Instrumental Features

Instrumental

Real-Time Application & Performance Monitoring

4.9/5 (10 reviews)

Instrumental Feature Summary

  • Advanced query language to transform raw data into insights
  • Custom Metric Tracking
  • Understand what's happening right now
  • Graph combinations of metrics and queries
  • Extend into custom dashboards and external systems
  • Manage complex user setups wtih ease

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Instrumental Feature Reviews

9 reviewers had the following to say about Instrumental's features:

Leo Angorin

Good tool for basic monitoring

2018-03-13

Pros

Easy to integrate and use.

Cons

Lacking ability for some of the more complex average based monitoring and multiple condition compare.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Dan McFadden

High level system health with the ability to drill down into specifics.

2017-10-25

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Pros

We use Instrumental as a real time health dashboard of our physical locations as well as monitoring all aspects of our production system.

Cons

I'd really like the ability to clone graph groups, this would really help us set up new locations easier.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ralph Rodkey

Good software, good company

2018-03-06

Instrumental made it easy for us to get simple metric collection implemented without running something like Graphite in our own infrastructure or turning to expensive contracts with a service like New Relic.

Pros

It's focused on gathering metrics, making graphs and dashboards, and doing some simple alerting, and it does those things well.

Cons

In the one case where I had to write some code myself that called their API, their documentation made it very low fuss.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Gabriele Roselli

Powerful and reliable system monitoring

2017-11-07

Pros

I can create customized alerts for system critical metrics.

Cons

The user and project settings are very simple and could use a little polish. Other than that I have no complaints.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Christopher Pfeiffer

I use Instrumental to get a quick view of how our system is performing on a given day.

2018-03-12

Easiest way for me to quickly answer questions about what is going on in our remote locations.

Pros

I can quickly create graphs that answer questions in real time. Before any company-wide meeting where we discuss how our kitchens are performing, I am always taking a quick look at a few instrumental graphs.

Cons

When you increase the time period in scope, you lose some granularity.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Steve Grossi

Instrumental is easy to setup and use, while providing powerful, actionable metrics about your app.

2017-10-19

Instrumental gives you the ability to track pretty much anything your app can do: how often it happens, how long it takes, trends over time, with alerts when unexpected things happen.

Pros

Instrumental gives you the ability to track pretty much anything your app can do: how often it happens, how long it takes, trends over time, with alerts when unexpected things happen.

Cons

While the core functionality of the Instrumental web app is extremely user-friendly, some ancillary tasks like user management (especially with lots of users) aren't as simple as I'd love to see eventually.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Pranav Patel

Easy, Effective and Elegant

2018-03-13

It really helps determining the usage of our new features and help demo the internal not visible changes to the product owner by showing the dashboards and metrics.

Pros

Also ease of grouping metrics by different time window is awesome feature.

Cons

Never used pie charts but having an option to choose different type of graphs would be awesome to have.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Chuck Batson

Great solution for custom instrumentation/metrics.

2018-03-13

Tons of custom metrics, with fast & easy graphing of same in up-to-the-minute dashboards. Could use a couple features, though the support is amazing and they're actively working on many of our requests.

Pros

Our application is instrumented with tens of thousands of custom metrics.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ray Atanasov

instrumental is a great and reliable

2018-03-06

Pros

Send notification and SMS messages.

Cons

Is hard to set it up for windows computers. But the official version is not released. You may need to make some changes manually

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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