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Score 7.4 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Application Performance Management

    Nagios Core

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.8

    SolarWinds AppOptics

    68%
    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

    • Nagios Core is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew
    • SolarWinds AppOptics is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.5

    Nagios Core

    75%
    42 Ratings
    8.6

    SolarWinds AppOptics

    86%
    29 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.9

    Nagios Core

    99%
    3 Ratings
    7.3

    SolarWinds AppOptics

    73%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    4.0

    Nagios Core

    40%
    1 Rating
    9.5

    SolarWinds AppOptics

    95%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.7

    Nagios Core

    77%
    18 Ratings
    9.0

    SolarWinds AppOptics

    90%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Nagios Enterprises

    Nagios monitoring is well suited for any mission critical application that requires per/second (or minute) monitoring. This would probably include even a shuttle launch. As Nagios was built around Linux, most (85%) plugins are Linux based, therefore its more suitable for a Linux environment.
    As Nagios (and dependent components) requires complex configurations & compilations, an experienced Linux engineer would be needed to install all relevant components.
    Any company that has hundreds (or thousands) of servers & services to monitor would require a stable monitoring solution like Nagios. I have seen Nagios used in extremely mediocre ways, but the core power lies when its fully configured with all remaining open-source components (i.e. MySQL, Grafana, NRDP etc). Nagios in the hands of an experienced Linux engineer can transform the organizations monitoring by taking preventative measures before a disaster strikes.
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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

    Nagios Enterprises

    • Monitoring of services is one of the biggest benefits for our company. Being able to respond in a timely fashion keeps business smooth.
    • Hardware and device monitoring are easy to set up with proper parameters.
    • Notification to key staff to be able to respond quickly makes issues go away faster.
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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

    Nagios Enterprises

    • Nagios could use core improvements in HA, though, Nagios itself recommends monitoring itself with just another Nagios installation, which has worked fine for us. Given its stability, and this work-around, a minor need.
    • Nagios could also use improvements, feature wise, to the web gui. There is a lot in Nagios XI which I felt were almost excluded intentionally from the core project. Given the core functionality, a minor need. We have moved admin facing alerts to appear as though they originate from a different service to make interacting with alerts more practical.
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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

    Nagios Core

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    Nagios Core editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Single LicenseFree1
    Single LicenseFree2

    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

      Nagios Enterprises

      We're currently looking to combine a bunch of our network montioring solutions into a single platform. Running multiple unique solutions for monitoring, data collection, compliance reporting etc has become a lot to manage.
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      SolarWinds

      Prior comparisons, fast metrics and decent reporting
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      Usability

      Nagios Enterprises

      The Nagios UI is in need of a complete overhaul. Nice graphics and trendy fonts are easy on the eyes, but the menu system is dated, the lack of built in graphing support is confusing, and the learning curve for a new user is too steep.
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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

      Nagios Enterprises

      I haven't had to use support very often, but when I have, it has been effective in helping to accomplish our goals. Since Nagios has been very popular for a long time, there is also a very large user base from which to learn from and help you get your questions answered.
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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

      Nagios Enterprises

      Because we get all we required in Nagios [Core] and for npm, we have to do lots of configuration as it is not as easy as Comair to Nagios [Core]. On npm UI, there is lots of data, so we are not able to track exact data for analysis, which is why we use Nagios [Core].
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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

      Nagios Enterprises

      • With it being a free tool, there is no cost associated with it, so it's very valuable to an organization to get something that is so great and widely used for free.
      • You can set up as many alerts as you want without incurring any fees.
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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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