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Akamai

29 Ratings
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Score 7.4 out of 101

Dynatrace Application Monitoring

30 Ratings
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Score 9.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Akamai

Akamai is (as far as I'm aware) class leading in it's offering, although I haven't used anything else - but it is a really excellent CDN where you don't need to update your file references or anything like that, since you pass through Akamai's edge servers IT development teams don't need to change the way in which they would work in order to get the benefits. In terms of less well-suited scenarios - it's hard to say since you couldn't really use it for purposes other than what it's designed for, although the rules do allow for some pretty impacting changes to be possible, you could potentially take the site down if you were working uninformed.
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Dynatrace Application Monitoring

Well suited when there is a customer with a solution that has issues and they would like to start monitoring. With Dynatrace SaaS is very easy to start monitoring fast with the 2-weeks trial... usually helps a lot with after sales.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

Akamai
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
7.6
Application monitoring
Akamai
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.4
Database monitoring
Akamai
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
7.7
Threshold alerts
Akamai
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.2
Predictive capabilities
Akamai
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
7.1
Application performance management console
Akamai
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
7.6
Collaboration tools
Akamai
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
6.9
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
Akamai
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
6.7
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
Akamai
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
7.7
Virtualization monitoring
Akamai
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
7.3
Server availability and performance monitoring
Akamai
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.0
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
Akamai
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
7.9
IT Asset Discovery
Akamai
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
7.3

Pros

  • Content offloading - once rules are set up within Akamai you don't need to even think about how many images or large JavaScript or CSS files (for example) are being served from your own estate, Akamai takes care of it all via rules that are quick, easy and flexible.
  • Page caching - for pages that don't change very often Akamai allows you to set up rules, quickly and easily, to serve up your page content for you, which takes even more load away from your origin servers.
  • Quick rollback - the Akamai system allows easy testing of rules and changes via a staging system, and also offers a quick rollback option, which is perfect for the rare occasions when something has been set up incorrectly.
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  • Dynatrace saves a lot of time in determining what is the likely cause of an issue a end user maybe experiencing.
  • We had users in a remote office that were complaining of application latency and we were able to determine the problem stemmed from a router configuration with the help of dynatrace.
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Cons

  • 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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  • GUI Customization
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Alternatives Considered

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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It’s just many technological eras forward! Incomparable!
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Return on Investment

  • The front end optimisations available from Akamai are so significant and yet so hidden it makes for an extremely pleasing user experience. When a page loads just that much faster due to images being in the exact right format for the job it gives a clear advantage over competitors.
  • Analytics coming from Akamai have changed the decisions made within the business for the better and have resulted in great improvements in many areas, such as a greater retention of visitors to the site. Little tweaks to possible certain problem areas flagged by Akamai have made a huge difference.
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  • ROI
  • Improved LDS
  • KPI
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Pricing Details

Akamai

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

Dynatrace Application Monitoring

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