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Instana Dynamic APM is #38 ranked solution in APM tools. PeerSpot users give Instana Dynamic APM an average rating of 6 out of 10. Instana Dynamic APM is most commonly compared to Dynatrace: Instana Dynamic APM vs Dynatrace. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 30% of all views.
What is Instana Dynamic APM?

Instana’s Enterprise Observability Platform, powered by automated Application Performance Monitoring, discovers and maps all services, infrastructure, and their inter-dependencies automatically. Instana ingests all observability metrics, traces each request, profiles every process, and updates application dependency maps in real-time to deliver the context and actionable feedback needed by Dev+Ops to optimize application performance, enable innovation, and mitigate risk to help them add value and efficiency to the pipeline. Learn more at https://instana.com.

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Chief Operations Officer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
MSP
Good Capabilities but the configuration and installation could be simplified

What is our primary use case?

We use it to find the root cause of the potential problems in the software and the other companies.

What is most valuable?

The overall capabilities are the most valuable.

What needs improvement?

The configuration of Instana Dynamic APM needs improvement because it requires quite a bit of work. I would like to see the outer discovery and outsource of different services to enable faster roll-outs. This would make it better.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Instana Dynamic APM for seven months. I am using the latest version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is not scalable, although they are releasing a new package…

What is our primary use case?

We use it to find the root cause of the potential problems in the software and the other companies.

What is most valuable?

The overall capabilities are the most valuable.

What needs improvement?

The configuration of Instana Dynamic APM needs improvement because it requires quite a bit of work.

I would like to see the outer discovery and outsource of different services to enable faster roll-outs. This would make it better.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Instana Dynamic APM for seven months.

I am using the latest version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is not scalable, although they are releasing a new package that is.

Currently, we have 20 users in our organization.

We have plans to increase our usage to several hundred users,

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support depends on the different topics. 

I would say that they are average because security has been a bit of a challenge for us

We require full firewall openings between different components, which is not acceptable for our city. It's forcing us to go with Kubernetes.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used an in-house, open-sourced solution. Eric and Grafanna.

We had to switch because we were not successful in developing our own solution.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup requires quite a bit of configuration to make it work.

The time of deployment depends on the type of installation. To deploy the full product, we are yet there even after several months.

What about the implementation team?

We completed the implementation internally.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also evaluated Dynatrace.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a six out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Sirine Maslah
Consultant IT Performance / APM at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
Top 10
Easy to use, good interface and documentation, but the certification needs improvement
Pros and Cons
  • "With Instana, the interface and the UI are very simple to use."
  • "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."

What is our primary use case?

We are a service provider with expertise in Dynatrace and Instana APM.

We offer services for these two applications.

What is most valuable?

With Instana, the interface and the UI are very simple to use. 

Also, I really like the free EUM module. It's free, not like other monitoring tools.

What needs improvement?

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.

We need troubleshooting at the code level. It would help with development.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Instana for three months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I can't really comment on the stability, as it's only been three months that I have been using this solution.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was complex.

It is really easy to deploy, it takes less than 30 minutes.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

There is a difference in price between Dynatrace and Instana. The setup for Dynatrace requires a deep level of code in the table system, and Instana is only in Java.

What other advice do I have?

The documentation is well done. Spend time reading the documentation and watching videos about Instana before using it. It can really help someone who doesn't know the tool.

I can recommend this solution to others.

I would rate Instana a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: partner
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