Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AppDynamics
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
AppDynamics is an APM and Mobile APM program, with application mapping and predictive capabilities. These capacities enable automated remediation and code-level diagnostics in real time. It can be deployed on-premise or as a SaaS.N/A
ScienceLogic SL1
Score 8.4 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
ScienceLogic is a system and application monitoring and performance management platform. ScienceLogic collects and aggregates data across and IT ecosystems and contextualizes it for actionable insights with the SL1 product offering.
$7.50
per month per node
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional DetailsScienceLogic SL1 offers four tiers: SL1 Advanced – Application Health, Automated Troubleshooting and Remediation Workflows SL1 Base – Infrastructure Monitoring, Topology & Event Correlation SL1 Premium – AI/ML-driven Analytics, Low-Code Automated Workflow Authoring SL1 Standard – Infrastructure Monitoring – with Agents, Business Services, Incident Automation, CMDB Synchronization, Behavioral Correlation To get pricing for each tier, please contact the vendor.
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Community Pulse
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ScienceLogic SL1
Chose ScienceLogic SL1
Agentless, easy, and powerful. Easy to deploy, maintain and manage. The one-stop solution replaces multiple monitoring tools, has an inbuilt ticketing system, and can be integrated with any tools. Easy to deploy any application monitoring via REST API calls. Dynamic …
Chose ScienceLogic SL1
From a monitoring perspective, in my opinion, ScienceLogic SL1 meets if not exceeds in all areas. The two caveats are APM and Network Flow Analytics (NFA) where ScienceLogic SL1 does not have a native capability but does integrate well with the leading APM and NFA providers.
Chose ScienceLogic SL1
As enterprise, we needed to leverage a tool that would resolve our problems for a fair price. Although ScienceLogic is not a fancy tool for some environments (as Dynatrace for the APM) or the visual appeal for observability (as Prometheus) we needed a tool that would broadly …
Chose ScienceLogic SL1
ScienceLogic exceeded in both price and capabilities across all of these competitors.
Chose ScienceLogic SL1
Solarwinds initially looked like a good value for the money. We are now revisiting our earlier decision.
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Features
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Application Performance Management
Comparison of Application Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
AppDynamics
8.5
59 Ratings
11% above category average
ScienceLogic SL1
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Application monitoring9.359 Ratings00 Ratings
Database monitoring7.658 Ratings00 Ratings
Threshold alerts8.958 Ratings00 Ratings
Predictive capabilities7.857 Ratings00 Ratings
Application performance management console8.857 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration tools7.947 Ratings00 Ratings
Server availability and performance monitoring8.430 Ratings00 Ratings
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting8.729 Ratings00 Ratings
AIOps Features
Comparison of AIOps Features features of Product A and Product B
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Ratings
ScienceLogic SL1
6.9
2 Ratings
8% above category average
Monitoring and Alerting00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Performance Analytics00 Ratings5.22 Ratings
Incident Management00 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Service Desk Integration00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Root Cause Analysis00 Ratings4.62 Ratings
Capacity Planning Tool00 Ratings7.42 Ratings
Configuration and Change Management00 Ratings4.62 Ratings
Automated Remediation00 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Collaboration and Communication00 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Threat Intelligence00 Ratings4.62 Ratings
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User Ratings
AppDynamicsScienceLogic SL1
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(59 ratings)
8.2
(207 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
9.2
(19 ratings)
Usability
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9.4
(13 ratings)
Availability
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9.9
(13 ratings)
Performance
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8.0
(13 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(6 ratings)
6.3
(18 ratings)
In-Person Training
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8.3
(5 ratings)
Online Training
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8.6
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
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8.2
(78 ratings)
Configurability
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10.0
(7 ratings)
Ease of integration
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7.8
(14 ratings)
Product Scalability
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8.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
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8.5
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7.7
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User Testimonials
AppDynamicsScienceLogic SL1
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
Platforms for software as a service (SaaS) frequently cater to a large number of users with a variety of needs and usage patterns. Because AppDynamics offers multi-tenant monitoring capabilities to track performance across various customer environments, it is a good choice for SaaS platform monitoring. SaaS providers can maximize resource utilization, proactively detect and resolve performance issues, and provide a dependable and consistent user experience for their clients with AppDynamics.
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ScienceLogic
Appropriate if you are setting up a monitoring suite in new Infrastructure Environment. Definitely NOT suited for Migration Projects. ScienceLogic SL1 cannot cater to a lot of monitoring requirements which already would have been configured in old monitoring suite. Plus, limited support for customizations and having to go to "Feature Requests" route makes in extremely complicated.
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Pros
Cisco
  • AppDynamics delves deeply into traceability and profiling at the code level. By identifying and refactoring any hidden performance hogs in our code, we can directly observe the performance improvements.
  • AppDynamics provides real-time dashboards and in-depth insights into each layer of the application stack, lifting the curtain on performance.
  • AppDynamics gives us the ability to proactively detect and resolve performance issues. We are able to keep things running smoothly for our users and stop outages.
  • We can monitor stability and performance prior to, during, and following releases with AppDynamics, which helps to minimize regression risks and facilitate smooth rollouts.
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ScienceLogic
  • Best overall coverage of montioring different technologies.
  • Easy to use in any environment
  • Customizable being able to generate your own reports, dashboards, DA's, RBA's, etc.
  • Have very good out of the box integrations with other monitoring solutions such as ServiceNow
  • Always improving and regularly releasing new versions and upgrades to the system/DA's.
  • Interactive community
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Cons
Cisco
  • Improving the clarity and comprehensiveness of the documentation could benefit users. Clearer documentation ensures that users can make the most of all the functionalities
  • Leverages AI and machine learning for intelligent insights, aiding in issue identification and prediction.
