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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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"The most valuable features are monitoring and reporting.""There are alerting mechanisms in place to let us know, for example, if a device is not responding to a ping test and is probably not going to work."

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"The configuration of Instana Dynamic APM needs improvement because it requires quite a bit of work.""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."

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"I would like to see better integration with other products.""Technical support could use some improvement."

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    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.

    SolarWinds® Pingdom® is a powerful and affordable SaaS-based web app performance monitoring solution. It’s one product providing comprehensive web app performance and user experience monitoring consisting of four major capabilities:

    1. Uptime monitoring for webpages and other critical components like APIs, CDNs, DNS, networks, email, and more.

    2. Page speed performance monitoring and page rankings.

    3. Synthetic transaction monitoring from the simplest to the most complex transactions. 

    4. Real user monitoring (RUM), enabling a deeper and wider understanding of the user’s digital experience, and web application availability and performance. 

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    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Computer Software Company36%
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Healthcare Company6%
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    Instana Dynamic APM is ranked 38th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 2 reviews while SolarWinds Pingdom is ranked 36th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 2 reviews. Instana Dynamic APM is rated 6.6, while SolarWinds Pingdom is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Instana Dynamic APM writes "Good Capabilities but the configuration and installation could be simplified". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds Pingdom writes "Good network monitoring and alerting to potential problems". Instana Dynamic APM is most compared with Dynatrace, AppDynamics, New Relic APM, Datadog and Elastic APM, whereas SolarWinds Pingdom is most compared with Azure Monitor, Zabbix, Splunk, New Relic APM and ServiceNow Discovery. See our Instana Dynamic APM vs. SolarWinds Pingdom report.

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