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AppDynamics

Errors ranging from JavaScript errors to database errors are shown within the dashboard. The only problem is that setting up the alert for all the different kinds of possible errors isn't always as straight forward as it could be. For example the JavaScript errors, a way to document and report on all of them over a set period of time should be an easy one to set up.
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ScienceLogic

In settings where detailed performance monitoring is needed, EM7 excels. In settings where devices are being added and removed often, EM7 excels. In settings where graphs of performance data are needed, EM7 excels.In a setting where you need a qucik and dirty monitoring solution, something you can set up in a couple hours,EM7 would not be a good fit.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

AppDynamics
7.9
ScienceLogic
Application monitoring
AppDynamics
8.0
ScienceLogic
Database monitoring
AppDynamics
7.5
ScienceLogic
Threshold alerts
AppDynamics
8.3
ScienceLogic
Predictive capabilities
AppDynamics
7.0
ScienceLogic
Application performance management console
AppDynamics
8.3
ScienceLogic
Collaboration tools
AppDynamics
8.0
ScienceLogic

Pros

  • Real time data on the performance of our environment via customized graphs.
  • Isolation of errors using the tool.
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  • Web-based application. No need to install client software on every system
  • Uses Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) to talk to systems and collect data
  • Quick, robust, and not as costly as competing monitoring software
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Cons

  • Search function. As of now we need to drill down through the tiers in order to get to a specific section. A search function via keyword would make drilling down much faster.
  • A historical view function where you can overlay a WoW (week over Week) view. This would provide value when creating custom graphs. An overlay of WoW can give a comprehensive view of performance and allow for comparison and validation of issues.
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  • SNMP traffic generation. When you have a lot of devices being monitored with a lot of OIDs being monitored per device, the collector devices can generate a LOT of SNMP traffic. We have had instances of our internal routers blocking access to EM7 collectors, flagging them as denial of service attacks.
  • Performing upgrades that are anything more involved than simple security updates can be a bit challenging.
  • Technical support ranges from excellent (response in a couple hours or less) to horrible (tickets remaining open for years).
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Very robust system. Licensing model could use some work.
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Alternatives Considered

Better capability set / there are more 3rd party integrations / appdynamics has a bigger profile
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Of all the monitoring tools I've used at various jobs, ScienceLogic has been the most steady, easy-to-learn, and cost-effective product. CA Spectrum seemed to work better for network equipment. NetIQ was costly, slow, and required a lot of maintenance. System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) is Microsoft's monitoring implementation. Although readily available as part of Microsoft's package, it was also labor-intensive
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Return on Investment

  • 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.
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  • Web-based, so easily accessible from anywhere
  • Easy to navigate and use. Performance data and metrics for reporting is made simple
  • Fast, low-cost implementation, and low maintenance makes it a no-brainer
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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
AppDynamics Editions & Modules
AppDynamics
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ScienceLogic

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
ScienceLogic Editions & Modules
ScienceLogic
Edition
SL1 Infrastructure Health
$01
SL1 Application Health
$02
SL1 Service Health
$03
SL1 Incident Automation
$03
1. per device
2. per node
3. per device
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