Catchpoint vs. Dynatrace

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Catchpoint
Score 8.5 out of 10
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Catchpoint is an Internet Resilience solution offering services for retailers, Global2000, CDNs, cloud service providers, and xSPs that help increase their resilience by catching any issues in the Intenet Stack before they impact their business. Catchpoint's Internet Performance Monitoring (IPM) suite offers synthetics, RUM, performance optimization, high-fidelity data, and flexible visualizations with advanced analytics. It leverages thousands of global vantage points (including inside wireless…N/A
Dynatrace
Score 7.8 out of 10
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Dynatrace is an APM scaled for enterprises with cloud, on-premise, and hybrid application and SaaS monitoring. Dynatrace uses AI-supported algorithms to provide continual APM self-learning and predictive alerts for proactive issue resolution.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details- White glove migration services - Annual subscription - Professional Services - Competitive Benchmarking
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Community Pulse
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Considered Both Products
Catchpoint
Chose Catchpoint
While Dynatrace heads the RUM front, Catchpoint offered better solutions/approaches for the synthetic side.
Chose Catchpoint
Catchpoint is much easier to create/maintain monitors than in Business Process Monitors. Catchpoint is also easier to administer and report on monitors than Business Process monitors. We migrated from Keynote to Catchpoint because of the significant deficiencies in Keynote …
Chose Catchpoint
Both products are similar and have similar challenges but the Dynatrace pricing model is not as competitive as Catchpoint.
Chose Catchpoint
Catchpoint offers similar capabilities with better pricing.
Chose Catchpoint
Catchpoint is the trusted solution for monitoring our application. It provides an intuitive UI create monitoring screens for all of our rest endpoints and web UI. The email alerts send out by Catchpoint are so detailed and visually clear. We were able to figure out the time of …
Chose Catchpoint
Catchpoint's node deployment, especially on the LM and mobile locations is one of the best I have seen. It helps us to debug better.
Chose Catchpoint
Primary reason was the numbers of Pops available.
Chose Catchpoint
Catchpoint offers a complete platform. You get different options of synthetic monitoring in one place, kinda what we were going after. Web Transaction, Network Tests, Mobile Tests, HTML Code, API Tests, DNS Tests, SMTP Tests, IMAP, BGP, etc. The list goes on and on. This …
Chose Catchpoint
We currently use all of the mentioned tools, but for different purposes. The Catchpoint tool is used for monitoring our website availability and keeping an eye on uptime. The other tools are used for other reasons and in some cases work as an augmentation of the …
Dynatrace
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User Ratings
CatchpointDynatrace
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(54 ratings)
8.0
(341 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.3
(2 ratings)
8.6
(12 ratings)
Usability
7.8
(3 ratings)
8.4
(9 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.7
(54 ratings)
8.2
(201 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.2
(1 ratings)
7.9
(8 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
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(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
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(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Catchpoint Systems Inc
A Solid product, provides meaningful accurate data results from synthetic monitoring. Catchpoint as a vendor has acted as a reliable business partner and promotes good relationship with customers and provides them with meaningful support. Support engineer and account manager make efforts to maintain helpful relationship for services offered. Been able to work with us to provide input for code changes and enhancements for payload used for synthetics.
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Dynatrace LLC
Dynatrace is well suited to a number of tasks. It is important to determine who the end users are and gather good information to tailor their experience accordingly. For instance, business/marketing should not have access to some of the more technical data, and business metrics can be a distraction for IT operations personnel.
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Pros
Catchpoint Systems Inc
  • Easy to login with SSO
  • Easy to review the test runs over the last hour or specific time period
  • Easy to check the results of any Catchpoint test that ran. This helps to understand why the test results may or may not be what is expected
  • I can't wait for the new Symphony UI to be completed because it is so much richer that the previous UI
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Dynatrace LLC
  • We loved Dynatrace's ability to show the data flow - from the front end points through the back end points straight to the database and various API's. It was advanced in its data visualization. This is useful for debugging - showing when/where the errors are. It can even enable non-technical individuals in the corporation to help debug
  • Dynatrace has some great highly customizable integration options as well as monitoring. You can configure your layout & integration options to create custom monitoring alerts for your applications performance. Further you can increase the extensibility of using a REST API on your architecture.
  • Some advanced dev-ops systems are utilizing Kubernetes/docker aswell as Node.JS - Dynatrace was able to log and help understand all of our dev-ops needs. It gave us native alerts based off of deviations from the baseline that we set during initial configuration. These metrics are priceless.
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Cons
Catchpoint Systems Inc
  • Script recording could be more stable. Should be as smooth as chrome developer recording.
