DX Application Performance Management vs. Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)

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
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Score 7.2 out of 10
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Microsoft's System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) is a monitoring and application performance management option, with the core datacenter and cloud-based systems monitoring.N/A
Pricing
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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
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Community Pulse
DX Application Performance ManagementMicrosoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Considered Both Products
DX Application Performance Management
Chose DX Application Performance Management
App Dynamics seems to be far easier to instrument and has little overhead for additional configurations. While Team Center is a nice addition to the overall APM process. I feel it needs to be more streamlined in how to implement and configure. Not having a universal console for …
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
DX Application Performance ManagementMicrosoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
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
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
6.1
22 Ratings
22% below category average
Application monitoring3.26 Ratings5.020 Ratings
Database monitoring3.24 Ratings9.022 Ratings
Threshold alerts3.26 Ratings10.022 Ratings
Predictive capabilities4.04 Ratings2.020 Ratings
Application performance management console3.26 Ratings3.019 Ratings
Collaboration tools4.03 Ratings6.017 Ratings
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications4.05 Ratings4.020 Ratings
Application dependency mapping and thresholding4.05 Ratings4.018 Ratings
Virtualization monitoring4.04 Ratings7.020 Ratings
Server availability and performance monitoring3.24 Ratings10.021 Ratings
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting4.04 Ratings8.021 Ratings
IT Asset Discovery4.02 Ratings5.018 Ratings
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User Ratings
DX Application Performance ManagementMicrosoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Likelihood to Recommend
3.2
(6 ratings)
8.0
(25 ratings)
Support Rating
2.5
(2 ratings)
7.3
(8 ratings)
User Testimonials
DX Application Performance ManagementMicrosoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
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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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.
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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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Microsoft
  • Allows us to visualize our systems in a single interface and see the status of health as well as relevant performance metrics.
  • A flexible and powerful interface with active alerting covering domain controllers, SQL servers, etc...
  • Allows you to customize your views and workspaces for specific tasks and needs.
  • Reporting is powerful and flexible.
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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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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.
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Support Rating
Broadcom
We have never received any support from CA on this product
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Microsoft
Hard to get support. The product is not being actively developed anymore, so it is hard to get new features for the product.
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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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Microsoft
We used Altiris and WSUS and in the beginning Altiris had the better admin interface than SCOM, but it is no longer the case as SCOM has refined their admin interface. Altiris still has better and more robust group assignments for management roles and those two other tools can better manage non Windows OS devices than SCOM but for a large enterprise Windows shop, if you can afford it, SCOM is the way to go.
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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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Microsoft
  • It has allowed us to provide an Enterprise Event/Alert management solution to the Global company
  • It has taken a long time to get it to provide valuable alerts and information, lots of user resources and investment.
  • It assists with 24/7 monitoring and out of hours support
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