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Per host / Per month / Billed Annually


SaaS or Self-hosted (on-prem or cloud)



Supported Technologies


Open Standards

Prometheus, StatsD, OpenTracing, OpenCensus, Jaeger, W3C Trace Context, DropWizard, and more

While the industry average APM solution costs $150+ per month (this doesn’t include unpredictable variable costs), Instana delivers all the value and all the power at a fraction of the cost.

Drop-in Visibility

Start monitoring in minutes, install Instana’s host agent and all components are automatically discovered

Zero-effort Maintenance

Auto-update keeps Agent always on most recent version

Optional Upgrade Control

Maintain control of versions to work with every IT Policy

Distributed Tracing

Java, Kotlin, .NET & .NET Core, Go, Node.js, GraphQL, PHP, Python, Scala, Ruby, and more

Analyzed Traces & Calls

Real-time machine learning identifies anomalous requests

No Sampling

100% of Requests are traced, analyzed and stored

Custom Metrics

Unlimited custom metrics included

Service Dependency Map

Visualization of interactions between all services

High-Cardinality Analytics

Analyze traces and calls from any perspective

CI/CD Release Monitoring

Out-of-the-box integration in Jenkins, Harness, Git Actions, and more

Continuous, Production Profiling

Deep code profiling, automatically applied to Java, Node.js, Go, and more

Full-Stack Context

Understand correlation of traces, calls, services, and applications with infrastructure, orchestration, logs, and much more...


Rancher, OpenShift, VMware Tanzu, Anthos (coming soon), managed Kubernetes (AKS, EKS, GKS, etc.) and every other certified Kubernetes distribution

Ease of deployment

Complete monitoring with a single command for Helm, Kubernetes Operator, and more.

Drop-in Observability

Clusters, Deployments, Services, Daemonsets, Pods, and more

Full-Stack Context

Understand correlation of traces, calls, services, and applications with infrastructure, orchestration, logs, and much more...


Every request traced and analyzed from browser to backend


Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Microsoft Edge & Internet Explorer, Opera, and more


iOS, Android


Vanilla, React Native, and more

Custom Events

Automatically collected from W3C User Timing API, unlimited events included

Session & User Analytics

Analyze user requests and custom events from any perspective

Full-Stack Context

Understand correlation of traces, calls, services, and applications with infrastructure, orchestration, logs, and much more...


AWS Lambda, AWS Fargate, and more

Drop-in Observability

No sample traces with zero code changes

No additional tracing costs

No reliance on X-Ray or other tracing services, don’t pay twice for traces

Analyzed Traces & Calls

Analyze traces and calls from any perspective

No Sampling

100% of function executions are traced, analyzed and stored

Full-Stack Context

Understand correlation of traces, calls, services, and applications with all the rest of your infrastructure on the cloud and on-premises


Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Kubernetes, OpenShift, VMware/Pivotal, and more.


SQL, No-SQL, Graph, and more

Custom Metrics

Unlimited, custom metrics included

Full-Stack Context

Understand correlation of traces, calls, services, and applications with infrastructure, orchestration, logs, and much more...

Container Monitoring

Docker, Cri-o, Garden, containerD, LXC, and more.

Curated Knowledge Base

Ever-expanding, technology- specific, automatic issue detection

Machine Learning

Anomaly detection using baselines, forecasts, seasonality, and more

Root Cause Analysis

Context-enriched incident detection, one-click drill-down

Multi-Source Data Ingestion

Stream processing automatically analyzes traces, calls, logs, errors, metrics, process crashes, entity lifecycle, and more

Historical Data Analysis

Automatically generated seasonality profiles and metric trends

Data Access

All data in Instana is available via API


Intelligent alerts based on automatic or user-adjusted baselines

Event Correlation

All associated events are correlated to the root cause in a single alert


Slack, Microsoft Teams, PagerDuty, OpsGenie, VictorOps, WebHooks, and more

Built-In, Curated Dashboards

Pre-configured dashboards based on best practice performance indicators

Custom Dashboards

Flexible, intuitive dashboard builder with TV Mode, shareable, and private views.

Business Insights

Analyze business and application performance relationships in a single view.

Grafana Plugin

Instana data source to access all Instana data from Grafana

Real-Time & Interactive

1 second granularity with one-click drill-down for immediate insights

Filter-Based Analysis

Slice & dice exceptions, error and warn logs, traces and calls, end-user monitoring beacons, profiles, infrastructure metrics, and more.

Filter-Based Analysis

Graph the data set resulting from filtered analysis

Open Source Tracing Analytics

Analyze individual or aggregate traces from OpenTelemetry, Jaeger, Zipkin, and more.

Unlimited Metrics

Pull in metrics from any supported data source with no volume restrictions


Prometheus, StatsD, DropWizard,, Windows Performance Counters, and more

Log Messages

See every warning or above - log messages in context with the problematic requests


Splunk, ELK, Humio, LogDNA, Coralogix, and more

Synthetic Monitoring

Synthetic HTTP/API checks, Network connectivity checks (ICMP)


Apica, Octoperf, HTTP header Integration

Role-Based Access Control

Restrict system access and visibility to authorized users

User Management

Integrations with LDAP, Single Sign On, and more

Privacy and Security

SOC 2 Compliant EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Certified

Audit Log

All configuration changes via the user interface and API are logged

Frequently Asked Questions

A host is considered to be any physical or virtual OS instance that you monitor with Instana.

No. At Instana, we believe that Infrastructure Monitoring, EUM, and Analytics are all core functions of a great APM tool. As such, everything is included in the APM licensing.

No, Instana does not believe in variable costs for our customers. All traces (unlimited), databases, users, and storage are included with the APM license.

Yes. Instana is a member of CNCF and welcomes the use of many open source technologies. Instana makes it very easy for our users to see their open source traces and metrics alongside, and correlated with, Instana’s natively collected metrics and traces.

At Instana, our commitment to privacy and security has led us to successfully complete our SOC 2 requirements and audit. With this certification you have peace of mind, knowing that there has been an independent & full review of Instana’s security that verified the appropriateness in the design of controls regarding availability, processing integrity, and confidentiality of the service.

Instana bills on a per host, per month, billed annually basis.

Of course. You can try Instana for free for 14 days. Simply sign up for a free trial here.

250+ Technologies Supported

No plug-ins. No restarts.

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Success Stories from Instana's Customers

I don’t think we could have gotten to a highly distributed, container-based system like our next-gen platform without Instana.

David Merryweather
VP of Cloud Ops & Site Reliability

Macmillan Learning


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