Stackify APM+ Features

Stackify APM+

Performance (APM) for developers. All insights, one platform

4.3/5 (74 reviews)

Stackify APM+ Features In Depth

All-in-One Monitoring

There are various tools in the market that allow app developers and software engineers to monitor the overall health of their applications and identify the reasons behind application downtime, sluggishness, or when an application isn’t functioning as designed. The downside to using multiple tools, it can become extremely difficult to put the pieces together, as the root cause of the problem needs to be spotted from data across multiple servers, tools and environments. Difficulty means extra time and effort for developers to expend, both being finite resources that can’t be taken for granted, particularly if you intend to promptly resolve issues and provide optimal user experience.

An integrated application monitoring solution in one platform, Stackify provides application metrics, errors and logs vital for the DevOps team to achieve full application performance visibility. Cloud-based, installation is completed within minutes, and out-of-the-box defaults, which are based on industry best practices, can get you started monitoring and troubleshooting your servers and applications immediately.

Contextual Cross-Server Log Management and Error Tracking

With Stackify, error tracking and reporting is done across all your servers and applications, allowing you to easily detect problems and behavior deviations unknown to you before, helping you identify the root causes of failures without the need to check multiple log files. Error trends are viewed across all applications and environments, and Stackify provides contextual information that connects the error or exception to all the log statements that led up to it, recorded at the time the error was reported.

A replay of the important event that triggered the app failure is logged, providing the why behind the what, where and when it happened, essentially. Stackify’s error telemetry depicts all errors for each app and server across the entire install base, which can then be filtered according to specific time, app or environment. Stackify also supports error deduplication, which gives you the ability to see the full list of errors across multiple servers and environments without getting inundated with the same errors over and over. The software also allows developers to save log and error searches into new proactive monitors.

The system can be installed either by using the SmartELM API or by using appenders for Log4net, NLog, ELMAH (Error Logging Modules and Handlers), Log4j or Logback.

Custom Metrics

Every application is unique, and there’s no cookie-cutter solution to effectively measure every key software health metric and performance indicator. Stackify enables users to create and monitor custom metrics by adding a few lines of code to the app. Stackify APIs (application program interfaces), such as the Custom Application Metrics API for .NET and Java, allow developers to configure alert notifications, and track error rates tailored to an application’s individual KPIs (key performance indicators), examples being average transaction execution time, number of orders per minute, and the like.

Single App-Centric Dashboard

A single platform for monitoring, diagnostics, and log management and aggregation, Stackify offers an integrated dashboard that gives users a broad and comprehensive picture of the overall health of their applications. It amplifies vital insights for DevOps and support teams that then empower them to quickly isolate and unravel performance issues negatively affecting user experience.

Problems are easier to troubleshoot when aggregated in a single monitoring platform, as opposed to checking multiple disparate solutions. With application and resource health, user experience insights, errors and logs, custom application metrics, and application performance visibility all under a single pane of glass across all apps, servers, and environments, the effectiveness of each piece of data is magnified.

Optional Read-Only Access

When an app crashes, developers need to look into data across the entire application stack (web server, app server, storage and database) to identify the root cause of a problem. While some companies give developers liberal access to their servers, which can become a security risk later on, some provide absolutely no access, which makes app support a jump-through-hoops act for developers.

Stackify offers IT and developers an optional and secure, read-only access to servers where the application resides, so that they’re no longer dependent on the operations team for the application data and information they need to pinpoint and swiftly resolve issues, without creating any damage or changes to the software. Server security isn’t compromised, as permissions are driven using role-based access controls. Once logged in, developers are allowed to browse the permitted server directories and file systems, and go to the dashboard to view which processes are running – much like logging in to a remote desktop but without the risk.

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Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Agile Methodologies
Alerts / Escalation
Alerts/Notifications
Anomaly Detection
Application Management
Audit Trail
Availability Testing
Baseline Manager
Bug/Issue Capture
CPU Monitoring
Capacity Analytics
Capacity Management
Collaboration Tools
Customizable Dashboard
Dashboard
Data Aggregation
Data Visualization
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Demand Monitoring
Deployment Management
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Stackify APM+ Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Stackify APM+'s features:

Meenakshi s.

