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Likelihood to Recommend

AppDynamics

AppDynamics is really good for comprehensive application monitoring and alerting, but does carry a learning curve to get the real value out of it.
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Dynatrace Application Monitoring

Great for ERP systems and other critical business systemsGreat for Web-based applications, either internal or external, where performance and user experience is important.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

AppDynamics
7.9
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
7.7
Application monitoring
AppDynamics
8.0
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.4
Database monitoring
AppDynamics
7.5
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
7.9
Threshold alerts
AppDynamics
8.3
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.4
Predictive capabilities
AppDynamics
7.0
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
7.2
Application performance management console
AppDynamics
8.3
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
7.6
Collaboration tools
AppDynamics
8.0
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
6.5
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
AppDynamics
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
6.9
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
AppDynamics
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.1
Virtualization monitoring
AppDynamics
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
7.6
Server availability and performance monitoring
AppDynamics
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.3
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
AppDynamics
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
7.8
IT Asset Discovery
AppDynamics
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
7.3

Pros

  • The user interface is brilliant, especially the map showing the flow of network traffic between your various pieces of hardware being monitored.
  • Easy to identify slow running queries.
  • Quick and easy to set up.
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  • Finding the root cause on every level of the stack. Developers can pinpoint the causes and provide solutions or development areas.
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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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  • There are so many options that are nested. If there is a way to make the user interface a little more intuitive, that would be great.,
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We are a reseller of appdynamics
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Alternatives Considered

Better capability set / there are more 3rd party integrations / appdynamics has a bigger profile
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We considered App Dynamics and the non-SAAS version of Dynatrace. We needed something fast, and I had previous knowledge of Dynatrace, so we didn't have a lot of time for POC's or evaluation of too many products.Dynatrace SAAS version was by far the easiest to deploy and the richest (from an information perspective) APM software of those we considered.It far exceeded my expectations of providing visibility of the many technologies (.net, java, node, IIS, etc) and the many layers of systems (workstation, server, network, database, storage, Virtualization, SQL) to get a thorough understanding of what happens from a button click on a user workstation until a result is displayed back to the user monitor, and I could trace and measure performance across every level and technology from start to finish.
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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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  • We have not used the product long enough to see an ROI.
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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

Dynatrace Application Monitoring

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