How to determine which APM solution for all our application stack? from devops

Question posted on 15 April 2020

Some good snippets from the answers to the post:

By u/otisg

I'd look for things like this:

  • ease of install + use -- you'll have to and want to try out N solutions
  • out of the box value (dashboards, charts, alerts) vs. how much you will have to do yourself
  • agent memory and CPU footprint
  • how easy it is to ship custom metrics
  • jumping between alerts, metrics, and logs
  • UX

When comparing commercial to OSS solutions be objective about how much time/effort/distraction OSS solutions may or may not create for you and your team.  We humans / developers / devops almost invariably underestimate the time and effort.