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Stackify

Application performance monitoring solution


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Published 11/14/2014 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Stackify offers a robust application performance monitoring solution that provides developers, operations and support teams with complete DevOps visibility. The app monitoring software gives you a 360 degree view of all all performance metrics related to your stack in one platform. Stackify does this by providing app, database and server monitoring, along with error tracking and log management. The software combines the functionalities of a number of monitoring and troubleshooting apps in one. This all-in-one approach means Stackify can give insight into how server and app performance issues and data are connected, flagging up errors and speeding up time to resolution.

Stackify’s integrated platform is built to answer three pertinent questions that often plague developers: Why is my application down? Why is my app slow? And why is my app behaving oddly? These questions are resolved through app and server monitoring, web page performance monitoring, error and log management, and KPI metrics and reports. These tools are further enhanced through a range of smart notifications that capture and report vital information, such as the user identity and the server the error happened on. With Stackify, you can receive emails of SMS alerts when new errors arise or when error rates exceed defined thresholds.

Stackify supports cloud, VMs (virtual machines), and on-premise applications on all Windows and Linux servers. Aside from flagging and troubleshooting errors, the solution allows you to continuously monitor your apps performance and user engagement. You can see user satisfaction metrics, monitor page load times, track code level performance and monitor database query speeds. Through Stackify’s API you can define and track your own custom KPI metrics, as well as set your own alerts and notifications. The app also helps to automatically log errors for full visibility of stack traces, web requests, and log statements. All app can be aggregated together with full text searching.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Stackify was born in 2012, and was the brainchild of Matt Watson, former CTO of an enterprise SaaS provider. Watson was inspired to build the tool to combat the frustration his agile development team experienced in troubleshooting IT problems. Stackify aims to remove the need to implement numerous tools to accurately monitor all your apps and servers, providing one go-to solution for all your app performance and error resolution needs. Current clients include Ticket Solutions, VeriShip, ABPathfinder and SWAAS.

What are the differences to other apps?

Stackify differs from other app monitoring tools in its ability to cover all ground related to app performance monitoring, troubleshooting and reporting. The app removes the need to have multiple tools for different monitoring tasks by aggregating data from across all servers, environments and stacks, offering contextual information through errors, logs and app metrics. Stackify provides a single dashboard for a complete overview of the health of your entire stack in real-time, including error log, alert and notification history.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Stackify’s interface comprises a spectrum of different shades of navy and blue, with a navigation header for quick access to all the app’s key features: Stacks, Monitoring, Database, Errors, Logs and Settings. Stackify provides a dashboard that displays app monitoring and performance KPIs through visual, color-coded graphs and tables. This single dashboard view allows you to visualize the performance of all our apps across multiple environments, with data such as app logging rate, server CPU %, server memory %, app pool memory, satisfaction score and much more.

How does the registration process work?

From the Stackify website you can sign-up for either the free trial or demo. You can do this by clicking on the “Free Trial” and “Request Demo” buttons on each page of the website. To start the free trial you need to enter your name, last name, email, company, country and the technology your apps are based on. Once you submit the form Stackify will email you with instructions on how to get started. .For the demo you simply need to fill out your name, company, phone number and email.

What does it cost to use the application?

Stackify is offered through two different pricing packages. The first of these plans costs $15 per month per server and is recommended for agent-based monitoring for all physical, virtual and cloud servers. The next plan costs $20 per month for 10GB. The plan allows you to log up to an additional 1,000 GB a month, charged at a further $2 per GB used ,and comes with error and log management.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Stackify is suitable for software developers and architects, as well as operations and support teams in companies of all sizes. If you work with web-based applications and need an all-in-one solution to monitor, troubleshoot and log app performance issues then Stackify is for you. The app works for both on-premise and cloud-based servers. The app has been noted for being particularly developer friendly.

  • All-in-one app performance monitoring and troubleshooting that integrates the capabilities of a number of tools
  • Monitor the performance of apps, servers, and database; with error collection, log aggregation, diagnostics and troubleshooting, and metrics
  • Contextual cross-server log management and error tracking for all servers and application
  • Define your own custom KPI metrics for reporting, such as average transaction execution time, orders per minute etc.
  • Get email and SMS alerts when new errors are detected or error rates surpass limits
  • Use Stackify’s APIs to define and configure notifications and track specific error rates
  • Use the single dashboard to view all monitoring, diagnostics, log management and app metrics for your entire stack


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