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Alternatives to AppSignal

New Relic, Scout, Sentry, Skylight, and Datadog are the most popular alternatives and competitors to AppSignal.
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What is AppSignal and what are its top alternatives?

AppSignal gives you and your team alerts and detailed metrics about your Ruby, Node.js or Elixir application. Sensible pricing, no aggressive sales & support by developers.
AppSignal is a tool in the Performance Monitoring category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to AppSignal

  • New Relic

    New Relic

    The world’s best software and DevOps teams rely on New Relic to move faster, make better decisions and create best-in-class digital experiences. If you run software, you need to run New Relic. More than 50% of the Fortune 100 do too. ...

  • Scout

    Scout

    Scout APM helps developers quickly pinpoint & resolve performance issues before the customer ever sees them. Spend less time debugging & more time building with a streamlined interface & tracing logic that ties bottlenecks to source code. ...

  • Sentry

    Sentry

    Sentry’s Application Monitoring platform helps developers see performance issues, fix errors faster, and optimize their code health. ...

  • Skylight

    Skylight

    Skylight is a smart profiler for your Rails apps that visualizes request performance across all of your servers. ...

  • Datadog

    Datadog

    Datadog is the leading service for cloud-scale monitoring. It is used by IT, operations, and development teams who build and operate applications that run on dynamic or hybrid cloud infrastructure. Start monitoring in minutes with Datadog! ...

  • Azure Application Insights

    Azure Application Insights

    It is an extensible Application Performance Management service for developers and DevOps professionals. Use it to monitor your live applications. It will automatically detect performance anomalies, and includes powerful analytics tools. ...

  • AppDynamics

    AppDynamics

    AppDynamics develops application performance management (APM) solutions that deliver problem resolution for highly distributed applications through transaction flow monitoring and deep diagnostics. ...

  • ruxit

    ruxit

    Ruxit is a all-in-one performance monitoring solution for cloud natives. In under five minutes customizable dashboard views show you your application's performance data. ...

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New Relic

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PROS OF NEW RELIC
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    Easy setup
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    Really powerful
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    Awesome visualization
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    Ease of use
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    Great ui
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    Free tier
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    Great tool for insights
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    Heroku Integration
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    Market leader
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    Peace of mind
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    Push notifications
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    Email notifications
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    Heroku Add-on
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    Error Detection and Alerting
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    Multiple language support
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    SQL Analysis
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    Server Resources Monitoring
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    Transaction Tracing
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    Apdex Scores
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    Azure Add-on
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    Analysis of CPU, Disk, Memory, and Network
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    Detailed reports
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    Performance of External Services
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    Error Analysis
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    Application Availability Monitoring and Alerting
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    Application Response Times
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    JVM Performance Analyzer (Java)
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    Most Time Consuming Transactions
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    Top Database Operations
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    Easy to use
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    Browser Transaction Tracing
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    Application Map
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    Pagoda Box integration
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    Custom Dashboards
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    Weekly Performance Email
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    Easy visibility
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    App Speed Index
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    Easy to setup
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    Real User Monitoring Analysis and Breakdown
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    Incident Detection and Alerting
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    Real User Monitoring Overview
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    Worst Transactions by User Dissatisfaction
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    Metric Data Resolution
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    Metric Data Retention
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    Team Collaboration Tools
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    Super Expensive
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    Time Comparisons
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    Access to Performance Data API
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    Background Jobs Transaction Analysis
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    Free
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    Best of the best, what more can you ask for
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    Best monitoring on the market
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    Rails integration
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    Exceptions
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CONS OF NEW RELIC
  • 19
    Pricing model doesn't suit microservices
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    UI isn't great
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    Visualizations aren't very helpful
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    Expensive
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    Hard to understand why things in your app are breaking

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Farzeem Diamond Jiwani
Software Engineer at IVP · | 5 upvotes · 664.4K views

Hey there! We are looking at Datadog, Dynatrace, AppDynamics, and New Relic as options for our web application monitoring.

Current Environment: .NET Core Web app hosted on Microsoft IIS

Future Environment: Web app will be hosted on Microsoft Azure

Tech Stacks: IIS, RabbitMQ, Redis, Microsoft SQL Server

Requirement: Infra Monitoring, APM, Real - User Monitoring (User activity monitoring i.e., time spent on a page, most active page, etc.), Service Tracing, Root Cause Analysis, and Centralized Log Management.

Please advise on the above. Thanks!

