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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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"I like it that one can match IPs with the application name.""The most valuable aspect of this solution is the integration with their other systems. It's easy to understand and it points out the relevant problems in the enterprise.""As an Administrator, before we bought this AppInternals, I didn't have visibility on why items were slow or why an application was not running. This gives us the ability to see what's going on. The application is load balancing. We can now see if its own server has issues or just one specific server has issues."

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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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"The technical support is not very good and should be improved.""I would like for it to have automated updates, the way the product updates itself should be all automated, as opposed to what it is now.""It would be great if the solution could offer fixed bundles and more features."

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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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Top Answer: The most valuable aspect of this solution is the integration with their other systems. It's easy to understand and it points out the relevant problems in the enterprise.
Top Answer: I would like for it to have automated updates, the way the product updates itself should be all automated, as opposed to what it is now.
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Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals, a software-based approach, offers full-stack visibility & insights into your apps both on and off the cloud. It continuously monitors with minimal overhead to give you end-to-end visibility and insights around-the-clock. With AppInternals you get: application performance insights that trace every transaction from user to back-end. Understand app dependencies, or expose and fix even the most hard-to-detect code, SQL, network or web services problems quickly, network & infrastructure diagnostics that continuously monitor your dynamic infrastructure. See their impact on your apps and vice versa. Resolve resource utilization and network-related errors before users are impacted and user experience & business insights that understand your users' satisfaction and trends in real-time. Identify your application's best and least used features, and quantify its financial impact on business results.

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Instana Dynamic APM is ranked 20th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 2 reviews while Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals is ranked 29th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 3 reviews. Instana Dynamic APM is rated 7.0, while Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals is rated 7.0. 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 Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals writes "Great for visibility but lacks many features and difficult to update". Instana Dynamic APM is most compared with Dynatrace, AppDynamics, Datadog and New Relic APM, whereas Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals is most compared with AppDynamics, Aternity, Dynatrace and Splunk.

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