There's no type of monitoring tool that can get to the heart of a performance problem faster than Application Performance Management (APM).
But...that value comes at a cost. APM services aren't cheap. It's a complex product to maintain and there's a lot of data to ingest. Picking the wrong product for your team is especially painful when that product isn't a trivial expense.
If you're making this decision, you are possibly choosing between New Relic and Scout. New Relic is the original in the SaaS space (launched in 2009) and Scout is the new alternative (launched in late 2015). There are clear cases where New Relic is a better fit, clear cases where Scout fits like a glove, and some murky situations as well (this is real life, not Star Wars). Where do you fall?
In this detailed post, I'll walk through the factors to consider when choosing your best APM product.