We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"We were able to integrate with the messaging tool, Slack, which meant that we got notifications whenever something was not quite right."
"I loved this product, but we can no longer afford it, so we dropped it."
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 Synthetics - powered by a selenium-driven Chrome browser - allows you to monitor and test your apps and address issues before they affect your end users. Explore everything from easy-to-read waterfall charts and test results to detailed downtime and error reports. Synthetics features includes monitor business-critical functionality, deep dive troubleshooting, complete application lifecycle monitoring and alerts, maintaining SLAs and customer satisfaction.
AWS X-Ray is ranked 28th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 1 review while New Relic Synthetics is ranked 29th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 1 review. AWS X-Ray is rated 7.0, while New Relic Synthetics 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 New Relic Synthetics writes "Good drill-down functionality let us see through to SQL code, and it integrates well with Slack". AWS X-Ray is most compared with Datadog, New Relic APM, Dynatrace, Azure Monitor and LightStep, whereas New Relic Synthetics is most compared with Datadog, Dynatrace, Instana Dynamic APM, Google Stackdriver and SCOM.
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