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In scenarios where proactively preventing performance issues is a priority, AppDynamics shines. Its machine learning capabilities and automatic baselining help predict and address potential problems before they impact users. If an organization has relatively simple monitoring needs and doesn't require the advanced features provided by AppDynamics, simpler and more cost-effective monitoring tools may be a better fit.
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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.
Read full review Pros When an issue arises, AppDynamics shines in root cause analysis. For example, it provides a comprehensive breakdown of the factors contributing to a performance problem. This detailed analysis accelerates the troubleshooting process, allowing our teams to address the root cause swiftly and effectively. Read full review 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. Read full review Cons The initial setup process of AppDynamics could be more user-friendly. Some users find the configuration and onboarding to be a bit complex. Improving the onboarding experience could make it more accessible, especially for smaller teams or those with limited resources. It can be difficult for some users to get AppDynamics up and running for the first time. For new users, the platform's usability might be improved by streamlining the onboarding process or providing more user-friendly setup wizards. Read full review 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. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
its working for us, we are familiar and comfortable with the tool and its proven valuable/indispensable in helping evaluate our code.
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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.
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I have used Splunk for a short period. It was difficult to connect with the server and it takes much time to connect with the central server but AppDynamics is quite fast in it. Plus the service handlers for Splunk were a little ignorant their response was usually late in AppDynamics we got a great service team that gave us the solution with application bugs and fixes. Overall AppDynamics is more reliable.
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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.
Read full review Return on Investment Our applications's dependability and performance have increased due to it, and this has raised user satisfaction, our clients can now use our apps with greater speed and dependability and with fewer likelihood of encountering performance issues. By lowering the frequency of application outages and enhancing the functionality of our revenue-generating apps, it has assisted us in increasing revenue, like it assisted us in locating and resolving performance bottlenecks in our online shopping cart applications which greatly increased the quantity of transactions we could handle in seconds. Our IT staff is now more productive due to its automation of numerous APM related tasks, our IT staff can now concentrate on more strategic tasks as a result of this. Read full review Performance Tuning - Product is fully integrated to provide baseline and drift across releases. Read full review ScreenShots