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AppDynamics

40 Ratings

Datadog

32 Ratings

AppDynamics

40 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 101

Datadog

32 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

AppDynamics

The database monitoring piece of the application is not something I would recommend to people mainly because there are far better database monitoring agents available in the market.
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Datadog

Datadog is very well suited for cloud-centric customers that are looking for an agent-based performance monitoring solution. While a lot of configuration and work must be done to turn Datadog into a true application monitoring and performance solution, the flexibility that the tool offers is great for organizations with creative engineers. The price and configuration can be very "right" for this solution.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

AppDynamics
8.2
Datadog
Application monitoring
AppDynamics
9.3
Datadog
Database monitoring
AppDynamics
7.2
Datadog
Threshold alerts
AppDynamics
8.9
Datadog
Predictive capabilities
AppDynamics
7.4
Datadog
Application performance management console
AppDynamics
8.3
Datadog
Collaboration tools
AppDynamics
8.4
Datadog

Pros

  • Check code for slow performance
  • Targeted results for any issues
  • Detailed information about code performance
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  • Monitoring application performance
  • Easy to read and modify dashboards
  • Lightweight agent on machines
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Cons

  • It's pretty slow to learn all of the capabilities
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  • Speed/performance of monitoring agents (reducing delays)
  • Easier configuration of alerts (including moving averages, etc. so that the math becomes easier)
  • Improved security (custom certificates, pinning, etc.)
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Likelihood to Renew

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Alternatives Considered

Better capability set / there are more 3rd party integrations / appdynamics has a bigger profile
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New Relic APM is a great application performance monitoring tool, but the agent was producing an increased load on our system compared to Datadog. Datadog also gives the flexibility of going outside of the boundaries of the application and looking at system performance as well, which can have a large impact on application performance.
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Return on Investment

  • Ensures that less buggy code is put into production
  • Quickly finds issues
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  • Improved monitoring capability has lead to reduced downtime.
  • Historical performance searching capability has decreased debug times.
  • Graphing options has lead to decreased report generation times.
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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
AppDynamics Editions & Modules
AppDynamics
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Datadog

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Datadog Editions & Modules
Datadog
Edition
Free
1
Standard
$15/host2
Enterprise
Custom3
1. Up to 5 hosts
2. Up to 500 hosts
3. 500+ hosts
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