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Alternatives to PagerDuty

LightStep, OpsGenie, VictorOps, New Relic, and Bigpanda are the most popular alternatives and competitors to PagerDuty.
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What is PagerDuty and what are its top alternatives?

PagerDuty is an alarm aggregation and dispatching service for system administrators and support teams. It collects alerts from your monitoring tools, gives you an overall view of all of your monitoring alarms, and alerts an on duty engineer if there's a problem.
PagerDuty is a tool in the Monitoring Aggregation category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to PagerDuty

  • LightStep

    LightStep

    It diagnoses anomalies and slowdowns, spanning mobile, monoliths, and micro services: best-in-class observability, at scale, for modern applications. ...

  • OpsGenie

    OpsGenie

    OpsGenie is a cloud-based service for dev & ops teams, providing reliable alerts, on-call schedule management, and escalations. OpsGenie integrates with monitoring tools & services and ensures that the right people are at the right time. ...

  • VictorOps

    VictorOps

    VictorOps is a real-time incident management platform that combines the power of people and data to embolden DevOps teams so they can handle incidents as they occur and prepare for the next one. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Bigpanda

    Bigpanda

    Bigpanda helps you manage and respond to ops incidents faster. All your alerts: organized, assignable, trackable, snoozeable, and updated in real-time. ...

  • 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! ...

  • Splunk

    Splunk

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

  • Healthchecks.io

    Healthchecks.io

    Healthchecks.io is a monitoring service for your cron jobs, background services and scheduled tasks. It works by listening for HTTP "pings" from your services. You can set up various alert methods: email, Slack, Telegram, PagerDuty, etc. ...

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LightStep

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A fast way for developers and DevOps to adopt best-of-breed distributed tracing
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PROS OF LIGHTSTEP
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    Powerful UI
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    Easy setup
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    Observability End-to-End
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    Great Value
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    Fast RCA
CONS OF LIGHTSTEP
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    OpsGenie

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    Alerting and On-Call Management for Dev&Ops Teams
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    PROS OF OPSGENIE
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      Two-way slack integration
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      Solid scheduling and team management support
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      Strong API
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      Strong, easy, fast, fits
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      Two-way nagios integration
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      Complete Incident Response Orchestration Platform
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      Free tier
    CONS OF OPSGENIE
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      VictorOps

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      We make on-call suck less & help teams to solve problems faster.
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      PROS OF VICTOROPS
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        The transmogrifier is a game changer
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        Great Team, Great Product
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        Free tier
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        Much better than ANY of the alternatives. Todd is GREAT
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        Great tiered escalation management
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        Android app with Wear integration
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        On-call routing and the timeline is brilliant
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        Awesome Team always updating
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        Nice UI
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        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
        • 81
          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
        • 6
          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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          Ddd
        CONS OF NEW RELIC
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          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 · 662.9K 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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        Bigpanda

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        The cure for alert fatigue
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        PROS OF BIGPANDA
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          User interface, easy setup, analytics, integrations
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          Consolidates many systems into one
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          Correlation engine
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          Quick setup
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          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
          • 52
            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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            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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          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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          Splunk logo

          Splunk

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          Search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data
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          PROS OF SPLUNK
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            API for searching logs, running reports
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            Query engine supports joining, aggregation, stats, etc
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            Query any log as key-value pairs
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            Splunk language supports string, date manip, math, etc
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            Granular scheduling and time window support
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            Alert system based on custom query results
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            Custom log parsing as well as automatic parsing
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            Dashboarding on any log contents
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            Ability to style search results into reports
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            Rich GUI for searching live logs
          CONS OF SPLUNK
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            Splunk query language rich so lots to learn

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          I use Kibana because it ships with the ELK stack. I don't find it as powerful as Splunk however it is light years above grepping through log files. We previously used Grafana but found it to be annoying to maintain a separate tool outside of the ELK stack. We were able to get everything we needed from Kibana.

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          Healthchecks.io

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          PROS OF HEALTHCHECKS.IO
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            Can be self-hosted
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            Great value
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            Free tier
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            Easy to understand
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