Azure Application Insights vs Google Analytics: What are the differences?
Azure Application Insights: It is an extensible Application Performance Management (APM) service for web developers. It is use to monitor your live web application. It will automatically detect performance anomalies. It includes powerful analytics tools to help you diagnose issues and to understand what users actually do with your app; Google Analytics: Enterprise-class web analytics. Google Analytics lets you measure your advertising ROI as well as track your Flash, video, and social networking sites and applications.
Azure Application Insights and Google Analytics are primarily classified as "Performance Monitoring" and "General Analytics" tools respectively.
According to the StackShare community, Google Analytics has a broader approval, being mentioned in 15339 company stacks & 2445 developers stacks; compared to Azure Application Insights, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.
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Google is an amazing free tool and is extremely customizable. I use it for A/B testing (using google content experiment), Lean Analytics (measuring goals based on events), and it's new asynchronous JS has made a lot of tracking easier.
However it takes a lot more configuration to set up cohort studies and user based analytics than other analytics platforms. It is possible to do however: http://analytics.blogspot.ca/2013/03/get-useful-insights-easier-automate.html
If you need something free this is definitely your best option.
I mainly use it to trace how many user using it before my site get monetized, at the age before smartphone and we only have web site, now I look at the profit rather than web page visited. As web page is not the single interface now. Android, iOS, Web. Wasting time to set up one by one. so I just simply look at revenue.
Google Analytics is a freemium web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google Analytics not only lets you measure sales and conversions, but also gives you fresh insights into how visitors use your site, how they arrived on your site, and how you can keep them coming back.
Google Analytic is setup with user id tracking, allowing to view traffic for logged in users only, as well as custom events based on video watching and conversion goals for purchases. The Google’s autotrack plugin provides additional tracking of click events.
We installed Google Analytics. Can we haz data science now? We ares teh bestest analytics gurus evar!