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Application Performance Management (APM) Software

Best Application Performance Management (APM) Software

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Application Performance Management (APM) Software Overview

What is APM Software?

Application performance management (APM) software monitors software to ensure performance and availability. These tools have been traditionally focused on enterprise applications like ERP systems. They alert IT staff to any disruptions to load time or response time that are preventing end users from accessing mission-critical applications.

APM tools don’t just alert IT managers concerning problems, they also help to prevent problems from occurring in the first place. They do this by detecting early warning signs that might presage future issues.


  • Application Monitoring
  • Database Monitoring
  • Threshold Alerts
  • Predictive Capabilities
  • Management Console
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Virtualization Monitoring
  • Server Availability and Performance Monitoring
  • IT Asset Discovery

New Approaches

Applications have become much more difficult to manage because of the shift away from monolithic applications. Modern applications are often composite, highly complex, distributed apps comprising many different cloud services.

Traditional APM was not necessarily designed to manage these highly distributed apps. They are often unable to manage the interplay between different services. For this reason, some new approaches have emerged which are capable of monitoring all kinds of apps whether on-premise, SaaS, mobile or web apps. This growth in capabilities has led to some convergence between application and network monitoring and management programs.

User Experience Management and APM

As end users are more and more attuned to very fast consumer web applications, expectations regarding the performance of complex business applications are higher than ever, and user experience management has consequently become an important subset of application performance management.

Pricing Information

Enterprise application performance monitoring tools are typically priced per server, and sometimes time in use is also a factor. These systems typically cost at least $200 per month per server. SMB solutions are often significantly less expensive.

Application Performance Management Software Comparison

When considering different APM tools, consider the following aspects of each product offering.
  1. Type of Monitoring: It is essential to consider how each APM collects data on application performance. Most APM tools perform either synthetic monitoring or real-user monitoring. Synthetic monitoring involves simulating application performance to predict application issues. Real-user monitoring involves collecting application performance data from the actions of real users. Some APM tools use both methods of application monitoring.

  2. Automated Response: Some APM tools use machine learning to respond to application performance issues as they occur. This can involve a reallocation of resources. Automated Response cannot fix all performance issues, but can manage some problems on the fly without developer intervention. This feature tends to be more prevalent in more costly APM tools, so it is worth considering how necessary the functionality is.

  3. Tracing Detail: APM tools provide data with varying degrees of specificity. Some APM tools include Transaction tracing, meaning they can provide specific data about a particular action taken in the application. This can be a valuable feature for developers for bug testing and replication. Not every APM tool offers transaction tracing, so it is a necessary consideration for organizations that want to make use of that feature.

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Application Performance Management (APM) Products

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CoScale provides full-stack web performance monitoring, optimized for production environments. With a rich set of plugins and integrations, the CoScale platform continuously monitors a company’s server infrastructure and applications, as well as the impact on user experience and key business metrics…

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Opsani headquartered in Redwood City offers an application performance optimization AI based application. Opsani AI modifies resources, middleware configuration, kernel parameters and application specific parameters within your application to increase the performance to cost ratio.

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DevOps Insights provides insights from popular continuous integration and continuous delivery tools allowing users to view test results and trend information about your builds, deployments and tests.

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Sematext SPM provides proactive performance monitoring and anomaly detection. The alerting solution is available in the cloud and on-premise.

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OctoPerf is a load testing tool that is designed to use JMeter in an optimum way. The tool can be used to stress test websites, web apps or mobile apps. The solution enables users to design realistic virtual users without writing a single line of code.

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Infrared360 from Avada Software in New Jersey is an application performance management solution, and middleware.

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Pepperdata offers a comprehensive big data Application Performance Management (APM) solution that promises to provide enterprises with an understanding of all performance metrics and tuning parameters in order to maintain performant applications and clusters and manage and plan capacity successfully…

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INETCO Insight, from Canadian company Inetco Systems Limited, is an application performance management and operations analytics offering.

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Nastel AutoPilot is a suite of application performance management products from New York-based Nastel Technologies.

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eG Enterprise is a converged application and infrastructure monitoring solution that enables organizations to ensure peak performance of their business-critical applications and IT services. The vendor’s value proposition is that with eG Enterprise, users can monitor every layer and every tier of th…

TrustRadius Top Rated for 2019

2019 Top Rated Application Performance Management (APM) Software

There are plenty of options out there, but here's our shortlist of the best Application Performance Management (APM) Software. These products won a Top Rated award for having excellent customer satisfaction ratings. The list is based purely on reviews; there is no paid placement, and analyst opinions do not influence the rankings. To qualify, a product must have 10 or more recent reviews and a trScore of 7.5 or higher, indicating above-average satisfaction for business technology. The products with the highest trScores appear first on the list. Read more about the Top Rated criteria.