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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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Elasticsearch

Elasticsearch has a very fast an efficient searching process. If you've searched a heavy project, you can't just be dependent on databases. Plus, they have a REST API for everything, making it easy to use with any programming language or database.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

AppDynamics
7.9
Elasticsearch
Application monitoring
AppDynamics
8.0
Elasticsearch
Database monitoring
AppDynamics
7.5
Elasticsearch
Threshold alerts
AppDynamics
8.3
Elasticsearch
Predictive capabilities
AppDynamics
7.0
Elasticsearch
Application performance management console
AppDynamics
8.3
Elasticsearch
Collaboration tools
AppDynamics
8.0
Elasticsearch

Pros

  • Real time data on the performance of our environment via customized graphs.
  • Isolation of errors using the tool.
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  • Fast Search through millions of data
  • Uses a very limited storage to store the data - high compression
  • Easy to get started & configure
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Cons

  • It is quite pricey, though does provide a lot more detail than other APM providers.
  • Traversing the call stack through multiple application layers can get confusing at times.
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  • The documentation could be a bit more detailed and have more examples, especially for advanced functionality.
  • The ability to update/change existing live field mappings would be nice.
  • The ingest pipeline structure is a bit more complicated and confusing than previous implementations for using things like attachment plug-ins.
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Likelihood to Renew

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We are a reseller of appdynamics
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Elasticsearch10.0
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We're pretty heavily invested in ElasticSearch at this point, and there aren't any obvious negatives that would make us reconsider this decision.
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Usability

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Elasticsearch10.0
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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.
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Implementation

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Elasticsearch9.0
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Do not mix data and master roles. Dedicate at least 3 nodes just for Master
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Alternatives Considered

Better capability set / there are more 3rd party integrations / appdynamics has a bigger profile
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Power and simplicity along with performance.
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Return on Investment

  • Automate and remediate app issues
  • Clients visibility of business transactions
  • Visibility of server health
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  • The first and highest reason for switching to Elasticsearch was to speed up the queries that we had that were running slowly(full text search over millions of records). We had some Oracle searches that were taking upwards to 45 seconds. After switching to Elasticsearch those same exact queries were running under half a second. It was obvious to us what the return on the investment was there.
  • The first thing(unexpected but made sense) that we noticed when switching to elasticsearch was our database servers didn't need as many cores. As you pay for Oracle licensing by cores, this was a huge benefit. We dropped about 6 cores in our Oracle licensing as soon as we could after switching to ES.
  • Since we had such great success with searching one table we decided to include more tables into our searching to help with our database.
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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
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Elasticsearch

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