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AppDynamics

40 Ratings

LiveAction

4 Ratings

AppDynamics

40 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 101

LiveAction

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Score 9.2 out of 101

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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
8.2
LiveAction
Application monitoring
AppDynamics
9.3
LiveAction
Database monitoring
AppDynamics
7.2
LiveAction
Threshold alerts
AppDynamics
8.9
LiveAction
Predictive capabilities
AppDynamics
7.4
LiveAction
Application performance management console
AppDynamics
8.3
LiveAction
Collaboration tools
AppDynamics
8.4
LiveAction

Pros

  • Integration with multiple frameworks (Java, NodeJS, .NET, etc). Good database monitoring tool as well as end-user and synthetic user monitoring tool.
  • Works great for on-premise and is always maturing and keeping up with industry trends.
  • It's been in Garter's Leader Quad for years now.
  • Very intuitive web UI and IT, Mgmt, QA, Devs, and Ops could easily use it.
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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

  • Set up can take a long time
  • Cost model is mostly suitable for enterprise grade companies not indie developers
  • Could support more languages
  • Dashboard can be hard to understand without training
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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

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
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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

  • Automate and remediate app issues
  • Clients visibility of business transactions
  • Visibility of server health
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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