The number of tools for IT Ops professionals to choose from is overwhelming. For this reason, we created the periodic table of IT Ops tools to better define, organize, and explain the IT Ops tooling landscape. It is our hope that it will help IT professionals find, explore, and choose tools for their future IT Ops stack.
In a portion of this table we dive into IT Operations Analytics (ITOA) tools specifically. Below you will find a list of the top IT operations analytics tools per the interactions we measure on the table.
What is ITOA?
IT operations analytics (ITOA) is the practice of monitoring systems and gathering, processing, analyzing and interpreting data from various IT operations sources to guide decisions and predict potential issues. Information is gathered from live running infrastructure as well as older logged data from application, service and infrastructure hardware logs. Other sources of data include software agents running in operating systems or hypervisors gathering data relevant to I/O, transactions and resource usage. The results of scripted tests are gathered, along with real-time analysis of running protocols in a network.
The best ITOA tools:
Elastic provides Elasticsearch, a distributed, multitenant-capable full-text search engine alongside a data-collection and log-parsing engine called Logstash, and an analytics and visualisation platform called Kibana. These three products are designed for use as an integrated solution, referred to as the “Elastic Stack” (formerly the “ELK stack”).
Evolven redefines change and configuration management with its Change & Configuration Monitoring solution. Evolven’s software-as-a-service solution enables companies to increase the stability of their IT environments, reduce the risk of production outages, lower operating costs, and cut environment incident investigation time and effort.
MicroFocus Operations Bridge offers integrations designed to extend management across 110+ cloud, application and infrastructure domains, and 3rd party management tools to create a strong foundation for unified management of your IT landscape.
Nastel Technologies is an information technology (IT) monitoring company that sells software for business transaction management (BTM) and application performance management (APM).
Splunk is software for searching, monitoring, and analyzing machine-generated big data, via a web-style interface. It captures, indexes and correlates real-time data in a searchable repository from which it can generate graphs, reports, alerts, dashboards and visualizations.
Sumo Logic is a cloud-based log management and analytics service that leverages machine-generated big data to deliver real-time IT insights.
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