How to Build a Complete Picture of Performance

With Synthetic Monitoring and Real User Monitoring.

Which is better: synthetic monitoring or real user monitoring?

The advent of real user monitoring led some to predict that it was the beginning of the end for its synthetic cousin. However, the truth is that they are very different services, designed to do different things.

Here we’ll look at what each service is (and is not) and look at how they can be used together to help build a complete understanding of a site’s performance.