Apica Synthetic vs. Dynatrace

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apica Synthetic
Score 7.2 out of 10
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Apica WebPerformance is a synthetic monitoring platform. It features pre-release and scalability testing, and can integrate with other reporting and analysis programs.N/A
Dynatrace
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
Dynatrace is an APM scaled for enterprises with cloud, on-premise, and hybrid application and SaaS monitoring. Dynatrace uses AI-supported algorithms to provide continual APM self-learning and predictive alerts for proactive issue resolution.N/A
Pricing
Apica SyntheticDynatrace
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Apica SyntheticDynatrace
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Apica SyntheticDynatrace
Considered Both Products
Apica Synthetic
Chose Apica Synthetic
I have used Microfocus loadrunner (formerly HP Vugen/BSM), Dynatrace Synthetic, and Gomez. Apica Synthetic has a good price point for its functionality. Dynatrace and Microfocus are expensive. Dynatrace and Gomez are easier to use than Apica Synthetic.
Dynatrace

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Apica SyntheticDynatrace
Application Performance Management
Comparison of Application Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Apica Synthetic
6.5
11 Ratings
16% below category average
Dynatrace
-
Ratings
Application monitoring7.610 Ratings00 Ratings
Database monitoring6.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Threshold alerts6.611 Ratings00 Ratings
Predictive capabilities8.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Application performance management console6.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration tools5.48 Ratings00 Ratings
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications4.88 Ratings00 Ratings
Application dependency mapping and thresholding6.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Virtualization monitoring5.87 Ratings00 Ratings
Server availability and performance monitoring7.28 Ratings00 Ratings
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting7.26 Ratings00 Ratings
IT Asset Discovery6.96 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Apica SyntheticDynatrace
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(11 ratings)
8.0
(341 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(3 ratings)
8.6
(12 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
8.4
(9 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
8.2
(201 ratings)
In-Person Training
8.2
(1 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Online Training
8.2
(1 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
7.9
(8 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.1
(1 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apica SyntheticDynatrace
Likelihood to Recommend
Apica
As I use this for only my area, it is very well suited to what I need it to do. Apica Synthetic monitors two different web applications in a time interval that is easily customizable for uptime and latency. These are critical indicators for a cloud-based point-of-sale system. We need solid uptime and limited latency across the enterprise.
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Dynatrace LLC
Dynatrace is well suited to a number of tasks. It is important to determine who the end users are and gather good information to tailor their experience accordingly. For instance, business/marketing should not have access to some of the more technical data, and business metrics can be a distraction for IT operations personnel.
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Pros
Apica
  • Auto alerts trigger if any issue is identified
  • Graphical representation of the health of applications
  • Good product support from the team
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Dynatrace LLC
  • We loved Dynatrace's ability to show the data flow - from the front end points through the back end points straight to the database and various API's. It was advanced in its data visualization. This is useful for debugging - showing when/where the errors are. It can even enable non-technical individuals in the corporation to help debug
  • Dynatrace has some great highly customizable integration options as well as monitoring. You can configure your layout & integration options to create custom monitoring alerts for your applications performance. Further you can increase the extensibility of using a REST API on your architecture.
  • Some advanced dev-ops systems are utilizing Kubernetes/docker aswell as Node.JS - Dynatrace was able to log and help understand all of our dev-ops needs. It gave us native alerts based off of deviations from the baseline that we set during initial configuration. These metrics are priceless.
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Cons
Apica
  • It's very clunky. Infrastructure is large and very difficult to upgrade.
  • SaaS and On-premise versions are different. There is an LDAP integration but users can only be assigned to one group (i.e. department). If you are in 2 departments, you need 2 separate logins.
  • Update: they now offer federated logins
  • It filled a gap in monitoring for us, but we're looking to move on.
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Dynatrace LLC
  • Dynatrace does not monitor easily on AIX OS.
  • Dynatrace does not monitor easily on a C-based application.
  • The way DPGR is addressed by Dynatrace is not very complete, and not clear. One thing is to mask the IP and request attributes but is not enough, the replay session feature is great but raises serious questions about user tracking.
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Likelihood to Renew
Apica
We trust the results that Apica Synthetic has achieved. Real-time alerting is critical to our clients and with limited resources, we can't handle many false positives; Apica Synthetic is the only solution that provides both of those features.
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Dynatrace LLC
We have already renewed our purchase with the company. They make it easy for us to get a temporary license for our contingency site that is only used for testing twice a year. We are expanding our license with for this tool. We find it very useful and will renew it again.
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Usability
Apica
As per my experience while using it. Thanks!
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Dynatrace LLC
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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Reliability and Availability
Apica
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Dynatrace LLC
Our environment, it never goes down therefore is always available.
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Performance
Apica
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Dynatrace LLC
We have not seen where it does slow down an application.
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Support Rating
Apica
Apica Synthetic is very effective while configuring the account setup for any of the database/UserID.
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Dynatrace LLC
Given that Dynatrace has become an informal industry standard, the plethora of information available on forums is massive. Most problems or roadblocks you come across are most likely (almost certainly, in fact) already solved and solutions available on these forums. The tech support at Dynatrace is also quite good, with prompt and knowledgeable people at their end.
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In-Person Training
Apica
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Dynatrace LLC
We did both online and in house training - they used our system so it made more sense.
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Online Training
Apica
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Dynatrace LLC
The training was done on our time and with our system.
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Implementation Rating
Apica
Easy for implementation in our Infrastructure, Easy for troubleshooting the issue and Easy to use as well.
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Dynatrace LLC
Using Dynatrace support services to assist (and lead) the implementation was extremely important.
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Alternatives Considered
Apica
We were using different monitoring tools for different requirements (e.g.,Nagios and Checkmk for infrastructure issues) and we were in need of a tool for service and API monitoring for which we were using ThousandEye. But alerts were 60-70% valid irrespective of conditions like network issues. But Apica Synthetic's alert mechanism is a perfect fit for our department. It helped us to reduce unnecessary/false alerts and a number of wrong tickets.
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Dynatrace LLC
Synthetic Monitoring automatically does what other products do only through the use of other tools or through the development of user applications that still have a high cost of maintenance. The other products are not immediately usable and require many customizations. Through the use of configuration automatisms, you can be immediately operational and, in our case, we detected several imperfections in the applications.
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Scalability
Apica
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Dynatrace LLC
Dynatrace can be used to monitor may software tools
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Return on Investment
Apica
  • My department is not charged for Apica Synthetic so no ROI, but from a customer service perspective, we can react to an outage and repair it faster than our customers can report the outage.
  • Our vendor's own monitoring tools are not as accurate nor as timely as ours. They rely on us telling them, from Apica Synthetic, that they have an issue.
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Dynatrace LLC
  • Thanks to Dynatrace we have been able to effectively challenge and collaborate with service providers and outsourced IT teams.
  • Thanks to Dynatrace we have reduced MTTR on troubleshooting by a magnitude of four.
  • The performance analyses our team has done with Dynatrace earned us trust among management, business teams, and IT teams.
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