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Akamai mPulse is #43 ranked solution in APM tools. PeerSpot users give Akamai mPulse an average rating of 8.0 out of 10. Akamai mPulse is most commonly compared to Dynatrace: Akamai mPulse vs Dynatrace. Akamai mPulse is popular among the large enterprise segment, accounting for 69% of users researching this solution on PeerSpot. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 19% of all views.
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What is Akamai mPulse?

Akamai mPulse is a real user monitoring (RUM) solution that gives performance engineers, administrators, and developers the ability to effortlessly visualize website functionality issues and identify ways to improve processes that conventional testing protocols do not find. mPulse gives users usable scenarios to better understand how processes such as user interactions, visual progress, and third-party resources may be disrupting the overall user experience and application delivery.

mPulse enables users to take a deep dive into the specific performance issues and complete comprehensive error analyses, to thoroughly understand the effect on critical user interactions such as conversions, page views, and more.

mPulse gathers and delivers data on an organization's website’s performance and metrics on user web browsing experiences. The mPulse feature “Boomerang” is a JavaScript Library that monitors the website page load time. Boomerang has a unique plugin architecture and works with all websites. The Boomerang feature is embedded on each page of an organization's website.

mPulse works seamlessly with Akamai solution Ion, so the RUM data can be instantly gathered once the Luna Control Center has been activated. Ion instantly attaches Boomerang to the organization’s web properties; there is no need to change the website code.

Akamai mPulse Benefits

  • Third-party monitoring: mPulse enables users to effortlessly monitor and visualize the effect that third-party vendors, resources, and scripts may have on the organization’s web properties.

  • Real-time intuitions: RUM data is continually being gathered, so users are able to instantly experience changes in user performance during every critical event. Users are able to respond immediately and make corrections or amendments as needed. Additionally, mPulse integrates effectively with other third-party notification solutions, such as Slack, PagerDuty, and webhook API support.

  • Framework integrations: mPulse integrates with many of today’s popular single-page application (SPA) frameworks, such as React.js, Backbone.js, Angular.js, Ember.js, and even some custom frameworks. mPulse has the ability to also be seamlessly integrated in Non-SPA websites.

  • Intuitive feedback: mPulse gathers data and creates workable solutions so users have a better understanding of how objects, images, or even entire pages are affecting user behavior. Users can gather numerous metrics (custom or advanced) to achieve a better, more complete understanding of ways to improve the user experience with the application or website.

  • Custom metrics and timers: With mPulse, users can effortlessly create custom timers to discover important performance sessions unique to the application. The mPulse dashboard allows users to set up trackers for numerous metrics, such as:

    • First image load time
    • Sidebar load time
    • Page load times
    • Third-party resource content load time

  • mPulse Beacon API: This valuable benefit allows users to send custom metrics from mobile and web applications to mPulse. This gives mPulse greater flexibility and usability to frameworks and platforms that can make HTTP calls. Representational State Transfer (REST) interface is included and is able to be used by any web application using any language running on the platform. There is also a Beacon API library for JavaScript. This option is available from the dashboard by creating a new application and an API key.

Akamai mPulse was previously known as SOASTA mPulse.

Akamai mPulse Customers

Nordstrom, Gatwick, DirecTV, MSN, SquareSpace, SAP, Lenovo, Hallmark, myspace, Intuit, Kentucky Derby, Toys "R" Us, Netflix, Newsweek, The Washington Post, Lowe's, Nike, REI, Apple, Sears, Verizon, Wendy's, Huawei

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Head of run at a music company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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Efficient, flexible, and requires low maintenance
Pros and Cons
  • "The most valuable feature is the solutions overall performance. It is very efficient and accurate for our usage."
  • "In the next release, I would like to see the possibility of sharing the metric from this solution with other solutions."

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution to monitor web performance. 

How has it helped my organization?

We are a worldwide company and we need to have a solution with good performance which the solution is providing us with. It has helped our company.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the solutions overall performance. It is very efficient and accurate for our usage. 

Additionally, there are no problems with the maintenance of the solution.

What needs improvement?

In the next release, I would like to see the possibility of sharing the metric from this solution with others. For example, sharing the metrics with Dynatrace which is an AMP solution.

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For how long have I used the solution?

I have applied the solution recently as proof of concept and have used it for approximately two months. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I monitor the solution myself and did not experience any problems. It is a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Everyone is using the solution in our company. 

How are customer service and support?

The sales team were generally very efficient, flexible, and providing good advice for the introduction and implementation of the solution. They had altogether a positive approach.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used Dynatrace in the past. 

What about the implementation team?

The installation was very automated and there is not much manual usage needed. 

What other advice do I have?

It is a perfect solution I would recommend it. 

I rate Akamai mPulse an eight out of ten. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Updated: September 2022
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Download our free Application Performance Management (APM) Report and find out what your peers are saying about Akamai, Dynatrace, AppDynamics, and more!