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Find out what your peers are saying about Azure Monitor vs. Elastic APM and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"The solution is quite stable.""Provides an overview and high-level information.""We like this searchability and availability of the data.""The most valuable feature is that it ensures our servers are up.""Azure Monitor is really just a source for Dynatrace. It's just collecting data and monitoring the environment and the infrastructure. It is fairly good at that.""The most valuable feature is that it's stable. It hasn't crossed any thresholds.""Good load and metrics gathering and very good analysis.""The solution works well overall. It's easy to implement and simple to use."

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"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.""For full stack observability, Elastic is the best tool compared with any other tool .""The price is very less expensive compared to the other solutions.""The solution allows us to dig deep into data."

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"When something goes down, we want the option to have automation in place to get it back up again as quickly as possible.""The price could be lower but it is not a must.""Lacks information including details related to where problems lie.""In my opinion, they should improve the overall user experience, especially when it comes to indexing and searching collective logs.""There are a lot of things that take more time to do, such as charting, alerting, and correlation of data, and things like that. Azure Monitor doesn't tell you why something happened. It just tells you that it happened. It should also have some type of AI. Environments and applications are becoming more and more complex every day with hundreds or thousands of microservices. Therefore, having to do a lot of the stuff manually takes a lot of time, and on top of that, troubleshooting issues takes a lot of time. The traditional method of troubleshooting doesn't really work for or apply to this environment we're in. So, having an AI-based system and the ability to automate deployments of your monitoring and configurations makes it much easier.""The troubleshooting logs need improvement. There should be some improvement there. I have a hard time finding the right logs at the right times whenever there is an issue occurring.""I'd like the solution to do more around vulnerability assessment. It's lacking in the product right now.""Automation related to gathering metrics from more applications could be improved."

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"The solution would be better if it was capable of more automation, especially in a monitoring capacity or for the response to abnormalities.""Elastic APM's visualization is not that great compared to other tools. It's number of metrics is very low.""The solution needs to use more AI. Once the product onboards AI, users would more effectively be able to track endpoints for specific messages.""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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Questions from the Community
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Splunk handles a high amount of data very well. We use Splunk to capture information and as an aggregator for monitoring information from different sources. Splunk is very good at alerting us if we… more »
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Provides an overview and high-level information.
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If Azure Monitor wants to compete with other APM products in the industry, it has to stitch together the information and user flow. It also needs to provide all the information, as you get with Stock… more »
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The solution allows us to dig deep into data.
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I don't have any details in terms of pricing. It's not an aspect of the solution I am familiar with.
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There needs to be less boiler code. That's where I see a solution such as Dynatrace as being very good. We need to just deploy the Dynatrace and then it just uses all the TCP packages et cetera, to… more »
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Azure Monitor maximizes the availability and performance of your applications by delivering a comprehensive solution for collecting, analyzing, and acting on telemetry from your cloud and on-premises environments. It helps you understand how your applications are performing and proactively identifies issues affecting them and the resources they depend on.

Elastic APM is an application performance monitoring system built on the Elastic Stack. It allows you to monitor software services and applications in real time — collect detailed performance information on response time for incoming requests, database queries, calls to caches, external HTTP requests, and more. This makes it easy to pinpoint and fix performance problems quickly.

Elastic APM also automatically collects unhandled errors and exceptions. Errors are grouped based primarily on the stacktrace, so you can identify new errors as they appear and keep an eye on how many times specific errors happen.

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Sample Customers
Rackspace, First Gas, Allscripts, ABB Group
PSCU, Entel, VITAS, Mimecast, Barrett Steel, Butterfield Bank
Top Industries
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm8%
Insurance Company6%
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider23%
Financial Services Firm14%
Manufacturing Company4%
Company Size
Small Business42%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise33%
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Azure Monitor is ranked 8th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 9 reviews while Elastic APM is ranked 14th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 4 reviews. Azure Monitor is rated 7.2, while Elastic APM is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Azure Monitor writes "Requires out of the box monitoring, real-time monitoring, and better network mapping". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Elastic APM writes "The best full stack observability compared to any other tool". Azure Monitor is most compared with Datadog, Splunk, Dynatrace, New Relic APM and BMC TrueSight Operations Management, whereas Elastic APM is most compared with Dynatrace, AppDynamics, Datadog, New Relic Browser and Instana Dynamic APM. See our Azure Monitor vs. Elastic APM report.

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