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AppDynamics

40 Ratings

SiteScope

11 Ratings

AppDynamics

40 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 101

SiteScope

11 Ratings
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Score 6.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

AppDynamics

AppDynamics is really good for comprehensive application monitoring and alerting, but does carry a learning curve to get the real value out of it.
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SiteScope

HP sitescope is mostly used if we need infrastructure monitoring. And in most companies, we have many servers and need to monitor their health and so Sitescope is a good buy for all such scenarios. It is not very useful when we want to have dashboards and depictions based on the data from Sitescope. We can't index the logs and create regex operations from those logs like we do in other monitoring tools
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Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

AppDynamics
8.2
SiteScope
7.6
Application monitoring
AppDynamics
9.3
SiteScope
8.0
Database monitoring
AppDynamics
7.2
SiteScope
6.2
Threshold alerts
AppDynamics
8.9
SiteScope
9.1
Predictive capabilities
AppDynamics
7.4
SiteScope
6.4
Application performance management console
AppDynamics
8.3
SiteScope
7.2
Collaboration tools
AppDynamics
8.4
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

  • The user interface is brilliant, especially the map showing the flow of network traffic between your various pieces of hardware being monitored.
  • Easy to identify slow running queries.
  • Quick and easy to set up.
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  • All the infrastructure monitoring things are preexisting and we don't need to set up anything additional when using HP Sitescope. We have monitors for ps, CPU, etc., for our application.
  • HP Sitescope can also run the custom scripts in our servers and send an alert based on the output. For example, we are running one custom script with HP sitescope to monitor large size files and send an alert if they exceed the threshold.
  • Sitescope will have logs as well which can then be forwarded to splunk to draw graphs in splunk for the dashboard. For example, ps is very expensive in splunk and it was disabled. So we are sending that stat from HP sitescope and have a splunk dashboard to show the memory of that process over time.
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Cons

  • It is quite pricey, though does provide a lot more detail than other APM providers.
  • Traversing the call stack through multiple application layers can get confusing at times.
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  • The tool doesn't have much visibility for JavaScript heavy web pages for URL monitors.
  • The Java version to run the tool has issues sometimes with running the application.
  • The reporting function needs some improvement.
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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

After looking at a number of different alternatives to AppDynamics its error reporting seems to be the greatest out of the lot. It tracks anything imaginable and allows for the reporting as much as you want with as much information as you want.
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SiteScope can be easily deployed. It required less care feeding as it is quite stable. Compared to other products which are agent-based, HP SiteScope can monitor remotely without any issues. We selected HP Sitescope as it was easier to manage compared to the other tools which require more human resources to manage.
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Return on Investment

  • Being able to see potential chokepoints throughout all of our systems helped from day one to optimise key areas.
  • The relational diagram for each system actually shown somewhere helps identify what relies on what.
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  • The tool is quite user intuitive and easy to learn.
  • The tool is quite stable and doesn't require a lot of maintenance.
  • The tool cannot monitor JavaScript heavy pages properly.
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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