Elastic Observability vs Sentry comparison

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Executive Summary
Updated on Jun 28, 2023

We performed a comparison between Elastic Observability and Sentry based on real PeerSpot user reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.

  • Ease of Deployment: Elastic Observability's setup can be complex due to its distributed nature and implementation strategy, while Sentry's setup varies based on version and user expertise. Sentry's built-in features make it easier for some users.
  • Features: Elastic Observability has machine learning and custom development features, while Sentry provides accurate error management, integration with various tools, and real-time breakdown of information.
  • Pricing: Elastic Observability has a variable cost based on license and usage, with some components being free and others requiring payment. Sentry offers a free plan but has paid options for when the project is live, with certain features only available in the paid version. Sentry's licensing cost is expensive but deemed valuable by users.
  • Service and Support: Elastic Observability has good customer service with strong tech support and an extensive online community. On the other hand, Sentry's customer service is not commonly used, and there is little information available about its quality. However, reviewers found the community support forums and documentation to be useful.
  • ROI: Elastic Observability is a cost-effective option that provides comprehensive visibility and fast root cause identification. On the other hand, Sentry has had a successful return on investment.

Comparison Results: Elastic Observability is the preferred choice over Sentry due to its comprehensive features such as machine learning, custom development, and predictive analytics. Users note that Elastic Observability has a steep learning curve but is cost-effective and helps reduce incidents and overheads. Sentry has limitations in automation, tracking, and analytics capabilities, as well as customization options. 

To learn more, read our detailed Elastic Observability vs. Sentry Report (Updated: May 2024).
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"Its diverse set of features available on the cloud is of significant importance.""It has always been a stable solution.""Good design and easy to use once implemented.""The product has connectors to many services.""I have built a mini business intelligence system based on Elastic Observability.""Elastic APM has plenty of features, such as the Elastic server for Kibana and many additional plugins. It's a comprehensive tool when used as a logging platform.""The solution allows us to dig deep into data.""It's easy to deploy, and it's very flexible."

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"Its initial setup process is relatively straightforward.""The stability is very good for Sentry and in general works well.""Sentry is more accurate than some other tools such as Datadog because it has more integration with Slack, GitLab, Jira, or other ticketing tools.""The product performs well.""Sentry is a pretty stable product... Sentry's documentation is pretty straightforward and neat.""Great for capturing application performance metrics and error logs.""It's a great visibility tool for the developer team.""The most valuable feature is the ability to create and assign rules and give access to particular users."

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"More web features could be added to the product.""The tool's scalability involves a more complex implementation process. It requires careful calculations to determine the number of nodes needed, the specifications of each node, and the configuration of hot, warm, and cold zones for data storage. Additionally, managing log retention policies adds further complexity. The solution's pricing also needs to be cheaper.""If we had some pre-defined templates for observability that we could start using right away after deploying it – instead of having to build or to change some of the dashboards – that would be helpful.""Improving code insight related to infrastructure and network, particularly focusing on aspects such as firewalls, switches, routers, and testing would be beneficial.""Elastic Observability’s price could be improved.""There is room for improvement regarding its APM capabilities.""The solution would be better if it was capable of more automation, especially in a monitoring capacity or for the response to abnormalities.""Elastic Observability is an excellent product for monitoring and visibility, but it lacks predictive analytics. Most solutions are aligned with the AIOps requirements, but this piece is missing in Elastic and should be included."

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"The price could be lowered.""Lacks user metric tracking and the ability to create more dashboards.""The log centralization and analysis could be improved in Sentry.""It should be easier to integrate Sentry with other tools, and the end-to-end tracing capabilities could be improved.""I would like to have alert policies and alert conditions enhanced in the next release.""I would like to see a role registration feature added.""Its debugging feature needs to be faster.""The settings for an administrator are complex."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "So far, there are just the standard licensing fees. Several of the components are embedded in the license or are even open source. They're even free depending on what you use, which makes it even more appealing to someone that is discussing pricing of the solution."
  • "There are two types: cloud and SaaS. They charge based on data ingestion, ingest rate, hard retention, and warm retention. I believe it costs around $25,000 annually to ingest 30GB of data daily. That is the SaaS version. There is also a self-managed license where the customer manages their own infrastructure on-prem. In such cases, there are three license tiers that respectively cost $5,000 annually per node, $7,000 per node, and $12,500 per node."
  • "Pricing is one of those situations where the more you use it, the more you pay."
  • "The price of Elastic Observability is expensive."
  • "Users have to pay for some features, like the alerts on different channels, because they are unavailable in different source versions."
  • "One needs to pay for the licenses, and it is an annual subscription model right now."
  • "Since we are a huge company, Elastic Observability is an affordable solution for us."
  • "We will buy a premium license after POC."
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  • "Currently, we are in the production phase of our project and we are on free plans to use Sentry. Once we go live we will have to be on a subscription-based plan."
  • "I am currently using a self-hosted open version."
  • "We are currently paying through Cloudera for the Sentry service."
  • "We can adjust the price a little bit based on our needs."
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    Top Answer:Elastic Observability significantly improves incident response time by providing quick access to logs and data across various sources. For instance, searching for specific keywords in logs spanning… more »
    Top Answer:I rate the pricing a five out of ten. The product is not that cheap.
    Top Answer:The tool's scalability involves a more complex implementation process. It requires careful calculations to determine the number of nodes needed, the specifications of each node, and the configuration… more »
    Top Answer:The product costs $26 a month if we choose a yearly subscription. Code coverage can be added for an additional $29 per month. The Team plan is the cheapest package available. We can make our own… more »
    Top Answer:It would be nice if the product provided a map showing the users’ geographic location.
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    Elastic Observability vs. Sentry
    May 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about Elastic Observability vs. Sentry and other solutions. Updated: May 2024.
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    Elastic Observability is ranked 7th in Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and Observability with 22 reviews while Sentry is ranked 8th in Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and Observability with 11 reviews. Elastic Observability is rated 7.8, while Sentry is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Elastic Observability writes "The user interface framework lets us do custom development when needed. ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sentry writes "An easy-to-use solution that has a good dashboard, performs well, and provides flexible pricing". Elastic Observability is most compared with Dynatrace, New Relic, AppDynamics, Azure Monitor and Datadog, whereas Sentry is most compared with Azure Monitor, Grafana, New Relic, AWS X-Ray and Datadog. See our Elastic Observability vs. Sentry report.

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