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AWS X-Ray vs LightStep: What are the differences?

What is AWS X-Ray? An application performance management service. It helps developers analyze and debug production, distributed applications, such as those built using a microservices architecture. With this, you can understand how your application and its underlying services are performing to identify and troubleshoot the root cause of performance issues and errors. It provides an end-to-end view of requests as they travel through your application, and shows a map of your application’s underlying components.

What is LightStep? A fast way for developers and DevOps to adopt best-of-breed distributed tracing. It diagnoses anomalies and slowdowns, spanning mobile, monoliths, and micro services: best-in-class observability, at scale, for modern applications.

AWS X-Ray and LightStep can be categorized as "Performance Monitoring" tools.

Some of the features offered by AWS X-Ray are:

  • End-to-end tracing
  • AWS Service and Database Integrations
  • Support for Multiple Languages

On the other hand, LightStep provides the following key features:

  • ANALYZE EVERY TRANSACTION
  • MEASURE PERFORMANCE WHERE IT MATTERS MOST
  • PINPOINT THE ROOT CAUSE
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    What is AWS X-Ray?

    It helps developers analyze and debug production, distributed applications, such as those built using a microservices architecture. With this, you can understand how your application and its underlying services are performing to identify and troubleshoot the root cause of performance issues and errors. It provides an end-to-end view of requests as they travel through your application, and shows a map of your application’s underlying components.

    What is LightStep?

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

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    What are some alternatives to AWS X-Ray and LightStep?
    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.
    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.
    AppDynamics
    AppDynamics develops application performance management (APM) solutions that deliver problem resolution for highly distributed applications through transaction flow monitoring and deep diagnostics.
    Jaeger
    Jaeger, a Distributed Tracing System
    Splunk
    It provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. Customers use it to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data.
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