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Score 8.7 out of 100
5 Ratings
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Score 5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Apica Synthetic

All http checks with Apica Synthetic [make] it the natural choice. When it comes to other types of checks, Apica Synthetic has a solution but there are [also] some other tools you can use instead.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Diagnostics

I would say on 90% of our agent installs everything works without any modification. If the application however makes a large use of memory based cache and analysis that classes will need to be excluded from instrumentation or it will impact performance.
Bob Boldin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

Apica Synthetic
8.8
Micro Focus Diagnostics
7.8
Application monitoring
Apica Synthetic
9.1
Micro Focus Diagnostics
9.0
Database monitoring
Apica Synthetic
9.1
Micro Focus Diagnostics
Threshold alerts
Apica Synthetic
8.2
Micro Focus Diagnostics
8.0
Predictive capabilities
Apica Synthetic
8.6
Micro Focus Diagnostics
7.0
Application performance management console
Apica Synthetic
8.6
Micro Focus Diagnostics
8.0
Collaboration tools
Apica Synthetic
7.7
Micro Focus Diagnostics
7.0
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
Apica Synthetic
8.6
Micro Focus Diagnostics
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
Apica Synthetic
9.1
Micro Focus Diagnostics
Virtualization monitoring
Apica Synthetic
9.1
Micro Focus Diagnostics
Server availability and performance monitoring
Apica Synthetic
9.1
Micro Focus Diagnostics
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
Apica Synthetic
9.1
Micro Focus Diagnostics
IT Asset Discovery
Apica Synthetic
9.1
Micro Focus Diagnostics

Pros

Apica Synthetic

  • Synthetic alerts triggered
  • Helpful to rectifying the actual issue
  • After resolution of the issue, apica notifies green signal
Prashant Saxena Rahul | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Diagnostics

  • Agent level customization - For highly performant applications we can easily exclude instrumentation, yet still receive the benefit of historical tracking on common data points like CPU, Heap and GC cycles.
  • Support - In the 5+ years working with the product any HP solution engagements have been quick to provide a needed configuration solution.
  • Agent Diversity - Have used the product across 6+ differing middleware technologies comprising dozens of version (both middleware and java) combinations.
  • Agent installation - With its ability to support a silent type install, automating was a simple task.
Bob Boldin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Apica Synthetic

  • 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.
  • It filled a gap in monitoring for us, but we're looking to move on.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Diagnostics

  • The product does offer a lot of functionality - This can lead to a cluttered user interface and does take some time to become comfortable and proficient in its use.
  • Data Volume - We have had some issues in balancing the desire to keep all data and consuming infrastructure storage.
Bob Boldin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Apica Synthetic

Apica Synthetic 9.1
Based on 1 answer
On the basis of last and current using, i rated the Apica. Thanks!
Prashant Saxena Rahul | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Diagnostics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Apica Synthetic

Apica Synthetic is more flexible [when] making custom checks. The support from Apica can help you with nearly every check you have to do.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Diagnostics

While it has been several years since using BMC Patrol I like that HP doesn't require me to have a custom module added for every different type of product I would like to instrument.
Bob Boldin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Apica Synthetic

  • Got visibility into availability other than relying on just canary pages.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Diagnostics

  • Performance Tuning - Product is fully integrated to provide baseline and drift across releases.
Bob Boldin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Apica Synthetic

General

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

Micro Focus Diagnostics

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Apica Synthetic
9.1
Micro Focus Diagnostics
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Apica Synthetic
9.1
Micro Focus Diagnostics

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