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Sebastian Gębski

Regarding Continuous Integration - we've started with something very easy to set up - CircleCI , but with time we're adding more & more complex pipelines - we use Jenkins to configure & run those. It's much more effort, but at some point we had to pay for the flexibility we expected. Our source code version control is Git (which probably doesn't require a rationale these days) and we keep repos in GitHub - since the very beginning & we never considered moving out. Our primary monitoring these days is in New Relic (Ruby & SPA apps) and AppSignal (Elixir apps) - we're considering unifying it in New Relic , but this will require some improvements in Elixir app observability. For error reporting we use Sentry (a very popular choice in this class) & we collect our distributed logs using Logentries (to avoid semi-manual handling here).

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Scout

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Application Performance Monitoring Built for Developers, by Developers
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PROS OF SCOUT
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    Easy setup
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    Plugins
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    Affordable
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    Custom Scopes
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    GIT Integration
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    Local Developer Tracing
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    Profiles Ruby Memory Usage
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    Heroku Integration
CONS OF SCOUT
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    Sentry

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    PROS OF SENTRY
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      Consolidates similar errors and makes resolution easy
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      Email Notifications
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      Open source
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      Slack integration
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      Github integration
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      Easy
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      User-friendly interface
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      The most important tool we use in production
    • 18
      Hipchat integration
    • 17
      Heroku Integration
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      Good documentation
    • 14
      Free tier
    • 9
      Easy setup
    • 9
      Self-hosted
    • 7
      Realiable
    • 6
      Provides context, and great stack trace
    • 4
      Feedback form on error pages
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      Love it baby
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      Filter by custom tags
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      Easy Integration
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      Super user friendly
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      Captures local variables at each frame in backtraces
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      Gitlab integration
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      Performance measurements
    CONS OF SENTRY
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      Confusing UI
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      Bundle size

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    Johnny Bell

    For my portfolio websites and my personal OpenSource projects I had started exclusively using React and JavaScript so I needed a way to track any errors that we're happening for my users that I didn't uncover during my personal UAT.

    I had narrowed it down to two tools LogRocket and Sentry (I also tried Bugsnag but it did not make the final two). Before I get into this I want to say that both of these tools are amazing and whichever you choose will suit your needs well.

    I firstly decided to go with LogRocket the fact that they had a recorded screen capture of what the user was doing when the bug happened was amazing... I could go back and rewatch what the user did to replicate that error, this was fantastic. It was also very easy to setup and get going. They had options for React and Redux.js so you can track all your Redux.js actions. I had a fairly large Redux.js store, this was ended up being a issue, it killed the processing power on my machine, Chrome ended up using 2-4gb of ram, so I quickly disabled the Redux.js option.

    After using LogRocket for a month or so I decided to switch to Sentry. I noticed that Sentry was openSorce and everyone was talking about Sentry so I thought I may as well give it a test drive. Setting it up was so easy, I had everything up and running within seconds. It also gives you the option to wrap an errorBoundry in React so get more specific errors. The simplicity of Sentry was a breath of fresh air, it allowed me find the bug that was shown to the user and fix that very simply. The UI for Sentry is beautiful and just really clean to look at, and their emails are also just perfect.

    I have decided to stick with Sentry for the long run, I tested pretty much all the JS error loggers and I find Sentry the best.

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    Skylight

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    The smart profiler for your Rails apps
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    PROS OF SKYLIGHT
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      Beautiful UI
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      Sort by 'agony' - lists low hanging fruit fixes
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      Made by ember.js and rails core team members
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      Actionable analytics with concrete numbers
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      Free tier
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      Shows you repeat db queries
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      Great for production use
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      Setup in a minute
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      Weekly email w/performance trends
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      Full MVC profile
    CONS OF SKYLIGHT
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      Comparing different timeframes is difficult

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    Jerome Dalbert
    Senior Backend Engineer at StackShare · | 4 upvotes · 258K views

    We currently monitor performance with the following tools:

    1. Heroku Metrics: our main app is Hosted on Heroku, so it is the best place to get quick server metrics like memory usage, load averages, or response times.
    2. Good old New Relic for detailed general metrics, including transaction times.
    3. Skylight for more specific Rails Controller#action transaction times. Navigating those timings is much better than with New Relic, as you get a clear full breakdown of everything that happens for a given request.

    Skylight offers better Rails performance insights, so why use New Relic? Because it does frontend monitoring, while Skylight doesn't. Now that we have a separate frontend app though, our frontend engineers are looking into more specialized frontend monitoring solutions.

