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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Application Performance Management

    Nagios XI

    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

    • SolarWinds AppOptics is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Nagios XI and SolarWinds AppOptics are tied in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    Nagios XI

    80%
    3 Ratings
    8.6

    SolarWinds AppOptics

    86%
    29 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Nagios XI

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    SolarWinds AppOptics

    73%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    Nagios XI

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5

    SolarWinds AppOptics

    95%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.0

    Nagios XI

    90%
    3 Ratings
    9.0

    SolarWinds AppOptics

    90%
    1 Rating

    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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    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

    • 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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    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

    • 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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    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 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

    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

      No answers on this topic

      SolarWinds

      Prior comparisons, fast metrics and decent reporting
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      Usability

      Nagios Enterprises

      No answers on this topic

      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

      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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      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

      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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      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

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