolution is low. There is a lack of professional rather than user-oriented documents and there are mistakes in documentation and education is not well structured.
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Implementation Rating
Grafana Labs
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ScienceLogic
As first time developers, getting to grips with powerpack development using SNMP, Powershell and Python etc, was not helped by poor and badly organised online documentation. In many cases, we had to look at existing powerpacks and try to work out what it was doing and why - not always with much success. Even after receiving expert level training, the development of some powerpacks would not have been possible without access to the SL1 support staff.
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Alternatives Considered
Grafana Labs
Grafana has a direct plugin to Icinga monitoring solution and allowed for easy configuration for us. At the time of implementation, other services did not have such an integration. As we already had a very customized and heavily introduced monitoring solution in place, we needed settings that could plug into the system quickly and efficiently. This was the case with Grafana and allowed us to have all the integrations we needed with services such as Icinga
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ScienceLogic
Science logic SL1 is so user friendly and it's really easy to navigate between function. I would recommend Sciene logic SL1 to all of them who are looking for really useful monitoring tool and expecting easy way of managing it.
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Scalability
Grafana Labs
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ScienceLogic
Our deployment model is vastly different from product expectations. Our global / internal monitoring foot print is 8 production stacks in dual data centers with 50% collection capacity allocated to each data center with minimal numbers of collection groups. General Collection is our default collection group. Special Collection is for monitoring our ASA and other hardware that cannot be polled by a large number of IP addresses, so this collection group is usually 2 collectors). Because most of our stacks are in different physical data centers, we cannot use the provided HA solution. We have to use the DR solution (DRBD + CNAMEs). We routinely test power in our data centers (yearly). Because we have to use DR, we have a hand-touch to flip nodes and change the DNS CNAME half of the times when there is an outage (by design). When the outage is planned, we do this ahead of the outage so that we don't care that the Secondary has dropped away from the Primary. Hopefully, we'll be able to find a way to meet our constraints and improve our resiliency and reduce our hand-touch in future releases. For now, this works for us and our complexity. (I hear that the HA option is sweet. I just can't consume that.)
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Return on Investment
Grafana Labs
  • Helps us to keep our application and server up all time
  • Dashboards are easy to share with others
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ScienceLogic
  • We are still evolving with the tool so can't really comment on the actual RoI but the features provided does adds up the customer expectations.
  • Global manager usage gives us the holistic view of separate SL1 infrastructures
  • Power flow helps to use some pre built Autometas which helps saves lot of time and effort
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