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Instana Application Performance Monitoring

By Instana, Inc

Certified enterprise ready

An APM solution built for microservices that enables IT Ops to build applications faster and deliver higher quality services by automating monitoring, tracing and root cause analysis. The solution is optimized for OpenShift.

*Requires OpenShift to install

Software version

BUILD 168

Type

Operator

Instana is dedicated to improving the way DevOps teams deliver applications by re-inventing APM for cloud-native microservice environments. When Should You Consider Instana? Are you migrating existing workloads to the cloud? Are you migrating to microservices? Are you adopting Kubernetes? Are your developers involved in managing production performance? Do application performance problems take too long to solve? If you answered Yes to any of the above, try it for free!

Automated Discovery & Monitoring

With a single, lightweight agent per host, Instana continually discovers all components and deploys sensors crafted to monitor each discovered technology. The sensors automatically collect configuration, changes, metrics, and events with no human intervention. Metrics from each component are collected in high fidelity with 1 second data granularity and every request is traced across each microservice, automatically capturing the response time and context. No sampling, no partial traces.

Exact Root Cause Analysis

Instana analyzes incoming data within seconds uncovering service impacts nearly instantaneously. Alerts are aligned with service impacts using curated expert knowledge and machine learning based anomaly detection. Instana correlates related events into a single, actionable alert and presents an Incident Report. Metrics, traces, changes, exceptions, logged errors, and more are all correlated to formulate a singular, detailed understanding of why the incident occurred and its exact root cause.

Context Guide

A model of your service and infrastructure components that understands all physical and logical dependencies. The Context Guide is continually updated with state information like availability, configuration data, and a calculated health value.

Application Perspectives

Quick access to the exact visualizations and information you need to optimize the application and services you’re responsible for. Focus the analysis and only display monitoring data you care about. With a simple UI driven configuration, users get a series of curated dashboards that visualize and analyze all related services and infrastructure.

Pipeline Feedback

Automatic analysis of application development and deployment pipeline events, correlated directly with application, infrastructure, and service performance data. Instana integrates with your CI/CD tooling to collect the deployment events. All quality analysis, metric data, and time information is automatically presented on the service dashboard.

Unbounded Analytics

Unbounded Analytics is an analysis layer covering all of the browser and backend trace details collected by Instana allowing you to dig deeper into every aspect of the data by filtering in a nearly unlimited combination of ways. All data is analyzed and understood in context (powered by Instana's proprietary data model - the Dynamic Graph) to easily understand performance issues and optimization opportunities.

Pricing summary

Plans starting at

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Instana APM is the premier edition.

Includes all the features you need to manage microservices.

Deliver immediate, exact understanding of service performance to your DevOps organization.

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Reviews

Read what others are saying about this product in our review section.

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  • NIKHIL P.

    NIKHIL P.

    Senior Developer at Mindtree

    Verified Current User
    Review source: Invitation from G2
    Verified Current User
    Review source: Invitation from G2
    (0)Oct 30, 2019

    "Perfectly polished tool for seamless infrastructure monitoring"

    What do you like best?

    There are lot many features which makes this tool easy convenient and best in market to seamless monitoring of the whole infra on platform: 1) Easy for implementation. 2) Best User Interface: Best in class User Interface, Users can just hover over things or can query the things needed. 3) You can set up configurations for monitoring Servers, endpoints, Micro services, Processes, Databases and almost everything. 4) Comparison Tables: Compare all the servers and services at a glance with comparison table. 5) Integration for alerts: You can get the alerts on Slack for convenient and effective monitoring and also can be integrated with OpsGenie, AWS, Grafana. 6) Filters like choosing date and time to get the details for the specified time period. 7) Automated Discovery - It automatically detects if any of the servers are added or removed. 8) Detailed graphs 9) Last but not least is 24/7 support from Instana.

    What do you dislike?

    Its been a while that me and my team are using this tool for infrastructure monitoring but as of now we did not came across any such flaw with the tool. The only thing I can say is bit hard for understanding for beginners.

    Recommendations to others considering the product:

    Yes I would surely recommend this tool for seamless monitoring of the infrastructure.

    What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

    We have set different monitors for monitoring the infra of the one of the robust platform and we just have to look at the screen for checking the status of any of the Pods.

  • KB

    Kuntal B.

