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ScienceLogic SL1

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Score 8.6 out of 100

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

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Attribute Ratings

  • ScienceLogic SL1 is rated higher in 5 areas: Implementation Rating, Configurability, Ease of integration, Vendor post-sale, Vendor pre-sale
  • SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer is rated higher in 7 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Availability, Performance, Support Rating, Product Scalability

Likelihood to Recommend

8.4

ScienceLogic SL1

84%
178 Ratings
9.4

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

94%
113 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.5

ScienceLogic SL1

85%
15 Ratings
8.6

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

86%
4 Ratings

Usability

8.8

ScienceLogic SL1

88%
10 Ratings
9.1

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

91%
6 Ratings

Availability

8.5

ScienceLogic SL1

85%
11 Ratings
9.1

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

91%
1 Rating

Performance

8.2

ScienceLogic SL1

82%
11 Ratings
9.1

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

91%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.6

ScienceLogic SL1

86%
18 Ratings
9.3

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

93%
6 Ratings

In-Person Training

9.0

ScienceLogic SL1

90%
2 Ratings

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

7.7

ScienceLogic SL1

77%
2 Ratings

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.0

ScienceLogic SL1

80%
52 Ratings
7.3

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

73%
2 Ratings

Configurability

8.0

ScienceLogic SL1

80%
5 Ratings
7.3

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

73%
1 Rating

Ease of integration

8.4

ScienceLogic SL1

84%
14 Ratings
8.2

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

82%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

8.0

ScienceLogic SL1

80%
1 Rating
8.2

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

82%
1 Rating

Vendor post-sale

10.0

ScienceLogic SL1

100%
2 Ratings
9.1

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

91%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

10.0

ScienceLogic SL1

100%
2 Ratings
9.1

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

91%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

ScienceLogic

ScienceLogic SL1 is a very logical and powerful ideal software for monitoring every kind of technology in my organization, like servers, CPU, network, email, and many more. Their support team is very unparalleled and very proactive 24/7. While using this tool, any glitch in the network becomes easy to detect and can be detected and stopped. It's the best monitoring tool and is very recommended.
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SolarWinds

This is an easy 10 because I actually have recommended this product to multiple clients and colleagues! Any shop that writes its own SQL queries will benefit from the insight provided by SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer, so they know which of their queries is causing a bottleneck. Small shops or databases with only a few tables likely will see far fewer opportunities for optimization.
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Pros

ScienceLogic

  • Business Services are a welcome addition to the capabilities of the SL1 platform
  • Collections capabilities. Being able to ingest multiple forms of data streams to provide a more holistic view of an environment
  • Giving the clients the freedom to apply specific monitoring that is tailored to their environments
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SolarWinds

  • Maintains historical SQL execution data, enabling forensic analysis
  • Has the ability to slice and dice the data so that you can drill down to the execution of a single SQL statement being executed by a stored procedure
  • Alerts to when the consumption pattern changes
  • Shows historical average run times against the current, illustrating problems when they arise
  • Provides tuning advice based on best practices
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Cons

ScienceLogic

  • Dashboards have limitations in a couple of large enterprise use cases. New UI appears to be addressing these as it matures and resembles techniques seen in other enterprise tools
  • Percentiles and baseline / deviation calculations on standard metrics are not what we've seen in the past from enterprise tools. However, more complex anomaly detection is now available as an advanced function
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SolarWinds

  • Alerts seem to be lacking in DPA compared to competitor's tools. They can be setup but are not quite as easy or as helpful as some other tools I have used.
  • Grooming/pruning the repository database isn't very easy. We don't manage a lot of instances but our repo DB has grown pretty significantly.
  • At times when I am drilled-down to a chart, it can be difficult to navigate around from that point to another time range/query/metric.
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Pricing Details

ScienceLogic SL1

Starting Price

$7.5 per month per node

Editions & Modules

ScienceLogic SL1 editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Required

    Additional Details

    ScienceLogic SL1 offers four tiers: SL1 Advanced – Application Health, Automated Troubleshooting and Remediation Workflows SL1 Base – Infrastructure Monitoring, Topology & Event Correlation SL1 Premium – AI/ML-driven Analytics, Low-Code Automated Workflow Authoring SL1 Standard – Infrastructure Monitoring – with Agents, Business Services, Incident Automation, CMDB Synchronization, Behavioral Correlation To get pricing for each tier, please contact the vendor.

    Pricing Info

    SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      Likelihood to Renew

      ScienceLogic

      We migrated away from our 20-year-old homegrown solution and have no back-tracking capability. ScienceLogic is demonstrating new capabilities that we would not have been able to do on our own using our legacy system.
      We understand the capabilities of competitors based on our bake-off selection where ScienceLogic won on capabilities and future near-term potential (expandability, platform growth). We know that those competitors are not really close to where we have been able to push ScienceLogic (as a partner).
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      SolarWinds

      We have relied on this product for a very long time and it continues to exceed expectations. The product is a vital part of our organization at this point, it would not be very ideal for us to abandon it. We use it almost every day and depend on its alerts for critical parts of our business
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      Usability

      ScienceLogic

      Product is capable of monitoring different
      technologies like OS, MS Infra apps, cloud services, Databases, network etc...
      this can be a single solution for most of the technologies end to end monitoring

      It is more flexible for customization and
      support is good
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      SolarWinds

