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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.
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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.

LightStep analyzes 100% of unsampled transaction data from highly-distributed, large-scale production software to produce complete end-to-end traces and robust metrics that explain performance behaviors and accelerate root cause analysis. LightStep is backed by Sequoia, Redpoint, and Altimeter.

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AWS X-Ray is ranked 29th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 1 review while LightStep is ranked 49th in Application Performance Management (APM). AWS X-Ray is rated 7.0, while LightStep is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of AWS X-Ray writes "Scalable and good for tracing problems, but hard to configure". On the other hand, AWS X-Ray is most compared with Datadog, New Relic APM, Dynatrace and Azure Monitor, whereas LightStep is most compared with Datadog, Dynatrace, Splunk, New Relic APM and Elastic APM.

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