Instana Dynamic APM vs. Riverbed SteelCenter Aternity

As of February 2019, Instana Dynamic APM is ranked 27th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 1 review vs Riverbed SteelCenter Aternity which is ranked 15th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 3 reviews. 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". The top reviewer of Riverbed SteelCenter Aternity writes "While it also provides desktop metrics, the main thing we use it for is monitoring our applications. ". Instana Dynamic APM is most compared with Dynatrace, AppDynamics and New Relic Synthetics. Riverbed SteelCenter Aternity is most compared with AppDynamics, Dynatrace and Splunk.
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Pros
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.

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While it also provides desktop metrics, the main thing we use it for is monitoring our applications.The application response time. That's what our business has been having a problem with.Being able to proactively identify issues on user systems.

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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.

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Some of the dashboarding and reporting on the analytics side could be improved. I think they realize it. Obviously, some of the desktop monitoring metrics always can be improved.Reports were a lot easier in the older versionsWhen they moved from Version 8 to Version 9, the customers lost so much control of what they could do with the product.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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Pricing is a bit high. Don't take that as the "be all, end all".

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Workforce APM, Aternity Frontline, Aternity
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Overview

Aternity monitors any application on any physical, virtual, or mobile device, providing a user-centric vantage point that closes the visibility gap existing with network- and server-centric application performance management tools. By effectively transforming every device into a self-monitoring platform that is user experience aware, enterprises are empowered with proactive IT management capabilities that dramatically reduce business disruptions and improve workforce productivity.

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ClearScoreAnthem, Bank of America, Chase, Citibank, AT&T, BAE Systems, CVS, HCA Healthcare, Tenet, major law firms, and multiple federal agencies
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