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"This solution allows me to have true visibility for any metrics when it comes to my cloud, and private.""This solution makes it a lot easier to figure out trends within very different data sources, which makes it easy to see why something is misbehaving.""The features I find most valuable is the querying and alerting capabilities.""People are very pleased with the implementation.""The most valuable aspects of the solution are its ease of use and its ease of implementation.""No issues with stability."

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"If a key monitored value has crossed a threshold, it sends out an alert. And the solution is able to intelligently find out if something is beyond the range that it normally resides in.""With auto-discovery, we didn't need to consider much. We just installed the agent on the host and it was able to detect everything from the host level up to the service level, for whatever stack was installed, and that includes containers and dockers.""Sometimes it's able to provide a proper RCA on its own. It's able to correlate different events that occurred and that becomes like an RCA in itself.""With Instana, the interface and the UI are very simple to use."

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"We were able to integrate with the messaging tool, Slack, which meant that we got notifications whenever something was not quite right."

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"I would like to see integration with Kubernetes cluster and APIs so that you can manage the entire stack.""I would like to see more out-of-the-box dashboards for in-depth application monitoring of standard products that are out there.""In the new version, I would love to see more prediction capabilities. It would be great if one could see the alerts get a little more enriched with information and become more human-friendly instead of the technical stuff that they put in there. I think those would be really awesome outcomes to get.""The implementation is a long process that should be improved.""They could make it more easy to plug-in data so that a nontechnical person will be able to use it, like accountants or finance people. That way they don't have to ask us.""It could use a URL document server. Everything in the market is moving towards automation and everybody's looking for the single click operations as well relational data locality."

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"New Relic has a better UI in terms of how it presents the data.""Many managers, as well as our customers, used to ask for reports, such as "top X number of queries that are slow," or "top pages that have the highest number of issues." This is something that can be improved by Instana. Currently, they don't have that kind of reporting available out-of-the-box.""I think that Instana should improve the university and the certification process, so the users can find experts in Instana with their certification module process."

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"There are certain features that are not supported in New Relic, such as CATSEARCH, which allows you to do a full-text search."

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"Educational pricing is available for this solution.""We were given a year's worth of service. It was included within our ELA. We were trying to do a proof of concept, which is almost over now.""Different locations require different setups. In your terms, around 300 to around 400K USD."

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"Pricing is quite competitive. Dynatrace, AppDynamics, and New Relic were all several times more expensive than Instana, both the on-prem and the SaaS versions. Price-wise they are a lot more competitive than anyone else out there."

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"I loved this product, but we can no longer afford it, so we dropped it."

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Overview

VMware Tanzu Observability provides metrics-driven analytics at massive scale, so you can get the most out of your cloud-native apps.

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.

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Box, Intuit, Workday, Groupon, British Gas, SpaceApe, Marketo, DoordDash, LyftClearScoreFairfax Media, MercadoLibre, Costa Coffee, Kiva, Confused.com, Boozt.com
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Instana Dynamic APM is ranked 19th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 2 reviews while New Relic Synthetics is ranked 28th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 1 review. Instana Dynamic APM is rated 7.0, while New Relic Synthetics is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Instana Dynamic APM writes "Auto-discovery agents require little configuration and detect everything from host to service level, but reporting is lacking". 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". Instana Dynamic APM is most compared with Dynatrace, AppDynamics, Datadog, New Relic APM and Elastic APM, whereas New Relic Synthetics is most compared with Datadog, Dynatrace, Google Stackdriver, Akamai mPulse and AWS X-Ray.

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