IBM acquires Instana, a leading enterprise observability platform


Use cases

Application impact avoidance

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Application impact avoidance

Correlate across all relevant data sources. Detect hidden anomalies, anticipate issues and resolve faster. Proactively avoid risks and automate runbooks for more efficient workflows.

Governance and compliance

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Governance and compliance

Detect policy violations and automate remediation actions across resources to help achieve compliance.

Hybrid application management

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Hybrid application management

Obtain an integrated view of your hybrid applications and infrastructure and understand inter-dependencies.

Cost management

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Cost management

Establish KPI baselines to understand efficiencies and define cost models to optimize your infrastructure and application deployments.


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Powered by Instana, understand the health and performance of your applications and collect IT, digital experience and other dimensions of data relevant for risk analysis and automation.


Transform IT operations with AIOps and ChatOps


Build an integrated, AI-driven toolchain for DevSecOps management

Group events

Automatically see top-ranked similar incidents to any given event description for faster resolution.

Detect anomalies

Let automatic parsing detect anomalies in logs and alerts earlier than rule-based alerts.

Acclimate to your apps

Correlate, curate and highlight the most relevant data across tools without manual investigation.

Localize incidents

Derive root fault component and blast radius of affected components to isolate problems faster.

Manage proactively

Proactively avoid incidents with explainable AI that advises based on inputs across DevSecOps.

Remediate change risk

Validate policies during development with AI-driven reports on policy risk at the time of code build.

One platform

IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps is part of the IBM Automation platform

Tap into shared automation services to get insight into how your processes run. Visualize hotspots and bottlenecks, pinpoint what to fix with event detection and use financial impact information to prioritize which issues to address first.

Process mining

Create a visual representation of the data flowing through your business and pinpoint bottlenecks in your operations.

Automation insights

Draw on advanced AI and analytics to create a baseline that you’ll use to track key performance indicators (KPIs) over time.

Robotic process automation

Use attended and unattended bots to build robust automations that augment the work done by your human workforce.


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