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What is AppDynamics?

AppDynamics is an APM and Mobile APM program, with application mapping and predictive capabilities. These capacities enable automated remediation and code-level diagnostics in real time. It can be deployed on-premise or as a SaaS.

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What is AppDynamics?

AppDynamics delivers real-time access to every aspect of an organization's business and operational performance, so they can anticipate problems, resolve them automatically, and make smarter, more certain business decisions. Application intelligence provides the user with business and operational insights into application performance, user experience and business impact of their software applications.

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Application Performance Management Features

  • Supported: Application monitoring
  • Supported: Database monitoring
  • Supported: Threshold alerts
  • Supported: Predictive capabilities
  • Supported: Application performance management console
  • Supported: Collaboration tools
  • Supported: Server availability and performance monitoring
  • Supported: Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting

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What is AppDynamics?

AppDynamics is an APM and Mobile APM program, with application mapping and predictive capabilities. These capacities enable automated remediation and code-level diagnostics in real time. It can be deployed on-premise or as a SaaS.

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What is AppDynamics's best feature?

Reviewers rate Application monitoring highest, with a score of 9.1.

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The most common users of AppDynamics are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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William Guertin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We are using it to monitor our nodejs environments. We want to understand as we develop our code and new methods to understand the impact on performance and view the process timings. We also want to clearly see if there are memory leaks. We want a single pane of glass to visualize all pieces of the environment. We tried to use Logic Monitor but it was limited in its abilities initially and required a lot of customization to give a limited view into our application environments.
  • execution time and percentage for process stack
  • clear monitoring of memory usage and details to help troubleshoot
  • application flow maps give a good picture of the inter-dependencies in the app
  • Synergy with Logic Monitor which we use for our infrastructure monitoring.
  • a fair amount of continual configuration to prevent false positives
  • There are a lot of technologies that App Dynamics covers and documentation is a bit of a weak spot in finding clear documentation, configuring dashboards, etc.
It handles auto-monitoring / configuring a dynamic performance set point that doesn't require manual configuration and the perspective is more end to end which from one perspective is good because you get a view of the whole application end to end but there is less focus than on actual response time to the end-user and detailed breakdown which is in some sense the ultimate purpose of performance monitoring.
Rekha Yadav | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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AppDynamics is used as the Application Performance Monitoring solution. AppDynamics helps in monitoring and identifying the root cause of the problems in business-critical applications. This application is used by the Application developer and command center team to have visibility around the business-critical application. From the customer's point of view, it helps in measuring SLI and SLOs.
  • Application Performance Monitoring
  • SLI and SLO measurement
  • Transaction details
  • Application Topology Mapping
  • Tracing
  • Infrastructure Monitoring
  • Database Monitoring
  • Event Management
  • Predictions
No doubt AppDynamics is high tech APM solution that offers easy to configure application space monitoring, tracing, mapping also some sort of event collection and monitoring, however, it lacks certain things which I believe are pretty important as the new standards are being evolved for business means one such example is Observability i.e. visibility of not just application but underlying infra, users, platform and correlation among them is what still required in AppDynamics.
Nikhil Kumar Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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AppDynamics is used as an APM solution in our organization and we practice Appdynamics for our customers. From the business point of view, AppDynamics plays a pivotal role as this provides insights on Business Applications that are critical to the business revenue such as File Transfer Services, Transaction services, etc.
  • Dependency View of Technical component for a business application
  • Transactions visibility
  • Predictive Intillegence
  • Transaction drill down and root cause identification
  • Advance Technologies which leverages multiple framework languages
  • Predictive Intelligence in real
  • Integration with other event sources
  • Network Infrastructure in details
  • SLI and SLO
If application breakdown is impacting your business operations and you are unable to identify the root cause of the problem such as whether the issue is because of the hardware, database, network or application, or something else then AppDynamics fits in and provides easy to detect root cause with simple steps of configuration
Score 8 out of 10
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The solution is used for end-to-end monitoring in B2B and B2C customer applications. We use the SaaS solution, with the instrumentation of machine agents (windows / Linux), introspection in JAVA code, and Oracle and MSSQL databases. Experience monitoring was also used in major web portals. There was the integration of alarms with incident openings and other monitoring tools. Several Dashboards were implemented with business metrics.
