Azure Application Insights vs ELK

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Pros of Azure Application Insights
Pros of ELK
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    Focus in detect performance anomalies and issues
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    Integrated with Azure
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    User flow
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    Live Metrics
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    Availability tests (Heart Beat check)
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    Open source
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    Good for startups with monetary limitations
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    Can run locally
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    Easy to setup
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    External Network Goes Down You Aren't Without Logging
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    Json log supprt
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    Live logging

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Cons of Azure Application Insights
Cons of ELK
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    Difficult to surface information
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    Custom instrumentation via code only
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    UI is clunky and gets in the way
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    Elastic Search is a resource hog
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    Logstash configuration is a pain
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    Bad for startups with personal limitations

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What is Azure Application Insights?

It is an extensible Application Performance Management service for developers and DevOps professionals. Use it to monitor your live applications. It will automatically detect performance anomalies, and includes powerful analytics tools.

What is ELK?

It is the acronym for three open source projects: Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana. Elasticsearch is a search and analytics engine. Logstash is a server‑side data processing pipeline that ingests data from multiple sources simultaneously, transforms it, and then sends it to a "stash" like Elasticsearch. Kibana lets users visualize data with charts and graphs in Elasticsearch.

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What tools integrate with Azure Application Insights?
What tools integrate with ELK?
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    What are some alternatives to Azure Application Insights and ELK?
    New Relic
    The world’s best software and DevOps teams rely on New Relic to move faster, make better decisions and create best-in-class digital experiences. If you run software, you need to run New Relic. More than 50% of the Fortune 100 do too.
    Google Analytics
    Google Analytics lets you measure your advertising ROI as well as track your Flash, video, and social networking sites and applications.
    AppDynamics develops application performance management (APM) solutions that deliver problem resolution for highly distributed applications through transaction flow monitoring and deep diagnostics.
    Azure Monitor
    It provides sophisticated tools for collecting and analyzing telemetry that allow you to maximize the performance and availability of your cloud and on-premises resources and applications.
    It is an AI-powered, full stack, automated performance management solution. It provides user experience analysis that identifies and resolves application performance issues faster than ever before.
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