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Find out what your peers are saying about Azure Monitor vs. Google Stackdriver and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"We like this searchability and availability of the data.""Azure Monitor is very stable.""The solution is quite stable.""Provides an overview and high-level information.""Azure Monitor is really just a source for Dynatrace. It's just collecting data and monitoring the environment and the infrastructure. It is fairly good at that.""The solution works well overall. It's easy to implement and simple to use.""Good load and metrics gathering and very good analysis.""The most valuable feature is that it's stable. It hasn't crossed any thresholds."

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"The most valuable feature is the multi-cloud integration, where there is support for both GCP and AWS.""Google's technical support is very good.""Provides visibility into the performance uptime.""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."

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Cons
"There are a lot of things that take more time to do, such as charting, alerting, and correlation of data, and things like that. Azure Monitor doesn't tell you why something happened. It just tells you that it happened. It should also have some type of AI. Environments and applications are becoming more and more complex every day with hundreds or thousands of microservices. Therefore, having to do a lot of the stuff manually takes a lot of time, and on top of that, troubleshooting issues takes a lot of time. The traditional method of troubleshooting doesn't really work for or apply to this environment we're in. So, having an AI-based system and the ability to automate deployments of your monitoring and configurations makes it much easier.""The price could be lower but it is not a must.""In my opinion, they should improve the overall user experience, especially when it comes to indexing and searching collective logs.""I'd like the solution to do more around vulnerability assessment. It's lacking in the product right now.""When something goes down, we want the option to have automation in place to get it back up again as quickly as possible.""The process of implementation needs to be easier.""Automation related to gathering metrics from more applications could be improved.""The troubleshooting logs need improvement. There should be some improvement there. I have a hard time finding the right logs at the right times whenever there is an issue occurring."

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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.""Lacking sufficient operations documentation.""It is difficult to estimate in advance how much something is going to cost.""While we are satisfied with the overall performance, in certain cases we must add additional metrics and additional tools like Grafana and Dynatrace."

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    Questions from the Community
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    Splunk handles a high amount of data very well. We use Splunk to capture information and as an aggregator for monitoring information from different sources. Splunk is very good at alerting us if we… more »
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    Provides an overview and high-level information.
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    If Azure Monitor wants to compete with other APM products in the industry, it has to stitch together the information and user flow. It also needs to provide all the information, as you get with Stock… more »
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    Google's technical support is very good.
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    The cost could be lower. When it comes to the cost component in cloud, it is problematic that we are only in a position to know how much we must pay upon arrival of the invoice after 15 days.
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    While we are satisfied with the overall performance, in certain cases we must add additional metrics and additional tools like Grafana and Dynatrace. We would like to improve the application log. Most… more »
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    Also Known As
    Stackdriver Monitoring, Stackdriver Logging
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    Overview

    Azure Monitor maximizes the availability and performance of your applications by delivering a comprehensive solution for collecting, analyzing, and acting on telemetry from your cloud and on-premises environments. It helps you understand how your applications are performing and proactively identifies issues affecting them and the resources they depend on.

    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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    Rackspace, First Gas, Allscripts, ABB Group
    Uber, Batterii, Q42, Dovetail Games
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Insurance Company6%
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    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Media Company7%
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    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise33%
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    Azure Monitor is ranked 8th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 9 reviews while Google Stackdriver is ranked 15th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 4 reviews. Azure Monitor is rated 7.2, while Google Stackdriver is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Azure Monitor writes "Requires out of the box monitoring, real-time monitoring, and better network mapping". 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". Azure Monitor is most compared with Datadog, Splunk, Dynatrace, New Relic APM and AWS X-Ray, whereas Google Stackdriver is most compared with ELK Logstash, AWS X-Ray, Datadog, Splunk and Amazon CloudWatch. See our Azure Monitor vs. Google Stackdriver report.

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