Aternity Digital Experience Management vs. ControlUp

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Aternity
Score 5.1 out of 10
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The Aternity Digital Experience Management platform provides AI-powered analytics and self-healing control in order to improve employee productivity and customer satisfaction, get to market fast with high quality apps, drive down the cost of IT operations, and mitigate the risk of IT transformation. Formerly from Riverbed Technologies, Aternity became an independent company in 2020, and assumes the the APM capabilities of the SteelCentral AppInternals solution, formerly from Riverbed.N/A
ControlUp
Score 10.0 out of 10
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ControlUp, from the company of the same name headquartered in San Francisco, offers an end user experience monitoring focuses on being able to easily find the root cause of IT issues, remediate directly from its UI vs. having to rely on several tools, and strategically analyze historical resources, usage, and issues data.N/A
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Aternity Digital Experience ManagementControlUp
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AternityControlUp
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Small Businesses
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SolarWinds Pingdom
Score 7.6 out of 10
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SolarWinds Pingdom
Score 7.6 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Cisco ThousandEyes
Cisco ThousandEyes
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Cisco ThousandEyes
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Nexthink
Nexthink
Score 9.1 out of 10
Nexthink
Nexthink
Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
Aternity Digital Experience ManagementControlUp
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(6 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Aternity Digital Experience ManagementControlUp
Likelihood to Recommend
Aternity
We are a services organization and we use Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals with our customers. It has allowed us to expand the footprint in the application management business with virtually all of our major accounts. We were able to expand and go into other applications that we weren't in or offering previously. Now, we have a new value proposition for our customer enhanced visibility, enhanced stability, and we can reduce our cost to them because our cost structure is reduced by using Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals.
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ControlUp
An environment where visibility of general performance metrics isn't currently done or is done with a system that is difficult to use (which was our case). An environment where resource allocation decisions need to be made (e.g. how much RAM and CPU to allocate to VM pools). An environment where a troubleshooting tool is needed (e.g. to answer the question, "Why is this person experiencing poor performance right now?")
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Pros
Aternity
  • Root cause finding/remediation (it goes beyond analysis).
  • Shows latency between applications and servers.
  • Identifies long-running SQL queries, and puts the onus back on developers to clean up their SQL code.
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ControlUp
  • The triggers are very flexible and can be configured to alert on things from events in sessions to hardware failures. Script actions are what they sound like. They are scripts that can be created and run on demand or tied to a trigger. One example is that if a hard drive is low on space we have a script to clean up certain things on the drive.
  • Script actions are supported by the ControlUp community. Community members can submit scripts that are reviewed by ControlUp and approved. This means more script are added over time.
  • ControlUp support and sales support has been great. Our sales engineer is always willing to jump on and help us with configuration issues and standard support is quick to respond and are good at resolving issues.
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Cons
Aternity
  • The tool demands High CPU resources to perform monitoring which reduces the overall performance and the user experience is sluggish
  • Also a good amount of training is required to set up the different use cases and monitoring parameters which in return demands a dedicated resource to work on the tool
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ControlUp
  • It seems that there is a gradual transition occurring from one interface (a local program) to another (Web). This creates confusion at times.
  • ScoutBees module has a problem with our version of Horizon, so we can't do a login test
  • The local program for ControlUp uses a lot of resources
  • The training session focus on very large environments, which we aren't. Might be good to offer SMB sessions separately.
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Support Rating
Aternity
The support I give the highest rating because it is really amazing. Every time we triggered the tool support, we were very well served very quickly and efficiently. The problems were solved quickly and without stress. The staff helped us within minutes and had a lot of patience with us
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ControlUp
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Alternatives Considered
Aternity
There is a wide variety of APM solutions out there for companies to pick from. Riverbed AppInternals sits near the top of the stack certainly. We already deploy steelhead units across the estate with client licenses, that aided us in our decision to select AppInternals. We found the costs of AppDynamics and New Relic ( which we had trials for) both costly against AppInternals.
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ControlUp
I feel all these products are good and have their strengths but for me it came down to two categories. How easy is it to find issues and cost. It seemed to me that the easiest to use is ControlUp and eG. Price broke down to ControlUp and SysTrack being lower than Goliath and eG.
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Return on Investment
Aternity
  • This product has really wonderful features and one of the most valuable ones is the transaction searches into TTW.
  • This will show you the operations that occurred under conditions that the user specifies, giving you the opportunity to drill down on the things that are more important and affecting system performance.
  • Besides that, the capability of analyzing each individual transaction captured to a very low-level detail (method call/line of code). This ability empowers the testing teams to provide more visibility to developers on how they can improve.
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ControlUp
  • its licensing cost is a bit on high
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