Build Better

2017-04-03

Integration of performance management with log management so you get the parameters sent,Error Escalation ,Log management was awesome

Pros

Error Escalation Log management Lots of information from server-based agent.

Cons

Agent required for every monitored system.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Stackify APM+

Removal of agent dependency

Source: Capterra
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ARPIT S.

Best in Market - In Budget - Gives In-depth insight of your application

2017-07-19

We include both web applications and APIs as well.

Pros

To begin with, we have alerts that can be setup when you cross the threshold value for a particular variable that you are concerned about.

Cons

Dashboard is something that can still be improved and make more detail oriented.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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ELDHOSE K.

An amazing product for A to Z bug tracking and fixing

2018-11-20

Our product management and testing has become more easy with the use of Retrace, kudos team !

Pros

We dont need to depend on any other third parties for the same.

Cons

Rectify this issue and you will have a great tool and platform.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Jeremy K.

Stackify Retrace has been monumental in our day-to-day monitoring of our 70+ Azure VMs.

2017-07-25

Streamline's my workflow; I don't have to visit each machine individually as they're all in my Stackify portal.

Pros

Dashboard, reporting at a glance, custom parameters/alerts, super-scalable,.

Cons

Setting up parameters to monitor can be challenging to figure out, but just because there are so many.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Mohammed Rafeq Raja S.

Excellent tool to track your application logs

2017-03-27

It enabled to capture crash logs, error logs and capture statistics and more.

Pros

Stackify Dashboard which allows me to monitior my required app at a time on single clic.k, and the error logs with app name and environment name

Cons

Filters in logs search, it is bit confusing.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Stackify APM+

It is very good tool for monitoring and tracking the application. Keep going

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer
Verified Reviewer

The best .NET APM tool

2015-06-01

Personally I can watch their real-time tailing all day long.

Pros

Easy to use Simple installation In-line log and error data in trace Integration of performance management with log management Lower cost than most competitors

Cons

Need to improve their mobile support APM needed in more languages

Source: GetApp
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Response from Stackify


Thank you for your review. We're glad to hear that you managed to fix the issue fast, are you now monitoring this issue, so if it will ever come back you'll be notified about it?

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dishant s.

Great bug detection and fixing solution!

2019-04-07

I can develop applications more efficiently and effectively. It is easy to use.

Pros

Stackify Retrace is an excellent application monitoring and bug fixing solution.

Cons

Moreover, I find the log filtering a little tricky.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Skyler T.

Quick Easy APM

2017-03-31

Stackify allows you to get an un-monitored application to something that has alerting, analytics, performance, log management and much more quickly and easily.

Pros

Ease of use

Cons

Customization

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Scott W.

We have been using Stackify to monitor and improve our web apis to great success.

2017-07-25

Pros

Timely and highly customizable alerts

Cons

Cannot generate total through put reports easily (total api calls by api by time period).

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
Senior Application Developer ( company, 10001+ employees)
Verified Reviewer

What a powerful log management solution

2015-02-16

We also monitor our logs to ensure that there are no spikes of log especially around important KPIs and specific customers.

Pros

We especially like being able to go from getting notification of exception that is trending in the wrong direction to see all the logs recorded around that exception.

Cons

We haven't had the time to evaluate their monitoring solution, but we're looking forward to do that.

Source: GetApp
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Response from Stackify


Thank you for your kind words. You should also try our new application performance management solution

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Karthikeyan K.

All in One place!

2017-03-27

Adding context to the issues and catagorizing audit logs will save tons of time in real time scenarios.

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Source: Capterra
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Jake D.

Verified Reviewer

DevOps out of the box!

2015-02-12

Until Stackify, there was no one tool to do monitoring, performance dashboards, log aggregation, and more.

Pros

Beyond this, the dashboards provide the window directly to your systems, stacks and help interrelate software and hardware systems, even across multiple data centers and cloud sites.

Cons

Putting on my software engineer hat, I would like to have the ability to prescribe templates for how I want to view certain aggregations of logs for certain app stacks to better represent that stack right out of the box instead of having to select it each time.

