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Score 8.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

AppDynamics

We execute various types of performance testing such as load testing, stress testing, endurance testing, and spike testing on the daily basis in various environments. It was tough to detect and monitor the performance issues for each type of performance testing, but using AppDynamics, it is possible to create a trend in bottleneck detection. When the performance testing projects integrated with CI/CD pipeline, then the AppDynamics plugin helps a lot. for example, if there is a performance degradation, it allows the job to be failed.
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Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals

We are a services organization and we use Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals with our customers. It has allowed us to expand the footprint in the application management business with virtually all of our major accounts. We were able to expand and go into other applications that we weren't in or offering previously. Now, we have a new value proposition for our customer enhanced visibility, enhanced stability, and we can reduce our cost to them because our cost structure is reduced by using Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

AppDynamics
7.9
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
7.9
Application monitoring
AppDynamics
8.0
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
9.0
Database monitoring
AppDynamics
7.5
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
8.5
Threshold alerts
AppDynamics
8.4
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
7.5
Predictive capabilities
AppDynamics
7.0
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
7.4
Application performance management console
AppDynamics
8.3
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
9.0
Collaboration tools
AppDynamics
8.0
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
7.0
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
AppDynamics
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
7.5
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
AppDynamics
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
8.5
Virtualization monitoring
AppDynamics
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
8.5
Server availability and performance monitoring
AppDynamics
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
7.0
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
AppDynamics
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
8.5
IT Asset Discovery
AppDynamics
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
6.9

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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  • Transaction tracing is the most useful. Being able to have the transaction stitched together so we can see where the problem is has proven invaluable.
  • Support for PHP, DB, and other applications need to be supported. We have a broad range of applications that we would like visibility into but the list of currently supported applications is very small.
  • 9/10 - We had a couple of issues that required opening up tickets. The Riverbed support engineers usually resolve issues in a timely manner.
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Cons

  • SaaS is developed prior, then on-premise. We have reasons to need all of it on premise. They stay in step pretty well, and will fulfill promises to deliver. Sometimes, a new functionality is available only in SaaS until it's available for on-premise (2-8 months later depending)
  • It's not a real-time monitoring solution. There's a 90 second delay. That wasn't a problem for me, but I had a few that had issue with that.
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  • App Dynamics should try to find some measure of support or functionality in an SAP and People soft environments - however with the introduction of C++ agents - the People Soft realm will be covered shortly.
  • Additional support for next-gen mobile platforms also needs to be high on the roadmap prioritization.
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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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Return on Investment

  • No noticeable ROI as such but that's mainly down to our application type. E-Commerce organisations and similar would benefit hugely.
  • Did provide us early visibility of failing calls which got stuck in a loop and spammed some of our servers.
  • Positive impact in terms of highlighting slow running queries.
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  • This product has really wonderful features and one of the most valuable ones is the transaction searches into TTW.
  • This will show you the operations that occurred under conditions that the user specifies, giving you the opportunity to drill down on the things that are more important and affecting system performance.
  • Besides that, the capability of analyzing each individual transaction captured to a very low-level detail (method call/line of code). This ability empowers the testing teams to provide more visibility to developers on how they can improve.
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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

Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals

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