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Score 7.9 out of 100

SolarWinds AppOptics

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Score 7.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Nagios Core

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.
Shawn Brito | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds AppOptics

With the current set of features, AppOptics is a great option for startups that do not depend on downstream external services for their product. I have already recommended it to some friends working at other startups. I am rating it 8/10 instead of 10/10 because its monitoring of downstream services is inadequate. In our company, we have a monolithic application. So, we don't have an opinion on how it would operate in a service-oriented architecture.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

Nagios Core
SolarWinds AppOptics
7.3
Application monitoring
Nagios Core
SolarWinds AppOptics
8.1
Database monitoring
Nagios Core
SolarWinds AppOptics
7.4
Threshold alerts
Nagios Core
SolarWinds AppOptics
7.4
Predictive capabilities
Nagios Core
SolarWinds AppOptics
5.9
Application performance management console
Nagios Core
SolarWinds AppOptics
7.5
Collaboration tools
Nagios Core
SolarWinds AppOptics
7.0
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
Nagios Core
SolarWinds AppOptics
7.2
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
Nagios Core
SolarWinds AppOptics
7.2
Virtualization monitoring
Nagios Core
SolarWinds AppOptics
7.6
Server availability and performance monitoring
Nagios Core
SolarWinds AppOptics
8.1
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
Nagios Core
SolarWinds AppOptics
7.2
IT Asset Discovery
Nagios Core
SolarWinds AppOptics
7.0

Pros

Nagios Core

  • 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.
Eric Krueger | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds AppOptics

  • Easy to integrate with an application stack. Supports many. In my case, I just need the AppOptics client and client key to start integration with my application stack.
  • Provide real-time metrics like DB connection, query analysis, latency in API calls and other connections, response codes for various API's, etc.
  • We can also set thresholds based on use-cases and set up the alerts and publish one across various suitable channels.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Nagios Core

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds AppOptics

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Nagios Core

Nagios Core 9.9
Based on 3 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds AppOptics

SolarWinds AppOptics 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Prior comparisons, fast metrics and decent reporting
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Nagios Core

Nagios Core 4.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds AppOptics

SolarWinds AppOptics 7.3
Based on 1 answer
AppOptics has performed well for all of the major functions we have needed it for. Especially when it comes to tracking down response time issues and researching app performance for different pages and different times of day we have been able to do everything we need to. We know there are some more advanced features that could help us in more niche areas, but haven't had the time to delve deeper into using or setting them up.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Nagios Core

Nagios Core 8.0
Based on 9 answers
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.
Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds AppOptics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Nagios Core

I have been using Nagios for 10+ years, so I am very familiar with it. The learning curve with SolarWinds was more difficult for me to pick up than Nagios and it wasn't as easy (at first) to duplicate, edit, etc. in SolarWinds. I genuinely think Nagios is a great product for many reasons, one of which is the unbeatable price.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds AppOptics

SolarWinds AppOptics serves a specific use case for us--diving down on the application layer to identify root causes of latency. It does not offer the same use case as SignalFx, which offers metrics for the overall service and integration for custom metrics. AppOptics also does not keep logs of your service or enable searches on them like Kibana. It serves a different use case than the products listed above.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Nagios Core

  • Much better network device performance metrics allowing to troubleshoot and do before/after changes comparisons
  • Has helped us to integrate with our Service Management tool (through other 3rd party tools)
  • Important part of our overall network health dashboard providing granular details at the device level (not end-to-end performance)
  • Cost is very convenient
Manuel Ayala | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds AppOptics

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Nagios Core

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

SolarWinds AppOptics

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Nagios Core
8.6
SolarWinds AppOptics
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Nagios Core
9.9
SolarWinds AppOptics
7.3

Usability

Nagios Core
4.0
SolarWinds AppOptics
7.3

Support Rating

Nagios Core
8.0
SolarWinds AppOptics

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