We performed a comparison between Elastic Observability and Zabbix based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two IT Infrastructure Monitoring solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"The solution allows us to dig deep into data."
"The architecture and system's stability are simple."
"The solution is open-source and helps with back-end logging. It is also easy to handle."
"The solution has been stable in our usage."
"The most valuable feature of Elastic Observability is the text search."
"Machine learning is the most valuable feature of this solution."
"It's easy to deploy, and it's very flexible."
"The initial setup, while not simple, is easier than other products."
"Like other common Linux distributions, some of the most valuable features of this solution are the ease of use and deployment. It's simple and has a lot of packages and a lot of software."
"The initial setup was very quick. The first time it was long because I didn't know it yet. I was only using Windows. The first time was very difficult because of the operating system."
"The flexibility of this solution is amazing."
"The most valuable feature is the monitoring of virtual machines."
"There is less computing power needed for scaling."
"Zabbix has a roadmap and they are continuously and frequently adding new features."
"Every new asset placed in the environment can be automatically detected, predicting human failures."
"Elastic Observability needs to improve the retrieval of logs and metrics from all the instances."
"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."
"There's a steep learning curve if you've never used this solution before."
"The solution needs to use more AI. Once the product onboards AI, users would more effectively be able to track endpoints for specific messages."
"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."
"The price is the only issue in the solution. It can be made better and cheaper."
"Elastic Observability is difficult to use. There are only three options for customization but this can be difficult for our use case. We do not have other options to choose the metrics shown, such as CPU or memory usage."
"The user web interface is a little bit too basic, we need to link Zabbix to Grafana to have more options, such as graphs and charts. The interface needs to be improved. Additionally, there could be better integration with Grafana API."
"Zabbix could improve when it comes to large-scale use cases. Additionally, the inventory could be better when connecting to other solutions, such as ServiceNow. There show to be better integration with other platforms and storage."
"There is a bit of a learning curve during installation."
"There are some features of Zabbix that are not good for reporting. The DX Spectrum solution has better reporting."
"My company wanted to do an exercise command to access IT from Cameroon. They wanted to access an FSS to a second host with second equipment that was on another coast but it is not possible on Zabbix to do it. They want to directly access from the front-end of Zabbix to access a prompt in Zabbix to an access terminal. In the front-end, there is no way to do that. That would be an important improvement."
"Zabbix is not easy to configure, and upgrading is also an issue."
"The reports are not great and should be improved."
"The only improvement I would suggest, revolves around its AI and ML capabilities."
Zabbix is a free software tool traditionally used for monitoring your organization’s IT infrastructure, including networks, servers, virtual machines, and cloud services. Zabbix makes it possible for you to maintain control of your infrastructure by collecting any metric from any source. The solution also offers agentless monitoring, synthetic monitoring, custom collection methods, and data transformation.
Zabbix has many valuable key features, including:
Action Log, Anomaly Detection, Auditing, Automated Actions, Availability Reports, Capacity Planning, Custom Scripts, Custom Templates, Data Retrieval, Drill-Down Reports, Encryption, Event Correlation, History Data Analysis, Metric Collection, Multiple Authentication Methods, Multiple Severity Levels, Native WMI Support for Windows Agent, Network Discovery, Notifications, Root Cause Analysis, Trend Prediction, WMI Support, Web Services Widget-based Dashboards, Zero-Maintenance
There are several benefits to implementing Zabbix. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:
Reviews from Real Users
Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by Zabbix users.
PeerSpot user Shibu B., Regional Manager/ Service Delivery at ASPL Info Services, says, "The solution is quite mature and very stable. The monitoring capabilities of the product are excellent.” He also adds, “The solution is very easy to scale and the product is open-source, meaning there aren't any licensing costs associated with it.”
Julian L., Senior Specialist Critical Infrastructure at an educational organization, comments that the solution is “A complete solution that doesn't cost anything, does what I need it to do, and has easy-to-use templates and very good scalability.” He also mentions “The agents are pretty cool. They're easy to roll out. The standard out-of-the-box templates are also pretty easy to use. The integration with other learning products is also good.”
Faycal N., CEO/Founder at Zen Networks, praises the product, mentioning, “Its overall flexibility is most valuable. When our customers have some custom applications that are not necessarily covered by the community or a standard monitoring tool, we use Zabbix to build our own modules with our own templates. This feature has been useful in using Zabbix for infrastructure and IT monitoring. It has also been useful for industrial equipment monitoring. Zabbix is very lightweight. It is efficient in terms of performance because it doesn't use a lot of resources."
Elastic Observability is ranked 16th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 13 reviews while Zabbix is ranked 1st in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 35 reviews. Elastic Observability is rated 7.6, while Zabbix is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Elastic Observability writes "Allows us capture data in observability points, place it into a database, and analyze it". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zabbix writes "Very mature, easy to scale, and free to use". Elastic Observability is most compared with Dynatrace, New Relic, AppDynamics, Sentry and AWS X-Ray, whereas Zabbix is most compared with Checkmk, Nagios XI, Centreon, Splunk Enterprise Security and Pandora FMS. See our Elastic Observability vs. Zabbix report.
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