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Score 7.6 out of 101
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Score 8.5 out of 101

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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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
8.1
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
7.8
Application monitoring
AppDynamics
8.2
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
9.0
Database monitoring
AppDynamics
8.2
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
8.6
Threshold alerts
AppDynamics
8.5
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
7.4
Predictive capabilities
AppDynamics
6.7
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
7.2
Application performance management console
AppDynamics
8.8
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
8.8
Collaboration tools
AppDynamics
8.4
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
6.8
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
AppDynamics
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
7.6
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
AppDynamics
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
8.4
Virtualization monitoring
AppDynamics
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
8.4
Server availability and performance monitoring
AppDynamics
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
6.8
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
AppDynamics
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
8.4
IT Asset Discovery
AppDynamics
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
6.6

Pros

AppDynamics

  • 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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Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals

  • 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

AppDynamics

  • The initial set up for some parts of the features could be better documented.
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Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals

  • 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

AppDynamics

We are a reseller of appdynamics
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Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals

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Alternatives Considered

AppDynamics

We use Splunk, a lot, and I feel that the two applications complement each other well. AppDynamics is not as good at finding problems or errors in logs, and Splunk is very easy to set up visualizations. However, where AppDynamics excels is in the level of detail about transactions between different subsystems and how they interact with each other. Datadog has some very useful integrations, but I feel it cannot compete with either Splunk or AppDynamics with the level of detail you can dig into a specific server or application that AppDynamics provides. The ability to view our entire infrastructure and narrow in on a specific tier is what sets AppDynamics apart.
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Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals

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Return on Investment

AppDynamics

  • AppDynamics has given us the ability to identify and isolate issues much faster. Without it, engineering and dev ops would spend much more time in literally searching for issues. With AppDynamics we have become much more effective overall in identifying issues and resolving them.
  • AppDynamics has also provided support teams a single dashboard where all of our tiers are monitored for performance. At any given time anyone can take a look at the dashboard and see how our environment is performing.
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Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals

  • 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

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