Dynatrace vs. Scout APM

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Dynatrace
Score 7.4 out of 10
N/A
Dynatrace is an APM scaled for enterprises with cloud, on-premise, and hybrid application and SaaS monitoring. Dynatrace uses AI-supported algorithms to provide continual APM self-learning and predictive alerts for proactive issue resolution.N/A
Scout APM
Score 10.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Scout APM is offered to enable software developers to spend their time building products customers love by minimizing the effort required to identify and resolve performance issues. As a provider of Application Performance Monitoring (APM) tools, Scout states that their developer-centric approach pinpoints issues such as memory bloat, N+1 queries and other abnormalities, enabling customers to quickly resolve performance issues.
$129
per month
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Small
$129.00
per month
Medium
$199.00
per month
Large
$399.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DynatraceScout APM
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsCustom and Enterprise plans are available.
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Community Pulse
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Features
DynatraceScout APM
Application Performance Management
Comparison of Application Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Dynatrace
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Ratings
Scout APM
9.0
1 Ratings
17% above category average
Application monitoring00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Database monitoring00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Application performance management console00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(341 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.6
(12 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Usability
8.4
(9 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Availability
8.2
(1 ratings)
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Performance
7.3
(1 ratings)
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Support Rating
8.2
(201 ratings)
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In-Person Training
8.2
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Online Training
8.2
(1 ratings)
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Implementation Rating
7.9
(8 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Configurability
7.3
(1 ratings)
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Ease of integration
7.3
(1 ratings)
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Product Scalability
7.3
(1 ratings)
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Vendor post-sale
8.2
(1 ratings)
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Vendor pre-sale
8.2
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User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Dynatrace LLC
Dynatrace is well suited to a number of tasks. It is important to determine who the end users are and gather good information to tailor their experience accordingly. For instance, business/marketing should not have access to some of the more technical data, and business metrics can be a distraction for IT operations personnel.
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Scout APM
To me, it's the best APM out there for a Rails application. It is really easy to set up, configure and start debugging any kind of bad-performing endpoint. We have solved issues going from High Response Time to Memory Leaks/Bloats. All of this can be achieved even if you are hosting your app in a PaaS like Heroku. (Where sometimes is difficult to install an agent like in other vendors).
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Pros
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  • We loved Dynatrace's ability to show the data flow - from the front end points through the back end points straight to the database and various API's. It was advanced in its data visualization. This is useful for debugging - showing when/where the errors are. It can even enable non-technical individuals in the corporation to help debug
  • Dynatrace has some great highly customizable integration options as well as monitoring. You can configure your layout & integration options to create custom monitoring alerts for your applications performance. Further you can increase the extensibility of using a REST API on your architecture.
  • Some advanced dev-ops systems are utilizing Kubernetes/docker aswell as Node.JS - Dynatrace was able to log and help understand all of our dev-ops needs. It gave us native alerts based off of deviations from the baseline that we set during initial configuration. These metrics are priceless.
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Scout APM
  • Rails instrumentation
  • Segmentation by controllers and sometimes methods
  • Detecting low performing endpoints
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Cons
Dynatrace LLC
  • Dynatrace does not monitor easily on AIX OS.
  • Dynatrace does not monitor easily on a C-based application.
  • The way DPGR is addressed by Dynatrace is not very complete, and not clear. One thing is to mask the IP and request attributes but is not enough, the replay session feature is great but raises serious questions about user tracking.
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Scout APM
  • Errors (is a new functionality but I didn't get well how it can replace rollbar for example).
  • Usage measuring: In some cases is easy to get "disabled" due to a peak of bad requests.
  • Editing app's names
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Likelihood to Renew
Dynatrace LLC
We have already renewed our purchase with the company. They make it easy for us to get a temporary license for our contingency site that is only used for testing twice a year. We are expanding our license with for this tool. We find it very useful and will renew it again.
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Usability
Dynatrace LLC
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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Scout APM
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Reliability and Availability
Dynatrace LLC
Our environment, it never goes down therefore is always available.
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Scout APM
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Performance
Dynatrace LLC
We have not seen where it does slow down an application.
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Scout APM
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Support Rating
Dynatrace LLC
Given that Dynatrace has become an informal industry standard, the plethora of information available on forums is massive. Most problems or roadblocks you come across are most likely (almost certainly, in fact) already solved and solutions available on these forums. The tech support at Dynatrace is also quite good, with prompt and knowledgeable people at their end.
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In-Person Training
Dynatrace LLC
We did both online and in house training - they used our system so it made more sense.
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Online Training
Dynatrace LLC
The training was done on our time and with our system.
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Implementation Rating
Dynatrace LLC
Using Dynatrace support services to assist (and lead) the implementation was extremely important.
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Alternatives Considered
Dynatrace LLC
Synthetic Monitoring automatically does what other products do only through the use of other tools or through the development of user applications that still have a high cost of maintenance. The other products are not immediately usable and require many customizations. Through the use of configuration automatisms, you can be immediately operational and, in our case, we detected several imperfections in the applications.
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Scout APM
We have preferred Scout APM over Datadog due to: - Easy to configure and install on Heroku Platform (Datadog's agent can give some trouble when installing it on Heroku's Dynos) - Easy to monitor normal behavior and be actionable on endpoints who are out of normal - It has an easier pricing which facilitates to make predictions on budget
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Scalability
Dynatrace LLC
Dynatrace can be used to monitor may software tools
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Scout APM
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Return on Investment
Dynatrace LLC
  • Thanks to Dynatrace we have been able to effectively challenge and collaborate with service providers and outsourced IT teams.
  • Thanks to Dynatrace we have reduced MTTR on troubleshooting by a magnitude of four.
  • The performance analyses our team has done with Dynatrace earned us trust among management, business teams, and IT teams.
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Scout APM
  • Speed to solve incidents
  • Easy to monitor new endpoints or deployments
  • Easy to monitor background jobs (like sidekiq)
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ScreenShots

Scout APM Screenshots

Screenshot of Scout DashboardScreenshot of Backtrace viewScreenshot of Database Add-onScreenshot of N+1 InsightsScreenshot of Memory InsightsScreenshot of Slow Query Insights