Retrace vs. StackState

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Retrace
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Retrace (formerly APM+) is a lightweight Application Performance Management solution. Retrace gives developers continuous, real-time analysis through a combination of code-level visibility with in-line log and error data. Retrace helps identify top performance offenders by analyzing top page requests, top SQL queries, and top external web services.
$99
up to 3 servers, 500,000 traces, and 1,000,000 logs
StackState
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
StackState is an observability solution that helps enterprises decrease downtime and prevent outages by breaking down the silos between existing monitoring tools and tracking changes in dependencies, relationships, and configuration over time. The system relates these changes to incidents, understanding the precise change that is the root cause of an issue. The vendor states StackState clients realize decreases in mean-time-to-repair (MTTR), fewer outages, and lower costs associated with…
$15
per month per host
Pricing
RetraceStackState
Editions & Modules
Essentials
$99
up to 3 servers, 500,000 traces, and 1,000,000 logs
Standard
249+
2,000,000+ traces and 5,000,000+ logs
Enterprise
Custom
Customer number of traces and logs
StackState for Cloud Native Environments
$15 Per billed annually
per month per host
StackState for Hybrid IT Environments
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
RetraceStackState
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing is based on trace and log usage.Pricing includes 10 components per host. If the total number of components exceeds the total number of hosts multiplied by 10, additional components cost $1.50 per component per month (billed annually)
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User Ratings
RetraceStackState
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(2 ratings)
8.3
(5 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.6
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
RetraceStackState
Likelihood to Recommend
Stackify
If I need to change a logo design on the invoice, the new logo is slightly larger or smaller so the type below the logo is in a different area than before. In this case, you would need to load the new version of the document into APM Plus and redo the mapping of the field areas to properly grab the information needed to process the document. Without doing this, the document could fail or go to the wrong archive based on the fields.
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StackState
StackState is suitable for 1000+ hosts. Sometimes specific applications can take higher development time. Well suited for hybrid platforms to build end to end service alarms and service views. Advanced UI navigation might require some training. It is not a simple download and deploy software. It will require development in an agile model. Where newer versions are deployed to suit exact client requirements. Support contract with the StackState Engineer for development of use-cases is required and very useful.
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Pros
Stackify
  • Integration of performance management with log management so you get the parameters sent
  • In-line log and error data in trace
  • Integration of error and log data, so in one click you can see all the logs recorded when an error was thrown
  • Very reasonably priced
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StackState
  • Giving observability of the entire IT stack
  • Custom alerting options.
  • Ingesting many different types of data.
  • Requesting new features is encouraged and they often add them quite quickly.
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Cons
Stackify
  • To set up the fields that APM Plus monitors, you need to map each field area on each document.
  • APM Plus could use a way to link the documents back into the finance or business software so you can find the document under the PO, Sales Order, Invoice, etc.
  • APM Plus setup is only for the professionals. There are many areas that need tweaking on setup, having a better default setup would lessen the learning curve to set it up for use.
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StackState
  • Can't think of anything yet.
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Usability
Stackify
No answers on this topic
StackState
Some elements of the product haven't had the usability upgrade yet and can be a bit technical. This is to be expected as they are trying to solve complex problems. I am sure that in the future, steps will be made to simplify this as well for the users / administrators / developers of the platform.
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Support Rating
Stackify
No answers on this topic
StackState
It's swift, they're thinking along with us. It's a "collaboration approach" rather than a (traditional) customer-supplier relation. Out new ideas are taken in concern and often ends up in enhancements of StackState
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Alternatives Considered
Stackify
It is a very impressive tool which doesn't overwhelm you with unnecessary data. They have combination of tools that haven't seen by any other company which makes it a very powerful tool
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StackState
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Stackify
  • APM Plus has freed up users from having to manually attach documents to each place they are sending it. APM Plus will do it automatically.
  • APM Plus provides a searchable archive to re-visit sent documents with customers and vendors. Having to reprint a document you risk the potential that something has changed since it was last printed.
  • APM Plus does need IT staff for adjustments and to review sending problems. Not for an average user.
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StackState
  • Increased visibility of all resources in cloud to 100%.
  • Deviated stages are able to detect problems before their occurrence. However, [it] needs tunings for false alarms.
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ScreenShots

Retrace Screenshots

Screenshot of Detailed stack trace with inline error and logsScreenshot of Web Apps Dashboard:
The Apps Page gives you a high-level overview of all applications found and monitored across all servers in each environment. Click on any app to take you to the App Dashboard to view more information for a particular app.Screenshot of Apps Dashboard:
The App Dashboard is a powerful monitoring and troubleshooting perspective that gives you a view of application health across one or more environments.Screenshot of Performance (APM+) Dashboard:
The Performance section will give you a report of how well the application is performing overall, as perceived by your users.  A graph will allow you to view all requests by Satisfaction by viewing "Fast", "Sluggish", "Too Slow", or "Failed" types of requests.  Another report includes graphs of HTTP Error%, Satisfaction Score%, and Page Load Time.  Lastly, you will have the ability to sort each page request of your App by different categories: Satisfaction, Slowest page, Failed pages, pages hit, and total load time.  By clicking on an individual page a Performance Details page with further information about that specific page's health, performance, and errors will be displayed.Screenshot of Performance Traces:
One of the ways we strive to deliver relevant insights is to only collect traces around interesting requests. Some examples of these request types that are interesting would be faster than normal, slower than normal, new web requests, requests introducing new SQL, requests introducing new exceptions, or abnormal satisfaction scores. Under performing requests will be profiled more often than fast requests. As long as the app is getting steady traffic Retrace should be saving a trace every 5 to 15 minutes.Screenshot of Errors Dashboard:
From the Errors Dashboard, you can get an overview of all the exceptions of all your applications across different environments. It gives you a central location to view details about your errors.