  • Competitive, with AI-driven features becoming increasingly common in APM solutions.
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ScienceLogic
  • More freedom to create custom dashboards as on the previous versions we could do much more
  • The Performance TAB windows is too small and cannot be resized or maximized when looking at reports for "Overview", "File System" and any of those items.
  • There are not enough widgets to create stunning dashboard in AP2
  • The reporting feauture is a very untouched area.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cisco
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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ScienceLogic
We migrated away from our 20-year-old homegrown solution and have no back-tracking capability. ScienceLogic is demonstrating new capabilities that we would not have been able to do on our own using our legacy system.
We understand the capabilities of competitors based on our bake-off selection where ScienceLogic won on capabilities and future near-term potential (expandability, platform growth). We know that those competitors are not really close to where we have been able to push ScienceLogic (as a partner).
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Usability
Cisco
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ScienceLogic
We use ScienceLogic SL1 in our organization to serve effective monitoring solutions to our external customers. Our customers depend upon us for critical events/alerts related to their IT infrastructure gears and using SL1, we're able to provide them with a proactive monitoring solution that resolves an issue before an impact is noticed by the customer. There are very few monitoring solutions that can cater to a variety of Cloud platforms like Public Cloud (AWS, Azure) and private cloud simultaneously and SL1 addresses this business problem very well
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Reliability and Availability
Cisco
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ScienceLogic
Science Logic SL1 provides the option of Distributed deployment where multiple instances of each appliance can be deployed to manage the load and availability. SL1 provides a High Availability feature for Database Servers and Data Collection. If one of the Data Collectors in the collector group fails, it will automatically redistribute the devices from the failed Data Collector among the other Data Collectors in the Collector Group. The high availability feature for the Database server ensures that SL1 performs failover automatically to another server without causing the outage to the application.
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Performance
Cisco
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ScienceLogic
The performance is entirely dependent on the complexity of the environment/network being used to host the platform. Outside of those factors, the platform runs very efficiently and quickly out of the box. We have integrations with other platforms and neither seem to take a hit from our moderate API usage. Any issues with performance would be experienced by choices made in infrastructure or complexity of things built by the customer to display in the GUI (overly complicated and cluttered dashboards for example)
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Support Rating
Cisco
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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ScienceLogic
So far, it's good as part of my overall experience, except for a couple of use cases. The support team is well knowledgeable, has technical sound, and is efficient. When support escalates to engineering, the issue gets stuck and takes months to resolve.
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In-Person Training
Cisco
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ScienceLogic
When I joined our company, I did not know about the in person training at firts. Logging onto the SL University, I realised that there were different sessions being held at different times throughout the year. The training itself was good, but being in a different time zone, made it difficult to attend, but the sessions that I attended was great!
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Online Training
Cisco
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ScienceLogic
There are a lot of educational materials and courses on the SL1 training site (Litmos university). However the recording quality is sometimes not very good - screen resolution is low. There is a lack of professional rather than user-oriented documents and there are mistakes in documentation and education is not well structured.
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Implementation Rating
Cisco
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ScienceLogic
Love to use Science logic tool as our first monitoring tool to provide services to the customer. Auto restart feature in Sl1 will allow us to get event when those crucial services has not started after server reboots and also minimize the P1's that we have as a result of that.
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
It is distinguished from these programs because the platform provides visualizations of application processes, showing the interplay between various parts and services. Understanding the architecture of complicated apps and finding their weak spots is greatly aided by this.
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ScienceLogic
Science logic SL1 is so user friendly and it's really easy to navigate between function. I would recommend Sciene logic SL1 to all of them who are looking for really useful monitoring tool and expecting easy way of managing it.
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Scalability
Cisco
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ScienceLogic
Our deployment model is vastly different from product expectations. Our global / internal monitoring foot print is 8 production stacks in dual data centers with 50% collection capacity allocated to each data center with minimal numbers of collection groups. General Collection is our default collection group. Special Collection is for monitoring our ASA and other hardware that cannot be polled by a large number of IP addresses, so this collection group is usually 2 collectors). Because most of our stacks are in different physical data centers, we cannot use the provided HA solution. We have to use the DR solution (DRBD + CNAMEs). We routinely test power in our data centers (yearly). Because we have to use DR, we have a hand-touch to flip nodes and change the DNS CNAME half of the times when there is an outage (by design). When the outage is planned, we do this ahead of the outage so that we don't care that the Secondary has dropped away from the Primary. Hopefully, we'll be able to find a way to meet our constraints and improve our resiliency and reduce our hand-touch in future releases. For now, this works for us and our complexity. (I hear that the HA option is sweet. I just can't consume that.)
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • AppDynamics has played a pivotal role in optimizing our applications for a seamless user experience. The proactive monitoring and quick issue resolution have translated into improved user satisfaction and increased retention rates.
  • The initial cost and effort associated with implementing AppDynamics might be considered a negative impact, particularly for organizations with budget constraints. However, the long-term benefits have justified this initial investment.
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ScienceLogic
  • Once a powerpack is developed and configured for a device for one customer, it is easy to deploy the same powerpack on a second customer estate and configure specifically for that customer without having to reinvent the powerpack. This saves time and therefore money.
  • Once the customer estate tuning is complete, the Operations team have come trust the alerts. This is especially true when transient or self-correcting alerts are automatically cleared without ops team involvement, but a record is still available for audit and debugging purposes. This saves time and therefore money.
  • When setup correctly, it provides good visibility into applications, devices and whole customer estates. This saves time and therefore money when issues arise.
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