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AppDynamics

We execute various types of performance testing such as load testing, stress testing, endurance testing, and spike testing on the daily basis in various environments. It was tough to detect and monitor the performance issues for each type of performance testing, but using AppDynamics, it is possible to create a trend in bottleneck detection. When the performance testing projects integrated with CI/CD pipeline, then the AppDynamics plugin helps a lot. for example, if there is a performance degradation, it allows the job to be failed.
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CA APM

CA APM is well suited for Java and .Net technologies but needs to come out of boundaries and support other technologies like non (Java and .Net), SAP solutions etc...In our environment, the tool is not able to meet the 100% requirement as asked by RFP. Maybe you can say it is able to meet 70% of our requirements.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

AppDynamics
7.9
CA APM
8.1
Application monitoring
AppDynamics
8.0
CA APM
8.8
Database monitoring
AppDynamics
7.5
CA APM
9.0
Threshold alerts
AppDynamics
8.4
CA APM
9.1
Predictive capabilities
AppDynamics
7.0
CA APM
7.7
Application performance management console
AppDynamics
8.3
CA APM
8.1
Collaboration tools
AppDynamics
8.0
CA APM
8.0
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
AppDynamics
CA APM
6.7
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
AppDynamics
CA APM
7.4
Virtualization monitoring
AppDynamics
CA APM
7.4
Server availability and performance monitoring
AppDynamics
CA APM
9.0
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
AppDynamics
CA APM
7.8

Pros

  • AppDynamics provides an excellent overview of all the interactions between all of your various applications, providing a high-level view of the overall health of the whole application and any interactions or elements that are unhealthy can be seen from here.
  • AppDynamics focusses on Business Transactions, rather than overall application or server performance, meaning you can quickly see if one part of the system is not working as it should, meaning production issues are shown clearly as isolated problems (if they are) rather than overall application health problems.
  • AppDynamics provides excellent functionality with regards to tracing coding exceptions - errors can easily be drilled down to the method or line of code that is problematic.
  • AppDynamics is hugely flexible allowing very fine grained configuration and customisation.
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  • CA APM supports .Net and Java applications which are the strong areas of CA APM. It does very well in banking solutions where we are able to meet our business requirements.
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Cons

  • Functionality on certain features such as reporting.
  • Features on alerts that are out of the box.
  • Lack of documentation regarding upgrades and new features.
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  • We are facing challenges to meet RFP requirements in few areas where I would recommend CA to improve.
  • We are facing challenges for non (java and dotnet application) which CA APM does not support. SAP is another solution where CA APM is not able to address our business requirement.
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We are a reseller of appdynamics
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Alternatives Considered

AppDynamics automatically discovers and monitors every dependency and business transaction out of the box (no manual instrumentation required). AppDynamics proprietary Dynamic Baselining takes the seasonality of your application into account and proactively alerts you on every slow transaction (not just the slowest) and does not require the disabling of monitoring functionality as a compromise to limit overhead. AppDynamics allows you to isolate and resolve issues all from one tightly integrated platform rather than stitched together products.
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We used Dynatrace for years and got very little value out of the product. The sales staff sold the product and disappeared and the technical staff provided little value to actually help us get value from the product. We moved to CA because it was less expensive and met our needs. We have been happy with the sales and technical support
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Return on Investment

  • Ensures that less buggy code is put into production
  • Quickly finds issues
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  • Based on my current project experience, I would say ROI is okay and not as per my expectations as it has not been able to meet the complete business requirements.
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Pricing Details

AppDynamics

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

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