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Score 8.7 out of 100

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Application Performance Management

    Amazon CloudWatch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    AppDynamics

    83%
    AppDynamics ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Application monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    35 Ratings

    Database monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    35 Ratings

    Threshold alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    34 Ratings

    Predictive capabilities

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    34 Ratings

    Application performance management console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    33 Ratings

    Collaboration tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    26 Ratings

    Server availability and performance monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    6 Ratings

    Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    6 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Amazon CloudWatch is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Amazon CloudWatch and AppDynamics are tied in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.9

    Amazon CloudWatch

    89%
    40 Ratings
    8.4

    AppDynamics

    84%
    35 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Amazon CloudWatch

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    AppDynamics

    90%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    8.1

    Amazon CloudWatch

    81%
    14 Ratings
    8.1

    AppDynamics

    81%
    12 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Amazon CloudWatch

    Cloud watch is great and essential if you decide to invest in AWS and have any need to monitor the health of all aspects of your VPC resources, or at the organizational level (multiple accounts). Another benefit of the service is constant upgrades at no additional costs; the software evolves to develop modules and interface improvements. For first-time users in AWS, this is going to take a bit to understand, so the learning curve to this metrics environment can seem overwhelming at first glance/use.
    Rob Domenico | TrustRadius Reviewer

    AppDynamics

    AppDynamics is the leading supplier of Application Performance Monitoring (APM). With great support that can help with any question to the scalable infrastructure that allows customers both cloud and on-premise solutions. AppDynamics allows for instrumenting anything from small applications to entire infrastructures ranging all the way from the front-end to load balancer, to the backend to the database, and even map external services. No other product on the market comes close to the span of what AppDynamics can provide in terms of service, scalability, and versatility.
    Thue Vestergaard Iversen | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Amazon CloudWatch

    • It provides lot many out of the box dashboard to observe the health and usage of your cloud deployments. Few examples are CPU usage, Disk read/write, Network in/out etc.
    • It is possible to stream CloudWatch log data to Amazon Elasticsearch to process them almost real time.
    • If you have setup your code pipeline and wants to see the status, CloudWatch really helps. It can trigger lambda function when certain cloudWatch event happens and lambda can store the data to S3 or Athena which Quicksight can represent.
    Apurv Doshi | TrustRadius Reviewer

    AppDynamics

    • you can easily identify where there is a problem in the code at the time of error.
    • With Network Visibility, you can see how much bandwidth your applications are using between nodes.
    • You can easily detect SQL statements or stored procedures that consume most of the system resources and get statistical data.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Amazon CloudWatch

    • Memory metrics on EC2 are not available on CloudWatch. Depending on workloads if we need visibility on memory metrics we use Solarwinds Orion with the agent installed. For scalable workloads, this involves customization of images being used.
    • Visualization out of the box. But this can easily be addressed with other solutions such as Grafana.
    • By design, this is only used for AWS workloads so depending on your environment cannot be used as an all in one solution for your monitoring.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    AppDynamics

    • Synergy with Logic Monitor which we use for our infrastructure monitoring.
    • a fair amount of continual configuration to prevent false positives
    • There are a lot of technologies that App Dynamics covers and documentation is a bit of a weak spot in finding clear documentation, configuring dashboards, etc.
    William Guertin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Amazon CloudWatch

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0.0,012 per canary run

    Amazon CloudWatch Editions & Modules

    Edition
    First 10,000 Metrics$0.301
    Next 240,000 Metrics$0.101
    Next 750,000 Metrics$0.051
    Over 1,000,000 Metrics$0.021
    Dashboard$3.002
    Alarm - Standard Resolution (60 Sec)$0.103
    Alarm - High Resolution (10 Sec)$0.303
    Alarm - Composite$0.504
    Logs - Collect (Data Ingestion)$0.505
    Logs - Store (Archival)$0.035
    Logs - Analyze (Logs Insights queries)$0.0056
    Events - Custom$1.007
    Events - Cross-account$1.007
    Contributor Insights$0.508
    Contributor Insights - Matched Log Events$0.029
    Canaries$0.001210
    CloudWatch Evidently - Events$511
    CloudWatch Evidently - Analysis Units$7.5012
    CloudWatch RUM$113
    1. per month
    2. per month per dashboard
    3. per month per alarm metric
    4. per month per alarm
    5. per GB
    6. per GB of data scanned
    7. per million events
    8. per month per rule
    9. per month per one million log events that match the rule
    10. per canary run
    11. per 1 million events
    12. per 1 million analysis units
    13. per 100k events
    Additional Pricing Details
    With Amazon CloudWatch, there is no up-front commitment or minimum fee; you simply pay for what you use. You will be charged at the end of the month for your usage.

    AppDynamics

    General

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

    Starting Price

    AppDynamics Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Amazon CloudWatch

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    AppDynamics

    AppDynamics 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    its working for us, we are familiar and comfortable with the tool and its proven valuable/indispensable in helping evaluate our code.
    William Guertin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Amazon CloudWatch

    Amazon CloudWatch 8.1
    Based on 14 answers
    Support is effective, and we were able to get any problems that we couldn't get solved through community discussion forums solved for us by the AWS support team. For example, we were assisted in one instance where we were not sure about the best metrics to use in order to optimize an auto-scaling group on EC2. The support team was able to look at our metrics and give a useful recommendation on which metrics to use.
    Ramindu Deshapriya | TrustRadius Reviewer

    AppDynamics

    AppDynamics 8.1
    Based on 12 answers
    AppDynamics has its own community site that includes forums and a knowledge base. On the forums, you can converse with other members of the community and ask technical questions as you have them. Though this forum isn’t filled with people there are active members for you to gain some valuable insights.
    Eduin Zuloaga | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Amazon CloudWatch

    Amazon CloudWatch is efficient, reliable and has a high speed response as compared to its competitors and it maximizes an application's life at the same time giving you the best load balance and storage, the services that Amazon CloudWatch provides are way better and cheaper for the prices attached to them.
    muphulusi dzivhani | TrustRadius Reviewer

    AppDynamics

    AppDynamics is still a good solution as this is one the earliest tool available in the APM space and people are used to this Application usage. However other products are also doing great as Dynatrace is the biggest competitor since it adds on all the AppDynamics features plus it gives additional information readily available. Now Honeycomb is also rising in terms of SLI and SLO objectives.
    Rekha Yadav | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Amazon CloudWatch

    • We were able to set up log streaming, retention, and simple downtime alerts within a few hours, having no prior experience with CloudWatch, freeing up our engineers to focus on more important business goals.
    • CloudWatch log groups have made it relatively easy to detect and diagnose issues in production by allowing us to aggregate logs across servers, correlate failures, isolate misbehaving servers, etc. Thanks to CloudWatch, we are generally able to identify, understand and mitigate most production fires within 10-15 minutes.
    • Choosing CloudWatch to manage log aggregation has saved us quite a bit of time and money over the past year. Generally, 3rd-party log aggregation solutions tend to get quite expensive unless you self-host, in which case you typically need to spend a fair amount of time setting up, maintaining, and monitoring these services.
    Brian Dentino | TrustRadius Reviewer

    AppDynamics

    • Platform map drilldown capabilities and code-level visibility helped us to find the root cause of problems faster
    • Threshold alerts made proactive problem handling easier
    • Data capture module helped us to link technical data with business data and support customers far more efficiently
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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