AppDynamics vs. Foglight

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AppDynamics
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
AppDynamics is an APM and Mobile APM program, with application mapping and predictive capabilities. These capacities enable automated remediation and code-level diagnostics in real time. It can be deployed on-premise or as a SaaS.N/A
Foglight
Score 9.4 out of 10
N/A
Foglight is a database performance management suite from Quest, with modules to perform cloud analytics, network performance monitoring and virtualization management, scaling to a broad, cloud / virtualization focused IT infrastructure monitoring solution.N/A
Pricing
AppDynamicsFoglight
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AppDynamicsFoglight
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
AppDynamicsFoglight
Considered Both Products
AppDynamics
Chose AppDynamics
Ease of use, the fast pace of the product growth.

Analytics and BiQ is a huge bonus for adding value to Business who ultimately are the owners as they pay for AppDynamics.
Foglight
Chose 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 …
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Features
AppDynamicsFoglight
Application Performance Management
Comparison of Application Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
AppDynamics
8.5
59 Ratings
11% above category average
Foglight
-
Ratings
Application monitoring9.359 Ratings00 Ratings
Database monitoring7.658 Ratings00 Ratings
Threshold alerts8.958 Ratings00 Ratings
Predictive capabilities7.857 Ratings00 Ratings
Application performance management console8.857 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration tools7.947 Ratings00 Ratings
Server availability and performance monitoring8.430 Ratings00 Ratings
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting8.729 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
AppDynamicsFoglight
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(59 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AppDynamicsFoglight
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
Platforms for software as a service (SaaS) frequently cater to a large number of users with a variety of needs and usage patterns. Because AppDynamics offers multi-tenant monitoring capabilities to track performance across various customer environments, it is a good choice for SaaS platform monitoring. SaaS providers can maximize resource utilization, proactively detect and resolve performance issues, and provide a dependable and consistent user experience for their clients with AppDynamics.
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Quest Software
Strengths [Foglight]
  • Monitoring, Alerting and Management of on-prem virtualization and physical servers
  • Historical trending and baselining are excellent and being able to compare a problem period against the same sets of data for a period when there was no issue is especially helpful as part of troubleshooting.
  • Ease of use for end users is appreciated
Weaknesses [of Foglight]
  • Creation and management of custom monitors is a developer level activity requiring Groovy skillset
  • Less useful for management of an environment where there is a large amount of custom implementations
  • Commitment to longevity of cartridges/packs for specific subsystems
  • Ability to create custom schedules/alerts/escalations is only available via a 3rd party product (from a former Quest developer) and is not particularly easy to manage/manipulate
  • Lack of API accessibility for external integrations to other analytics (splunk, etc.)
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Pros
Cisco
  • AppDynamics delves deeply into traceability and profiling at the code level. By identifying and refactoring any hidden performance hogs in our code, we can directly observe the performance improvements.
  • AppDynamics provides real-time dashboards and in-depth insights into each layer of the application stack, lifting the curtain on performance.
  • AppDynamics gives us the ability to proactively detect and resolve performance issues. We are able to keep things running smoothly for our users and stop outages.
  • We can monitor stability and performance prior to, during, and following releases with AppDynamics, which helps to minimize regression risks and facilitate smooth rollouts.
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Quest Software
  • Database monitoring
  • Database management suite
  • Customization (both monitors and dashboards)
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Cons
Cisco
  • Improving the clarity and comprehensiveness of the documentation could benefit users. Clearer documentation ensures that users can make the most of all the functionalities
  • Leverages AI and machine learning for intelligent insights, aiding in issue identification and prediction.
  • Competitive, with AI-driven features becoming increasingly common in APM solutions.
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Quest Software
  • There are not many problems with this product
  • Limited ability to use Foglight itself to solve problems it identifies
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Likelihood to Renew
Cisco
its working for us, we are familiar and comfortable with the tool and its proven valuable/indispensable in helping evaluate our code.
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Quest Software
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Support Rating
Cisco
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.
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Quest Software
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
It is distinguished from these programs because the platform provides visualizations of application processes, showing the interplay between various parts and services. Understanding the architecture of complicated apps and finding their weak spots is greatly aided by this.
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Quest Software
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • AppDynamics has played a pivotal role in optimizing our applications for a seamless user experience. The proactive monitoring and quick issue resolution have translated into improved user satisfaction and increased retention rates.
  • The initial cost and effort associated with implementing AppDynamics might be considered a negative impact, particularly for organizations with budget constraints. However, the long-term benefits have justified this initial investment.
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Quest Software
  • Foglight has a positive impact on my company by being a complete monitoring platform that specializes in risk assessment, user diagnosis and management, and server monitoring ensuring a secure business infrastructure through predictive analytics, query analysis, anomaly detection, behavior tracking, troubleshooting, automated discovery, and more.
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