AppDynamics vs. Grafana

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AppDynamics
Score 8.1 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
Grafana
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Grafana is a data visualization tool developed by Grafana Labs in New York. It is available open source, managed (Grafana Cloud), or via an enterprise edition with enhanced features. Grafana has pluggable data source model and comes bundled with support for popular time series databases like Graphite. It also has built-in support for cloud monitoring vendors like Amazon Cloudwatch, Microsoft Azure and SQL databases like MySQL. Grafana can combine data from many places into a single dashboard.
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Pricing
AppDynamicsGrafana
Editions & Modules
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Grafana Cloud - Pro
$8
per month up to 1 active user
Grafana Cloud - Free
Free
10k metrics + 50GB logs + 50GB traces up to 3 active users
Grafana Cloud - Advanced
Volume Discounts
custom data usage custom active users
Grafana - Enterprise Stack
Custom Pricing
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AppDynamicsGrafana
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
AppDynamicsGrafana
Considered Both Products
AppDynamics
Chose AppDynamics
Those applications are not feature-rich. AppDynamics application is quite good and impressive. It is very helpful to make business decisions. Analytics part is good to make business forecast. UI part is [more] interesting than others. Here I recommend AppDynamics over other[s] …
Grafana

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AppDynamicsGrafana
Application Performance Management
Comparison of Application Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
AppDynamics
8.4
45 Ratings
8% above category average
Grafana
-
Ratings
Application monitoring9.345 Ratings00 Ratings
Database monitoring7.745 Ratings00 Ratings
Threshold alerts9.144 Ratings00 Ratings
Predictive capabilities7.543 Ratings00 Ratings
Application performance management console8.843 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration tools7.935 Ratings00 Ratings
Server availability and performance monitoring8.416 Ratings00 Ratings
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting8.615 Ratings00 Ratings
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
AppDynamics
-
Ratings
Grafana
8.2
3 Ratings
1% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings8.93 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings7.83 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
AppDynamics
-
Ratings
Grafana
7.4
2 Ratings
9% below category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings5.72 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
AppDynamics
-
Ratings
Grafana
6.7
2 Ratings
20% below category average
Publish to Web00 Ratings6.92 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings6.32 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings6.42 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
AppDynamics
-
Ratings
Grafana
6.7
2 Ratings
19% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings6.72 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings8.42 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings5.12 Ratings
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User Ratings
AppDynamicsGrafana
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(45 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(12 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AppDynamicsGrafana
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
AppDynamics is well suited to large IT organizations ie telcos where there is legacy combined with modern systems ie containerized environments and cloud deployments, mobile, web as well as onprem. AppDynamics can follow the transactions into all of these areas and provide a single view on the health of the systems.
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Grafana Labs
If you are looking for a tool that can visualize metrics coming from data sources, create widgets, dashboards, and send alerts on collaboration channels when a threshold is breached then in that case Grafana is a GoTo tool; but if you are looking for analyzing logs, Grafana can not do this you will have to with Kibana or any other log analysis tool [in my opinion].
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Pros
Cisco
  • you can easily identify where there is a problem in the code at the time of error.
  • With Network Visibility, you can see how much bandwidth your applications are using between nodes.
  • You can easily detect SQL statements or stored procedures that consume most of the system resources and get statistical data.
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Grafana Labs
  • Stunning dashboards
  • Versatile data sources
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Cons
Cisco
  • Data Privacy is the most concerning thing with AppDynamics and the SSO authentication is very limited
  • During load testing the graph output is not as expected and delayed
  • Sometime Server details in the portal is missing in real time, which can indeed cause issue in long term and during performance tracking
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Grafana Labs
  • Configuration plugins
  • Automation of setups
  • Custom exports
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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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Grafana Labs
No answers on this topic
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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Grafana Labs
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Cisco
I have worked on many Cisco applications and I am very much positive about support from Cisco. The same type of support reputation has been maintained by Cisco in the case of AppDynamics, too. The AppDynamics suite itself is a very trustworthy monitoring application that I have seen, and I like the response sync time w.r.t. downtime when it occurs.
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Grafana Labs
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • 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
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Grafana Labs
  • Management team is able to see into our environment.
  • Pin point issues where problems might arise.
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