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Pros
"The solution offers very detailed metrics for their services.""Most of it's around optimizing utilization, their cloud utilization. They're making sure that they're getting the most out of their in-cloud environments and their instances. Making sure that there's no strange behavior in the environment.""The solution gives us very good real-time data."

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"The features that I have found most valuable are its graphs - if I need any statistics, in Kubernetes or Kong level or VPN level, I can quickly get the reports.""The most valuable feature is the multi-cloud integration, where there is support for both GCP and AWS.""Provides visibility into the performance uptime."

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Cons
"Right now, in relation to monitoring services, there are too many services and too many metrics per service.""Better reporting is always something needed. That could be an answer to just about anything. But you always want better reporting, better dashboards, things that are just more dynamic and more accessible.""The drill-down aspect on the dashboard of the solution needs improvement. We get a very good high-level overview, but when we drill down, it becomes a little less clear. We have given this feedback to AWS as well and hope they will improve this in the future."

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"If I want to track any round-trip or breakdowns of my response times, I'm not able to get it. My request goes through various levels of the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and comes back to my client machine. Suppose that my request has taken 10 seconds overall, so if I want to break it down, to see where the delay is happening within my architecture, I am not able to find that out using Stackdriver.""It is difficult to estimate in advance how much something is going to cost.""Lacking sufficient operations documentation."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"We have monthly licensing costs. The licenses are probably in the vicinity of about $300 - $350/month."

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"The cost of using Stackdriver depends on usage."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Most of it's around optimizing utilization, their cloud utilization. They're making sure that they're getting the most out of their in-cloud environments and their instances. Making sure that there's… more »
Top Answer: The solution is a bit pricey. The solution requires you to pay for technical support, which is tiered, and certain options are quite expensive.
Top Answer: I think the machine learning aspect of it probably does help because machine learning is not really machine learning. That needs some help. Better reporting is always something needed. That could be… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the multi-cloud integration, where there is support for both GCP and AWS.
Top Answer: The cost of using Stackdriver depends on usage.
Top Answer: The APM functionality needs to be improved. It is difficult to estimate in advance how much something is going to cost. Often, you don't know how much it costs until you are finished.
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Overview

Amazon CloudWatch is a monitoring service for AWS cloud resources and the applications you run on AWS. You can use Amazon CloudWatch to collect and track metrics, collect and monitor log files, set alarms, and automatically react to changes in your AWS resources. Amazon CloudWatch can monitor AWS resources such as Amazon EC2 instances, Amazon DynamoDB tables, and Amazon RDS DB instances, as well as custom metrics generated by your applications and services, and any log files your applications generate. You can use Amazon CloudWatch to gain system-wide visibility into resource utilization, application performance, and operational health. You can use these insights to react and keep your application running smoothly.

Google Stackdriver provides powerful monitoring, logging, and diagnostics. It equips you with insight into the health, performance, and availability of cloud-powered applications, enabling you to find and fix issues faster. It is natively integrated with Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, and popular open source packages. Stackdriver provides a wide variety of metrics, dashboards, alerting, log management, reporting, and tracing capabilities.

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AirAsia, Airbnb, Aircel, APUS, Avazu, Casa & Video, Futbol Club Barcelona (FCBarcelona), National Taiwan University, redBusUber, Batterii, Q42, Dovetail Games
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Computer Software Company28%
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Media Company11%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon CloudWatch vs. Google Stackdriver and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
455,962 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Amazon CloudWatch is ranked 14th in Cloud Monitoring Software with 3 reviews while Google Stackdriver is ranked 11th in Cloud Monitoring Software with 3 reviews. Amazon CloudWatch is rated 8.0, while Google Stackdriver is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Amazon CloudWatch writes "Having one platform, as opposed to having to use a lot of different platforms makes a huge difference". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Google Stackdriver writes "Provides visibility into the performance uptime and the overall health of our cloud applications". Amazon CloudWatch is most compared with Datadog, Zabbix, SolarWinds NPM, VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront and Azure Cost Management, whereas Google Stackdriver is most compared with Datadog, ELK Logstash, Splunk, Dynatrace and AppDynamics. See our Amazon CloudWatch vs. Google Stackdriver report.

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