Instana brings together data from servers, databases, applications, tools and services, from legacy monoliths or modern containerized microservice stacks, to present a unified view of the applications and provides a holistic view in the cloud or on-premises.Instana's distributed tracing works with most programming languages and supports the OpenTracing, OpenCensus and W3C Trace Context standards.
Instana was co-founded by Pete Abrams, Pavlo Baron, Fabian Lange and Mirko Novakovic in April 2015. Abrams has been an early employee of AppDynamics, while Baron, Lange and Novakovic worked for codecentric, a German software and APM consultancy.
Instana received $6 million in a Series A investment from Target Partners. In 2017 Instana received $20 million in Series B investment led by Accel Partners with participation from Target Partners. In 2018 Instana received $30 million in Series C investment led by Meritech Capital Partners with participation from Accel and Target Partners.