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Score 8.3 out of 100
22 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Application Performance Management

    8.3

    AppDynamics

    83%

    Foglight

    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

    • Foglight is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.4

    AppDynamics

    84%
    33 Ratings
    9.0

    Foglight

    90%
    6 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.0

    AppDynamics

    90%
    1 Rating

    Foglight

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.1

    AppDynamics

    81%
    12 Ratings

    Foglight

    N/A
    0 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

    Foglight

    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.)
    Anonymous | 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

    Foglight

    • Foglight NMS is very light on resources given the amount of monitoring connectivity options it provides. It is one of the few that I've trialed in the past that offers SNMP v3 connections.
    • The dashboard is concise with the main areas of interest. It can be customized as well if you have a particular use case.
    • Setting up alerts is straightforward with the ability to set custom thresholds. Alert emails get sent by configuring a primary mail server with the option to add a backup mail server in the event of a primary mail server outage or connectivity issues.
    Roger Mialkowski | 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

    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
    Aletha Diaz | 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

    Foglight

    General

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

    Starting Price

    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

    Foglight

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    Foglight

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    Foglight

    I have experienced great business insights from the operation of this product on our data and work environment. It closely monitors workflows to ensure that there is positive and regulated outcomes that meets company standards. It detects problems in early stages to avoid critical cases that can lead to higher cost and time wastage. It prepares data and all workloads to make the process of migration from our company to cloud servers more simple.
    Emma Woodbury | 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

    Foglight

    • Positive - near instant alerts help combat potential problems quickly
    • Positive - minimizes business interruption
    • Positive - limits disruptions to productivity
    Jaime L. Regan | TrustRadius Reviewer

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