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Likelihood to Recommend

Akamai

Akamai is a superior premium services offering if that's what you need from a CDN. For more typical use cases, we're often more often than not implementing MaxCDN, or integrated CDNs from cloud providers (e.g. CloudFront, Azure CDN, etc). If you find that Akamai's offerings are really what you need, and you are okay paying the premium, the services themselves are great. There's a reason they're used by major enterprises of all sizes, and used for hosting video content from the NFL, etc.
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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
7.7
Application monitoring
Akamai
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.4
Database monitoring
Akamai
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
7.9
Threshold alerts
Akamai
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.4
Predictive capabilities
Akamai
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
7.2
Application performance management console
Akamai
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
7.6
Collaboration tools
Akamai
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
6.5
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
Akamai
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
6.9
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
Akamai
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.0
Virtualization monitoring
Akamai
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
7.6
Server availability and performance monitoring
Akamai
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.3
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
Akamai
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
7.8
IT Asset Discovery
Akamai
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
7.3

Pros

  • 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 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

  • Really confusing contracts and deceptive billing practices.
  • Convoluted interface. Difficult to understand what goes where because they use strange naming conventions.
  • When you ask for support to help with an issue, they always try and get you on a call to demo an upgraded service. Their "support" is really just a glorified sales team trying to get you to upgrade and pay more at every turn.
  • Many on their support staff do not speak english well enough to convey ideas and concepts in a clear manner.
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  • Ability to use the deep inspection of .NET and java objects to do counts and transaction tracking across application layers
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Alternatives Considered

CloudFlare is much easier to use. It is much cheaper and from our experience, it works so much better. The support staff at CloudFlare has always been helpful and will get on the phone when we need help. Also, CloudFlare helped us get set up on their platform in about an hour and everything worked flawlessly. It took Akamai 4 weeks and we had all sorts of bugs and issues
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It’s just many technological eras forward! Incomparable!
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Return on Investment

  • Speed up delivery of content and improved user experience for users coming to our website
  • Save cost as we do not need as many back end servers to run our web instance because majority of load is being handled by Akamai servers
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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