Source: GetApp
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Response from Stackify


Thanks Jake. You can see your predefined set of logs today using saved log query by environment, app, error, specific ID or strings etc.
We will be releasing soon a new feature that will give you even more flexibility.

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Jason K.

Immediately knew we needed it

2017-03-27

It was very EASY to get useful data right away with a minimum of knowledge of the Stackify product.

Pros

Data is easily visually consumable.

Cons

Also, better delineation between server and webapp monitors (why do each share some fields?).

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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George R.

Retace is a must-have tool.

2017-03-27

Retrace gave us a lightweight real time line of sight to our system.

Pros

fast, easy great support

Cons

dashboard. would love a new dashboard and ability to save/bookmark timeslices for review later.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Stackify APM+

Make sure you install on platform that meet the requirements.

Source: Capterra
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ravi r.

Finding failures is easy with Stackify

2018-12-21

It is one of many tools that .net developer must have.

Pros

We debug with the help of log monitoring techniques given by Stackify.

Cons

Filtering logs is not as easy with Stackify.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Carlos B.

Great tool, but the web app to dig into the data is not friendly.

2017-08-04

Pros

The APM dashboards and server metrics have been excellent to use.

Cons

Metrics don't always show up unless collected from all servers. Dashboard feature doesn't seem complete.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Pravin kumar B.

Value for money. gives good insight with minimum learning curve

2017-07-27

Instant troubleshooting that helped with performance bottleneck. Run time error analysis

Pros

Quick to setup, it only requires installing agent in the servers. less overhead as it is could based, there was no need to install collector, server, etc.

Cons

It would be good to have a feature that will combine data from different apps in one view.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Chris M.

Stackify is excellent for gauging system performance.

2017-10-03

Server and campaign monitoring.

Pros

That's s provides that at a glance, so it can easily be monitored throughout the day.

Cons

Sometimes when loading new tabs or searches it can produce timeouts and there is a small gap in wait for it to recover, but nothing major generally.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Gabriel S.

Monitor and Log app for internal power users

2017-03-27

Stackify replaced our old monitoring tool and I have been so happy since.

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Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Financial Services company, 501-1000 employees)

Want to analyse your application interaction - that is the tool

2018-06-29

Pros

Nice tool allowing you to debug, analyse, monitor your application performance.

Cons

Installation and integration with existing tooling is a big challenging .

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Joel B.

Stackify has saved us so much time and resources

2017-03-27

Not only was the set-up great by the Stackify support staff, but the data that we were able to extrapolate from the information provided helped reduce pages error and slow loading on over 30% of our internal .net ERP.

Pros

So, start on the dashboard and just start diving in on the top issues from there.

Cons

Slight learning curve, but with any robust software that is always the case. Thankfully, the support staff is willing to go through extensive deep-dives into explaining how the software works.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Aaron M.

Verified Reviewer

Easy to get started, outstanding customer support

2015-09-04

Our development team has been equally pleased with how simple it has been to have the application's logs fed right to Stackify and accessible from a single dashboard for our product support team.

Pros

For example, when we were talking about writing scripts to help automate parts of our environment, they sent over some scripts to take care of automatically installing Stackify within the hour, saving me a lot of time and research.

Cons

Honestly, we haven't experienced a single drawback is using Stackify as an APM provider.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Source: GetApp
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Response from Stackify


We love to hear this. Thanks for the review! Keep in touch. We love feedback and we're happy to help however we can.

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Ruben C.

Invaluable development tool

2017-03-31

The ability to search and filter exceptions help immensely.

Pros

Search and filtering capabilities make it a powerful tool.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Arpad B.

Dependable service but the website's user interface is direful

2017-08-01

Pros

Dependable, no fake alerts, fast and correct notifications.

Cons

Randomly placed menu items, if I would like to change some settings or change notification groups I've no clue where should I click.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Ashif A.

It is a simple config change to your app and you are good to go. Very user friendly & easily to use.

2017-07-31

Pros

Filters are great. You can filter accurately by date and current hours.

Cons

The black UI. It would be great if the UI is more catchy.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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