SolarWinds Loggly vs. Nagios Log Server

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
SolarWinds Loggly
Score 6.6 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Loggly is a cloud-based log management service provider. It does not require the use of proprietary software agents to collect log data. The service uses open source technologies, including ElasticSearch, Apache Lucene 4 and Apache Kafka.
$79
per month/billed annually
Nagios Log Server
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Nagios Log Server provides centralized log management, monitoring and analysis software.
$3,995
Pricing
SolarWinds LogglyNagios Log Server
Editions & Modules
Standard
$79
per month/billed annually
Pro
$159
per month/billed annually
Enterprise
$279
per month/billed annually
1 Instance
$3,995
3 Instances
$5,995
10 Instances
$14,995
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
SolarWinds LogglyNagios Log Server
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsFree trial for Standard and Pro plans for 14 days with all features.
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Community Pulse
SolarWinds LogglyNagios Log Server
Considered Both Products
SolarWinds Loggly
Chose SolarWinds Loggly
Loggly was the easiest to use and the one that really allowed us to get a full view of what's going on with our services, and proactively solve problems.
Nagios Log Server

No answer on this topic

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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
7.5
(49 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
4.5
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.8
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.4
(8 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.3
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
SolarWinds LogglyNagios Log Server
Likelihood to Recommend
SolarWinds
SolarWinds Loggly is great for capturing and organizing logs from 3rd party sources such as NGINX. Without SolarWinds Loggly it's really difficult to manage the logs overtime, find traffic patterns, and identify issues before they become a problem. Anyone who is routinely searching through massive log files could quickly benefit from the SolarWinds Loggly and it's capabilities.
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Nagios Enterprises
Nagios Log Server facilitates the ability to search all entries of logs in a quick and easy way. Beyond that, it has allowed us to configure alerts for notification when there are potential threats (may they be security threats or only application-side problems), and to filter the data for audits and compliance.
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Pros
SolarWinds
  • Putting our logs in one place and making them searchable. We use AWS, and CloudWatch has always been a little frustrating in this regard (though it has gotten better recently).
  • Deriving metrics from our logs. I think log-based metrics is such a good idea because your logs are the ultimate source for truth in regards to what the hell is going on inside your app. I have really loved the simplicity with which I can just count certain statements and call that a metric because just through the normal course of development certain log statements just naturally become a straightforward recording of an event having occurred.
  • Alerts. I actually have a few complaints about email alerts, but just the way I was able to set them up so easily has been huge. Since we started using Loggly, there have been at least 3 bugs that Loggly exposed that were frankly very bad. And withoutt Loggly or without a user reporting them, we would have never known they were happening! This is stuff I tried to set up in CloudWatch in various ways, but because of my own ignorance or perhaps the complexity/limitations of CloudWatch (or the complexity of my stack?), I wasn't getting the information that I needed until I was able to just tell Loggly to send me an email whenever the word "error" showed up.
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Nagios Enterprises
  • Log auditing.
  • Server monitoring.
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Cons
SolarWinds
  • Not all searches are intuitive.
  • We have to use a log aggregating device to ship our logs to Loggly as our network devices can not connect on an encrypted protocol. I would prefer if we could use some sort of VPN-based connector to ship logs securely.
  • Sometimes when drilled down, it can be difficult to fully reset a search term to back all the way out of a drill down.
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Nagios Enterprises
  • A bit hard to install and configure.
  • High price.
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Likelihood to Renew
SolarWinds
Management is not open to having an agent sending the data to the cloud instance.
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Nagios Enterprises
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Usability
SolarWinds
Loggly's easy setup, very good customer support, and intuitive interface make Loggly very easy to use. User access management is also very easy as we can tailor the experience for each of our developers to access the information they need without having to wade through other information. While there was a slight learning curve in how to view the logs the way some specifically wanted, everything was possible and quite easy to do.
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Nagios Enterprises
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
SolarWinds
The support team have been great when we have logged tickets or had issues, most of the time it is down to user training, however we have had a couple of bugs that they have been able to iron out for us.
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Nagios Enterprises
Nagios support is decent. Nothing bad to say about them, but nothing extraordinary too. We mostly asked them questions instead of actively asking them to change or fix things for us. The response time is OK, commonly you can get a response in the same day. You can also call, but they are available only during US office hours.
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Implementation Rating
SolarWinds
It has good architecture, which focus on ese of use.
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Nagios Enterprises
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Alternatives Considered
SolarWinds
We were using Zabbix. While it is an open-source solution that you can install for free the following things were limitations of the solution. 1) The scale and uptime of the solution are now your own problem. Since we were hosting at AWS this meant we still had a cost of the AWS solution. 2) The product is complicated from a configuration standpoint. In order to get anything meaningful out of it, you had to invest a lot of time and effort. We did consider NewRelic. I have experience with that product and do think that it is a solid alternative. Ultimately experience with the simplicity and speed of deployment with Loggly encouraged me to suggest using this again.
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Nagios Enterprises
Windows Event Log doesn't have 10% of the capabilities of Nagios Log Server. No real-time alerts, no scheduling, no external plugins or APIs. Nothing. The only advantage is that it is a native Windows application.
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Return on Investment
SolarWinds
  • Unfortunately, we hit our logging cap on a weekly basis and we lose logs after that.
  • We have lost logs after hitting the maximum during service outages. We have become accustomed to not being able to rely on having them, then things go poorly.
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Nagios Enterprises
  • We could react in way less time to a lot of potential outages since we started using it.
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