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Likelihood to Recommend

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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Dynatrace Synthetic Monitoring

It adapts very well and automatically to essentially departmental applications, but with some difficulties in 'unpacking' with applications residing on the legacy host mainframe. Manages to build 90% of the reporting and dashboards completely automatically. Analyzes network traffic with a connector that recognizes, hops and correlates response times. It is very reliable.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

AppDynamics
7.9
Dynatrace Synthetic Monitoring
7.8
Application monitoring
AppDynamics
8.0
Dynatrace Synthetic Monitoring
10.0
Database monitoring
AppDynamics
7.5
Dynatrace Synthetic Monitoring
8.0
Threshold alerts
AppDynamics
8.3
Dynatrace Synthetic Monitoring
7.1
Predictive capabilities
AppDynamics
7.0
Dynatrace Synthetic Monitoring
5.0
Application performance management console
AppDynamics
8.3
Dynatrace Synthetic Monitoring
10.0
Collaboration tools
AppDynamics
8.0
Dynatrace Synthetic Monitoring
6.3
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
AppDynamics
Dynatrace Synthetic Monitoring
8.3
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
AppDynamics
Dynatrace Synthetic Monitoring
9.0
Virtualization monitoring
AppDynamics
Dynatrace Synthetic Monitoring
9.0
Server availability and performance monitoring
AppDynamics
Dynatrace Synthetic Monitoring
7.8
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
AppDynamics
Dynatrace Synthetic Monitoring
7.0
IT Asset Discovery
AppDynamics
Dynatrace Synthetic Monitoring
6.0

Pros

  • What sold me was the agent-less monitoring of the databases so we could actually see in real time what days/times we needed to apply additional CPU resources.
  • Provides complete visibility on the application's performance (Application Monitoring), database performance, and infrastructure performance ranging from 1 day - 1 year.
  • The level of insights it provided helped us address the production issues quickly and we started using it for all new development and deployment. It helped us move from being reactive to proactive in identifying and managing issues/ bottlenecks
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  • Completely autonomous in the data import and OOTB construction
  • Breakdown dashboard of automated application times
  • Detailed reporting of the user response time
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Cons

  • It's pretty slow to learn all of the capabilities
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  • Poor and sometimes insufficient documentation
  • Very rigid and expensive architecture for scalability
  • Cost of licenses
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Alternatives Considered

After looking at a number of different alternatives to AppDynamics its error reporting seems to be the greatest out of the lot. It tracks anything imaginable and allows for the reporting as much as you want with as much information as you want.
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Synthetic Monitoring automatically does what other products do only through the use of other tools or through the development of user applications that still have a high cost of maintenance. The other products are not immediately usable and require many customizations. Through the use of configuration automatisms, you can be immediately operational and, in our case, we detected several imperfections in the applications.
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Return on Investment

  • Being able to see potential chokepoints throughout all of our systems helped from day one to optimise key areas.
  • The relational diagram for each system actually shown somewhere helps identify what relies on what.
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  • Controls the growth of power in departmental servers
  • Automatic discovery
  • Correlation times without having to use other tools
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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 Synthetic Monitoring

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