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Score 7.2 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

Akamai

Akamai is a well-established brand name with a great product. It meets and many time exceeds the needs for global content delivery and security management layer at the edge. Fine grain security tuning seems cumbersome as the definition of the app keeps changing. It also requires an investment of time for the setup which doesn't necessarily make sense for smaller scale scenarios. Some products offered by AWS, Azure or the Google Cloud can be more tightly integrated with cloud provider offerings thus easier to configure.
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Dynatrace Application Monitoring

Dynatrace Application Monitoring works well if you want to track performance of customer facing applications or sub-applications because of its robust monitoring metrics. It also handles high volume applications well. On the other hand, if you wish to monitor performance of a back-end service, it might be better to build a monitoring service using Splunk.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

Akamai
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.4
Application monitoring
Akamai
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.9
Database monitoring
Akamai
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.3
Threshold alerts
Akamai
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
9.6
Predictive capabilities
Akamai
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
7.4
Application performance management console
Akamai
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.8
Collaboration tools
Akamai
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
6.7
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
Akamai
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.4
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
Akamai
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
9.2
Virtualization monitoring
Akamai
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.2
Server availability and performance monitoring
Akamai
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
9.1
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
Akamai
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.6
IT Asset Discovery
Akamai
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
7.4

Pros

Akamai

  • Edge caching with Akamai's CDN tools allow for offloading repetitive work from more expensive application servers
  • Akamai's DDOS protection services are amongst the most robust in the industry
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Dynatrace Application Monitoring

  • Visibility at every layer of the technology stack
  • Super easy installation through a single agent across every platform, to include server and workstation.
  • Easy ability to navigate through the interface and drill down to the underlying problem - without a masters degree in anything. I was up and running the day I installed the first agent.
  • Automated alerts to notify you when issues arise - before someone tells you the system crashed or is slow.
  • The ability to see the interconnected system of systems, and to see the relationships of one event on other services.
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Cons

Akamai

  • Comparing releases - you have a facility to compare releases, which is good but is at a very granular level and I think the UI for this could be improved as it is essentially an XML text compare.
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Dynatrace Application Monitoring

  • Not enough focus on roles and empowering the adminisrators of Dynatrace of the SaaS version
  • Under high load, performance of Dynatrace is not that good. I feel this is where it can improve.
  • A bit difficult to automate the different processes that users occupy with the different applications.
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Usability

Akamai

No score
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Dynatrace Application Monitoring

Dynatrace Application Monitoring 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I really liked how easy it was to deploy the SaaS vesion of Dynatrace in our environment. We have a lot of tools that have plenty of capability but they don't get a whole lot of use because they would require someone who is an expert to use them. With the SaaS version of Dynatrace, all the admin functions are taken care of by the Dynatrace team (updates, patches, new features, bugs, etc.) and our small shop can focus on getting valuable metrics, alerts and issue resolution from the product.
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Support

Akamai

No score
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Dynatrace Application Monitoring

Dynatrace Application Monitoring 8.5
Based on 2 answers
The support team is prompt, well-versed with the tool, and often even familiar with our business requirements (which is great!). There are extensive forum discussions on most features and issues related to Dynatrace.Almost every time we hit a roadblock, there is a post on an online forum that has addressed it.
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Alternatives Considered

Akamai

I haven't had much experience with other CDNs and to be honest I haven't heard of many more other than Akamai which just goes to show which one is the most trusted and proves to be the best. There are others out there, such as CloudFlare, that claim to provide a similar service but there is always something missing that Akamai just already has.
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Dynatrace Application Monitoring

We considered App Dynamics and the non-SAAS version of Dynatrace. We needed something fast, and I had previous knowledge of Dynatrace, so we didn't have a lot of time for POC's or evaluation of too many products.Dynatrace SAAS version was by far the easiest to deploy and the richest (from an information perspective) APM software of those we considered.It far exceeded my expectations of providing visibility of the many technologies (.net, java, node, IIS, etc) and the many layers of systems (workstation, server, network, database, storage, Virtualization, SQL) to get a thorough understanding of what happens from a button click on a user workstation until a result is displayed back to the user monitor, and I could trace and measure performance across every level and technology from start to finish.
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Return on Investment

Akamai

  • Akamai RoI improved over a period of times since it comes with heavy costs, however global deliveries in over 100 counties and global web platforms usage helps improve RoI
  • With the complex UI challenges, ROI could be impacted negatively when you have to invest in operations and time.
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Dynatrace Application Monitoring

  • Positive impact on finding problems we “didn’t know we had”. Other than a frustrated customer calling in before we had no way to know when specific users had issue. Now it is easily visible
  • Positive impact on bringing Dev and Ops together due to visualization of infrastructure to dev teams and application dehavior and user sessions to Ops
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Pricing Details

Akamai

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Dynatrace Application Monitoring

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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