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Alternatives to Instrumental

Expressive, New Relic, Datadog, AppDynamics, and Azure Application Insights are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Instrumental.
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What is Instrumental and what are its top alternatives?

Instrumental is a real-time application and server monitoring platform. With over a million datapoints processed every second, we're one of the highest scale monitoring services.
Instrumental is a tool in the Performance Monitoring category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Instrumental

  • Expressive

    Expressive

    Make your code flexible and robust, using the dependency injection container of your choice. ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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! ...

  • 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 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • phpMyAdmin

    phpMyAdmin

    As a portable web application written primarily in PHP, it has become one of the most popular MySQL administration tools, especially for web hosting services. ...

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