Instana Announces Direct Integration of Traces With Always-On Production Profiling

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APM Users Can Jump from Problematic Requests Directly to Related Profiles for Deeper Troubleshooting with a Single Click

Instana users can jump into profiles directly from a slow trace.

Instana’s Always-On production profiling allows users to go back and profile their live code related to application slow-downs or problems after the fact

Building on its acquisition of leading production profiling solution StackImpact, Instana today announced deeper integration between its application monitoring, tracing and profiling capabilities, building on its lead as the most complete application performance management solution for modern applications. The latest integration allows Instana users to drill down into profiles related to individual request or user traces which require investigation.

“As applications continue to simultaneously grow in complexity and importance, the ability to identify performance bottlenecks and solve them quickly is paramount to successful application delivery,” said Chris Farrell, Technical Director and APM Strategist at Instana. “Instana’s single-click direct path from individual traces directly to applicable process profiles makes it both easy and quick for users to get the information they need to identify CPU, Memory and Concurrency issues and solve them.”

The leading provider of automated microservice application monitoring solutions, Instana acquired the production profiling solution provider StackImpact in 2019. Not content to merely deliver two stand-alone tools, Instana integrated the two unmatched performance management solutions together, culminating with a February announcement of delivering the industry’s first APM solution to provide automated monitoring of every service, tracing of every request and profiling of every process.

Today’s announcement encompasses two parts of that trifecta – tracing and monitoring. The new capabilities provide more than just integration of the functionality. With one click, users can jump from a trace that needs deeper investigation to a profiling dashboard, filtering out extraneous profiles and showing only those profiles that match the time of the individual request.

Instana’s Always-On production profiling allows users to go back and profile their live code related to application slow-downs or problems after the fact, with complete profiles available for up to a week. Like every other Instana feature from End User Monitoring to Deep Analytics, Always-On Profiling is made available to Instana APM customers at no additional charge.

Unlike traditional APM tools, Instana’s automated Application Performance Monitoring (APM) solution discovers all application service components and application infrastructure, including infrastructure such as AWS Lambda, Kubernetes and Docker. Instana automatically deploys monitoring sensors for each part of the application technology stack, traces all application requests and profiles every process – without requiring any human configuration or even application restarts. The solution detects application and infrastructure changes in real-time, adjusting its own models and visualizing the changes and any performance impact in seconds.

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As the leading provider of Automatic Application Performance Monitoring (APM) solutions for microservices, Instana has developed the automatic monitoring and AI-based analysis DevOps needs to manage the performance of modern applications. Instana is the only APM solution that automatically discovers, maps and visualizes microservice applications without continuous additional engineering. Customers using Instana achieve operational excellence and deliver better software faster. Visit to learn more.

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