AppDynamics vs. IBM Z IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AppDynamics
Score 8.2 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
IBM Z IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS
Score 9.8 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
IntelliMagic Vision's AI-driven analytics enables z/OS experts to proactively monitor and manage their end-to-end z/OS environment, prevent disruptions, optimize performance, improve support for new applications, reduce software costs, eliminate unnecessary hardware purchases, and preserve the reliability and availability that mainframes are known for. IntelliMagic Vision enhances the RMF and SMF data and applies its built-in knowledge to understand how the z/OS…N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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Features
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Application Performance Management
Comparison of Application Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
AppDynamics
8.4
59 Ratings
10% above category average
IBM Z IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS
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Ratings
Application monitoring9.359 Ratings00 Ratings
Database monitoring7.758 Ratings00 Ratings
Threshold alerts9.058 Ratings00 Ratings
Predictive capabilities7.757 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
AppDynamicsIBM Z IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(59 ratings)
9.7
(16 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(6 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
AppDynamicsIBM Z IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS
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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IntelliMagic, an IBM Company
IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS is perfect for just about any after-the-fact analysis that I have tried to use it for. Sometimes it doesn't provide support for the latest SMF fields, but that is the nature of SMF data analysis - it is impossible to keep up with the rate at which new SMF fields are added. Combine that with the fact that the description of new fields is often poor, and it is amazing that IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS is as up-to-date as it is. I think that less experienced users might benefit from material that more clearly differentiates products like IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS, which feed off SMF data, and products like Omegamon, which report in real-time contents of various system control blocks.
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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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IntelliMagic, an IBM Company
  • IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS is easy to use for beginners and experts.
  • Search and drill down helps to find overview and deep dive.
  • IntelliMagic has implemented expert knowledge into Vision and the rating of the report is really helpful.
  • Predefined reports can be modified very easily and individually adapted reports (replacement of old SAS programs) are also possible without any problems
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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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IntelliMagic, an IBM Company
  • The voluminous data is a challenge for all tools. As always, improved response time is always appreciated.
  • I really appreciate reading the descriptions and field descriptions that are provided with the screens. All additional elaborations will be appreciated.
  • Monthly trending and cyclical pattern detection
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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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IntelliMagic, an IBM Company
In comparison to other products (even on IBM Z), IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS is really RAS (reliability, availability, and serviceability). The GUI is really stable; analyze/reduce jobs with detailed diagnostics; restart functions with Automator
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Usability
Cisco
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IntelliMagic, an IBM Company
with more than 12 years of experience in Mainframe performance tuning and analysis, it was much easier to translate and understand the tool. New college grads without Mainframe exposure struggled a bit to connect the dots, it might be good to have a recording from IM to go through mainframe basics before the staff start to use the tool covering mainframe concepts than tool itself.
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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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IntelliMagic, an IBM Company
Really highly skilled IntelliMagic team:
  • Head of IntelliMagic (Gilbert Houtekamer, Els Das and Jean-Marc van der Kolk)
  • Account manager DACH/Europe local support team ...
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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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IntelliMagic, an IBM Company
These are the legacy products that have been used for capacity/performance/billing and report generation over many years. Some are better suited for solutions using programmatic interfaces ( internal billing ), and processing IMS transactional data in particular. For most tasks, however, Vision can generate charts, provide levels of drill-down, allow a focus on analysis rather than report generation, much faster with greater reliability and less required training than the above products
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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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IntelliMagic, an IBM Company
  • Based on data from Vision, we have not had to expand the hardware this year.
  • Any expansion of hardware in the coming years can be well supported by figures from Vision.
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ScreenShots

IBM Z IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS Screenshots

Screenshot of Coupling Facility Health by ApplicationScreenshot of Prioritized list of all Warnings and Exceptions for Workload Manager and LPARScreenshot of Changes can be compared before/after custom time ranges with dynamic filtersScreenshot of Built-in anomaly detection identifies (statistically significant) zOS workload changes and alerts usersScreenshot of Custom dashboards can be built, edited, customized, and shared with sets of dynamic, interactive reports to group reports setsScreenshot of Users can view, interact with, and drill down into zOS Topology - compare topology changes over time