  • Business monitoring
  • Dashboards
  • Opening and closing incidents
  • Event correlation
  • Single agent for multiple applications
  • Machine agent performance
Recommend for large corporations with a high volume of business and transactions. I don't recommend it for small and medium businesses.
Score 9 out of 10
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AppDynamics is a great application. It has helped us detect application bugs, hardware problems (based on trends) and network issues within our network. Currently, our supply chain is using AppDynamics.
  • It provides a break down of trends based on a baseline. This gives you an idea on how the application is performing.
  • The ability to drill down and look at the application code is extremely helpful.
  • The application has the ability create its own baseline, which by far is one of the best features.
  • Functionality on certain features such as reporting.
  • Features on alerts that are out of the box.
  • Lack of documentation regarding upgrades and new features.
The database monitoring piece of the application is not something I would recommend to people mainly because there are far better database monitoring agents available in the market.
Score 7 out of 10
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We had to measure critical business transactions in real-time especially for distribution channel applications. The infrastructure complexity was high to address specific outages between layers. Those were the two main motivations to looking for APM solutions in the market and end up choosing Appdynamics.
  • The automatic topology discovery feature helps you to drill down every integration point to other systems.
  • Advanced transaction monitoring for web and mobile applications
  • Root cause analysis should be presented with proposed actions and recovery.
  • Needs huge storage if you keep the transaction history and most of the analytics features rely on that.
I would like to recommend two features that make Appdynamics look strong. For business people and users, it has nice built-in dashboards for mobile and web application monitoring like visitors location details, top requested pages/transactions, error details, etc. For tech ops teams, especially teams in charge of application or infrastructure management; automatic topology discovery is the most important part and helps them to identify issues at first look. It shows you the real-time error rate and application health in a single figure.
Score 8 out of 10
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AppDynamics is our enterprise preferred application monitoring tool. It has an easy way of installing the agents onto the servers and calculates valuable metrics for us. It has a great UI and we can configure various widgets and alarms. We can even set up notifications for alerts and debug the infrastructure very efficiently.
  • Ease of installing the agents is unbelievable. Supports almost all the servers and technologies.
  • The UI is very clean and very intuitive. Setting up widgets, Alarms, notifications are very powerful features
  • The ability to drill down to a particular layer in technology is useful to find out the performance bottlenecks efficiently.
  • It's an excellent tool to start with. There are some open source monitoring tools catching up fast and the cost of AppDynamics can be a little burden.
  • Integrating infrastructure monitoring along with application monitoring can be a differentiator.
Excellent tool for Application monitoring. Can be combined with Performance tests to understand pain points in the application and improve Setting up alarms/notification on an excellent UI is awesome. If you want to fine-tune performance issues looking at various layers of architecture like middle layer, DB layer, etc.., this tool is a perfect fit. Areas that are not best fit - In my opinion, If you want to do infrastructure monitoring AppDynamics is not yet there. Eventually, it will catch up is what I think.
Score 8 out of 10
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We have an internet banking platform with a quite complex architecture that involves different dev and ops teams. Our performance and stability requirements are high. We needed to modernize the way we monitor the platform and improve our support SLA. AppDynamics gave us a brand new centralized vision of our environment. We now monitor the platform, detect slowness, and get more accurate information quicker. AppDynamics is used by all of our IT teams.
  • Complete visual application monitoring--slowness, bottlenecks, crashes...
  • Provides a lot of dashboards and insights on platform behavior
  • Non-intrusive monitoring on existing deployments
  • Gives a lot of very accurate data
  • Very expensive licensing policy
  • Quite confusing and complex interface (with a quite tough learning curve)
Very useful if you want to monitor multi-server complex architectures involving different technologies and IT teams. Very useful to proactively detect or prevent slowness on load increase. I think AppDynamics would be far less appropriate for small companies or "simple" software, or when you have to deal with it alone (without support for setup, learning, features activation, and troubleshooting).
Anuj Rai | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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AppDynamics is one of the best application performance monitoring tools out in the market which gives you end to end visibility about application stack, infrastructure. Since it is been used by different teams for troubleshooting different issues like performance tester for identifying bugs like memory leakage, performance enhancement. For developers code optimization before realising it in the production environment and for production support folks it's quite handy tool for resolving critical production issue hence reducing mean time to resolution (MTTR). AppDynamics is a single platform with different modules to discover the stack of application or infrastructure.

