AppDynamics vs. Sensu, by Sumo Logic

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AppDynamics
Score 8.3 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
Sensu
Score 5.6 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Sensu, now from Sumo Logic (acquired in June of 2021) is presented as a future-proof solution for multi-cloud monitoring at scale. The Sensu monitoring event pipeline is used by businesses to automate their monitoring workflows and gain visibility into their multi-cloud environments. The vendor boasts companies like Sony, Box.com, and Activision use Sensu to help deliver value to their customers. Sensu offers a comprehensive monitoring solution for enterprises, providing visibility across every…N/A
Pricing
AppDynamicsSensu, by Sumo Logic
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AppDynamicsSensu
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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Features
AppDynamicsSensu, by Sumo Logic
Application Performance Management
Comparison of Application Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
AppDynamics
8.4
59 Ratings
9% above category average
Sensu, by Sumo Logic
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Ratings
Application monitoring9.359 Ratings00 Ratings
Database monitoring7.758 Ratings00 Ratings
Threshold alerts9.058 Ratings00 Ratings
Predictive capabilities7.757 Ratings00 Ratings
Application performance management console8.857 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration tools7.947 Ratings00 Ratings
Server availability and performance monitoring8.430 Ratings00 Ratings
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting8.729 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
AppDynamicsSensu, by Sumo Logic
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(59 ratings)
8.6
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(6 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AppDynamicsSensu, by Sumo Logic
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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Sumo Logic
  • 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.
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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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Sumo Logic
  • Unique concept as a "monitoring router" that can tie services together.
  • Backward-compatible with Nagios environments.
  • More of a DevOps focus than Nagios.
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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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Sumo Logic
  • Cannot be solely used for tracking metrics over time.
  • Not a very good UI.
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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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Sumo Logic
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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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Sumo Logic
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.
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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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Sumo Logic
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.
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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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Sumo Logic
  • 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.
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ScreenShots

Sensu Screenshots

Screenshot of Sensu dashboard homepageScreenshot of Sensu dashboard namespace switcherScreenshot of Sensu events displayed in Grafana. In the examples above, Sensu is comfortably handling 40,000 Sensu agent connections (and their keepalives) and processing over 36,000 events per second.Screenshot of Sensu events displayed in Grafana. In the examples above, Sensu is comfortably handling 40,000 Sensu agent connections (and their keepalives) and processing over 36,000 events per second.