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Score 7.8 out of 101
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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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Foglight

It really depends on why my colleague is evaluating Foglight. If it is for Database monitoring and management, I highly recommend it. If it is for anything else, I would encourage them to look at others in this space.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

AppDynamics
8.1
Foglight
7.4
Application monitoring
AppDynamics
8.1
Foglight
8.9
Database monitoring
AppDynamics
8.3
Foglight
9.9
Threshold alerts
AppDynamics
8.5
Foglight
6.0
Predictive capabilities
AppDynamics
6.6
Foglight
3.1
Application performance management console
AppDynamics
8.8
Foglight
8.0
Collaboration tools
AppDynamics
8.4
Foglight
2.2
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
AppDynamics
Foglight
9.0
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
AppDynamics
Foglight
8.9
Virtualization monitoring
AppDynamics
Foglight
7.0
Server availability and performance monitoring
AppDynamics
Foglight
9.0
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
AppDynamics
Foglight
8.0
IT Asset Discovery
AppDynamics
Foglight
9.0

Pros

AppDynamics

  • AppDynamics provides an excellent overview of all the interactions between all of your various applications, providing a high-level view of the overall health of the whole application and any interactions or elements that are unhealthy can be seen from here.
  • AppDynamics focusses on Business Transactions, rather than overall application or server performance, meaning you can quickly see if one part of the system is not working as it should, meaning production issues are shown clearly as isolated problems (if they are) rather than overall application health problems.
  • AppDynamics provides excellent functionality with regards to tracing coding exceptions - errors can easily be drilled down to the method or line of code that is problematic.
  • AppDynamics is hugely flexible allowing very fine grained configuration and customisation.
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Foglight

  • Integration with platforms
  • Uniformity
  • Pinpointing of issues
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Cons

AppDynamics

  • It's just so complicated - it takes a while to get to grips with and needs careful thought and planning to get the most out of it. AppDynamics do provide excellent support for this though and will guide you.
  • It doesn't list out enough Database Transactions in the APM licencing model.
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Foglight

  • GUI interface is difficult to navigate
  • No APM capabilities. They left this space about a year ago
  • We have had issues with the GUI response times. On a regular basis, the interface can take several minutes to refresh
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Likelihood to Renew

AppDynamics

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Foglight

No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

AppDynamics

AppDynamics was trialled in a shoot-out between New Relic and Dynatrace and just about edged New Relic simply for the ability to drill down to the methods and lines of code in the error monitoring, which is an invaluable feature for a development manager. New Relic Insights provides slightly easier dashboarding and New Relic generally is easier to use, but AppDynamics just came out on top.
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Foglight

We selected Foglight almost 6 years ago for its advancements in the APM space, moving toward a single pane of glass and their SaaS development. They have since abandoned the APM and SaaS offerings to focus solely on Database and Compute monitoring. This is why we are migrating 90% of our monitoring needs to a new tool.
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Return on Investment

AppDynamics

  • Automate and remediate app issues
  • Clients visibility of business transactions
  • Visibility of server health
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Foglight

  • For the past 5 years, we heavily leveraged their application synthetic capabilities which caught several outages to our online presence before our users did or as they did, saving us valuable time and money to get back up and running.
  • Their ability to deep dive into databases has helped the rollout of our new software, speeding up the time to market. We have been able to identify problems with our code in the staging and development tiers, ensuring we release better, more stable software to our customers.
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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

Foglight

General

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

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