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Score 7.8 out of 100

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Score 8.5 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Nagios XI is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Prometheus is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Nagios XI

80%
3 Ratings
8.2

Prometheus

82%
38 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Nagios XI

90%
3 Ratings
5.0

Prometheus

50%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Nagios Enterprises

Nagios is best suited in an large organization where it is production 24/7, but in SME (small/medium enterprise) you have to pay a lot to the administrator. Instead use some graphical and easy to use tool like IDERA.
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Open Source

Prometheus is a monitoring engine that is ideal for improving the performance of servers, equipment or applications since it allows real-time metrics to be obtained from the data. It has its own programming language and is open source, this allows the creation of alerts that are key for diagnosing errors. In addition, when combining this solution with Grafana, incredible results are obtained since one focuses on metrics and the other on visualization, and the union of both provides high-level metrics that are easy to visualize. Prometheus is a convenient and essential tool for monitoring, tracing and troubleshooting system health and catching bottlenecks before they become critical.
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Pros

Nagios Enterprises

  • 3rd party integrations via open API.
  • Extremely flexible and configurable long term storage of the very detailed performance information (years of per 1-5 min perf data numbers).
  • Small Nagios XI footprint (very efficient MySQL DB and flat files for perf data), making it powerful tool for thousands of checks and hundreds of reports.
  • Responsive support, willing to provide resolution outside the box and by various means possible.
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Open Source

  • The response capacity of this program is incredible, and the preparation and organization of my data are reflected in my work and the good results.
  • Prometheus has been in charge of giving more professional support to our operation and, of course, to the response to all our external commercial relationships.
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Cons

Nagios Enterprises

  • The mobile interface is newly developed and needs more development. It should provide more options for the audit log and add more detail for the configuration rollback options.
  • The scheduled report should be included in standard edition.
  • Master Node is configurable on LINUX platform only. We had to hire a Linux administrator
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Open Source

  • As I said earlier I have not encountered any major drawback just minor challenges like new users may find Prometheus a bit overwhelming with its different modules can bring confusion.
  • Also they can face issues with PromQL can be somehow complex while building an advanced dashboard.
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Pricing Details

Nagios XI

Starting Price

$1,995 Per Instance

Editions & Modules

Nagios XI editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Standard$19951
Enterprise$34952

Footnotes

  1. Per Instance
  2. Per Instance

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Prometheus

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Prometheus 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

    Support Rating

    Nagios Enterprises

    Only because I never give out 10s. Nagios support goes above and beyond in helping with issues, workarounds, specific cases and requirements. Tracks customer implementation and history of the most important issues. Can’t complain (except that the team is small and quite probably overworked). Time to resolution could be much improved if only there were more folks to help around.
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    Open Source

    Never had to reach out to them.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Nagios Enterprises

    Cost efficiency is the main reason which we opted [for] Nagios as we were previously using IDERA tool with comprehensive database monitoring solutions, but the slow performance we are getting while monitoring the instance of the database.
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    Open Source

    Highly customized pricing plans to choose from. Lower pricing for the same features compared to competitors. Easy to reach the support team, which provided detailed documentation and helped set up the Prometheus. Monitoring metrics gets very easy after the integration with Grafana. It also has a sophisticated alert setting mechanism to ensure we don't miss anything critical.
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    Return on Investment

    Nagios Enterprises

    • Reduction of at least 10% of false alarms.
    • Increased network traffic by 5%.
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    Open Source

    • The investment was already recovered commercially speaking in 4 months.
    • We have had good acceptance and the lost times have decreased daily.
    • It has facilitated the movement of appointments, especially to marketing outside the department, due to the possibility of those in charge of monitoring the PCs in real-time outside the office.
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