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"Being able to build and modify dashboards on the fly with Activeboards streamlines my analyst time because my analysts aren't doing it across spreadsheets or five different tools to try to build a timeline out themselves. They can just ingest it all, build a timeline out across all the logging, and all the different information sources in one dashboard. So, it's a huge time saver. It also has the accuracy of being able to look at all those data sources in one view. The log analysis, which would take 40 hours, we can probably get through it in about five to eight hours using Devo.""The user interface is really modern. As an end-user, there are a lot of possibilities to tailor the platform to your needs, and that can be done without needing much support from Devo. It's really flexible and modular. The UI is very clean.""One of the biggest features of the UI is that you see the actual code of what you're doing in the graphical user interface, in a little window on the side. Whatever you're doing, you see the code, what's happening. And you can really quickly switch between using the GUI and using the code. That's really useful.""Even if it's a relatively technical tool or platform, it's very intuitive and graphical. It's very appealing in terms of the user interface. The UI has a graphically interface with the raw data in a table. The table can be as big as you want it, depending on your use case. You can easily get a report combining your data, along with calculations and graphical dashboards. You don't need a lot of training, because the UI is relatively very intuitive.""The ability to have high performance, high-speed search capability is incredibly important for us. When it comes to doing security analysis, you don't want to be doing is sitting around waiting to get data back while an attacker is sitting on a network, actively attacking it. You need to be able to answer questions quickly. If I see an indicator of attack, I need to be able to rapidly pivot and find data, then analyze it and find more data to answer more questions. You need to be able to do that quickly. If I'm sitting around just waiting to get my first response, then it ends up moving too slow to keep up with the attacker. Devo's speed and performance allows us to query in real-time and keep up with what is actually happening on the network, then respond effectively to events."

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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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"We are using it because we have a VMware product. It has its own built in dashboards for VMware products, and that's a good thing.""The trace log is the solution's most valuable feature. It's very helpful in troubleshooting problems.""We use the on-premises version of this solution for log analysis and to find details about certain issues.""The most valuable feature is server virtualization. It's been very useful.""What I like is that you can have different storage locations for different applications.""The root cause analysis feature is very valuable.""The virtualization solution supports data center virtualization, network and security.""Our current costs are too high, and this tool will help us to better optimize our infrastructure."

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"Their documentation could be better. They are growing quickly and need to have someone focused on tech writing to ensure that all the different updates, how to use them, and all the new features and functionality are properly documented.""The Activeboards feature is not as mature regarding the look and feel. Its functionality is mature, but the look and feel is not there. For example, if you have some data sets and are trying to get some graphics, you cannot change anything. There's just one format for the graphics. You cannot change the size of the font, the font itself, etc.""There's always room to reduce the learning curve over how to deal with events and machine data. They could make the machine data simpler.""There is room for improvement in the ability to parse different log types. The breadth of overall log parsers that exists right now is an area that they could improve. Natively, there's more that could be done by Devo then what it can and can't understand from a parsing perspective."

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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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"The solution is a very good tool, but it has a lot of limitations. One of the main issues is around how you define your retention policy, for instance, in Log Insight. It doesn't have it. You can't define a log retention policy. You also can't define the destination or location for your logs. All of the logs are in one index or one bucket.""They should improve their web interface to make it more user-friendly.""Documentation is lacking, including some guide as to how to use the expressions. It is not clear how to look for a log, for example. Some examples in the documentation might be helpful. I think that VMware had good documentation, but it's no longer hosted. The documentation is not as easy to understand as it was before.""The solution isn't user-friendly for admins.""I think that it should be able to integrate with other third-party backup and recovery solutions, more that it does now.""I don't use the solution on a day to day basis, so I'm not sure what specifically can be improved.""It's great for VMware, but it would be good if they had third-party logins.""The dashboard needs to be improved because this is what I need to monitor my infrastructure."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It's a per gigabyte cost for ingestion of data. For every gigabyte that you ingest, it's whatever you negotiated your price for. Compared to other contracts that we've had for cloud providers, it's significantly less.""I'm not involved in the financial aspect, but I think the licensing costs are similar to other solutions. If all the solutions have a similar cost, Devo provides more for the money.""We have an OEM agreement with Devo. It is very similar to the standard licensing agreement because we are charged in the same way as any other customer, e.g., we use the backroom.""We have seen ROI. We have seen cost savings in maintenance, upkeep, and support."

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"The cost of using Stackdriver depends on usage."

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"Pricing could always be lower. If it were free, I would be more satisfied.""The license cost for any other monitoring tool is too high compared to this product."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Even if it's a relatively technical tool or platform, it's very intuitive and graphical. It's very appealing in terms of… more »
Top Answer: We have an OEM agreement with Devo. It is very similar to the standard licensing agreement because we are charged in the… more »
Top Answer: There's always room to reduce the learning curve over how to deal with events and machine data. They could make the… 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… more »
Top Answer: The interface of the solution is good.
Top Answer: The setup costs can sometimes be a bit expensive but I think for the technology they are offering it's top of the mark… more »
Top Answer: The pricing of the solution could be improved. The vRealize content packs should be able to pass more information from… more »
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Overview

Devo unlocks the full value of machine data for the world’s most instrumented enterprises by putting more data to work now. With Devo, IT executives finally realize the transformational promise of machine data to drive breakthrough projects that move the entire business forward.

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.

vRealize Log Insight delivers indexing and machine learning based Intelligent Grouping, to enable searching, for faster troubleshooting across physical, virtual and cloud environments. It help monitors and manages Machine Data at Scale through analyzing massive amounts of log data and delivers near real-time monitoring, search and log analytics, coupled with a dashboard for stored queries, reports and alerts. Speeds correlation of events across an entire IT environment. vRealize Log Insight creates Structure from Unstructured Data by collects and automatically identifies structure in all types of machine-generated log data (application logs, network traces, configuration files, messages, performance data, system state dumps, etc.) to build an index for performing analytics. And it offers a pricing model that includes unlimited data and does not require buying licenses based on peak usage and worst-case scenarios.
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Sample Customers
United States Air Force, Rubrik, Critical Start, NHL, Panda Security, Telefonica, CaixaBank, Public Library of Science, OpenTextUber, Batterii, Q42, Dovetail GamesWildlands Adventure Zoo, Medic Mobile, IBM, Seventy Seven Energy, Baystate Health, Osis, Oxford University, Columbia University, Siemens, Cardinal Health, Ashdod Port, Vasakronan, Sydney Adventist Hospital, University of Derby
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Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government5%
Media Company5%
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Computer Software Company36%
Media Company13%
Comms Service Provider12%
Retailer8%
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Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government11%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise36%
Large Enterprise27%
Find out what your peers are saying about Google Stackdriver vs. vRealize Log Insight and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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Google Stackdriver is ranked 17th in Log Management with 3 reviews while vRealize Log Insight is ranked 10th in Log Management with 11 reviews. Google Stackdriver is rated 8.0, while vRealize Log Insight is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Google Stackdriver writes "Provides visibility into the performance uptime and the overall health of our cloud applications". On the other hand, the top reviewer of vRealize Log Insight writes "Virtualization with different operating systems that is easy to setup and has good support". Google Stackdriver is most compared with Datadog, ELK Logstash, Splunk, Dynatrace and Amazon CloudWatch, whereas vRealize Log Insight is most compared with Splunk, ELK Logstash, Graylog, Fortinet FortiAnalyzer and LogRhythm NextGen SIEM. See our Google Stackdriver vs. vRealize Log Insight report.

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