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Alternatives to Pingdom

New Relic, PagerDuty, Datadog, StatusCake, and Uptrends are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Pingdom.
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What is Pingdom and what are its top alternatives?

Pingdom is an uptime monitoring service. When problems happen with a site that Pingdom monitors, it immediately alerts the owner so the problem can be taken care of.
Pingdom is a tool in the Website Monitoring category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Pingdom

  • New Relic

    New Relic

    New Relic is the all-in-one web application performance tool that lets you see performance from the end user experience, through servers, and down to the line of application code. ...

  • PagerDuty

    PagerDuty

    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. ...

  • 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! ...

  • StatusCake

    StatusCake

    Monitoring a website is one thing – finding the best way to alert you to downtime another. At StatusCake we give you as many options as possible to decide when & how often you’re contacted. Whether it’s by email, SMS, push notifications for iOS & Android or integration with third party apps including Zapier and PagerDuty – you decide how you want to be alerted and when! ...

  • Uptrends

    Uptrends

    It is the ultimate monitoring tool to stay in control of the uptime, performance, and functionality of your websites, APIs, and servers. ...

  • UptimeRobot

    UptimeRobot

    It is all about helping you to keep your websites up. It monitors your websites every 5 minutes and alerts you if your sites are down. ...

  • GTmetrix

    GTmetrix

    It gives you insight on how well your site loads and provides actionable recommendations on how to optimize it. It is a free tool that analyzes your page's speed & performance. ...

  • Site24x7

    Site24x7

    Site24x7 is an all-in-one monitoring solution that allows you to monitor every part of your IT infrastructure from Websites to Applications, to Servers (both on-premise and on the cloud) as well as your Network infrastructure. ...

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New Relic

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SaaS Application Performance Management for Ruby, PHP, .Net, Java, Python, and Node.js Apps.
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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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    Server Resources Monitoring
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    SQL Analysis
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    Transaction Tracing
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    Azure Add-on
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    Apdex Scores
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    Analysis of CPU, Disk, Memory, and Network
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    Application Response Times
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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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    Most Time Consuming Transactions
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    JVM Performance Analyzer (Java)
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    Easy to use
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    Browser Transaction Tracing
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    Top Database Operations
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    Pagoda Box integration
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    Custom Dashboards
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    Weekly Performance Email
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    Application Map
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    Easy to setup
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    App Speed Index
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    Easy visibility
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    Metric Data Retention
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    Team Collaboration Tools
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    Worst Transactions by User Dissatisfaction
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    Real User Monitoring Analysis and Breakdown
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    Time Comparisons
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    Access to Performance Data API
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    Metric Data Resolution
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    Background Jobs Transaction Analysis
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    Incident Detection and Alerting
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    Real User Monitoring Overview
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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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    Free
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    Super Expensive
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    Exceptions
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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    Expensive
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    Visualizations aren't very helpful
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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 · 424.2K 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.

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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PagerDuty

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Incident management with powerful visibility, reliable alerting, and improved collaboration
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PROS OF PAGERDUTY
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    Just works
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    Easy configuration
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    Awesome alerting hub
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    Fantastic Alert aggregation and on call management
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    User-customizable alerting modes
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    Awesome tool for alerting and monitoring. Love it
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    Most reliable out of the three and it isn't even close
CONS OF PAGERDUTY
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    Expensive
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    Ugly UI

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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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Data science and engineering teams at Lyft maintain several big data pipelines that serve as the foundation for various types of analysis throughout the business.

Apache Airflow sits at the center of this big data infrastructure, allowing users to “programmatically author, schedule, and monitor data pipelines.” Airflow is an open source tool, and “Lyft is the very first Airflow adopter in production since the project was open sourced around three years ago.”

There are several key components of the architecture. A web UI allows users to view the status of their queries, along with an audit trail of any modifications the query. A metadata database stores things like job status and task instance status. A multi-process scheduler handles job requests, and triggers the executor to execute those tasks.

Airflow supports several executors, though Lyft uses CeleryExecutor to scale task execution in production. Airflow is deployed to three Amazon Auto Scaling Groups, with each associated with a celery queue.

Audit logs supplied to the web UI are powered by the existing Airflow audit logs as well as Flask signal.

Datadog, Statsd, Grafana, and PagerDuty are all used to monitor the Airflow system.

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Datadog

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Unify logs, metrics, and traces from across your distributed infrastructure.
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PROS OF 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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    Easy setup and plugins
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    Adapts automatically as i scale up
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    Super easy and powerful
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    In-context collaboration
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    Rich in features
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    AWS support
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    Docker support
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    Cost
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    Automation tools
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    Monitor almost everything
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    Free setup
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    Easy to Analyze
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    Expensive
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    Cute logo
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    Best than others
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    Full visibility of applications
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    Simple, powerful, great for infra
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    Source control and bug tracking
CONS OF DATADOG
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    Expensive
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    No errors exception tracking

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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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StatusCake

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Feature Rich Uptime Monitoring, Domain Monitoring, SSL Monitoring and a whole lot more
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PROS OF STATUSCAKE
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    Easy to use and reliable
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    Free tier
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    Public Reporting
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    Domain monitoring
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    Group Notification
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    SSL Certificate Monitoring
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    No false positives
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    Great Customer Support
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    Malware and Virus Scanning
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    Real Browser Testing
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    Multiple User Accounts
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    Mobile App
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    Full Featured API
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    WhoIs Domain Monitoring
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    Cheaper
CONS OF STATUSCAKE
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    Uptrends

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    Monitoring tool for uptime, performance, and functionality of your services
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    PROS OF UPTRENDS
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        UptimeRobot

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        PROS OF UPTIMEROBOT
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          Free tier
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          Easy to understand
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          Instant notifications
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          Simpler than Pingdom
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          Public Status Page
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          Free public status pages
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          Keyword monitoring
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          Cheap but Reliable
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          Mobile App
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          Receive twitter status message
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          Good api
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          SSL Checking
        CONS OF UPTIMEROBOT
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          Consistently bad UI
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          False-Positives
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          Confusing UI
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          Extremely bad UI experience

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        GTmetrix

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        PROS OF GTMETRIX
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          Free to use
        CONS OF GTMETRIX
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          Site24x7

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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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