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Pros
"The solution has made it easier for us to trace the problems that we have with our requests and to monitor the timing of each step in each request we do in our endpoints."

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"The features that I have found most valuable are its graphs - if I need any statistics, in Kubernetes or Kong level or VPN level, I can quickly get the reports.""Google's technical support is very good.""The most valuable feature is the multi-cloud integration, where there is support for both GCP and AWS.""Provides visibility into the performance uptime."

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Cons
"The user interface is sometimes kind of confusing to understand. It's not very user-friendly."

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"It is difficult to estimate in advance how much something is going to cost.""While we are satisfied with the overall performance, in certain cases we must add additional metrics and additional tools like Grafana and Dynatrace.""If I want to track any round-trip or breakdowns of my response times, I'm not able to get it. My request goes through various levels of the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and comes back to my client machine. Suppose that my request has taken 10 seconds overall, so if I want to break it down, to see where the delay is happening within my architecture, I am not able to find that out using Stackdriver.""Lacking sufficient operations documentation."

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  • "The cost of using Stackdriver depends on usage."
  • "The cost could be lower."
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    Questions from the Community
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    The solution has made it easier for us to trace the problems that we have with our requests and to monitor the timing of each step in each request we do in our endpoints.
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    I don't have any information in regards to licensing. I'm not on the DevOps team and typically they are the ones that handle it. It's not an aspect of the solution I'm familiar with.
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    The user interface is sometimes kind of confusing to understand. It's not very user-friendly. They should work to improve this aspect of the product. It should be easier to navigate. While the… more »
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    Google's technical support is very good.
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    The cost could be lower. When it comes to the cost component in cloud, it is problematic that we are only in a position to know how much we must pay upon arrival of the invoice after 15 days.
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    While we are satisfied with the overall performance, in certain cases we must add additional metrics and additional tools like Grafana and Dynatrace. We would like to improve the application log. Most… more »
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    Also Known As
    Stackdriver Monitoring, Stackdriver Logging
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    Overview

    AWS X-Ray helps developers analyze and debug production, distributed applications, such as those built using a microservices architecture. With X-Ray, you can understand how your application and its underlying services are performing to identify and troubleshoot the root cause of performance issues and errors. X-Ray provides an end-to-end view of requests as they travel through your application, and shows a map of your application’s underlying components. You can use X-Ray to analyze both applications in development and in production, from simple three-tier applications to complex microservices applications consisting of thousands of services.

    Google Stackdriver provides powerful monitoring, logging, and diagnostics. It equips you with insight into the health, performance, and availability of cloud-powered applications, enabling you to find and fix issues faster. It is natively integrated with Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, and popular open source packages. Stackdriver provides a wide variety of metrics, dashboards, alerting, log management, reporting, and tracing capabilities.

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    Sample Customers
    COMCAST, ConnectWise, skyscanner, AirAsia, cookpad, cimpress, VTEX, zowdow
    Uber, Batterii, Q42, Dovetail Games
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Media Company15%
    Financial Services Firm10%
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    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Media Company6%
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    AWS X-Ray is ranked 28th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 1 review while Google Stackdriver is ranked 15th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 4 reviews. AWS X-Ray is rated 7.0, while Google Stackdriver is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of AWS X-Ray writes "Scalable and good for tracing problems, but hard to configure". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Google Stackdriver writes "Provides visibility into the performance uptime and the overall health of our cloud applications". AWS X-Ray is most compared with New Relic APM, Datadog, Elastic APM, Azure Monitor and Dynatrace, whereas Google Stackdriver is most compared with ELK Logstash, Azure Monitor, Datadog, Splunk and Amazon CloudWatch.

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