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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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"The price is very less expensive compared to the other solutions.""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.""For full stack observability, Elastic is the best tool compared with any other tool ."

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

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"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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Top Answer: 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.
Top Answer: 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.
Top Answer: 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 »
Top Answer: 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.
Top Answer: 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… more »
Top Answer: We use it for monitoring the application performance and development.
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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.

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.

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Sample Customers
COMCAST, ConnectWise, skyscanner, AirAsia, cookpad, cimpress, VTEX, zowdow
PSCU, Entel, VITAS, Mimecast, Barrett Steel, Butterfield Bank
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider18%
Media Company15%
Financial Services Firm11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm13%
Manufacturing Company5%
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AWS X-Ray is ranked 28th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 1 review while Elastic APM is ranked 16th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 3 reviews. AWS X-Ray is rated 7.0, while Elastic APM 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 Elastic APM writes "The best full stack observability compared to any other tool". AWS X-Ray is most compared with New Relic APM, Datadog, Google Stackdriver, Azure Monitor and Dynatrace, whereas Elastic APM is most compared with Dynatrace, Datadog, New Relic Browser, AppDynamics and Instana Dynamic APM.

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