  • AppDynamics community support is really strong so even if you are not premium member of its product. You can reach out to community regarding your issue and the resolution is quite strong.
  • Documentation maintained with each version support is quite good. So make sure if you looking for any kind of implementation do check the version as every new version they release new feature and fix the bugs of previous version.
  • Trial product is really good as they provide this option of running controller in the cloud without you getting your hands dirty with installation parts and checking the ports numbers that need to be opened for communication purpose.
  • In terms of dashboard I believe there is plenty of room for improvement as it's lacking many advance like searching data within the dashboard is not possible.
  • Synthetic monitoring part is still complex and need[s] to be addressed as hosting agents for synthetic monitoring is still [a] challenging task.
  • The on premise controller setup requires huge resources and since it's the important component of AppDynamics ignoring it will cause loss of metrics and slowness while capturing metrics.
Since AppDynamics is not open source monitoring tool like Nagios, it has many advanced features likes drilling the issues at code level and identifying the potential class and method responsible for the issue save the time of developer instead of going through the entire code, now he has the code line number to fix.
Flow graph of application helps understanding how the services are performing across different tier and which service need improvement.
Setting up health rules is quite dynamic so now you don't have to depend on static number for threshold for triggering alert. Alert can be triggered on the basis of standard deviations and mathematical formula.

AppDynamics monitoring solution is quite expensive so if a medium enterprise who have budget constraints for performance engineering department can check for other open source tools and setting up AppDynamics requires huge infrastructure so procurement of those resources is overhead.
May 06, 2021

AppDynamics Review

Randi Yeaman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Helps us track any issues or bugs and lets us know how or why we have gotten them. Helps us educate and stay involved in our employees via helping them use and understand how to use and navigate the internet without harming the system.
  • Moderinizes Bug Fixing
  • Session Replays
  • On site and cloud based
  • Performance monitoring
  • Real time monitoring
  • Detection of anomalies
  • User friendly
  • Navigating the software
  • Pricing
  • Mostly all businesses, not so much customers
Very well suited for Internet monitoring and for understanding the issues, provides excellent functionality with regards to tracing coding exceptions - errors can easily be drilled down to the method or line of code that is problematic. Very flexible.
Score 10 out of 10
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We use it to monitor one core application. It's being used by [the] IT department, but it benefits the entire company. It simply helps us to have a completely different view of our environment. It's amazing how AppDynamics display[s] problems and different viewpoints. Better than any application that I tested before.
  • Dashboards.
  • Easy to use.
  • Quick to setup.
  • Ready to use.
  • Price.
  • Licensing options.
  • Pay per month in AWS.
When you don't have any idea about how your environment is really working, this application will help you, for sure. When you already know your environment, but don't have more ideas of what's happening, this application is also for you. When you know your environment, already monitor, and want to have a better opinion of how your application is working, what [t] really does, how [it's] impacted by other applications, AppDynamics [is] again, your application. I didn't know any scenario, except price, that this application shouldn't work.
Jared Jacobson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We created a database platform window for specific databases that we need to monitor. This application [will] monitor the current activity, provide statistics relating to the data base, and provide info on the total number of executions that have been preformed. It monitors activity on our Oracle Database.
  • Gives you end to end visibility into your applications.
  • Lets you monitor all your databases.
  • Lets you monitor your infrastructure.
  • Need more tips and tricks.
  • Need more tutorials on how to use the product.
  • Need more insight as to how that product can be used.
This product is great if you need to have a dashboard that will give you information in real-time about the health of your databases. This product is well suited for applications that involve very large data volumes, where performance management is essential when you are constantly rolling out new updates.
Score 9 out of 10
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We at our company use this software across the board as it is one of the leading softwares that help application performance management.
A tool that not only gives you code level visibility, but also monitors your application infrastructure.
Our[s] is a management consulting firm so we work on a lot of tech platforms like dot net, node, php etc. Wherein we manage customer's microsites, Write code, maintain all these applications through AppDynamics.
  • Provide details to solve performance problems.
  • Has an analytics driven approach.
  • Monitors and reports on performance at all levels.
  • Great for monitoring web apps.
  • Great analytical dashboards.
  • It's has two versions - the actual and lite. The lite version only shows data from last 2 hours. It is certainly not enough to monitor.
  • Some data gets lost on all functions.
  • Sometimes JVM errors and application error[s] show up - not sure why.
Drilling to the root level of the issue is possible with this tool. Project functions are awesome. It integrates well with load runner, [thus] making performance testing a bliss.
It helps finding the bottlenecks from the code as we can extract exact method and class names from the code.
Web applications monitored [is] a breeze. Great analytical dashboards. Monitoring infrastructure is also great using this tool.
Score 7 out of 10
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We use AppDynamics software for app monitoring of our products and servers. We monitor user interactions with our applications. It is installed on all of our servers (hosted and on-prem). We can proactively monitor the apps to make sure we are meeting our key performance SLAs and checking for where the slowness occurs.
  • Zoom feature is awesome for looking at higher level or detailed level.
  • App monitoring.
  • The UI is easy to use and intuitive.
  • Customized Reporting.
  • It is a very complex product and requires training.
  • User admin can be better.
  • Mobile app is poorly designed.
  • It will cost you and arm and a leg (maybe two).
This product is great for very big organizations with complicated products that are business critical. For example, for managing and monitoring millions of transactions. It is not a great product if you are trying to monitor small software apps and don't have that much complexity. You can look at other options. Also, it does not make sense if Budget [is] a key factor.
May 03, 2021

