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Likelihood to Recommend

AppDynamics

We had slowness, but didn't know where. We quickly would find out if it was the network, database, app server, webserver, or otherwise. They don't like me saying this, but it's a great "finger-pointer".
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LiveAction

Again, I use the product simply from a network flow perspective since security is my focus. In conjunction with a product like Wireshark, LiveAction gives me the visibility into the live data coming across our network. From what my IO Group tells me, it is a great QoS monitoring tool for day to day management.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

AppDynamics
7.9
LiveAction
Application monitoring
AppDynamics
8.0
LiveAction
Database monitoring
AppDynamics
7.5
LiveAction
Threshold alerts
AppDynamics
8.3
LiveAction
Predictive capabilities
AppDynamics
7.0
LiveAction
Application performance management console
AppDynamics
8.3
LiveAction
Collaboration tools
AppDynamics
8.0
LiveAction

Pros

  • AppDynamics provides an excellent overview of all the interactions between all of your various applications, providing a high-level view of the overall health of the whole application and any interactions or elements that are unhealthy can be seen from here.
  • AppDynamics focusses on Business Transactions, rather than overall application or server performance, meaning you can quickly see if one part of the system is not working as it should, meaning production issues are shown clearly as isolated problems (if they are) rather than overall application health problems.
  • AppDynamics provides excellent functionality with regards to tracing coding exceptions - errors can easily be drilled down to the method or line of code that is problematic.
  • AppDynamics is hugely flexible allowing very fine grained configuration and customisation.
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  • Architecture overview with drill down capability by device.
  • Detailed reporting of network traffic by type.
  • Great filtering capability which allows granular capture and review of different data types.
  • Great QoS functionality (Although I personally do not use it since mine is a primarily security function). Our infrastructure operations group utilizes it in that vein.
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Cons

  • It's pretty slow to learn all of the capabilities
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  • I use it primarily as a monitoring tool from a security standpoint, so one complaint is that the filter creation process takes a little time to learn.
  • In the digital days of printing less, I do still need to print network diagrams for compliance documentation and some of the larger network diagrams documents do not print easily.
  • I wish the network connection lines were easier to see. They are typically very light and you have to drill down to see them more clearly.
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Likelihood to Renew

We are a reseller of appdynamics
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Alternatives Considered

Better capability set / there are more 3rd party integrations / appdynamics has a bigger profile
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Our infrastructure group evaluated SolarWinds from a network device management perspective and was impressed with the product. However, we were evaluating it from the device management functionality primarily, so a different role than what LiveAction was going to provide
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Return on Investment

  • It has had a positive impact because anytime there is an issue, we go to AppDynamics first to see what the root cause could have been.
  • We have been providing transaction snapshots to vendors for troubleshooting.
  • So far, I have had nothing but positive feedback from other team members on the functionality and how other team members are using the application.
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  • Real time insight to network issues whether security related or not.
  • Great reporting features for executives.
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Pricing Details

AppDynamics

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

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