2020-07-05T15:50:32Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What needs improvement with Elastic APM?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Elastic APM.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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John_King - PeerSpot reviewer
Strategic Innovation at Elastic
Real User
Top 10
2022-11-04T15:01:00Z
Nov 4, 2022

They need more skills in the market. There are not enough skills in the market. It is not pervasive enough on the market, in my opinion. In other words, there isn't a big enough user base. The development of new features, functions, and releases, is not necessarily based on market demand. Which is why I can't rate it a 10 because of that. In my opinion, because there are not enough skills, the skills are still expensive. The software and the platform may be affordable, but the skills to deploy and manage it are expensive.

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AR
Managing Director at Accenture
Real User
Top 20
2022-06-22T18:29:17Z
Jun 22, 2022

It could come with more detailed or sophisticated dashboards that are pre-defined and that could speed up when you start looking at the data of the transactions. If we had some pre-defined templates for observability that we could start using right away after deploying it – instead of having to build or to change some of the dashboards – that would be helpful. I would like to see an automated deploy tool, like Dynatrace has, that would allow you to have the parts of the system where you want to do the observability and they would deploy very quickly and kind of outer connect with the systems.

MS
Solutions Architect at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2022-02-23T15:03:46Z
Feb 23, 2022

In the future, Elastic APM needs a portfolio iTool. They can provide an easy way to develop the custom UI for Kibana. Elastic APM needs to focus on improving infrastructure, monitoring, and enriching Kibana features.

AG
SDE-IV at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-10-26T16:16:11Z
Oct 26, 2021

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 figure out what the endpoint to endpoint mapping is. It can give more insight into performance. I can see mistakes in annotations. If a developer uses a different annotation, these performance metrics are not in the portal. When I go to the portal, I do not see many insights on the endpoints or where there could be latencies. I'd like overall fewer mistakes. The solution needs to use more AI. Once the product onboards AI, users would more effectively be able to track endpoints for specific messages.

Steven Johnson - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise Monitoring / Data Protection Manager at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-07-04T10:15:02Z
Jul 4, 2021

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.

MC
Line Technical Agent at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-07-05T15:50:32Z
Jul 5, 2020

Our licensing model isn't a full one. We are in a less interesting model, so we do not have intelligence on it. We don't get system intelligence and machine learning models, however, I don't know if it is relevant to what we use the solution for. We don't have the platinum version. We are on the gold version. Our system intelligence and machine learning, and the other things regarding the competencies of everything, we have to build ourselves. It's not easy, as we are in West Africa and sometimes we do not have the relevant competencies. It takes time to get the skills we need to use the solution effectively. The solution would be better if it was capable of more automation, especially in a monitoring capacity or for the response to abnormalities.

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it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Nov 4, 2022
Hi Everyone, What do you like most about Elastic APM? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
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MC
Line Technical Agent at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 5, 2020
The price is very less expensive compared to the other solutions.
Steven Johnson - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise Monitoring / Data Protection Manager at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 4, 2021
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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