Elastic Announces User Experience Monitoring and Synthetics
November 16, 2020
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Elastic announced expanded Elastic Observability features including user experience monitoring and synthetics to give developers new tools to test, measure, and optimize end-user digital experiences.

With the launch of a new dedicated User Experience app in Kibana, Elastic users can get a better view and understanding of how end users experience their websites.

The new User Experience app provides expanded insight into well-known performance metrics like paint time, long task duration, and total blocking time.

In addition, Elastic users can leverage the new user experience monitoring feature to review Core Web Vitals to help website developers interpret digital experience signals.

Elastic users can also leverage a dev preview release of synthetic monitoring with multistep journey tests in Elastic Uptime. This new feature enables customers to simulate complex user flows, measure performance, and optimize new interaction paths without impact to a website’s end users.

Elastic Observability customers benefit from continued updates to features that use machine learning to automate or improve common observability workflows. With this launch, customers can leverage turnkey anomaly detection for infrastructure health monitoring, making it easy to detect common infrastructure issues across thousands of resources.

"With so much of our lives moving online – from work, to school, to even our social lives – it is vital that organizations have a comprehensive view of the digital experiences of their end users," said Tanya Bragin, VP, Product Management, Elastic. "The new user experience monitoring and expanded synthetic capabilities in Elastic Observability help our customers track how their end users are experiencing their digital service, arming them with the data to prioritize optimizations with the biggest impact on the business. We are introducing both of these market-leading features in our free and open distribution tier, making it easy for developers to adopt into their workflows."

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