Catchpoint vs. Request Metrics

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Catchpoint
Score 8.5 out of 10
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Catchpoint is an Internet Resilience solution offering services for retailers, Global2000, CDNs, cloud service providers, and xSPs that help increase their resilience by catching any issues in the Intenet Stack before they impact their business. Catchpoint's Internet Performance Monitoring (IPM) suite offers synthetics, RUM, performance optimization, high-fidelity data, and flexible visualizations with advanced analytics. It leverages thousands of global vantage points (including inside wireless…N/A
Request Metrics
Score 10.0 out of 10
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Request Metrics is presented as a fast, simple, and affordable way to monitor the real user performance of a website. The vendor states they approach APM differently, rather than trying to understand everything about every part of a system, their solution focuses on understanding the performance as experienced by real users, and showing metrics that any developer can understand. Request Metrics is built for the small busy software teams that can't spend all their time and budget on software…N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CatchpointRequest Metrics
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$10 monthly page views
Additional Details- White glove migration services - Annual subscription - Professional Services - Competitive Benchmarking
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
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Application Performance Management
Comparison of Application Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Catchpoint
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Ratings
Request Metrics
9.0
1 Ratings
17% above category average
Application monitoring00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Threshold alerts00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Application performance management console00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
CatchpointRequest Metrics
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(54 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.3
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Usability
7.8
(3 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.7
(54 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.2
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CatchpointRequest Metrics
Likelihood to Recommend
Catchpoint Systems Inc
A Solid product, provides meaningful accurate data results from synthetic monitoring. Catchpoint as a vendor has acted as a reliable business partner and promotes good relationship with customers and provides them with meaningful support. Support engineer and account manager make efforts to maintain helpful relationship for services offered. Been able to work with us to provide input for code changes and enhancements for payload used for synthetics.
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TrackJS
Request Metrics is great for small web development teams that want to make fast web applications. It was quick for us to get started and we could use the reports right away without having to read through documentation. If you just need to get some performance metrics, Request Metrics is perfect. It would not be so good for a larger team or a complex backend application as it is pretty limited in what it can measure.
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Pros
Catchpoint Systems Inc
  • Easy to login with SSO
  • Easy to review the test runs over the last hour or specific time period
  • Easy to check the results of any Catchpoint test that ran. This helps to understand why the test results may or may not be what is expected
  • I can't wait for the new Symphony UI to be completed because it is so much richer that the previous UI
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TrackJS
  • Performance charts are really simple and easy for us to understand what is happening
  • It was easy to get started and doesn't need administration or training
  • It's affordable for our team
  • It's fast
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Cons
Catchpoint Systems Inc
  • Script recording could be more stable. Should be as smooth as chrome developer recording.
  • Needs a way to modularize the code so we don't have to repair in broad sections when it breaks because of some unplanned code change on our end.
  • How about a tutorial on selenium as relates to Catchpoint.
  • Some of the functions could have better descriptions.
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TrackJS
  • I wish that it could also do uptime checking of the site
  • There is not enough detail to drill into individual users
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Likelihood to Renew
Catchpoint Systems Inc
we are heavily dependent catchpoint system for the following functions * Detect end-user availability/performance-related problems * Ensures
service level objectives (SLO) are met, that prevents service level
agreement (SLA) breaches * Identify and understand the cause of any
network connectivity or application level issue * Improves the
availability and response time service levels
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TrackJS
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Usability
Catchpoint Systems Inc
It's hard to find the functionalities that I am looking for in the application. Even if I did something in the past, after a time I have to re-learn again where the functionalities are. This is a powerful tool, but not user-friendly. Texts in the buttons and menus are not always meaningful or easily comprehensible.
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TrackJS
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Support Rating
Catchpoint Systems Inc
Catchpoint's customer support has been very impressive. They are always available when we needed help with setting up any tests that may also include help with scripting. They held an in-person workshop in our office to help train our internal resources with the scripting, dashboards, and metrics.
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TrackJS
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Implementation Rating
Catchpoint Systems Inc
very easy to implement as the product is user-friendly
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TrackJS
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Alternatives Considered
Catchpoint Systems Inc
Primary reason we went with Catchpoint is that they offered us actual backbone testing locations. All the other features like a filmstrip and traceroutes have been very beneficial as well and were not available in the competitors' solutions.
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TrackJS
We also consider Speedcurve and Calibre for monitoring. Speedcurve was really nice, but the reports were slow. We had to wait a lot to get information. It was also out of our budget and would require extra justification to use it. Calibre was also nice, but the numbers were based on synthetic rather than real user performance. We felt that this wasn't as helpful for us.
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Return on Investment
Catchpoint Systems Inc
  • The ROI has been very good with this product, we have seen multiple folds of time-saving by using this tool and preempting any risk associated with non-performant times of our server, hence increasing the team's capability to respond to certain downtime scenarios and the level of action that needs to be taken.
  • Catchpoint’s observability solution makes it easier to have global visibility of our website's performance and to fix issues quicker
  • I don't have any negatives, every good product comes with a cost, that is the fact but the Catchpoint tool has ultimately improved our ROI much beyond the changes that we pay
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TrackJS
  • The launch of our project dashboard was much smoother and more successful because we could fix problems earlier
  • It fit without our existing operations budget
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ScreenShots

Request Metrics Screenshots

Screenshot of Website performance dashboard rolls up the performance of your users as well as the busiest and slowest URLs.Screenshot of Page performance report shows you the performance distribution and breakdown of a single normalized URL as well as web vitals.Screenshot of API endpoint performance report shows you the performance distribution and breakdown of an API call.Screenshot of Alert history report shows you when and why an alert was triggered with the history of the URL.