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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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SiteScope

SiteScope is definitely well suited in an HP server environment. It is also well suited for virtual server environments. It is also well suited for those who are happy with email and text based message alerting.It may not be appropriate in other environments where monitoring physical components is critical. Because HP SiteScope does not monitor certain physical components, it does fall short of being able to be a "one stop shop solution" in regard to monitoring. It is not well suited for those looking for logic in how alerts are sent and cascade to other people or groups.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

AppDynamics
7.9
SiteScope
7.6
Application monitoring
AppDynamics
8.0
SiteScope
8.0
Database monitoring
AppDynamics
7.5
SiteScope
6.1
Threshold alerts
AppDynamics
8.3
SiteScope
9.1
Predictive capabilities
AppDynamics
7.0
SiteScope
6.3
Application performance management console
AppDynamics
8.3
SiteScope
7.2
Collaboration tools
AppDynamics
8.0
SiteScope
7.1
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
AppDynamics
SiteScope
7.2
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
AppDynamics
SiteScope
7.7
Virtualization monitoring
AppDynamics
SiteScope
8.1
Server availability and performance monitoring
AppDynamics
SiteScope
8.2
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
AppDynamics
SiteScope
7.1
IT Asset Discovery
AppDynamics
SiteScope
8.6

Pros

  • Check code for slow performance
  • Targeted results for any issues
  • Detailed information about code performance
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  • URL based monitoring
  • Remote monitoring for CPU, memory and disk
  • Log monitoring
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Cons

  • It's pretty slow to learn all of the capabilities
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  • SiteScope does not monitor certain physical components. For example, SiteScope cannot monitor things like power supplies failing, failed hard drives (it DOES monitor disk space), array controllers, etc.
  • SiteScope does not offer cascading alerting. By that I mean that alerting is an all or nothing type of thing. It does NOT offer this example of a kind of configuration: alert tier 1, if no response, then alert tier 2. It is only capable of alerting 1 to many emails. So if you are looking for that type of cascading logic to alerting, you may want to look elsewhere.
  • There is no mobile application that I know of. So, you are limited to email and text message alerting unless you link it to some other application that does that sort of thing.
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We are a reseller of appdynamics
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Usability

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SiteScope8.0
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Very straightforward and easy to use once you get past the short learning curve.
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Alternatives Considered

Better capability set / there are more 3rd party integrations / appdynamics has a bigger profile
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I will begin by saying that I "inherited" SiteScope". So, it really was not my choice as to whether or not I was going to use it. Also, we were so heavily ingrained in SiteScope, that it would have taken a HUGE overhaul of our monitoring system to switch to something else.
SiteScope does not have a discovery option. Not like others you may have sampled (i.e. SolarWinds). The plus is that you monitor exactly what you want with no plethora of other junk you may not want. The "negative" is that you must set up all the monitors. I know I did mention the templates and copy/paste features, although it can be streamlined, it is still a manual process for each server. SiteScope is all a very manual process while others crawl your network and discover stuff.
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Return on Investment

  • Ensures that less buggy code is put into production
  • Quickly finds issues
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  • A positive is that SiteScope has allowed us to be alerted and respond quicker in the event of issues.
  • A positive is that SiteScope does have reporting capabilities on monitoring history. You are able to look back and see trends of different monitors and therefore able to adjust your environment accordingly. This could potentially allow you to "downsize" different servers in regard to memory, disk space, CPU, or others.
  • A negative is that it is not a one stop shop solution. Unless you are all virtual and have no need to monitor physical components, then you will need something else along side this.
  • A negative is that there is no real true discovery. Not like others you may have sampled (i.e. Solar Winds). The plus in that is that you monitor exactly what you want with no plethora of other junk you may not want. The "negative" is that you must set up all the monitors. I know I did mention the templates and copy/paste features, although it can be streamlined, it is still a manual process for each server.
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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
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SiteScope

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