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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.

Features

  • 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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Plumbr is an application performance management offering from the company of the same name in Estonia.

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Twin Prime Labs in India offers application performance management.

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Velocimetrics is an application performance management platform from the UK-headquartered company of the same name.

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Cavisson’s NetDiagnostics Enterprise (NDE) is a comprehensive Application Performance Management (APM) solution for real-time monitoring, diagnostics, and management of distributed processing in the user's application environment using state of art technologies with minimal overhead. The vendor says…

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SysKit enables users to monitor and administer their entire server environment. It’s an agentless enterprise solution which helps users monitor server performance, track user activity, analyze application usage, document environment, and more. Additionally, it enables users to manage servers remotel…

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Unravel Data offers an application performance management solution for Big Data.

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IntelliMagic Vision's AI-driven analytics enables z/OS experts to proactively monitor and manage their end-to-end z/OS environment, prevent disruptions, optimize performance, improve support for new applications, reduce software costs, eliminate unnecessary hardware purchases, and preserve the re…

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Munvo Companion gathers IBM Campaign’s application metrics, system tables, logs and supporting information into one location to enable power users and application administrators to monitor system performance, spot issues, and solve problems before they negatively impact marketing operations. Some of…

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Flowmon APM proactively monitors your business critical applications from the end user perspective so you always know how they stack up. With no agents on servers and no changes in configuration you can discover application availability issues, slow response times and performance bottlenecks. Flowmo…

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Blackfire.io is designed to empower PHP developers to continuously verify and improve their app’s performance in development, testing, staging and production. It makes it possible to drill down to function/method call level to understand and fix performance bottlenecks. The vendor says its wide vari…

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Instana headquartered in Chicago provides APM services for SOA, microservices, containerized applications and Kubernetes, and cloud native applications, as well as discovery and monitoring for IT assets.

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Intergral, headquartered in Germany, offers FusionReactor, an application performance monitoring solution that can be used with a range of Java and ColdFusion technologies, frameworks and supported databases.

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SolarWinds AppOptics (formerly Librato) is an IT infrastructure monitoring service and APM, based on technology acquired by SolarWinds with Librato in 2015 to expand its cloud monitoring portfolio.

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Application Real-Time Monitoring Service (ARMS) is an end-to-end Alibaba Cloud monitoring service for Application Performance Management (APM). With it the user can develop real-time business monitoring capabilities using the frontend monitoring, application monitoring, and custom monitoring feature…

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Sensu is presented by the vendor as a future-proof solution for multi-cloud monitoring at scale. The Sensu monitoring event pipeline is used by businesses to automate their monitoring workflows and gain visibility into their multi-cloud environments. The vendor boasts companies like Sony, Box.com, a…

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Application Delivery Analysis from Broadcom company CA Technologies (formerly CA Application Delivery Analysis) is an application performance management tool designed to prove how well a network delivers applications to users with application delivery analysis of performance and availability of SLA …

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Riverbed Steelcentral AppResponse is a unified network and application performance monitoring platform. It supports modularized features for a variety of monitoring and evaluation capabilities. It can be deployed on-premise, as VM, or as a cloud-based solution via AWS

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For IT operations and application support teams, TrueSight App Visibility is an application performance monitoring solution that monitors and manages the health and performance of diverse application architectures in support of the digital business. This solution features application-centric infrast…

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.