DX Application Performance Management vs. Dynatrace

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
DX Application Performance Management
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
DX Application Performance Management (formerly CA APM, or CA Application Performance Management) is an application performance management platform designed to correlate and analyze data in real-time. DX APM supports hybrid environments and customizable failure thresholds.N/A
Dynatrace
Score 7.4 out of 10
N/A
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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Free Trial
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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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Considered Both Products
DX Application Performance Management
Chose DX Application Performance Management
We used Dynatrace for years and got very little value out of the product. The sales staff sold the product and disappeared and the technical staff provided little value to actually help us get value from the product. We moved to CA because it was less expensive and met our …
Chose DX Application Performance Management
DX Application Performance Management can never compete with Dynatrace, New Relic, or AppDynamics. DX Application Performance Management was selected as a preferred vendor not on actual requirements, use cases, or effectiveness. You would be better using a log search tool or no …
Chose DX Application Performance Management
We only have 1 application using DX APM, while most of other applications are instrumented using Dynatrace. Dynatrace provides a better monitoring and instrumentation for applications. The required effort to setup monitoring capability using DX APM is way more work compared …
Dynatrace
Chose Dynatrace
We used different monitoring tools like Alersite, CA Wily, Splunk. Each of the tools is specialized in different areas of monitoring. None of them provides integrated monitoring that Dynatrace provided. This was the main driving force to select Dynatrace for our to be …
Chose Dynatrace
CA APM was not as solid in terms of end-to-end monitoring features. Everything looks broken.
Chose Dynatrace
Dynatrace is much easier and more thorough than DX APM.
Chose Dynatrace
Greatest capability to cover a modern and legacy environment and provide traceability across all platforms.
Chose Dynatrace
It's been a good couple of years since I used CA-APM, but it's no where close to Dynatrace.
Chose Dynatrace
Dynatrace is easier to roll out at scale, has significantly less configuration requirements and can detect more technologies out of the box with minimal implementation requirements. Implementing RUM is significantly easier in Dynatrace with auto injection to most technology. …
Chose Dynatrace
New Relic is SAAS only so it was instantly nixed. Our IT Sec wants on premise. CA APM was terrible. Like really bad. They came in for a demo too and it is no where near on par. As complicated as Dynatrace can be. CA is worse by a hundred fold.
Chose Dynatrace
There’s is no other single product that does what Dynatrace currently provides.The combination of user-monitoring, applications performance monitoring, database monitoring, host-level metrics, smartscape to automatically detect the components in the environment are all great …
Chose Dynatrace
Dynatrace uses a lot less system overhead and is much easier to deploy and scale.
Chose Dynatrace
Dynatrace is far easier to implement, configure, and manage.
Chose Dynatrace
Dynatrace excels in terms of UI and deployment.
Top Pros
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Features
DX Application Performance ManagementDynatrace
Application Performance Management
Comparison of Application Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
DX Application Performance Management
3.7
6 Ratings
71% below category average
Dynatrace
-
Ratings
Application monitoring3.26 Ratings00 Ratings
Database monitoring3.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Threshold alerts3.26 Ratings00 Ratings
Predictive capabilities4.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Application performance management console3.26 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration tools4.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications4.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Application dependency mapping and thresholding4.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Virtualization monitoring4.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Server availability and performance monitoring3.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting4.04 Ratings00 Ratings
IT Asset Discovery4.02 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
DX Application Performance ManagementDynatrace
Likelihood to Recommend
3.2
(6 ratings)
8.2
(341 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(12 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(9 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
2.5
(2 ratings)
8.2
(201 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 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
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
DX Application Performance ManagementDynatrace
Likelihood to Recommend
Broadcom
CA Wily is well suited for monitoring the load balanced application nodes and determine their main performance bottlenecks like if problem exists in heap or in some connection issues. But I think when it comes to providing the entire report of the application, it is less appropriate as there is no way to create the entire report of the test for all the counters monitored. Also there is no way to detect some issues based on the system configuration.
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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
Broadcom
  • Alerting which can be customized by the end user.
  • Visualization of the metrics and data presented to provide a unique and attractive interface.
  • Flexibility to manage actions and commands that we deem important for each application. The ability to define these and customize the metrics reported for each individual application is huge for us.
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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
Broadcom
  • We are facing challenges to meet RFP requirements in few areas where I would recommend CA to improve.
  • We are facing challenges for non (java and dotnet application) which CA APM does not support. SAP is another solution where CA APM is not able to address our business requirement.
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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
Broadcom
No answers on this topic
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
Broadcom
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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
Broadcom
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Dynatrace LLC
Our environment, it never goes down therefore is always available.
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Performance
Broadcom
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Dynatrace LLC
We have not seen where it does slow down an application.
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Support Rating
Broadcom
We have never received any support from CA on this product
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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
Broadcom
No answers on this topic
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
Broadcom
No answers on this topic
Dynatrace LLC
The training was done on our time and with our system.
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Implementation Rating
Broadcom
No answers on this topic
Dynatrace LLC
Using Dynatrace support services to assist (and lead) the implementation was extremely important.
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Alternatives Considered
Broadcom
We only have 1 application using DX APM, while most of other applications are instrumented using Dynatrace. Dynatrace provides a better monitoring and instrumentation for applications. The required effort to setup monitoring capability using DX APM is way more work compared to Dynatrace, also the amount of KPIs offered from Dynatrace is more than DX APM.
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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
Broadcom
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Dynatrace LLC
Dynatrace can be used to monitor may software tools
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Return on Investment
Broadcom
  • Introscope is deeply utilized within the organization. However, CEM and Team Center not as much. Those that use one piece don't generally use the others. Partially because of the curve in learning how to use the consoles effectively.
  • reporting is pretty well configured and easy to setup if you know how to use the tools. So this can be easy to use and takes less time to configure for the different groups within the organization.
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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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