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Gartner Names 5 Cool Vendors in Performance Analysis, 2018

Gartner Names 5 Cool Vendors in Performance Analysis, 2018

Gartner Names 5 Cool Vendors in Performance Analysis, 2018

Analyst house Gartner, Inc. has released its newest vendor reporting highlighting five emerging solution providers that offer CIOs innovative alternatives in the data and analytics space. Its Cool Vendors in Performance Analysis; Analytics and Containers zones in on startups that offer some disruptive capability or opportunity. Gartner says that cool vendors “exist across all major areas of technology and innovation” and CIOs that pay close attention to these trends can avoid the “disadvantage in trying to keep up.”

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At Solutions Review, we’ve read the full report, available here, and want to take the opportunity to expand upon the introduction Gartner has given to these providers. Though Gartner’s process for selecting Cool Vendors is somewhat mysterious, we believe our unique view of the marketplace can help you to better understand how these tools will fit into the overarching landscape as they mature.


Catchpoint is a performance monitoring solution that provides integrated synthetic and real user monitoring, comprehensive test types, real-time analytics, and a diverse node network to help organizations squelch performance issues. Catchpoint is based in New York and has raised nearly $50 million in venture capital since its founding in 2008.


CoScale provides full-stack performance monitoring that is optimized for production environments. The solution continuously monitors servers, containers, and applications, as well as the impact on user experience and business metrics. CoScale makes it easier for users to monitor and troubleshoot with automated anomaly detection and contexual insights. Founded in 2012, CoScale is headquartered in the Europian Union.


LightStep is an application performance management tool that allows users to monitor and diagnose anomalies across web, mobile, monoliths, and microservices. The company’s flagship product is [x]PM, and it’s built atop LightStep’s Satellite Architecture that distributes data collection and statistical analyses. The company has raised more than $27 million in venture capital since its founding in 2015.


Outlyer is a self-service infrastructure monitoring platform made for DevOps and microservices. The tool monitors the full stack, from servers and cloud providers to databases, containers and custom metrics. Outlyer provides dashboards, analytics and alerts to both developers and operations teams as well. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in San Francisco.

Unravel Data

Unravel Data is a full-stack application performance management platform for big data. The solution supports all big data applications such as ETL, analytics, machine learning, SQL and streaming. Unravel Data is based in Menlo Park, California. To date, the company has raised more than $22 million in venture capital.

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