    DevOps Enginner

    Verified Current User
    Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of a vendor or affiliate
    Verified Current User
    Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of a vendor or affiliate
    (0)Jan 17, 2019

    "An Outstandingly Efficient tool to monitor your infrastructure !!"

    What do you like best?

    The GUI mode is highly user friendly with emphasis on various sectors, servers, services, endpoints, process etc almost everything & anything you can think of. You can hover over things or you can manually search & query things you need & the server pulls you out the data at a snap of your fingers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    What do you dislike?

    The API server gave us some tough time to configure few of our alerts forwarding to slack but thanks to the awesome support from the Instana support guys..they fixed it in their immediate next release. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Recommendations to others considering the product:

    If you want you infrastructure to run without worrying to look back, this is it... Instana !!

    What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

    We almost monitor all of our prod & dev servers, jvm services running inside it and anything we want to configure. The alert & SNS service is just simply awesome while it comes to work with almost negligent latency. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • GL

    Gal L.

    CTO at MobiTech.io

    Verified Current User
    Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of a vendor or affiliate
    Verified Current User
    Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of a vendor or affiliate
    (0)Jan 08, 2019

    "Simply the best APM out there. Supports most advanced technologies with great ROI."

    What do you like best?

    - Automatic technologies detection and monitoring (constantly) - Support all components cross the technology stack (client side, server side, containers, DB,...) - Provide an holistic view cross the technology stack - Very good transaction analysis, sub millisecond tracing. - Easy to use also for business related departments. - Combine both APM and logging in transaction granularity - Innovative AI driven proactive monitoring and notification - 0 TCO and maintenance - Great ROI - Stable - Instant support 24/7

    What do you dislike?

    - Logs query could be improved - Support complex query for transactional data and logs

    Recommendations to others considering the product:

    After experimenting several APM solutions, I concluded Instana to be the best APM currently in the market. In less than 20 sec Instana will automatically detect your technologies and will enable you the most intuitive and innovative dashboard to monitor and control. It is one of the few tools that enables you to control your APM, transactions and *logs* in one holistic view. Plays well with all the advanced technologies (either client side , server side or containers). Became a must use tool for our daily work activity.

    What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

    - Transaction monitoring for reactive code. - Complete transactional tracing (Not statistical) with APM and logging details - Business colleges are able to easily monitor accounts performance with customized views - Outstanding and innovative UX enable to analyze technical issues in a way no other APM provide. - Zero (0) maintenance for the APM, enable the development and devOps team to focus on our product.

  • SW

    Sebastian W.

    Director - Engineering, Technology and Products

    Verified Current User
    Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of a vendor or affiliate
    Verified Current User
    Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of a vendor or affiliate
    (0)Jan 08, 2019

    "Great Application Performance Monitoring with Minimal Instrumentation Effort and Great Value "

    What do you like best?

    Almost no instrumentation needed - just add the agent to your host and the sensor to your code, and it will collect all necessary data. Pricing - Instana has a very sensible pricing policy which makes it actually a great value for your money. Performance - the SaaS performs flawlessly. Perfect for microservices - automatically aggregates relevant metrics across multiple hosts and services based on a configuration auto discovery - discovers and monitors public cloud services you use for Azure and AWS

    What do you dislike?

    The incident heuristic needs some improvements - some issues declared as incidents such as drop of requests are just regular events happening in our system. There should be a way for the system to learn or a facility to configure this.

    What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

    Incident Detection Alerting on Incidents Measure availability of overall service / determine our SLA Understand how our microservice architecture performs as a whole

  • HM

    Harsh M.

    Verified Current User
    Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of a vendor or affiliate
    Verified Current User
    Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of a vendor or affiliate
    (0)Jan 16, 2019

    "Overall amazing experience, very powerful UI with almost all details captured and displayed properly"

    What do you like best?

    As UI developer, knowing console error for various client browser is the most helpful feature. Also it shows requests from various geographical location which is very helpful during analysis and sometimes serves as a pointer to a bug you are looking into.

    What do you dislike?

    It's been just couple of months since I started using, so for me getting request parameters for each client request is something also very useful, which I found missing (or may be I did not dig in that much)

    Recommendations to others considering the product:

    Very easy to use and offers very powerful and useful features. Integration with various modules are also very easy and documentation is also very helpful and up to point.

    What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

    The need to ask client for console error are completely eliminated with instana.