      I don't want to think about managing clusters of SQL servers in the future without this tool. We have demoed other tools and SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer is the gold standard for usability and insight into what your servers are doing. The UI is a bit dated, but everything is laid out in a logical manner and drilling down into queries or timeslices is extremely intuitive.
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      Reliability and Availability

      ScienceLogic

      Science Logic SL1 provides the option of Distributed deployment where multiple instances of each appliance can be deployed to manage the load and availability. SL1 provides a High Availability feature for Database Servers and Data Collection. If one of the Data Collectors in the collector group fails, it will automatically redistribute the devices from the failed Data Collector among the other Data Collectors in the Collector Group. The high availability feature for the Database server ensures that SL1 performs failover automatically to another server without causing the outage to the application.
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      SolarWinds

      No answers on this topic

      Performance

      ScienceLogic

      The performance is entirely dependent on the complexity of the environment/network being used to host the platform. Outside of those factors, the platform runs very efficiently and quickly out of the box. We have integrations with other platforms and neither seem to take a hit from our moderate API usage. Any issues with performance would be experienced by choices made in infrastructure or complexity of things built by the customer to display in the GUI (overly complicated and cluttered dashboards for example)
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      SolarWinds

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      ScienceLogic

      So far, it's good as part of my overall experience, except for a couple of use cases. The support team is well knowledgeable, has technical sound, and is efficient. When support escalates to engineering, the issue gets stuck and takes months to resolve.
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      SolarWinds

      I have had to use their support on a few occasions, for reasons that I am not clear about until recently I have always had problems upgrading the software (although the last 2 updates have gone without issue which I am very pleased to say). On those unfortunate occasions, the support has been brilliant with either excellently documented guides on how to resolve the issue by myself or have been hands-on with calls and screen sharing to remotely fix the issue. Every time the problem was sorted and more importantly, nothing was lost (apart from a bit of time). And as I stated above whatever the problem was that was causing my upgrade issues appears to have been resolved in the last 2 updates.
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      In-Person Training

      ScienceLogic

      On our side (students), we had a number of teams who were provided the deep developer training.
      Of those students, the customized training provided a complete, 5 day training which enabled the deployed platform team to successfully deploy and mitigate user-experience issues for the vast majority of our end-users, including some of the teams who attended the developer training.

      The knowledge kept pace with the class and sped up / slowed down (within the time constraints) as needed throughout the course.

      This was developer to developer training and for those students who were developers the training worked well. For those who were just coders it probably worked less well as some of the topics still do not apply (a function of our course outline specification based on our knowing nothing).

      Due to problems in sequencing we did the developer course BEFORE the admin course and realized that our requested ORDER was wrong.

      The onsite admin course was much better received and led to deeper understanding of the developer course held a few weeks prior.
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      SolarWinds

      No answers on this topic

      Online Training

      ScienceLogic

      Only cover the basic, the most powerfull part of the tool was not covered.
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      SolarWinds

      No answers on this topic

      Implementation Rating

      ScienceLogic

      As far as Implementation is concerned, i think I never ran into any major trouble (whatever it is, it's just local infrastructure specific). Once all your NW ports and connectivity is in place, it won't take much of your time to install the product. configurations are also easy to complete. VM configuration takes no time, except the environmental configuration which is company specific. Onboarding is easy via SNMP based monitoring.
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      SolarWinds

      Follow the guidelines for the capacity of the servers. We found that the DPA databases were getting rather large and also that there are ways to reduce their size built into some of the options.
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      Alternatives Considered

      ScienceLogic

      As I stated earlier, SL1 seems to be best used for Servers and Network Storage devices. It doesn't seem to be a direct replacement as SL1 doesn't have a configuration management piece, visual maps are very crude and not user-friendly, and the building of the maps is not intuitive, nor has the functionality of Solarwinds Topology Mapper.
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      SolarWinds

      At the time, we found SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer to be easier to setup and to have a richer feature set than Redgate SQL Monitor, plus, from what I remember, the DPA pricing worked better for us over the course of a year. We're very happy with all the features DPA has to offer.
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      Scalability

      ScienceLogic

      Our deployment model is vastly different from product expectations. Our global / internal monitoring foot print is 8 production stacks in dual data centers with 50% collection capacity allocated to each data center with minimal numbers of collection groups. General Collection is our default collection group. Special Collection is for monitoring our ASA and other hardware that cannot be polled by a large number of IP addresses, so this collection group is usually 2 collectors). Because most of our stacks are in different physical data centers, we cannot use the provided HA solution. We have to use the DR solution (DRBD + CNAMEs). We routinely test power in our data centers (yearly). Because we have to use DR, we have a hand-touch to flip nodes and change the DNS CNAME half of the times when there is an outage (by design). When the outage is planned, we do this ahead of the outage so that we don't care that the Secondary has dropped away from the Primary. Hopefully, we'll be able to find a way to meet our constraints and improve our resiliency and reduce our hand-touch in future releases. For now, this works for us and our complexity. (I hear that the HA option is sweet. I just can't consume that.)
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      SolarWinds

      No answers on this topic

      Return on Investment

      ScienceLogic

      • we are still in the process of implementation
      • after all of our production devices are onboarded to SL1, we will be able to bring network monitoring in-house instead of it being outsourced as it is now
      • I am Engineer/SL1 user only, therefore I cannot comment on ROI or similar numbers
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      SolarWinds

      • It has allowed us to progress as an organization with much less reliance on a direct DBA than would traditionally be required
      • Allowed us to be much more proactive in our performance monitoring and responding to issues that would affect users.
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