DX Application Performance Management vs. AlertSite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
DX Application Performance Management
Score 9.0 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
AlertSite
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
AlertSite, from SmartBear Software, is a website monitoring and application performance management application offering real time alerting with root-cause analytics and robust reporting.N/A
Pricing
DX Application Performance ManagementAlertSite
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DX Application Performance ManagementAlertSite
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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DX Application Performance ManagementAlertSite
Top Pros
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Features
DX Application Performance ManagementAlertSite
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
AlertSite
7.6
4 Ratings
0% below category average
Application monitoring3.26 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Database monitoring3.24 Ratings6.53 Ratings
Threshold alerts3.26 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Predictive capabilities4.04 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Application performance management console3.26 Ratings7.54 Ratings
Collaboration tools4.03 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications4.05 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Application dependency mapping and thresholding4.05 Ratings7.53 Ratings
Virtualization monitoring4.04 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Server availability and performance monitoring3.24 Ratings8.54 Ratings
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting4.04 Ratings8.03 Ratings
IT Asset Discovery4.02 Ratings7.53 Ratings
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User Ratings
DX Application Performance ManagementAlertSite
Likelihood to Recommend
3.2
(6 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
2.5
(2 ratings)
2.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
DX Application Performance ManagementAlertSite
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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SmartBear
AlertSite is used in our organization to monitor our website and web applications in real-time to collect the super important metrics reflecting web page load time but from the user end (E2E) and that approaches helps us to understand what our website is experiencing in real-time.
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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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SmartBear
  • The Deja-Click Recorder is an excellent tool.
  • Good UI that translates to large NOC screens well.
  • Easy Alerting and Reporting.
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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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SmartBear
  • Tool is complicated for Alert creation
  • AlertSite GUI need improvement. As compared to Datadog, it needs improvement in GUI
  • While using AlertSite, many times we faced false alerting, they need to take a look at it to improve performance.
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Likelihood to Renew
Broadcom
No answers on this topic
SmartBear
Reviewing other cost saving options
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Usability
Broadcom
No answers on this topic
SmartBear
Pretty good product only issue was cost
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Support Rating
Broadcom
We have never received any support from CA on this product
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SmartBear
I've been unable to contact support after several attempts.
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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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SmartBear
We moved all of our services to Site24x7 after several years with AlertSite. We looked at Uptrends and Pingdom to name a few whilst evaluating options. Pingdom lacks functionality and Uptrends we found to have quite a steep learning curve. AlertSites platform and in particular the Deja-Click recorder is a standout tool against the other platforms. Sadly the upscaling costs of multi-location transactions can quickly add up.
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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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SmartBear
  • A negative thing is Monitoring locations would have issues and cause false-positive alerts and due to that monitoring team's repetitive work has increased.
  • A positive thing that I have noticed so far is the fact that the AlertSite customers support team is trying to build relationships and go the extra mile to make sure we can overcome any occurring issues and they are quick to respond and provide sufficient guidance for implementing efficiently, and fix products issues.
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