Overall Satisfaction with Splunk Application Performance Monitoring (APM)
We use Splunk APM to monitor the bulk of our production clusters consisting of different AWS services - EKS, EC2, Lambdas, and many more. We have a NOC and production support team within my organization that uses Splunk APM for real-time issues analysis, root cause analysis and which is most important for real-time alerting of the issues that happen in production.
- The ability to create many dashboard with dynamic metrics
- The ability to use Explore function with map of components
- Ability to create trend based alerts
- Price model based on traces amount is not very user frendly
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- Rendering components on Explore map performance with many components
- The ability to resolve issues in real time increased for us.
- The ability to see the issues before they start to happen by monitoring trends improved our uptime.
- The visual component increases team collaboration
The "Explore" map and the tracing analysis allows us not to look at independent component but to look at the full flow to see how each event flows thru the components, including the errors and performance analysis for latency between components, database queries, and their performance, including the different component APIs.
Before implementing the Splunk APM solution, our production support engineers had to jump from component to component manually, investigate logs from different sources and base an investigation on specific application knowledge. With Splunk APM the speed of investigation increased and time of investigation decreased cause we can see all the flow in one place with all the errors and with all the latency numbers.
The speed of integration of the existing components is much faster with Splunk APM. The amount of AWS components we use that can be tracked and monitored with Splunk APM is much wider. The ability to integrate the tracing solution with the Splunk Loggin solution is also adding up. The ability to create alerts based on trends and deviations.
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The best scenario is production monitoring, where we have a real-time dashboard with our NOC team monitoring trends and alerting the production support team and developers in case something is going sideways. For our staging monitoring, Splunk APM is too expensive, since with debug we have much more traces than in production.