  • Needs a way to modularize the code so we don't have to repair in broad sections when it breaks because of some unplanned code change on our end.
  • How about a tutorial on selenium as relates to Catchpoint.
  • Some of the functions could have better descriptions.
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Dynatrace LLC
  • Dynatrace does not monitor easily on AIX OS.
  • Dynatrace does not monitor easily on a C-based application.
  • The way DPGR is addressed by Dynatrace is not very complete, and not clear. One thing is to mask the IP and request attributes but is not enough, the replay session feature is great but raises serious questions about user tracking.
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Likelihood to Renew
Catchpoint Systems Inc
we are heavily dependent catchpoint system for the following functions * Detect end-user availability/performance-related problems * Ensures
service level objectives (SLO) are met, that prevents service level
agreement (SLA) breaches * Identify and understand the cause of any
network connectivity or application level issue * Improves the
availability and response time service levels
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Dynatrace LLC
We have already renewed our purchase with the company. They make it easy for us to get a temporary license for our contingency site that is only used for testing twice a year. We are expanding our license with for this tool. We find it very useful and will renew it again.
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Usability
Catchpoint Systems Inc
It's hard to find the functionalities that I am looking for in the application. Even if I did something in the past, after a time I have to re-learn again where the functionalities are. This is a powerful tool, but not user-friendly. Texts in the buttons and menus are not always meaningful or easily comprehensible.
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Dynatrace LLC
I really liked how easy it was to deploy the SaaS vesion of Dynatrace in our environment. We have a lot of tools that have plenty of capability but they don't get a whole lot of use because they would require someone who is an expert to use them. With the SaaS version of Dynatrace, all the admin functions are taken care of by the Dynatrace team (updates, patches, new features, bugs, etc.) and our small shop can focus on getting valuable metrics, alerts and issue resolution from the product.
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Reliability and Availability
Catchpoint Systems Inc
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Dynatrace LLC
Our environment, it never goes down therefore is always available.
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Performance
Catchpoint Systems Inc
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Dynatrace LLC
We have not seen where it does slow down an application.
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Support Rating
Catchpoint Systems Inc
Catchpoint's customer support has been very impressive. They are always available when we needed help with setting up any tests that may also include help with scripting. They held an in-person workshop in our office to help train our internal resources with the scripting, dashboards, and metrics.
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Dynatrace LLC
Given that Dynatrace has become an informal industry standard, the plethora of information available on forums is massive. Most problems or roadblocks you come across are most likely (almost certainly, in fact) already solved and solutions available on these forums. The tech support at Dynatrace is also quite good, with prompt and knowledgeable people at their end.
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In-Person Training
Catchpoint Systems Inc
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Dynatrace LLC
We did both online and in house training - they used our system so it made more sense.
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Online Training
Catchpoint Systems Inc
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Dynatrace LLC
The training was done on our time and with our system.
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Implementation Rating
Catchpoint Systems Inc
very easy to implement as the product is user-friendly
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Dynatrace LLC
Using Dynatrace support services to assist (and lead) the implementation was extremely important.
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Alternatives Considered
Catchpoint Systems Inc
Primary reason we went with Catchpoint is that they offered us actual backbone testing locations. All the other features like a filmstrip and traceroutes have been very beneficial as well and were not available in the competitors' solutions.
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Dynatrace LLC
Synthetic Monitoring automatically does what other products do only through the use of other tools or through the development of user applications that still have a high cost of maintenance. The other products are not immediately usable and require many customizations. Through the use of configuration automatisms, you can be immediately operational and, in our case, we detected several imperfections in the applications.
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Scalability
Catchpoint Systems Inc
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Dynatrace LLC
Dynatrace can be used to monitor may software tools
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Return on Investment
Catchpoint Systems Inc
  • The ROI has been very good with this product, we have seen multiple folds of time-saving by using this tool and preempting any risk associated with non-performant times of our server, hence increasing the team's capability to respond to certain downtime scenarios and the level of action that needs to be taken.
  • Catchpoint’s observability solution makes it easier to have global visibility of our website's performance and to fix issues quicker
  • I don't have any negatives, every good product comes with a cost, that is the fact but the Catchpoint tool has ultimately improved our ROI much beyond the changes that we pay
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Dynatrace LLC
  • Thanks to Dynatrace we have been able to effectively challenge and collaborate with service providers and outsourced IT teams.
  • Thanks to Dynatrace we have reduced MTTR on troubleshooting by a magnitude of four.
  • The performance analyses our team has done with Dynatrace earned us trust among management, business teams, and IT teams.
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