Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) vs. SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM)
Score 8.2 out of 10
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Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) is a free, open-source database monitoring and management solution. It helps enterprises reduce complexity and simplify management, while optimizing performance and improving the security of business-critical database environments - on-premises or in the cloud. It provides thorough time-based analysis for MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MongoDB servers to ensure that data works as efficiently as possible. PMM allows users to identify the issues that…N/A
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
Score 8.2 out of 10
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SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) delivers application and server monitoring capabilities. SAM allows for self-service for easy setup, 1200+ monitoring templates, and customization options, as well as integrate with other SolarWinds products.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsFree and open-sourceSAM pricing starts at $2,995.
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Community Pulse
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Features
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Application Performance Management
Comparison of Application Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM)
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Ratings
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.7
276 Ratings
13% above category average
Application monitoring00 Ratings9.0266 Ratings
Database monitoring00 Ratings8.5230 Ratings
Threshold alerts00 Ratings9.0271 Ratings
Predictive capabilities00 Ratings8.3215 Ratings
Application performance management console00 Ratings8.2239 Ratings
Collaboration tools00 Ratings7.8148 Ratings
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications00 Ratings8.0256 Ratings
Application dependency mapping and thresholding00 Ratings8.7216 Ratings
Virtualization monitoring00 Ratings9.1234 Ratings
Server availability and performance monitoring00 Ratings9.8269 Ratings
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting00 Ratings9.1250 Ratings
IT Asset Discovery00 Ratings9.0199 Ratings
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User Ratings
Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM)SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(7 ratings)
8.9
(278 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(10 ratings)
Usability
7.3
(4 ratings)
8.6
(29 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(3 ratings)
9.0
(21 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
4.5
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
4.5
(3 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
4.5
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(3 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
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4.5
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
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(0 ratings)
4.5
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM)SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
Likelihood to Recommend
Percona
I suggest you try [Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM)] at least once. Afterward, it
will make you feel relaxed. It really works and gives you more than your
expectations. It is equipped with multiple latest and advanced tools that will
fully satisfy you. So obviously there will be no need to concern other devices. It is
an excellent data management solution and also it is the best monitoring device than
any other.
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SolarWinds
For monitoring applications that run on Windows hosts on VMware or HyperV virtualization, SolarWindows offers a nice, vertical view of both the loads and the resources. In such an environment, this makes life really good! But if you have something else -- for example, Linux hosts -- you're on your own to some extent. That is, the things it does well, it does very well -- but everything else is much less polished.
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Pros
Percona
  • Measure the time and performance of queries made in a database
  • Integration with tools like Prometheus with the aim of storing information based on time
  • Monitor our databases in the cloud, as well as optimize the performance of the database, improving the usability of customer applications
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SolarWinds
  • Monitor Azure Cloud Severs- We use SolarWinds SAM to monitor Active Directory and DNS on Several DCs published on Azure Cloud.
  • Monitor Hyper V and VMware - SolarWinds SAM monitors applications on both Hyper V and VMware, while also monitoring the physical host machines.
  • It also helps us monitor Warranty expiration for physical servers.
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Cons
Percona
  • Sometimes it creates problems while serving a huge number of servers but I am sure its efficient team will overcome this problem soon and with its rapid advancements there will surely be more latest and advanced alerting options.
  • Truly speaking this is a great invention with very few shortcomings. I never face any dependency issues.
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SolarWinds
  • Provides basic monitoring/visibility. Visibility into detailed/fine-grained issues best suited for more specialized/expensive solutions.
  • Licensing per monitored application rapidly uses up purchased license count.
  • More out-of-the-box templates or easier setup of monitoring less-common applications would make the solution more appealing given the target audience of the product.
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Likelihood to Renew
Percona
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SolarWinds
We are heavily invested in Solarwinds products for a reason. They are generally easy to setup and run with, requiring only some interfacing with support or help articles on rare occasions. They do what we bought them to do and we can't ask for more.
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Usability
Percona
I am using PMM for a long time now and the Dashboard provides a great overview for general server health and law. You get to watch if there are many queries when you get a problem. Time-based analysis for MySQL and MongoDB servers to confirm that your data works as efficiently as possible. We could improve database performance significantly.
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SolarWinds
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor is quite easy to use and super versatile. It allows you to do just about anything you can through premade templates or through scripting. You can use an agent on the servers if you want to, or you can monitor through WMI or SNMP credentials. You can customize thresholds for alerting quickly, and you can configure alerts to be as complex or as simple as you want.
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Reliability and Availability
Percona
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SolarWinds
The tool works and monitors items 24x7, it only requires maintenance a little more frequently due to security fixes in the Windows operating system.
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Performance
Percona
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SolarWinds
The graphical interface and the performance of the database leave a little to be desired, they could be better explored.Some functionality and screens do not work well depending on the browser used. The integrations never had any problems or caused crashes in other systems.
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Support Rating
Percona
Percona has a history of being good at providing really informative materials in form of blog post, documentation, webinars or conference presentations. T is also true to the Percona Monitoring and Management, you can find excellent source of information on their site or on the forum. Support tickets are also handled well.
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SolarWinds
I think there was only a couple times I had to open a support case for SAM and one time they got multiple engineers on the phone to get a better idea what I was trying to monitor and was able to point me in the best direction to monitor that system.
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Online Training
Percona
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SolarWinds
It was sufficient to read their documentation and watch videos.
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Implementation Rating
Percona
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SolarWinds
Make sure SNMP and WMI are configured ahead of time
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Alternatives Considered
Percona
Vividcortex is nice but is costly.
Datadog loses for me on the UI front and, of course, it will be a charged product.
Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) has been best blend of technologies and is supported by the Percona community very well.
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SolarWinds
It has been a while since we first purchased SolarWinds, but I looked over several other products that I can't remember now. Many other products tried to scan the network to find computers but given that our computers are located in various places across campus with other computers in our buildings that are not ours that type of network scanning was not what we needed. Other services have extra services that we had no need of and I liked the ability to add custom fields in SolarWinds so we can track the information on each computer that we need to know.
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Scalability
Percona
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SolarWinds
It is hard to find the recommended SQL setup and convince others that is the way you should configure the server when you set it up
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Return on Investment
Percona
  • This is a matchless tool for keeping us alert with all amazing monitoring capabilities. Almost all of its features and functionalities help us in achieving our goals by enhancing success rates.
  • Customer support is responsible.
  • Its performance is mind-blowing.
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SolarWinds
  • Less time spent investigating causes of issues. We are alerted straight away and can find the root cause of the issue in less time.
  • We have been able to ditch all our previous individual monitoring solutions, none of which integrated with each other for a single solution which fully integrates with each of the different modules to provide a single portal for monitoring and alerting.
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ScreenShots

Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) Screenshots

Screenshot of PMM Home DashboardScreenshot of PMM Query AnalyticsScreenshot of PMM PostgreSQLScreenshot of PMM MySQL Amazon Aurora Details

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Screenshots

Screenshot of Multi-vendor application performance monitoringScreenshot of Multi-vendor server monitoringScreenshot of Application dependency mapping with AppStack™ dashboardScreenshot of Microsoft Exchange performance monitoring with AppInsight™ templateScreenshot of Microsoft IIS performance monitoring with AppInsight™ templateScreenshot of Server hardware health monitoring