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In scenarios where proactively preventing performance issues is a priority, AppDynamics shines. Its machine learning capabilities and automatic baselining help predict and address potential problems before they impact users. If an organization has relatively simple monitoring needs and doesn't require the advanced features provided by AppDynamics, simpler and more cost-effective monitoring tools may be a better fit.
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AppOptics is good for small to medium-sized organizations with less than 150 servers or less than 40 services to monitor. It performs well for this use case where people need to get an overview of application performance, and 95%ile data is okay. Somewhere every data point and every record is critical; it should be avoided.
Read full review Pros When an issue arises, AppDynamics shines in root cause analysis. For example, it provides a comprehensive breakdown of the factors contributing to a performance problem. This detailed analysis accelerates the troubleshooting process, allowing our teams to address the root cause swiftly and effectively. Read full review Request tracing with code profiling. Automated alerting on latency and response codes for each API. Low resource overhead while collecting data from our application servers. Highly performant dashboard that enables us to make progress rapidly. Very resilient. We have not seen a downtime in their service in the entire year that we have used them. Identify database and cache requests that are taking longer than expected Read full review Cons The initial setup process of AppDynamics could be more user-friendly. Some users find the configuration and onboarding to be a bit complex. Improving the onboarding experience could make it more accessible, especially for smaller teams or those with limited resources. It can be difficult for some users to get AppDynamics up and running for the first time. For new users, the platform's usability might be improved by streamlining the onboarding process or providing more user-friendly setup wizards. Read full review The only thing that I would add is the possibility to display every single query our servers receive to eventually analyze them and query through them. We could also generate nice visualizations from that. Right now I believe we can only see averages. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
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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We have been using AppOptics for over 3.5 years and expect to continue to renew it for the foreseeable future
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As far a usability is concerned for AppOptics, it is just as matter of few minutes away even if you start from scratch, as all you need to do is register on the site and you will get the URL and password. And after this all you have to do is follow the instruction, as per the configuration wizard (tool tip) within the console for various technology such as SQL, IIS, .NET
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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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Solarwinds AppOptics is rated as 9 out of 10 and the reason is there are still few areas where AppOptics needs to improve such as Service Now Integration, GCP Cloud Support, Better Dashboard visualization for application transactions flow. Other than these feature everything is there in AppOptics and that's a reason given 9 points out of 10.
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I have used Splunk for a short period. It was difficult to connect with the server and it takes much time to connect with the central server but AppDynamics is quite fast in it. Plus the service handlers for Splunk were a little ignorant their response was usually late in AppDynamics we got a great service team that gave us the solution with application bugs and fixes. Overall AppDynamics is more reliable.
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What we found positive in AppOptics from others is:
Easy to install and manage. Various stack support. Point to point deep-dive metrics and correlation. Metrics like DB connection, query analysis, latency in API calls, and other connections, response codes for various APIs, etc are the key ones in our case, which AppOptics provides efficiently. Alerts can be sent on different channels. Read full review Return on Investment Our applications's dependability and performance have increased due to it, and this has raised user satisfaction, our clients can now use our apps with greater speed and dependability and with fewer likelihood of encountering performance issues. By lowering the frequency of application outages and enhancing the functionality of our revenue-generating apps, it has assisted us in increasing revenue, like it assisted us in locating and resolving performance bottlenecks in our online shopping cart applications which greatly increased the quantity of transactions we could handle in seconds. Our IT staff is now more productive due to its automation of numerous APM related tasks, our IT staff can now concentrate on more strategic tasks as a result of this. Read full review Application monitoring troubleshooting became more accurate. Accurate results save more man-hours of manual troubleshooting. As Realtime monitoring and alerts provide more flexibility, downtime can be minimized and Accurate Root causes can be provided. Dashboards can be useful for making future strategy based on trends. Installation and integration is easy. Read full review ScreenShots SolarWinds AppOptics Screenshots