    Finally, if one of our apps go down, Pingdom alerts us on Slack and texts some of us.

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    Datadog logo

    Datadog

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      Monitoring for many apps (databases, web servers, etc)
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      Easy setup
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      Powerful ui
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      Powerful integrations
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      Great value
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      Great visualization
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      Events + metrics = clarity
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      Custom metrics
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      Notifications
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      Flexibility
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      Free & paid plans
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      Great customer support
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      Makes my life easier
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      Adapts automatically as i scale up
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      Easy setup and plugins
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      Super easy and powerful
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      In-context collaboration
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      AWS support
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      Rich in features
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      Docker support
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      Cost
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      Best than others
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      Source control and bug tracking
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      Easy to Analyze
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      Expensive
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      Cute logo
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      Good for Startups
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      Free setup
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      Monitor almost everything
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      Automation tools
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      Simple, powerful, great for infra
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      Full visibility of applications
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      Best in the field
    CONS OF DATADOG
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      Expensive
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      No errors exception tracking
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      External Network Goes Down You Wont Be Logging
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      Complicated

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    Robert Zuber

    Our primary source of monitoring and alerting is Datadog. We’ve got prebuilt dashboards for every scenario and integration with PagerDuty to manage routing any alerts. We’ve definitely scaled past the point where managing dashboards is easy, but we haven’t had time to invest in using features like Anomaly Detection. We’ve started using Honeycomb for some targeted debugging of complex production issues and we are liking what we’ve seen. We capture any unhandled exceptions with Rollbar and, if we realize one will keep happening, we quickly convert the metrics to point back to Datadog, to keep Rollbar as clean as possible.

    We use Segment to consolidate all of our trackers, the most important of which goes to Amplitude to analyze user patterns. However, if we need a more consolidated view, we push all of our data to our own data warehouse running PostgreSQL; this is available for analytics and dashboard creation through Looker.

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    We are looking for a centralised monitoring solution for our application deployed on Amazon EKS. We would like to monitor using metrics from Kubernetes, AWS services (NeptuneDB, AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), Amazon EBS, Amazon S3, etc) and application microservice's custom metrics.

    We are expected to use around 80 microservices (not replicas). I think a total of 200-250 microservices will be there in the system with 10-12 slave nodes.

    We tried Prometheus but it looks like maintenance is a big issue. We need to manage scaling, maintaining the storage, and dealing with multiple exporters and Grafana. I felt this itself needs few dedicated resources (at least 2-3 people) to manage. Not sure if I am thinking in the correct direction. Please confirm.

    You mentioned Datadog and Sysdig charges per host. Does it charge per slave node?

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    Azure Application Insights

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    PROS OF AZURE APPLICATION INSIGHTS
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      Focus in detect performance anomalies and issues
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      Integrated with Azure
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      User flow
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      Live Metrics
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      Availability tests (Heart Beat check)
    CONS OF AZURE APPLICATION INSIGHTS
    • 1
      Difficult to surface information
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      Custom instrumentation via code only
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      UI is clunky and gets in the way

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    AppDynamics

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    PROS OF APPDYNAMICS
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      Deep code visibility
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      Powerful
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      Great visualization
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      Real-Time Visibility
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      Easy Setup
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      Comprehensive Coverage of Programming Languages
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      Deep DB Troubleshooting
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      Excellent Customer Support
    CONS OF APPDYNAMICS
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      Poor to non-existent integration with aws services

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    Farzeem Diamond Jiwani
    Software Engineer at IVP · | 5 upvotes · 664.4K views

    Hey there! We are looking at Datadog, Dynatrace, AppDynamics, and New Relic as options for our web application monitoring.

    Current Environment: .NET Core Web app hosted on Microsoft IIS

    Future Environment: Web app will be hosted on Microsoft Azure

    Tech Stacks: IIS, RabbitMQ, Redis, Microsoft SQL Server

    Requirement: Infra Monitoring, APM, Real - User Monitoring (User activity monitoring i.e., time spent on a page, most active page, etc.), Service Tracing, Root Cause Analysis, and Centralized Log Management.

    Please advise on the above. Thanks!

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    Hi Folks,

    I am trying to evaluate Site24x7 against AppDynamics, Dynatrace, and New Relic. Has anyone used Site24X7? If so, what are your opinions on the tool? I know that the license costs are very low compared to other tools in the market. Other than that, are there any major issues anyone has encountered using the tool itself?

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    ruxit

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    PROS OF RUXIT
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