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Find out what your peers are saying about Elastic APM vs. Instana Dynamic APM and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"The price is very less expensive compared to the other solutions.""For full stack observability, Elastic is the best tool compared with any other tool .""The solution allows us to dig deep into data.""We use AppDynamics and Elastic. The reason why we're using Elastic APM is because of the license count. It's very favorable compared to AppDynamics. It's inexpensive; it's economical."

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"With Instana, the interface and the UI are very simple to use.""The overall capabilities are the most valuable."

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Cons
"The solution needs to use more AI. Once the product onboards AI, users would more effectively be able to track endpoints for specific messages.""The solution would be better if it was capable of more automation, especially in a monitoring capacity or for the response to abnormalities.""The auto-discovery isn't nearly as good. That's a big portion of it. When you drop the agent onto the JVM and you're trying to figure things out, having to go through and manually do all that is cumbersome.""Elastic APM's visualization is not that great compared to other tools. It's number of metrics is very low."

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"I think that Instana should improve the university and the certification process, so the users can find experts in Instana with their certification module process.""The configuration of Instana Dynamic APM needs improvement because it requires quite a bit of work."

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Questions from the Community
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The solution allows us to dig deep into data.
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I don't have any details in terms of pricing. It's not an aspect of the solution I am familiar with.
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There needs to be less boiler code. That's where I see a solution such as Dynatrace as being very good. We need to just deploy the Dynatrace and then it just uses all the TCP packages et cetera, to… more »
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The overall capabilities are the most valuable.
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The configuration of Instana Dynamic APM needs improvement because it requires quite a bit of work. I would like to see the outer discovery and outsource of different services to enable faster… more »
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Overview

Elastic APM is an application performance monitoring system built on the Elastic Stack. It allows you to monitor software services and applications in real time — collect detailed performance information on response time for incoming requests, database queries, calls to caches, external HTTP requests, and more. This makes it easy to pinpoint and fix performance problems quickly.

Elastic APM also automatically collects unhandled errors and exceptions. Errors are grouped based primarily on the stacktrace, so you can identify new errors as they appear and keep an eye on how many times specific errors happen.

Instana’s Enterprise Observability Platform, powered by automated Application Performance Monitoring, discovers and maps all services, infrastructure, and their inter-dependencies automatically. Instana ingests all observability metrics, traces each request, profiles every process, and updates application dependency maps in real-time to deliver the context and actionable feedback needed by Dev+Ops to optimize application performance, enable innovation, and mitigate risk to help them add value and efficiency to the pipeline. Learn more at https://instana.com.

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PSCU, Entel, VITAS, Mimecast, Barrett Steel, Butterfield Bank
Daxko Lifts Fitness Studios Through COVID Regulations with Quick Engineering PivotsAltissia Meets SLAs to Support Student DeadlinesImmocloud Unlocks Observability to Modernize Real EstateEnento Group Boosts Service Reliability with Real-Time Visibility into Application Performance Instana’s Observability for Amazon EKS Helps Yara Deliver Digital Farming Solutions
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Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider23%
Financial Services Firm14%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider25%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm6%
Find out what your peers are saying about Elastic APM vs. Instana Dynamic APM and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
565,304 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Elastic APM is ranked 14th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 4 reviews while Instana Dynamic APM is ranked 38th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 2 reviews. Elastic APM is rated 7.6, while Instana Dynamic APM is rated 6.6. The top reviewer of Elastic APM writes "The best full stack observability compared to any other tool". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Instana Dynamic APM writes "Good Capabilities but the configuration and installation could be simplified". Elastic APM is most compared with Dynatrace, AppDynamics, Datadog, New Relic Browser and Splunk, whereas Instana Dynamic APM is most compared with Dynatrace, AppDynamics, New Relic APM, Datadog and New Relic Synthetics. See our Elastic APM vs. Instana Dynamic APM report.

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