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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

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.
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OpenText Optimost

The ease of implementation combined with the managed services result in a tool that virtually anyone can use - implementation is less than 10 lines of code added to the relevant pages of the website (we simply added it to our master page template to have it available on any page) and from there the customer can be as involved or not involved as they wish. At BSI we are very hands on with the testing programme - usually developing and designing the tests ourselves and having HP build them, but if we wanted to HP to develop, design and build and limit our role to QA and review that is an option.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.3
OpenText Optimost
Application monitoring
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
9.0
OpenText Optimost
Database monitoring
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.4
OpenText Optimost
Threshold alerts
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
9.2
OpenText Optimost
Predictive capabilities
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
7.6
OpenText Optimost
Application performance management console
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.4
OpenText Optimost
Collaboration tools
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
6.8
OpenText Optimost
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.0
OpenText Optimost
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.9
OpenText Optimost
Virtualization monitoring
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.4
OpenText Optimost
Server availability and performance monitoring
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.8
OpenText Optimost
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.5
OpenText Optimost
IT Asset Discovery
Dynatrace Application Monitoring
7.7
OpenText Optimost

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.
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OpenText Optimost

  • Because it is a managed service the need for intervention by our internal IT group was removed. This allowed us to control the pace of the testing programme without being influenced by IT resource allocation
  • The client and technical account managers are very good at suggesting tests or potential improvements
  • HP regularly holds custom forums which are always informative and provide an opportunity to learn from and network with peers and industry leaders
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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.
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OpenText Optimost

  • The dashboard interface is difficult to navigate, but I understand that they are currently developing/testing a new much more user friendly interface
  • The cost can be a barrier for some organisations, but for us it is worth it. Also they are in the process of releasing a less expensive self authoring testing tool.
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Likelihood to Renew

Dynatrace Application Monitoring

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OpenText Optimost

OpenText Optimost 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We have not only renewed our subscription three years running, but we have added the self authoring tool and are looking to expand the subscription so that we can take advantage of the managed services on a global level.
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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.
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OpenText Optimost

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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.
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OpenText Optimost

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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.
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OpenText Optimost

We evaluated Optimost again Adobe's similar offering (Target). The big difference between the two and the reason why BSI choose Autonomy was the managed service aspect. The idea that once the code was deployed on the site IT no longer had to be involved gave my team full ownership of the testing programme. With the Adobe product, the involvement of the internal IT group would have been required to launch each test - and this would have decreased the number of tests we could run each month.Back in the day I also used offermatica/omniture and this too required IT involvement.
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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
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OpenText Optimost

  • Use HP Optimost was the primary driver behind a 40% increase in UK classroom training courses booked online read more details here: http://www.autonomy.com/work/news/details/hsx6767d
  • HP Optimost testing led to a 9% increase in sales by improving the BSI Shop's checkout funnel in 2012
  • HP Optimost is integral to the success of BSI's continuous improvement testing programme
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Pricing Details

Dynatrace Application Monitoring

General

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

OpenText Optimost

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
OpenText Optimost
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Dynatrace Application Monitoring
OpenText Optimost
10.0

Usability

Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.0
OpenText Optimost

Support

Dynatrace Application Monitoring
8.8
OpenText Optimost

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