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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 7.8 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

SQL Server BI Manager

BIDS works well if you're committed to using all MS products. It does take some serious consideration if you know you will end up working outside of that, such as working with AWS products.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

SQL Performance Monitoring

Nagios Core
SQL Server BI Manager
7.1
Performance dashboard
Nagios Core
SQL Server BI Manager
9.6
Intelligent alerting
Nagios Core
SQL Server BI Manager
8.0
Top SQL
Nagios Core
SQL Server BI Manager
5.7
Historical trend data
Nagios Core
SQL Server BI Manager
5.2
Virtualization support
Nagios Core
SQL Server BI Manager
6.8

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

SQL Server BI Manager

  • Great monitoring capabilities for SSAS, SSRS, and SSIS.
  • Tuning features for SSAS cubes.
  • Configurable alerts.
Gedson Silva | 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

SQL Server BI Manager

  • Drill down can kind of be cumbersome
  • Deep knowledge is needed to understand metrics
  • Some light training is needed to take advantage of all features
Samir Patel, PMP | 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

SQL Server BI Manager

No score
No answers yet
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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

SQL Server BI Manager

No score
No answers yet
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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

SQL Server BI Manager

No score
No answers yet
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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

SQL Server BI Manager

SQL servers are much easier to set up than the others but they lack the customization and integration with other popular DB.
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

SQL Server BI Manager

  • We've prevented several SSAS outages because of SQL Server Business Intelligence Manager's timely alerts.
  • We've greatly reduced cubes calculation times with SQL Server Business Intelligence Manager's tuning features.
Gedson Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Nagios Core

General

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

SQL Server BI Manager

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Nagios Core
8.6
SQL Server BI Manager
7.2

Likelihood to Renew

Nagios Core
9.9
SQL Server BI Manager

Usability

Nagios Core
4.0
SQL Server BI Manager

Support Rating

Nagios Core
8.0
SQL Server BI Manager

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