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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Application Performance Management

    8.3

    AppDynamics

    83%

    Elasticsearch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    AppDynamics ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Application monitoring

    9.1
    91%
    33 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Database monitoring

    8.0
    80%
    33 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Threshold alerts

    8.9
    89%
    32 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Predictive capabilities

    7.1
    71%
    32 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Application performance management console

    8.8
    88%
    31 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Collaboration tools

    7.7
    77%
    24 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Server availability and performance monitoring

    8.0
    80%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting

    8.5
    85%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • AppDynamics is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • Elasticsearch is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.4

    AppDynamics

    84%
    33 Ratings
    9.0

    Elasticsearch

    90%
    46 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.0

    AppDynamics

    90%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    Elasticsearch

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    AppDynamics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Elasticsearch

    100%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    8.1

    AppDynamics

    81%
    12 Ratings
    7.8

    Elasticsearch

    78%
    18 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    AppDynamics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Elasticsearch

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    AppDynamics

    It handles auto-monitoring / configuring a dynamic performance set point that doesn't require manual configuration and the perspective is more end to end which from one perspective is good because you get a view of the whole application end to end but there is less focus than on actual response time to the end-user and detailed breakdown which is in some sense the ultimate purpose of performance monitoring.
    William Guertin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Elasticsearch

    Elasticsearch is a really scalable solution that can fit a lot of needs, but the bigger and/or those needs become, the more understanding & infrastructure you will need for your instance to be running correctly.Elasticsearch is not problem-free - you can get yourself in a lot of trouble if you are not following good practices and/or if are not managing the cluster correctly.Licensing is a big decision point here as Elasticsearch is a middleware component - be sure to read the licensing agreement of the version you want to try before you commit to it.Same goes for long-term support - be sure to keep yourself in the know for this aspect you may end up stuck with an unpatched version for years.
    Borislav Traykov | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    AppDynamics

    • Ease of installing the agents is unbelievable. Supports almost all the servers and technologies.
    • The UI is very clean and very intuitive. Setting up widgets, Alarms, notifications are very powerful features
    • The ability to drill down to a particular layer in technology is useful to find out the performance bottlenecks efficiently.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Elasticsearch

    • As I mentioned before, Elasticsearch's flexible data model is unparalleled. You can nest fields as deeply as you want, have as many fields as you want, but whatever you want in those fields (as long as it stays the same type), and all of it will be searchable and you don't need to even declare a schema beforehand!
    • Elastic, the company behind Elasticsearch, is super strong financially and they have a great team of devs and product managers working on Elasticsearch. When I first started using ES 3 years ago, I was 90% impressed and knew it would be a good fit. 3 years later, I am 200% impressed and blown away by how far it has come and gotten even better. If there are features that are missing or you don't think it's fast enough right now, I bet it'll be suitable next year because the team behind it is so dang fast!
    • Elasticsearch is really, really stable. It takes a lot to bring down a cluster. It's self-balancing algorithms, leader-election system, self-healing properties are state of the art. We've never seen network failures or hard-drive corruption or CPU bugs bring down an ES cluster.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    AppDynamics

    • In terms of dashboard I believe there is plenty of room for improvement as it's lacking many advance like searching data within the dashboard is not possible.
    • Synthetic monitoring part is still complex and need[s] to be addressed as hosting agents for synthetic monitoring is still [a] challenging task.
    • The on premise controller setup requires huge resources and since it's the important component of AppDynamics ignoring it will cause loss of metrics and slowness while capturing metrics.
    Anuj Rai | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Elasticsearch

    • Joining data requires duplicate de-normalized documents that make parent child relationships. It is hard and requires a lot of synchronizations
    • Tracking errors in the data in the logs can be hard, and sometimes recurring errors blow up the error logs
    • Schema changes require complete reindexing of an index
    Keith Lubell | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    AppDynamics

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Yes
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Yes
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    AppDynamics Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Elasticsearch

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0

    Elasticsearch Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Standard$16.001
    Gold$19.001
    Platinum$22.001
    EnterpriseContact Sales
    1. per month
    2. none
    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    AppDynamics

    AppDynamics 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    its working for us, we are familiar and comfortable with the tool and its proven valuable/indispensable in helping evaluate our code.
    William Guertin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Elasticsearch

    Elasticsearch 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    We're pretty heavily invested in ElasticSearch at this point, and there aren't any obvious negatives that would make us reconsider this decision.
    Aaron Gussman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    AppDynamics

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Elasticsearch

    Elasticsearch 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    To get started with Elasticsearch, you don't have to get very involved in configuring what really is an incredibly complex system under the hood. You simply install the package, run the service, and you're immediately able to begin using it. You don't need to learn any sort of query language to add data to Elasticsearch or perform some basic searching.If you're used to any sort of RESTful API, getting started with Elasticsearch is a breeze. If you've never interacted with a RESTful API directly, the journey may be a little more bumpy. Overall, though, it's incredibly simple to use for what it's doing under the covers.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    AppDynamics

    AppDynamics 8.1
    Based on 12 answers
    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.
    Eduin Zuloaga | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Elasticsearch

    Elasticsearch 7.8
    Based on 18 answers
    We've only used it as an opensource tooling. We did not purchase any additional support to roll out the elasticsearch software. When rolling out the application on our platform we've used the documentation which was available online. During our test phases we did not experience any bugs or issues so we did not rely on support at all.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    AppDynamics

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Elasticsearch

    Elasticsearch 9.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Do not mix data and master roles. Dedicate at least 3 nodes just for Master
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    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 it gives additional information readily available. Now Honeycomb is also rising in terms of SLI and SLO objectives.
    Rekha Yadav | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Elasticsearch

    As far as we are concerned, Elasticsearch is the gold standard and we have barely evaluated any alternatives. You could consider it an alternative to a relational or NoSQL database, so in cases where those suffice, you don't need Elasticsearch. But if you want powerful text-based search capabilities across large data sets, Elasticsearch is the way to go.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    AppDynamics

    • Platform map drilldown capabilities and code-level visibility helped us to find the root cause of problems faster
    • Threshold alerts made proactive problem handling easier
    • Data capture module helped us to link technical data with business data and support customers far more efficiently
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Elasticsearch

    • We have had great luck with implementing Elasticsearch for our search and analytics use cases.
    • While the operational burden is not minimal, operating a cluster of servers, using a custom query language, writing Elasticsearch-specific bulk insert code, the performance and the relative operational ease of Elasticsearch are unparalleled.
    • We've easily saved hundreds of thousands of dollars implementing Elasticsearch vs. RDBMS vs. other no-SQL solutions for our specific set of problems.
    Anatoly Geyfman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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