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ScienceLogic SL1

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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ScienceLogic SL1

I have been working with monitoring solutions for 20 years and ScienceLogic is, in my opinion, the best tool. It covers all the functionality you would expect in a monitoring and performance managing tool and does it as well as any other tool and in many cases better than competitive products. On top of that functionality, SL offers a highly configurable automation platform whereby events trigger code snippets to do specified actions.When applied with the 'correct philosophy' it can deliver a great reduction in effort and efficiency in supporting an IT environment. The SL marketing material makes some bold claims about the efficiency and reduction in MTTR that can be achieved. I agree that these efficiencies can be achieved in the real world when applied looking at the whole IT Support processes.
Andy Roughton | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Pingdom

If you are looking to take your page speed optimization to the next level, Pingdom is a great tool. It is very valuable at helping to identify issues, benchmark your pefromance and check to see the results of your optimization efforts. If you aren't using other uptime alert and server monitoring tools, those features will be very beneficial
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

ScienceLogic SL1

  • Automation engine - easy to take scripted action on specific device events.
  • Automation action open source - the platform allows you to custom build snippet actions with Python to remediate any unhealthy event detected on devices.
  • Manager of managers - the platform has several ways of receiving inbound alerts and alarms not only from directly monitored devices but from 3rd-party solutions in the form of traps, emails and REST API connections.
Rob Duram | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Pingdom

  • Monitoring as many websites as we can throw at it.
  • Customer Service has been extremely great with quick responses and resolution.
  • The ability to integrate with our chat client or via web hook with allows for maximum visibility amongst team members.
John Birks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ScienceLogic SL1

  • Ability to utilize Downstream Suppression within different organizations. Monitoring multiple organizations requires an all or none with downstream suppression.
  • Access and hooks to the product can be cumbersome and almost too granular.
  • No configuration management or Netflow data. These additions could be game-changers for the product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Pingdom

  • An easy way to update a mass group of alerts instead of one-by-one edits
  • Our less IT-oriented teams sometimes have a hard time understanding what the alerts mean, but that is a user education issue we should probably address ourselves to better explain purposes of alerts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ScienceLogic SL1

ScienceLogic SL1 8.7
Based on 9 answers
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).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Pingdom

SolarWinds Pingdom 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Recently added features have made Pingdom less intuitive for our requirements. While Pingdom has a broad offering and remains a good value, it is becoming more than we need. Our customer base is becoming more and more global and Pingdom still lacks Asia-Pacific monitoring, which we will need within a year.
Ted White | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ScienceLogic SL1

ScienceLogic SL1 6.9
Based on 6 answers
The core functions are there.
The complexity is due to the complexity of the space.
The score is based on comfort (I no longer notice the legacy UI) and the promise that I see in the 8.12 Unified UI (a vast improvement).
It is also based on the fact that with 8.12, you can now do everything in the new UI but you still have the legacy UI as a fallback (which should now be unnecessary for new installations)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Pingdom

SolarWinds Pingdom 9.7
Based on 6 answers
Usability is good. Portability is also good. I am able to place this on various VMs in the DC and use that to help determine what areas to concentrate on. It also helps to find issues prior to a window that I can identify as not being part of the work to be performed and that the customer needs to address.
Jason Bouchard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

ScienceLogic SL1

ScienceLogic SL1 7.7
Based on 11 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Pingdom

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Performance

ScienceLogic SL1

ScienceLogic SL1 7.3
Based on 11 answers
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)
Matthew Carter | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Pingdom

SolarWinds Pingdom 6.0
Based on 2 answers
Interface is unnecessarily complicated and frequently responds slowly.
Ted White | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ScienceLogic SL1

ScienceLogic SL1 6.0
Based on 14 answers
In some cases and depending on the support representative support is good, but in general, it requires customer management of the case vs. vendor management of the cases....like pulling teeth... time-consuming, etc, etc. Also want to comment that this applies to the Technical Support Group and the PSO Group at ScienceLogic. Support appears to be degrading over the past few years vs getting better and I suspect this is a result of structural changes in support group e.g. off-shoring/subcontract support. The roll-out of a new case management system and self-support tool made obtaining support much more difficult.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Pingdom

SolarWinds Pingdom 8.6
Based on 17 answers
Have always had very fast, smart, and professional help from the support teams. They have always quickly resolved my issues and helped me get the right sized package of services to meet our current business needs. Overall the support has been some of the best I get from SaaS software.
Patrick Flanagan | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

ScienceLogic SL1

ScienceLogic SL1 8.2
Based on 2 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Pingdom

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Online Training

ScienceLogic SL1

ScienceLogic SL1 7.3
Based on 2 answers
Only cover the basic, the most powerfull part of the tool was not covered.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Pingdom

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Implementation Rating

ScienceLogic SL1

ScienceLogic SL1 7.8
Based on 15 answers
if we were to redo it, we would definitely engage a 3rd party company specialized in the implementataion and integration of ScienceLogic SL1. We took the out of the box product and tried to implemented to our envrionment. We struggled to integrated with our environment and our tools, as well as some limitation of ScienceLogic SL1 with some of our tools and ticketing system
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Pingdom

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Alternatives Considered

ScienceLogic SL1

BMC TrueSight Operation Management, Infrastructure Management, Discovery, and CMDB can be all replaced by SL1. This is pretty impressive. However, the BMC product, while more complicated to install and manage, has some advantages. There are capability management and application visibility that can give you a very detailed view of what is happening in your applications. Entuity can be replaced as well. But Entuity is excellent when it comes to discovering the netowrk connections. Compared to it, SL1 excels when it comes to monitoring of the non-network infrastructure and event management. And there is the price point.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Pingdom

The detailed reporting and website uptime monitoring is something other tools don't provide. You don't want to get a call from a client or customer that your site is down, or lose sales if it brings in sales to you.You get recommendations on how to enhance the page performance, breakdown of content type for the page, requests by domain, file requests, everything
Sanjit Mandal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ScienceLogic SL1

ScienceLogic SL1 7.3
Based on 1 answer
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.)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Pingdom

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Return on Investment

ScienceLogic SL1

  • This product made it possible to monitor things we couldn't before and allows us to paint a clearer picture of branch health to management than we've ever had before.
  • Scienelogic is well suited to root cause analysis as well. If we find the underlying issue and fix it, we improve uptime, overall reliability, and customer/employee satisfaction.
Britton Starr | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Pingdom

  • Excellent site monitoring allowing us to take necessary steps instantly to address outage or downtimes, thus keeping steady up time for our website customers
  • Detailed enough to get reasons of outages, which then lets us liaise with 3rd parties if necessary and to even get compensations in the event of missing SLAs
  • Negative: we still need to rely on our technical team to understand the reports from Pingdom
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

ScienceLogic SL1

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

ScienceLogic SL1 Editions & Modules

Edition
SL1 Premium – AI/ML-driven Analytics, Low-Code Automated Workflow Authoring$0
SL1 Base – Infrastructure Monitoring, Topology & Event Correlation$0
SL1 Advanced – Application Health, Automated Troubleshooting and Remediation Workflows$0
SL1 Standard – Infrastructure Monitoring – with Agents, Business Services, Incident Automation, CMDB Synchronization, Behavioral Correlation$0
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    SolarWinds Pingdom

    General

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

    SolarWinds Pingdom Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Synthetic Monitoring$101
    Real User Monitoring$101
    EnterpriseCustom Pricing
    1. per month
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