16 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.5 out of 100
115 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 7.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Application Performance Management

    Aternity

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.8

    Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)

    88%
    Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) ranks higher in 12/12 features

    Application monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    22 Ratings

    Database monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    24 Ratings

    Threshold alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    24 Ratings

    Predictive capabilities

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    21 Ratings

    Application performance management console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    21 Ratings

    Collaboration tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    19 Ratings

    Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    22 Ratings

    Application dependency mapping and thresholding

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    20 Ratings

    Virtualization monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    21 Ratings

    Server availability and performance monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    23 Ratings

    Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    23 Ratings

    IT Asset Discovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    20 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Aternity Digital Experience Management is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.5

    Aternity

    85%
    6 Ratings
    8.9

    Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)

    89%
    27 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.1

    Aternity

    91%
    4 Ratings
    7.6

    Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)

    76%
    18 Ratings

    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.
    Read full review

    Microsoft

    More appropriate for:
    • Pure Microsoft ecosystem environments (Windows Server and SQL server) and the most common Linux and UNIX platforms.
    • Environments where cost is less of a factor than settling on a single platform for monitoring
    • Environments where the administrators are familiar with the setup and installation of SCOM.
    Less appropriate for:
    • Pure UNIX/Linux shops, especially versions not supported out of the box by SCOM.
    • Shops that cannot afford the engagement to setup/configure and maintain on a continuous basis.
    • Shops that cannot dedicate personnel to the care and feeding of SCOM, especially when supporting larger environments.
    Read full review

    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.
    Read full review

    Microsoft

    • Pick real-time health data from a large number of systems through their agent services installed on those remote systems.
    • Have the ability to directly create an incident in snow with its SCOM-SNOW Integration pack.
    • Have the capability to design activities to perform actions on apps or infrastructure components directly from SCOM Dashboard.
    Read full review

    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
    Read full review

    Microsoft

    • One of the biggest drawbacks to SCOM is the sheer scope and complexity of the system. This can be a pro and a con. The system is very customizable, what you put into it is what you'll get out of it. That said, the learning curve is fairly steep. An organization needs to be committed to putting time and resources into SCOM to get the most out of it. I've heard stories from colleagues of several different companies that invested in SCOM and then abandoned it due to the excessive time and care required.
    • SCOM is expensive. Not only is the enterprise licensing costly, SCOM requires it's own servers, operational and warehouse databases to be maintained.
    • The OOB SCOM reports are a bit clunky and feel outdated.
    Read full review

    Pricing Details

    Aternity

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Aternity editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        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
        Read full review

        Microsoft

        We are very pleased with the support provided by the Microsoft System Center Operations Manager team. At first, we were quite hesitant to contact support, but the support team showed a very proactive approach and helped with a bunch of issues which would be much harder to overcome on our own, especially when deploying the platform for the first time.
        Read full review

        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.
        Read full review

        Microsoft

        We didn't consider any other alternatives, nor did we try or demo any other product prior to our purchase of SCOM. I know there are several other products out that perform many of the same functions and more such as SolarWinds, however, those products are pricey as well and we decided to stick with the Microsoft product in the end.
        Read full review

        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.
        Read full review

        Microsoft

        • We wanted to make sure that updates and patches deployed are actually successfully installed on devices and other tools cannot match SCOM for detailed feedback on deployment status.
        • We can now confidently provide management and security teams on successful update of security patches with high accuracy.
        • Deployment complexity took over a year to fully implement all necessary features with help of consultants and in house teams. Wish it was simpler.
        Read full review

        Add comparison