Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AppDynamics
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
AppDynamics is an APM and Mobile APM program, with application mapping and predictive capabilities. These capacities enable automated remediation and code-level diagnostics in real time. It can be deployed on-premise or as a SaaS.N/A
Datadog
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Datadog is a monitoring service for IT, Dev and Ops teams who write and run applications at scale, and want to turn the massive amounts of data produced by their apps, tools and services into actionable insight.
$0
Up to 5 hosts
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Free
$0
Up to 5 hosts
Log Management
$1.27
Per Million Log Events
Standard
$15/host
Up to 500 hosts
Infrastructure
$15.00
Per Host Per Month
APM
$31.00
Per Host Per Month
Enterprise
Custom
500+ hosts
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AppDynamicsDatadog
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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Community Pulse
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Considered Both Products
AppDynamics
Chose AppDynamics
We use Splunk, a lot, and I feel that the two applications complement each other well. AppDynamics is not as good at finding problems or errors in logs, and Splunk is very easy to set up visualizations. However, where AppDynamics excels is in the level of detail about …
Chose AppDynamics
Datadog was easy to install on some devices but harder on others based on the OS. We were never able to get Datadog to work in our environment for all devices and apps. AppDynamics works across 100%.
Chose AppDynamics
Datadog is a great product in comparison to AppDynamics and matches up to it. However, AppDynamics is used by many in the industry and is the best for our applications. There was lots of experience in the WorkForce with AppDynamics, so it was a better choice than Datadog. Datado…
Chose AppDynamics
AppDynamics is almost the same as New Relic and I would say they both are at the same level. Datadog is infrastructure monitoring and AppDynamics can catch up on this impact.
Chose AppDynamics
AppDynamics is easy to use when compared with Datadog and provide rich user interface. We prefer AppDynamics as it gives more data insight. We can easily install the AppDynamics agent and integrate with application. Also AppDynamics subscription cost was in budget with our …
Chose AppDynamics
Unfortunately, I wasn't in the company when the decision was made, hence can tell just because. What I can tell from my experience, it was not a bad choice and alternatives like New Relic or Datadog provide more or less similar functionality. In most cases the main reasons are …
Chose AppDynamics
It is distinguished from these programs because the platform provides visualizations of application processes, showing the interplay between various parts and services. Understanding the architecture of complicated apps and finding their weak spots is greatly aided by this.
Chose AppDynamics
Overall value...AppDynamics won out in cost, support, and data returned for applications.
Chose AppDynamics
Ease of use, the fast pace of the product growth.

