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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

AppDynamics

As it pertains to monitoring database transactions, as our application relies heavily on SQL, AppDynamic's monitoring tool made an immediate impact on sorting which ones are slow. The business transactions that we can capture are limited in the sense that our application works where it can't be limited to 200, so we ended having to setup service endpoints to account for it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kibana

It's well suited to creating dashboards for getting an overview of what is going on with an application.
Nick Horvath | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

AppDynamics
8.6
Kibana
Application monitoring
AppDynamics
8.8
Kibana
Database monitoring
AppDynamics
8.7
Kibana
Threshold alerts
AppDynamics
9.2
Kibana
Predictive capabilities
AppDynamics
7.8
Kibana
Application performance management console
AppDynamics
8.6
Kibana
Collaboration tools
AppDynamics
8.4
Kibana

BI Standard Reporting

AppDynamics
Kibana
10.0
Customizable dashboards
AppDynamics
Kibana
10.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

AppDynamics
Kibana
10.0
Drill-down analysis
AppDynamics
Kibana
10.0
Formatting capabilities
AppDynamics
Kibana
10.0
Report sharing and collaboration
AppDynamics
Kibana
10.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

AppDynamics
Kibana
7.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
AppDynamics
Kibana
7.0

Pros

AppDynamics

  • Giving a network map of our application that shows where slowdowns are occurring and where network traffic is running into a bottleneck.
  • We are able to gather node-specific information that shows the number of sessions a web server or even Redis session statistics.
  • We use AppDynamics to give a holistic view of our application allowing us to quickly narrow in on problems.
Tyler Twitchell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kibana

  • searching
  • near real-time
Cristian Klein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AppDynamics

  • Price of the AppDynamics is high. But it has many valuable features. This makes it difficult for small businesses to enter.
  • Functionality is overkill for most small to midsize businesses (SMBs). When stacking up product units, it can get pricey for enterprises as well.
  • With fine granular configs and customizations available, it will also mean that it is very complicated and requires a certain amount of knowledge before we can make full use of all features in the product. Much careful thought and planning is required to get the most of it. Set-up will be longer. One recommendation is for features to be better documented.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kibana

  • Some performance issues with large datasets.
  • Linking to dashboards makes extremely long urls.
  • Lack of reports.
Nick Horvath | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

AppDynamics

We are a reseller of appdynamics
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kibana

No answers on this topic

Support Rating

AppDynamics

AppDynamics 8.1
Based on 8 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

Kibana

Kibana 8.4
Based on 2 answers
We did not use the official Kibana support. Documentation was easy enough to follow.
Cristian Klein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AppDynamics

New Relic is only SaaS and keys off of AppDex scoring (i.e. industry baselines) and not on my application's baselines. Where most of our stuff is custom apps, going off of industry wasn't valuable to us. It was also cost prohibitive
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kibana

Kibana is free; it was the first and only thing we've tried in this area.
Nick Horvath | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AppDynamics

  • AppDynamics isn't cheap, but it definitely helps to ensure our applications and APIs are up and running without issue. The alerting is usually good but occasionally mixed, for example sometimes flagging a single error as a critical issue since the API is usually completely error free.
  • The cost saving in terms of trouble shooting and analyzing issues in production is fantastic - to know about issues before they are reported by customers enables you to be proactive in resolving them and ensuring maximum up time for our applications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kibana

  • reduces downtime
  • increases developer velocity
Cristian Klein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AppDynamics

General

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

AppDynamics Editions & Modules

Edition
APM Pro$3,3301
APM AdvancedContact sales team
APM PeakContact sales team
  1. per year
Additional Pricing Details

Kibana

General

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

Kibana Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AppDynamics
8.9
Kibana
10.0

Support Rating

AppDynamics
8.1
Kibana
8.4

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