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Likelihood to Recommend

AppDynamics

As it pertains to monitoring database transactions, as our application relies heavily on SQL, AppDynamic's monitoring tool made an immediate impact on sorting which ones are slow. The business transactions that we can capture are limited in the sense that our application works where it can't be limited to 200, so we ended having to setup service endpoints to account for it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sensu

  • Well suited for raising pagers when you have count-based metrics.
  • Well suited for threshold-based metrics.
  • Not well suited for tracking events over the day, since graphs and other visualizations are missing.
Debodirno Chandra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

AppDynamics
8.6
Sensu
4.5
Application monitoring
AppDynamics
8.8
Sensu
4.6
Database monitoring
AppDynamics
8.7
Sensu
4.6
Threshold alerts
AppDynamics
9.2
Sensu
8.1
Predictive capabilities
AppDynamics
7.8
Sensu
Application performance management console
AppDynamics
8.6
Sensu
1.0
Collaboration tools
AppDynamics
8.4
Sensu
Virtualization monitoring
AppDynamics
Sensu
2.0
Server availability and performance monitoring
AppDynamics
Sensu
5.6
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
AppDynamics
Sensu
6.0

Pros

AppDynamics

  • Giving a network map of our application that shows where slowdowns are occurring and where network traffic is running into a bottleneck.
  • We are able to gather node-specific information that shows the number of sessions a web server or even Redis session statistics.
  • We use AppDynamics to give a holistic view of our application allowing us to quickly narrow in on problems.
Tyler Twitchell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sensu

  • Unique concept as a "monitoring router" that can tie services together.
  • Backward-compatible with Nagios environments.
  • More of a DevOps focus than Nagios.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AppDynamics

  • Price of the AppDynamics is high. But it has many valuable features. This makes it difficult for small businesses to enter.
  • Functionality is overkill for most small to midsize businesses (SMBs). When stacking up product units, it can get pricey for enterprises as well.
  • With fine granular configs and customizations available, it will also mean that it is very complicated and requires a certain amount of knowledge before we can make full use of all features in the product. Much careful thought and planning is required to get the most of it. Set-up will be longer. One recommendation is for features to be better documented.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sensu

  • Cannot be solely used for tracking metrics over time.
  • Not a very good UI.
Debodirno Chandra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

AppDynamics

We are a reseller of appdynamics
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sensu

No answers on this topic

Support Rating

AppDynamics

AppDynamics 8.1
Based on 8 answers
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.
Eduin Zuloaga | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sensu

Sensu 3.0
Based on 1 answer
Sensu's customer support was always willing to work with us but never really seemed to learn much from our experiences. I think they get a lot of customers with DevOps IT teams that are willing to put in a lot of elbow grease to get the most of Sensu's architecture.However, despite explaining my continued disappointment with their documentation and the overall flow of the product, I never got much more than a "sorry" and a notice that their documentation was open source if I wanted to contribute to it.The problem, of course, is that you can't document what you don't understand. I'm a former technical writer, so I know that better than most.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AppDynamics

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sensu

Have used New Relic and Sematext Cloud for APM and for tracking over days and visualizing the issues. But those are very expensive as compared to Sensu.
Debodirno Chandra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AppDynamics

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sensu

  • Standing up the Sensu Go server took very little effort.
  • Setting up and maintaining the build processes and deployment logic for Sensu assets and checks was somewhat exhausting and resulted in lower adoption among non-DevOps IT.
  • The limited web interface resulted in lower adoption among non-DevOps IT.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

Edition
APM Pro$3,3301
APM AdvancedContact sales team
APM PeakContact sales team
  1. per year
Additional Pricing Details

Sensu

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Sensu Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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