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Pros
"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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"End-user Synthetics and monitoring are very good.""The service maps that it creates, the health maps that it creates, the insights that it provides, etc., are all quite useful.""The most valuable feature is application monitoring.""The VPN is one of the solution's most valuable features for us.""It does everything we wanted it to do.""The breakdown of the response time of different components and getting in-depth details of the slow component are the most valuable features. It is easy to use, and it gets the job done.""Working with the solution is very easy. It's user-friendly."

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

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"The deployment process could be improved.""The product has good documentation for Linux, however, their documentation for Windows is lacking substantially. It's something they need to develop.""They should bring the pricing down to be more competitive.""The older view is much better than the new view that they have. We'd like to go back to that previous version. The user interface just isn't as nice as it used to be.""How granular I could go down at looking at certain data, especially related to the operations, is limited.""There has been some problem with the agent, and it is just not working well. It is not able to record information with the application server. They have been able to fix the issue, but it took quite a long time. This is the main issue in the APM products and also in New Relic. The mobile application monitoring has been pretty difficult to set up and also quite expensive. It should be a little bit easier and cheaper. Because it is pretty difficult and expensive, many customers don't take it.""It would be nice if there were pre-made dashboards."

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"The price depends on how many agents you want.""This is an expensive tool.""The price was one of the reasons we chose this solution."

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Questions from the Community
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: Working with the solution is very easy. It's user-friendly.
Top Answer: We're working on figuring out the pricing. It looks like it's a little bit about how much data you ingest. Therefore, if you have a big environment, then it might not be good to ingest that month, as… more »
Top Answer: I haven't yet had too much of a chance to read up on the product or to compare it to other solutions to see if there are items that are standard elsewhere but lacking in this product. I need more time… more »
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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.

New Relic is a software analytics and application performance management solution that gives users in-depth data visibility and analytics. By going right to the source, the code, New Relic enables users to develop quicker software, build improved products,and consistently impress their customers. Data tells a story and New Relic interprets what it is telling you.

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Sample Customers
COMCAST, ConnectWise, skyscanner, AirAsia, cookpad, cimpress, VTEX, zowdow
Dow Jones, Microsoft, Nike, Groupon, NBC, Sony, Fox, Adobe, Best Buy, Walmart, and WebMD, Cirque du Soleil, FlightNetwork.com, France Télévisions SA, Hachette Book Group, Hy-Vee, Inc., Isolation Network, Inc., Lighthouse eDiscovery, Major League Soccer, NYC-DOT, New Zealand Media and Entertainment, Office Depot International in Europe, Royal Opera House, Adobe Systems Incorporated, American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., Citrix, Despegar.com, Eastern Bank Corporation, Fox Sports, Globosat, Hogg Robinson plc, iHeartMedia, Jive, Kent State University, Multiplus, NBCUniversal, Ocado, REI, Sensis, VenueNext, Yellow Pages Limited and Zenefits
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Media Company18%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm12%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm20%
Computer Software Company12%
Media Company12%
Manufacturing Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider18%
Media Company7%
Financial Services Firm6%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise32%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise66%
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AWS X-Ray is ranked 28th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 1 review while New Relic APM is ranked 6th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 7 reviews. AWS X-Ray is rated 7.0, while New Relic APM is rated 8.8. 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 New Relic APM writes "Reasonably priced, straightforward to set up, and performs as expected". AWS X-Ray is most compared with Datadog, Dynatrace, Azure Monitor, Google Stackdriver and Splunk, whereas New Relic APM is most compared with Datadog, Dynatrace, Splunk, Azure Monitor and Instana Dynamic APM.

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