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AppDynamics

40 Ratings

CA APM

8 Ratings

AppDynamics

40 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 101

CA APM

8 Ratings
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Score 7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

AppDynamics

We had slowness, but didn't know where. We quickly would find out if it was the network, database, app server, webserver, or otherwise. They don't like me saying this, but it's a great "finger-pointer".
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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
8.2
CA APM
8.0
Application monitoring
AppDynamics
9.3
CA APM
8.6
Database monitoring
AppDynamics
7.2
CA APM
9.0
Threshold alerts
AppDynamics
8.9
CA APM
8.9
Predictive capabilities
AppDynamics
7.4
CA APM
7.6
Application performance management console
AppDynamics
8.3
CA APM
7.9
Collaboration tools
AppDynamics
8.4
CA APM
8.0
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
AppDynamics
CA APM
6.6
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
AppDynamics
CA APM
7.3
Virtualization monitoring
AppDynamics
CA APM
7.3
Server availability and performance monitoring
AppDynamics
CA APM
9.0
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
AppDynamics
CA APM
7.6

Pros

  • Integration with multiple frameworks (Java, NodeJS, .NET, etc). Good database monitoring tool as well as end-user and synthetic user monitoring tool.
  • Works great for on-premise and is always maturing and keeping up with industry trends.
  • It's been in Garter's Leader Quad for years now.
  • Very intuitive web UI and IT, Mgmt, QA, Devs, and Ops could easily use it.
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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

  • It's just so complicated - it takes a while to get to grips with and needs careful thought and planning to get the most out of it. AppDynamics do provide excellent support for this though and will guide you.
  • It doesn't list out enough Database Transactions in the APM licencing model.
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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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Likelihood to Renew

We are a reseller of appdynamics
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Alternatives Considered

New Relic is only SaaS and keys off of AppDex scoring (i.e. industry baselines) and not on my application's baselines. Where most of our stuff is custom apps, going off of industry wasn't valuable to us. It was also cost prohibitive
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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

  • No noticeable ROI as such but that's mainly down to our application type. E-Commerce organisations and similar would benefit hugely.
  • Did provide us early visibility of failing calls which got stuck in a loop and spammed some of our servers.
  • Positive impact in terms of highlighting slow running queries.
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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
Additional Pricing Details

CA APM

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