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Alternatives to LightStep

Honeycomb, New Relic, Jaeger, Datadog, and Instana are the most popular alternatives and competitors to LightStep.
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What is LightStep and what are its top alternatives?

It diagnoses anomalies and slowdowns, spanning mobile, monoliths, and micro services: best-in-class observability, at scale, for modern applications.
LightStep is a tool in the Performance Monitoring category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to LightStep

  • Honeycomb

    Honeycomb

    We built Honeycomb to answer the hard questions that come up when you're trying to operate your software鈥搕o debug microservices, serverless, distributed systems, polyglot persistence, containers, and a world of fast, parallel deploys. ...

  • New Relic

    New Relic

    The world鈥檚 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. ...

  • Jaeger

    Jaeger

    Jaeger, a Distributed Tracing System

  • 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! ...

  • Instana

    Instana

    It is the Application Performance Management solution for modern dynamic applications, using automation and AI to manage their service quality. ...

  • AppDynamics

    AppDynamics

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

  • SignalFx

    SignalFx

    We provide operational intelligence for today鈥檚 elastic architectures through monitoring specifically designed for microservices and containers with: -powerful and proactive alerting -metrics aggregation -visualization into time series data ...

  • Zipkin

    Zipkin

    It helps gather timing data needed to troubleshoot latency problems in service architectures. Features include both the collection and lookup of this data. ...

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Honeycomb

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PROS OF HONEYCOMB
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      Robert Zuber

      Our primary source of monitoring and alerting is Datadog. We鈥檝e got prebuilt dashboards for every scenario and integration with PagerDuty to manage routing any alerts. We鈥檝e definitely scaled past the point where managing dashboards is easy, but we haven鈥檛 had time to invest in using features like Anomaly Detection. We鈥檝e started using Honeycomb for some targeted debugging of complex production issues and we are liking what we鈥檝e 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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      New Relic logo

      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
      • 151
        Great ui
      • 107
        Free tier
      • 81
        Great tool for insights
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        Heroku Integration
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        Market leader
      • 49
        Peace of mind
      • 21
        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
      • 1
        Time Comparisons
      • 1
        Access to Performance Data API
      • 1
        Background Jobs Transaction Analysis
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        Free
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        Best of the best, what more can you ask for
      • 1
        Best monitoring on the market
      • 1
        Rails integration
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        Exceptions
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        Ddd
      CONS OF NEW RELIC
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        Pricing model doesn't suit microservices
      • 10
        UI isn't great
      • 7
        Visualizations aren't very helpful
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        Expensive
      • 5
        Hard to understand why things in your app are breaking

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      Farzeem Diamond Jiwani
      Software Engineer at IVP | 5 upvotes 路 661.8K 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 G臋bski

      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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      Jaeger

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      PROS OF JAEGER
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        Open Source
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        Easy to install
      • 2
        CNCF Project
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        Feature Rich UI
      CONS OF JAEGER
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        Datadog

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        PROS OF DATADOG
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          Monitoring for many apps (databases, web servers, etc)
        • 104
          Easy setup
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          Powerful ui
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          Powerful integrations
        • 68
          Great value
        • 52
          Great visualization
        • 44
          Events + metrics = clarity
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          Custom metrics
        • 39
          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
        • 8
          Easy setup and plugins
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          Super easy and powerful
        • 5
          In-context collaboration
        • 5
          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鈥檝e got prebuilt dashboards for every scenario and integration with PagerDuty to manage routing any alerts. We鈥檝e definitely scaled past the point where managing dashboards is easy, but we haven鈥檛 had time to invest in using features like Anomaly Detection. We鈥檝e started using Honeycomb for some targeted debugging of complex production issues and we are liking what we鈥檝e 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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        Instana logo

        Instana

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        Automatic Application and Infrastructure Monitoring
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        PROS OF INSTANA
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          Flexible pricing
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          Easy to integrate
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          Insight into RCA
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          Self service
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          Simple query interface
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        CONS OF INSTANA
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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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            Expensive
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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 路 661.8K 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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          SignalFx

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          Monitoring and Operational Intelligence for the Cloud
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          PROS OF SIGNALFX
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            High cardinality
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            Scalability
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            World class customer support
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            Easy to install
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            Fastest alerts
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            PROS OF ZIPKIN
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