2020-03-05T08:39:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What needs improvement with Google Stackdriver?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Google Stackdriver.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Darasimi Ajewole - PeerSpot reviewer
Software Engineer at Formplus
Real User
Top 5
2022-11-08T00:32:14Z
Nov 8, 2022

The cloud monitoring metrics collection and instrumentation could be extended to client-side, instead of just cloud services.

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KY
Sr. Devops Engineer at BlueStacks
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-10-28T16:02:48Z
Oct 28, 2022

I would like to see a more colorful dashboard that is better than other dashboard monitoring tools. It is scientifically proven that a colorful interface or dashboard brings more interaction. I would like to see color identifiers on the dashboard such as a green light indicating the alert is recovered, and a red light when an alert is firing to help quickly identify if there is an issue. To be honest, I see that there were lots of changes and they are, when I started using one and a half years ago, there was not so much functionality added, but like nowadays I see that there are lots of things they have added. So until now, it's good and that they're improving. I'm really happy to use Stackdriver, but I want to make some changes to the notification channel. Inside that notification channel, you have to choose the group. But while I'm choosing the group in the notification channel, I can add one mail ID. So okay, I am forced to add one, either DL in the sense of a group mail ID or one mail on the other end. So when I want to add a second mail ID, I try to use a comma and some other option, different permutation and combination, but I'm not able to add it. So if there is a way to add, I wonder if it's able to mention that if you want to add another one, you have to put a comma, semi-column, or something like that.

AnandPatel - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Specialist at LTI - Larsen & Toubro Infotech
Real User
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2022-06-06T09:41:38Z
Jun 6, 2022

It could be more stable.

Rizal Muhammad - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure/Cloud Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
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2021-07-13T11:21:00Z
Jul 13, 2021

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 of these logs are derived from Grafana and not from Google Stackdriver. The application locker should be addressed.

SS
Director, Function Head, RISK Technology and Change at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2020-10-06T06:57:45Z
Oct 6, 2020

I think given it's a new application, a new solution on the block, operations documentation could be a bit better. It took us some time to get up and running with it. It would have been helpful if they had provided some migration tools. For example, you're never going to get away from Genius. We have to do most of the work manually. The tools would have helped us to migrate scripts from other well-known software products and other management tools for Stackdriver. A helpful feature would be for them to improve cost transparency.

Rizal Muhammad - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure/Cloud Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
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2020-04-30T10:58:57Z
Apr 30, 2020

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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ANANDA KANCHARLA - PeerSpot reviewer
Program Manager at Avows
MSP
2020-03-05T08:39:00Z
Mar 5, 2020

As far as what can be improved in Stackdriver, on the application side, 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 can give me the utilization reports, and other network traffic information, but it is not able to provide me answers in detail at a request level. That is why I have to rely on some other APM tools. It would be better if they could provide the round-trip of the response time at a request level because on an overall basis it gives the traffic, transactions per second, etc. if any drops happen, what could be the reason for the drops? Suppose I have a Kong, Kubes,NAT and VPN. With these kinds of things, If any drop happened, it will show me that the drop happened, but it will not give me the reason why it got dropped.

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it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Oct 6, 2020
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Rizal Muhammad - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure/Cloud Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 30, 2020
We have some projects on the Google Cloud Platform and we are looking into how we can use Stackdriver to monitor our workloads.
SS
Director, Function Head, RISK Technology and Change at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Oct 6, 2020
We use Stackdriver for real-time log management analysis, it provides cloud log in a fully managed service for the GKE requirements. We also use it to collect messages, some events, metadata and the like from cloud. I'm the director and function head of risk and technology change, and we are customers of Google.
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Nov 8, 2022
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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Rizal Muhammad - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure/Cloud Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 30, 2020
The cost of using Stackdriver depends on usage.
Rizal Muhammad - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure/Cloud Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 13, 2021
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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