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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.

Mackerel is an elegantly simple and powerful service that employs the concept of "roles" to optimize management and monitoring of hosts. By running mackerel-agent on your hosts, you can manage any number of hosts using both Mackerel's web GUI and API to visualize the statuses of your hosts and applications with a high degree of detail and customization.
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AWS X-Ray is ranked 28th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 1 review while Mackerel is ranked 59th in Application Performance Management (APM). AWS X-Ray is rated 7.0, while Mackerel 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, Azure Monitor, Dynatrace and Google Stackdriver, whereas Mackerel is most compared with Datadog.

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