The De Facto Standard for ColdFusion / Java Application Monitoring
What do you like best?
FusionReactor is a necessary tool if you’re running a ColdFusion application of any appreciable size. Not helpful, not convenient. Necessary.
It provides insights and alerts that you’re not going to get anywhere else, and in many cases it’s the only tool that’s going to be able to help you track down obscure bugs, memory leaks, or other issues that make you want to pull your hair out. And on top of that, the team behind it is incredibly responsive and always pushing the product forward.
What do you dislike?
The price of the Ultimate Edition is the biggest pain point. Configuration and use within a containerized environment continues to improve, but still isn’t as strong/easy/helpful and the on-premise FR offering.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
If you’re considering FusionReactor, talk to the team there and evaluate the product (it’s free to trial). They can answer your questions and help you get started. There’s no-risk, and the benefits are obvious from the moment you start using it.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
The benefit is twofold. 1) FusionReactor provides alerting when there are issues with our applications. We set thresholds for memory usage, request quantity, or request length, and we get alerts when they’re exceeded. This is helpful in proactively addressing potential issues. 2) FusionReactor also provides detailed insight into what is going on within applications, which we’ll use when we need to track down the cause of a problem or an area that we’d like to optimize.