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Alternatives to Azure Application Insights

New Relic, Google Analytics, AppDynamics, Azure Monitor, and Dynatrace are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Azure Application Insights.
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What is Azure Application Insights and what are its top alternatives?

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.
Azure Application Insights is a tool in the Performance Monitoring category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Azure Application Insights

  • 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. ...

  • Google Analytics

    Google Analytics

    Google Analytics lets you measure your advertising ROI as well as track your Flash, video, and social networking sites and applications. ...

  • AppDynamics

    AppDynamics

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

  • Azure Monitor

    Azure Monitor

    It provides sophisticated tools for collecting and analyzing telemetry that allow you to maximize the performance and availability of your cloud and on-premises resources and applications. ...

  • Dynatrace

    Dynatrace

    It is an AI-powered, full stack, automated performance management solution. It provides user experience analysis that identifies and resolves application performance issues faster than ever before. ...

  • Splunk

    Splunk

    It provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. Customers use it to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data. ...

  • ELK

    ELK

    It is the acronym for three open source projects: Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana. Elasticsearch is a search and analytics engine. Logstash is a server‑side data processing pipeline that ingests data from multiple sources simultaneously, transforms it, and then sends it to a "stash" like Elasticsearch. Kibana lets users visualize data with charts and graphs in Elasticsearch. ...

  • Serilog

    Serilog

    It provides diagnostic logging to files, the console, and elsewhere. It is easy to set up, has a clean API, and is portable between recent .NET platforms. ...

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New Relic

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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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    Heroku Add-on
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    SQL Analysis
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    Apdex Scores
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    Analysis of CPU, Disk, Memory, and Network
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    Performance of External Services
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    Team Collaboration Tools
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    Super Expensive
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    Time Comparisons
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    Background Jobs Transaction Analysis
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    Free
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    Best monitoring on the market
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    UI isn't great
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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 · 652.2K 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.

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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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Google Analytics

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Max Musing
Founder & CEO at BaseDash · | 8 upvotes · 123.8K views

Functionally, Amplitude and Mixpanel are incredibly similar. They both offer almost all the same functionality around tracking and visualizing user actions for analytics. You can track A/B test results in both. We ended up going with Amplitude at BaseDash because it has a more generous free tier for our uses (10 million actions per month, versus Mixpanel's 1000 monthly tracked users).

Segment isn't meant to compete with these tools, but instead acts as an API to send actions to them, and other analytics tools. If you're just sending event data to one of these tools, you probably don't need Segment. If you're using other analytics tools like Google Analytics and FullStory, Segment makes it easy to send events to all your tools at once.

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AppDynamics

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

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        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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        Splunk

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