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Sonia Belokur
Sonia Belokur

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Full-stack monitoring in one solution or is it better to split out the functions between several applications?

Firstly, this question had my attention, now it has my curiosity :) Since I dig into the full-stack monitoring niche, I would appreciate your opinion about the question above.

On the one hand, it's always convenient to have a single monitoring solution for several purposes, e.g. IT infrastructure monitoring, log management, synthetic monitoring, etc. It doesn't matter if your company is a startup or enterprise, the benefits of an all-in-one solution are obvious:

  • One place for monitoring, logging, user experience, etc., consequently, one console instead of multiple.

  • Observability. Explore why an application or system behaves in a certain manner.

  • Real-time metrics. Correlate application metrics, transaction metrics, and infrastructure metrics to see what’s going on in your apps.

Logically, such an option helps to save company's budget and manager's & DevOps mental health :)

But, on the other hand, the vast majority of people I know are sure that the existing B2B solutions are not always capable to face all the processes and produce expected results. I don't know why. Of course, we talk about solutions such as InsightCat, Elastic.co, Splunk, etc. The main argument is that "there is no decent β€œfull stack” option".

Perhaps, it depends on the company budget and tech people's preferences. But, from my personal perspective, a single full-stack solution is a good option to think about, especially, if you have multiple clouds, SaaS, and a few hundred apps.

My company uses InsigthCat https://insightcat.com/ and we like it. So, I'm curious to know which side is preferable in your company and why.

Do you stick to all-in-one or splitting?

Thank you.

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