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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

Micro Focus Diagnostics

I would say on 90% of our agent installs everything works without any modification. If the application however makes a large use of memory based cache and analysis that classes will need to be excluded from instrumentation or it will impact performance.
Bob Boldin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

AppDynamics
8.6
Micro Focus Diagnostics
7.8
Application monitoring
AppDynamics
8.8
Micro Focus Diagnostics
9.0
Database monitoring
AppDynamics
8.7
Micro Focus Diagnostics
Threshold alerts
AppDynamics
9.2
Micro Focus Diagnostics
8.0
Predictive capabilities
AppDynamics
7.8
Micro Focus Diagnostics
7.0
Application performance management console
AppDynamics
8.6
Micro Focus Diagnostics
8.0
Collaboration tools
AppDynamics
8.4
Micro Focus Diagnostics
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

Micro Focus Diagnostics

  • Agent level customization - For highly performant applications we can easily exclude instrumentation, yet still receive the benefit of historical tracking on common data points like CPU, Heap and GC cycles.
  • Support - In the 5+ years working with the product any HP solution engagements have been quick to provide a needed configuration solution.
  • Agent Diversity - Have used the product across 6+ differing middleware technologies comprising dozens of version (both middleware and java) combinations.
  • Agent installation - With its ability to support a silent type install, automating was a simple task.
Bob Boldin | 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

Micro Focus Diagnostics

  • The product does offer a lot of functionality - This can lead to a cluttered user interface and does take some time to become comfortable and proficient in its use.
  • Data Volume - We have had some issues in balancing the desire to keep all data and consuming infrastructure storage.
Bob Boldin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

AppDynamics

We are a reseller of appdynamics
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Diagnostics

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

Micro Focus Diagnostics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Micro Focus Diagnostics

While it has been several years since using BMC Patrol I like that HP doesn't require me to have a custom module added for every different type of product I would like to instrument.
Bob Boldin | 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

Micro Focus Diagnostics

  • Performance Tuning - Product is fully integrated to provide baseline and drift across releases.
Bob Boldin | 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

Micro Focus Diagnostics

General

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

Micro Focus Diagnostics Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AppDynamics
8.9
Micro Focus Diagnostics
8.0

Support Rating

AppDynamics
8.1
Micro Focus Diagnostics

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