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Score 7.6 out of 101
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Score 7 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

AppDynamics

The database monitoring piece of the application is not something I would recommend to people mainly because there are far better database monitoring agents available in the market.
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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.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

AppDynamics
8.1
Micro Focus Diagnostics
7.8
Application monitoring
AppDynamics
8.2
Micro Focus Diagnostics
9.0
Database monitoring
AppDynamics
8.2
Micro Focus Diagnostics
Threshold alerts
AppDynamics
8.5
Micro Focus Diagnostics
8.0
Predictive capabilities
AppDynamics
6.7
Micro Focus Diagnostics
7.0
Application performance management console
AppDynamics
8.8
Micro Focus Diagnostics
8.0
Collaboration tools
AppDynamics
8.4
Micro Focus Diagnostics
7.0

Pros

AppDynamics

  • Real time data on the performance of our environment via customized graphs.
  • Isolation of errors using the tool.
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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.
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Cons

AppDynamics

  • 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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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.
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Likelihood to Renew

AppDynamics

We are a reseller of appdynamics
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Micro Focus Diagnostics

No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

AppDynamics

Better capability set / there are more 3rd party integrations / appdynamics has a bigger profile
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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.
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Return on Investment

AppDynamics

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

  • Performance Tuning - Product is fully integrated to provide baseline and drift across releases.
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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
Additional Pricing Details

Micro Focus Diagnostics

General

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

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