Analytics and BiQ is a huge bonus for adding value to Business who ultimately are the owners as they pay for AppDynamics.
Chose AppDynamics
AppDynamics is more a graphical representation of data, where as other tools like Splunk shows data in a table format using Query structure. AppDynamics helps is in analyzing system performance, but other tools just help to log the data and send alerts upon manual setting. …
Chose AppDynamics
AppDynamics falls under Cisco's Full Stack Observability and is now deeplyintegrated with Thousand Eyes, Secure App and Intersight covering addional monitoring layes that no other solution out there does well.
Chose AppDynamics
We actually have different development teams using both of these tools currently. They are both very good at providing application monitoring. They in some ways have the same flaws. App Dynamics seems very focused on the end-to-end evaluation of the application and New Relic
Chose 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 …
Chose AppDynamics
Data dog, it's not an APM to me, yet. It's more like a Nagios or PRTG. And New Relic, it was good. Now it's poor in setup a .Net application. AppDynamics is simply perfect in setup, usage, tips, alarms. It's really what we needed for our environment. All in a single …
Chose AppDynamics
Ease of usage. Views key metrics of any application you can think of. Analyzes transactions easily. Helps resolve performance issues. Server and application performance management is now very easy with this tool. End user monitoring. Deep code level diagnostics in real time.
Chose AppDynamics
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 …
Datadog
Chose Datadog
The first reason for selecting Datadog was of course it's pricing which is quite better in terms of competitor like AppDynamics and splunk. Second thing is versatile services which they are offering on one platform which means entire end to end services can be monitor at one …
Chose Datadog
It's a one-stop solution for all our needs whereas in other open-source tools, we have an operational overhead to keep and manage the uptime of these tools as well and also manage their versioning, upgrade, and patching cycle. Also if there are any bugs then we have to raise an …
Chose Datadog
We are still trying other products, but people still like Datadog. After setting up a dashboard, it's great for monitoring instances on Datadog. Also, the DevOps team had a good time setting up Datadog. It means Datadog was way easier to set up compared to those others.
Chose Datadog
The pricing, the customer service and it most importantly it does the job we expect.
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Features
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Application Performance Management
Comparison of Application Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
AppDynamics
8.6
63 Ratings
12% above category average
Datadog
-
Ratings
Application monitoring9.563 Ratings00 Ratings
Database monitoring7.461 Ratings00 Ratings
Threshold alerts9.261 Ratings00 Ratings
Predictive capabilities8.160 Ratings00 Ratings
Application performance management console9.160 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration tools7.750 Ratings00 Ratings
Server availability and performance monitoring8.933 Ratings00 Ratings
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting8.831 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
AppDynamicsDatadog
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(63 ratings)
9.1
(22 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(6 ratings)
8.9
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
AppDynamicsDatadog
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
Platforms for software as a service (SaaS) frequently cater to a large number of users with a variety of needs and usage patterns. Because AppDynamics offers multi-tenant monitoring capabilities to track performance across various customer environments, it is a good choice for SaaS platform monitoring. SaaS providers can maximize resource utilization, proactively detect and resolve performance issues, and provide a dependable and consistent user experience for their clients with AppDynamics.
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Datadog
DataDog Is well suited to all of the Infrastructure Monitoring Solutions, DB monitoring, and other Network monitoring also. It's not well suited because it cannot give perfect Infrastructure recommendations for our use case but also For example: If we are using AWS DB to monitor performance insights then Datadog is less effective there because AWS gives very niche recommendations.
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Pros
Cisco
  • AppDynamics delves deeply into traceability and profiling at the code level. By identifying and refactoring any hidden performance hogs in our code, we can directly observe the performance improvements.
  • AppDynamics provides real-time dashboards and in-depth insights into each layer of the application stack, lifting the curtain on performance.
  • AppDynamics gives us the ability to proactively detect and resolve performance issues. We are able to keep things running smoothly for our users and stop outages.
  • We can monitor stability and performance prior to, during, and following releases with AppDynamics, which helps to minimize regression risks and facilitate smooth rollouts.
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Datadog
  • APIs, the ability to interact with the data we pull into data dog is key. We port the information over to Servicenow, so the ability to pull everything into DataDog, then Servicenow, is a key component of our success here at Wayfair.
  • Simple Interface - clean, useful, effective. Allows users to use DataDog for one reason, get work done.
  • Lightweight agent on hosts
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Cons
Cisco
  • Improving the clarity and comprehensiveness of the documentation could benefit users. Clearer documentation ensures that users can make the most of all the functionalities
  • Leverages AI and machine learning for intelligent insights, aiding in issue identification and prediction.
  • Competitive, with AI-driven features becoming increasingly common in APM solutions.
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Datadog
  • We had a couple "integrations" that had some issues during setup, but Support addressed them very quickly
  • Unnecessary alerts about DataDog components...by the time I see them, they're almost always also fixed
  • I wish there was a DataDog mobile app that would have dedicated alerts (configurable per alert to override Do Not Disturb setting) instead of relying on emails notifications that could be overlooked in the midst of many incoming emails around the same time.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cisco
its working for us, we are familiar and comfortable with the tool and its proven valuable/indispensable in helping evaluate our code.
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Datadog
No answers on this topic
Usability
Cisco
No answers on this topic
Datadog
The user interface is quite intuitive with the exception of the network map. As a deployer of software, it is trivial to setup.
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Support Rating
Cisco
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.
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Datadog
The support team usually gets it right. We did have a rather complicate issue setting up monitoring on a domain controller. However, they are usually responsive and helpful over chat. The downside would be I don’t think they have any phone support. If that is important to you this might not be a good fit.
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
It is distinguished from these programs because the platform provides visualizations of application processes, showing the interplay between various parts and services. Understanding the architecture of complicated apps and finding their weak spots is greatly aided by this.
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Datadog
We are still trying other products, but people still like Datadog. After setting up a dashboard, it's great for monitoring instances on Datadog. Also, the DevOps team had a good time setting up Datadog. It means Datadog was way easier to set up compared to those others.
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • AppDynamics has played a pivotal role in optimizing our applications for a seamless user experience. The proactive monitoring and quick issue resolution have translated into improved user satisfaction and increased retention rates.
  • The initial cost and effort associated with implementing AppDynamics might be considered a negative impact, particularly for organizations with budget constraints. However, the long-term benefits have justified this initial investment.
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Datadog
  • Visibility into website issues and performance problems has improved our company communication.
  • Handling and detecting site issues faster has improved customer satisfaction and retention.
  • Configuration of the Datadog site can take a bit of time and we lost a bit of developer time during that process.
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ScreenShots

Datadog Screenshots

Screenshot of Out-of-the-box and easily customizable monitoring dashboards.Screenshot of Datadog is built to give visibility across teams. You can discuss issues in-context with production data, annotate changes and notify your team, see who responded to that alert before, and remember what was done to fix it.Screenshot of Datadog seamlessly unifies traces, metrics, and logs—the three pillars of observability.Screenshot of Collect monitoring data from across your entire stack with Datadog's 400+ built-in integrations.Screenshot of Datadog's Service Map decomposes your application into all its component services and draws the observed dependencies between these services in real timeScreenshot of Centralize log data from any source.