DX Application Performance Management vs. Micro Focus Diagnostics (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
DX Application Performance Management
Score 9.0 out of 10
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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
Micro Focus Diagnostics (discontinued)
Score 5.0 out of 10
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Micro Focus Diagnostics was the analytics and issue diagnostics component of the Application Performance Management suite. It provided code-level visibility into transaction activity across applications and the network they are operating on. The product is no longer available for sale.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
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Application Performance Management
Comparison of Application Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
DX Application Performance Management
3.7
6 Ratings
69% below category average
Micro Focus Diagnostics (discontinued)
7.8
1 Ratings
2% above category average
Application monitoring3.26 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Database monitoring3.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Threshold alerts3.26 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Predictive capabilities4.04 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Application performance management console3.26 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Collaboration tools4.03 Ratings7.01 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 ManagementMicro Focus Diagnostics (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
3.2
(6 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
2.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
DX Application Performance ManagementMicro Focus Diagnostics (discontinued)
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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I would say on 90% of our agent installs everything works without any modification. If the application however makes a large use of memory based cache and analysis that classes will need to be excluded from instrumentation or it will impact performance.
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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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  • Agent level customization - For highly performant applications we can easily exclude instrumentation, yet still receive the benefit of historical tracking on common data points like CPU, Heap and GC cycles.
  • Support - In the 5+ years working with the product any HP solution engagements have been quick to provide a needed configuration solution.
  • Agent Diversity - Have used the product across 6+ differing middleware technologies comprising dozens of version (both middleware and java) combinations.
  • Agent installation - With its ability to support a silent type install, automating was a simple task.
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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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  • The product does offer a lot of functionality - This can lead to a cluttered user interface and does take some time to become comfortable and proficient in its use.
  • Data Volume - We have had some issues in balancing the desire to keep all data and consuming infrastructure storage.
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Support Rating
Broadcom
We have never received any support from CA on this product
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Discontinued Products
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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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Discontinued Products
While it has been several years since using BMC Patrol I like that HP doesn't require me to have a custom module added for every different type of product I would like to instrument.
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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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Discontinued Products
  • Performance Tuning - Product is fully integrated to provide baseline and drift across releases.
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