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Pros
"With Instana, the interface and the UI are very simple to use.""The overall capabilities are the most valuable."

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"I have found the AppResponse, which is a packet capture solution, very good. It gives you the ability to drill down back in time. You've got all the packets there. You can troubleshoot it later, not immediately. It's very interesting.""The most valuable feature is performance monitoring.""We really like the scalability capabilities.""When it comes to the ability to scale up the product, this is suitable for small medium and large environments,"

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Cons
"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.""The configuration of Instana Dynamic APM needs improvement because it requires quite a bit of work."

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"The initial setup is straightforward, but you have to know a little about the product. It's not for everybody to just plug and play. If you know how the solution is implemented then it is straightforward.""Technical support needs to be more responsive.""The pricing is on the higher side of things. If they could lower it, that would be ideal.""The AI features should be addressed in respect of the analysis and intelligence that must be supported and delivered in the tool to predigest the large amounts of data."

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"The price is a little bit high, especially because we have to pay an import tax.""The solution is no more expensive than other products."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: With Instana, the interface and the UI are very simple to use.
Top Answer: 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. We need troubleshooting at the code… more »
Top Answer: We are a service provider with expertise in Dynatrace and Instana APM. We offer services for these two applications.
Top Answer: When it comes to the ability to scale up the product, this is suitable for small medium and large environments,
Top Answer: The solution is no more expensive than other products. At the end of the day all solutions are always expensive. It all depends on how one wishes to spend his money. There are a host of solutions… more »
Top Answer: The AI features should be addressed in respect of the analysis and intelligence that must be supported and delivered in the tool to predigest the large amounts of data.
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Also Known As
OPNET SteelCentral AppResponse, ACE Live, OPNET, AppResponse Xpert
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Overview

Instana’s Enterprise Observability Platform, powered by automated Application Performance Monitoring, discovers and maps all services, infrastructure, and their inter-dependencies automatically. Instana ingests all observability metrics, traces each request, profiles every process, and updates application dependency maps in real-time to deliver the context and actionable feedback needed by Dev+Ops to optimize application performance, enable innovation, and mitigate risk to help them add value and efficiency to the pipeline. Learn more at https://instana.com.

Riverbed® AppResponse delivers full stack application analysis—from packets to web pages to end-user experience—letting you observe all network and application interactions as they cross the wire, whether they are encrypted or not. Using powerful, flexible network and application analytics and workflows, AppResponse speeds problem diagnosis and resolution, helping you get to answers fast

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Sample Customers
Daxko Lifts Fitness Studios Through COVID Regulations with Quick Engineering PivotsAltissia Meets SLAs to Support Student DeadlinesImmocloud Unlocks Observability to Modernize Real EstateEnento Group Boosts Service Reliability with Real-Time Visibility into Application Performance Instana’s Observability for Amazon EKS Helps Yara Deliver Digital Farming Solutions
N11.com, OneMain Financial, China Bank, Halkbank, Kaust
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government8%
Insurance Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm10%
Government9%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise53%
Find out what your peers are saying about Instana Dynamic APM vs. Riverbed AppResponse and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Instana Dynamic APM is ranked 37th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 2 reviews while Riverbed AppResponse is ranked 21st in Application Performance Management (APM) with 4 reviews. Instana Dynamic APM is rated 6.6, while Riverbed AppResponse is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Instana Dynamic APM writes "Good Capabilities but the configuration and installation could be simplified". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Riverbed AppResponse writes "Has modules to troubleshoot web applications, database transactions, and unified communications, all in one". Instana Dynamic APM is most compared with Dynatrace, AppDynamics, New Relic APM, Datadog and Elastic APM, whereas Riverbed AppResponse is most compared with Dynatrace, SolarWinds NPM, Cisco Stealthwatch, AppDynamics and NETSCOUT nGeniusONE. See our Instana Dynamic APM vs. Riverbed AppResponse report.

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