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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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"There are alerting mechanisms in place to let us know, for example, if a device is not responding to a ping test and is probably not going to work.""The most valuable features are monitoring and reporting."

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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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"I would like to see better integration with other products.""Technical support could use some improvement."

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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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"This price of this solution is reasonable."

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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.

SolarWinds® Pingdom® is a powerful and affordable SaaS-based web app performance monitoring solution. It’s one product providing comprehensive web app performance and user experience monitoring consisting of four major capabilities:

1. Uptime monitoring for webpages and other critical components like APIs, CDNs, DNS, networks, email, and more.

2. Page speed performance monitoring and page rankings.

3. Synthetic transaction monitoring from the simplest to the most complex transactions. 

4. Real user monitoring (RUM), enabling a deeper and wider understanding of the user’s digital experience, and web application availability and performance. 

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Box, Intuit, Workday, Groupon, British Gas, SpaceApe, Marketo, DoordDash, LyftClearScoreSpotify, MailChimp, Slack, Twitter
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Instana Dynamic APM is ranked 20th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 2 reviews while SolarWinds Pingdom is ranked 30th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 2 reviews. Instana Dynamic APM is rated 7.0, while SolarWinds Pingdom 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 SolarWinds Pingdom writes "Good network monitoring and alerting to potential problems". Instana Dynamic APM is most compared with Dynatrace, AppDynamics, Datadog, New Relic APM and LightStep, whereas SolarWinds Pingdom is most compared with Zabbix and Catchpoint.

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