AppDynamics vs. SolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AppDynamics
Score 8.4 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
SolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
SolarWinds® Hybrid Cloud Observability aims to provide a comprehensive, integrated, and full-stack solution designed to optimize performance, improve availability, and reduce remediation time by correlating data from across the IT ecosystem, including networks, servers, applications, databases, and more.
$5
per month node
Pricing
AppDynamicsSolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability
Editions & Modules
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Essentials
$5
per month per node
Advanced
$9
per month per node
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AppDynamicsSolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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AppDynamicsSolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability
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SolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability
Chose SolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability
Solarwinds has the best overlap of the two others I've mentioned - the other two tools (Datadog and Dynatrace) are great in their own way but Solarwinds is just good at everything; if I had to pick one tool of the above, it would be Solarwinds for the compatibility and ease of …
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Features
AppDynamicsSolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability
Application Performance Management
Comparison of Application Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
AppDynamics
8.6
63 Ratings
12% above category average
SolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability
-
Ratings
Application monitoring9.563 Ratings00 Ratings
Database monitoring7.461 Ratings00 Ratings
Threshold alerts9.261 Ratings00 Ratings
Predictive capabilities8.160 Ratings00 Ratings
Application performance management console9.160 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration tools7.750 Ratings00 Ratings
Server availability and performance monitoring8.933 Ratings00 Ratings
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting8.831 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
AppDynamicsSolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(63 ratings)
7.9
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AppDynamicsSolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability
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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SolarWinds
- For small teams serving big organizations - it's a really simple tool to install and set up relatively quickly. - the new installer is also great - I don't have to understand what modules need to be installed; it's all streamlined. - The HCO Licensing allows you to run the Additional polling engines at a scale where the previous licensing model didn't. We can deploy APEs in locations now, which would not have been worth the investment in previously as there weren't enough devices in that location/region to spend the $$$$ on an APE License.
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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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SolarWinds
  • Automated dependency mapping is a big hit.
  • High availability is extremely simple to implement.
  • Simple to use and drill into issues.
  • Analysis of growth patterns driving the recommendation engine.
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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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SolarWinds
  • Orion maps needs to be able to map to groups like atlas can by name
  • web tool set integration, atm this needs to be removed from the server to install Observability
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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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SolarWinds
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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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SolarWinds
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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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SolarWinds
Solarwinds has the best overlap of the two others I've mentioned - the other two tools (Datadog and Dynatrace) are great in their own way but Solarwinds is just good at everything; if I had to pick one tool of the above, it would be Solarwinds for the compatibility and ease of use, the other tools are more focused on being great at certain things while Solarwinds is the jack of all trades.
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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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SolarWinds
  • Provided the opportunity to offboard a number of monitoring tools that are no longer required.
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ScreenShots

SolarWinds Hybrid Cloud Observability Screenshots

Screenshot of ITOM Executive DashboardScreenshot of Observability MapsScreenshot of Performance Analysis DashboardScreenshot of Application Alerting DashboardScreenshot of Network Path Analysis