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Elastic APM Pros and Cons

Elastic APM Pros

Technical Consultant at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
For full stack observability, Elastic is the best tool compared with any other tool .
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Line Technical Agent at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
The price is very less expensive compared to the other solutions.
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Enterprise Monitoring / Data Protection Manager at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use AppDynamics and Elastic. The reason why we're using Elastic APM is because of the license count. It's very favorable compared to AppDynamics. It's inexpensive; it's economical.
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Elastic APM Cons

Technical Consultant at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Elastic APM's visualization is not that great compared to other tools. It's number of metrics is very low.
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Line Technical Agent at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution would be better if it was capable of more automation, especially in a monitoring capacity or for the response to abnormalities.
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Enterprise Monitoring / Data Protection Manager at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The auto-discovery isn't nearly as good. That's a big portion of it. When you drop the agent onto the JVM and you're trying to figure things out, having to go through and manually do all that is cumbersome.
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