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Likelihood to Recommend

Dynatrace Application Monitoring

Very high learning curve. Take the training videos and virtually memorize them. When the product is completely understood and navigation is natural, then Dynatrace is an extremely useful too. Implementation can be tricky, but the Dynatrace team is eager to assist in all aspects of utilization. From intial evaluation, to startup, and finally to usage. They are more than willing to train as often as needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Elasticsearch

Elasticsearch's best use case is when you want to store loosely-structured data and be able to search for it near-instantly. And you want to do that in a highly tolerant distributed system. My company doesn't use it this way but I've heard of other companies using ES to store system logs. Another company uses it to store giant store-catalogs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.3
Elasticsearch
Application monitoring
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
9.0
Elasticsearch
Database monitoring
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.4
Elasticsearch
Threshold alerts
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
9.2
Elasticsearch
Predictive capabilities
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
7.5
Elasticsearch
Application performance management console
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.4
Elasticsearch
Collaboration tools
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
6.8
Elasticsearch
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.0
Elasticsearch
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.9
Elasticsearch
Virtualization monitoring
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.4
Elasticsearch
Server availability and performance monitoring
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.8
Elasticsearch
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.5
Elasticsearch
IT Asset Discovery
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
7.7
Elasticsearch

Pros

Dynatrace Application Monitoring

  • Visibility at every layer of the technology stack
  • Super easy installation through a single agent across every platform, to include server and workstation.
  • Easy ability to navigate through the interface and drill down to the underlying problem - without a masters degree in anything. I was up and running the day I installed the first agent.
  • Automated alerts to notify you when issues arise - before someone tells you the system crashed or is slow.
  • The ability to see the interconnected system of systems, and to see the relationships of one event on other services.
Mark Sauer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Elasticsearch

  • Super-fast search on millions of documents. We've got over 2 billion documents in our index and the retrieve speeds are still in the < 1-second range.
  • Analytics on top of your search. If you organize your data appropriately, Elasticsearch can serve as a distributed OLAP system
  • Elasticsearch is great for geographic data as well, including searching and filtering with geojson, and a variety of geospatial algorithms.
Anatoly Geyfman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Dynatrace Application Monitoring

  • Not enough focus on roles and empowering the adminisrators of Dynatrace of the SaaS version
  • Under high load, performance of Dynatrace is not that good. I feel this is where it can improve.
  • A bit difficult to automate the different processes that users occupy with the different applications.
Nischay Goyal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Elasticsearch

  • Setting Java memory thresholds can be a pain for those not accustomed to things like Eden Space & Old Generation which can lead to over allocation, or more likely, under allocation. Apache Solr had a similar issue. It would be nice if the program would take an extra step and dogfood it's own advice by analyzing the system & processes to return a solid recommendation for that configuration. The proper configuration information is outlined in the documentation, it would be nice if that was automated.
  • The only health check that ElasticSearch reports back is a "red" status without any real solid information about what is going on, though its usually memory thresholds or disk I/O. I am currently on ElasticSearch 1.5 so that may have changed for newer versions. When the status goes "red", I as the administrator of the software, feel like I lose control of whats going on which should rarely happen. Something more verbose would eliminate that.
  • This is more of a critique of the ElasticStack in general. The whole top to bottom stack is starting to get feature creep with things that are better suited in other software and increasing the barrier for entry for people to get started with setting up a robust logging infrastructure. ElasticSearch as a storage search engine, is pretty streamlined, but I can see that the tools that comprise the ELK Stack are going to require a certification with constant study at some point. During major release for Logstash a while back, it literally took a month to learn a new language because Elastic completely changed the syntax. For a medium sized organization of only a couple of admins, that is a pretty high bar where time is money. They really should work on refining/automating the tools & search engine they have, instead of shoehorning/changing things on to an already rock solid foundation.
Colby Shores | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Dynatrace Application Monitoring

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Elasticsearch

Elasticsearch 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We're pretty heavily invested in ElasticSearch at this point, and there aren't any obvious negatives that would make us reconsider this decision.
Aaron Gussman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Dynatrace Application Monitoring

Dynatrace Application Monitoring 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Nischay Goyal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Elasticsearch

Elasticsearch 10.0
Based on 1 answer
To get started with Elasticsearch, you don't have to get very involved in configuring what really is an incredibly complex system under the hood. You simply install the package, run the service, and you're immediately able to begin using it. You don't need to learn any sort of query language to add data to Elasticsearch or perform some basic searching.If you're used to any sort of RESTful API, getting started with Elasticsearch is a breeze. If you've never interacted with a RESTful API directly, the journey may be a little more bumpy. Overall, though, it's incredibly simple to use for what it's doing under the covers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support

Dynatrace Application Monitoring

Dynatrace Application Monitoring 8.8
Based on 4 answers
The support team is prompt, well-versed with the tool, and often even familiar with our business requirements (which is great!). There are extensive forum discussions on most features and issues related to Dynatrace.Almost every time we hit a roadblock, there is a post on an online forum that has addressed it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Elasticsearch

Elasticsearch 7.4
Based on 7 answers
I've never used official support from the company behind Elasticsearch, but I had to get support from community, and being a so known product, it is really easy find someone else facing the same issues you have, and most of time, presenting a good solution for that.
Erlon Sousa Pinheiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation

Dynatrace Application Monitoring

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Elasticsearch

Elasticsearch 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Do not mix data and master roles. Dedicate at least 3 nodes just for Master
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Dynatrace Application Monitoring

I love Dynatrace as it is a one-stop solution and can monitor all layers at the same time. It helps us to monitor and find the root cause of performance issues. Using this we can identify the costly SQL that are taking more time. We can monitor servers' health, CPU memory, disk etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Elasticsearch

As far as we are concerned, Elasticsearch is the gold standard and we have barely evaluated any alternatives. You could consider it an alternative to a relational or NoSQL database, so in cases where those suffice, you don't need Elasticsearch. But if you want powerful text-based search capabilities across large data sets, Elasticsearch is the way to go.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Dynatrace Application Monitoring

  • Positive impact on finding problems we “didn’t know we had”. Other than a frustrated customer calling in before we had no way to know when specific users had issue. Now it is easily visible
  • Positive impact on bringing Dev and Ops together due to visualization of infrastructure to dev teams and application dehavior and user sessions to Ops
Jeffrey Shackelford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Elasticsearch

  • ElasticSearch was able to meet the high demands of our product when it mattered most.
  • Implementation of ElasticSearch was easy and quick, saving on the cost of implementation.
  • Managing ElasticSearch is very easy. With the right monitoring tools in place, it really is "set it and forget it".
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dynatrace Application Monitoring

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Elasticsearch

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.4
Elasticsearch
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Dynatrace Application Monitoring
Elasticsearch
10.0

Usability

Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.0
Elasticsearch
10.0

Support

Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.8
Elasticsearch
7.4

Implementation

Dynatrace Application Monitoring
Elasticsearch
9.0

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