Monitoring stack

Score 9 out of 10
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Monitoring the application parameters is a problem, but with AppDynamics I am able to resolve it. AppDynamics has great UI through which we can easily monitor the different things. Also we can easily configure and deploy the software. We can easily raise alert[s] and many more things though it.
  • Application performance.
  • Infra monitoring.
  • Business transaction performance.
  • Db monitoring.
  • Easy setup.
  • Heterogeneous platform support.
  • Db integration.
Monitoring it is good but for memory monitoring they have room for improvement. Also need to enhance the OS level dump support. Infra level AWS extension are good but still need to improve some things. Web server monitoring is good and best for all the scenarios. Dell level microservices monitoring is good in this application.
Score 10 out of 10
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AppDynamics is used by our support, reliability and development teams to monitor performance of our tenants. It allows us to see performance in real-time and break it down to the minute. Being able to zoom in on specific aspects of our platform and investigate everything that intertwines with it makes troubleshooting so much more efficient and accurate.
  • Visualizes performance data in easily digestible charts.
  • Once-click metric exploration allows us to drill down into performance influences.
  • Zoom feature is great when you need to hone in on a specific time range of an incident.
  • It may be due to the amount of data we process but when clicking to use the metric explorer there is some lag that slows down the process a bit.
  • An option to aggregate the data into daily averages would be helpful but the granular data is extremely helpful in investigations.
Well suited for managing and reviewing data points across thousands of metrics and being able to zoom into the most granular details for performance investigations. It could be overwhelming for a non-technical user to work with but the visual outputs help share data with them in a way that trends can be understood.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We use AppDynamics for app performance monitoring of our suite of applications. We also monitor critical business transactions. It is installed on all of our server devices. We can proactively monitor the apps to make sure we are meeting our key performance SLAs.
  • Application monitoring
  • Business transaction monitoring.
  • It was a little hard to deploy at first for some of our older technologies that are in use.
We have successfully deployed AppDynamics to Solaris, Linux, and Windows servers - both physical and virtual. After we overcame our learning curve we were able to deploy to our entire suite of applications which span about 32 technologies.
The support team was thrown some challenges by us and they solved them all.
April 23, 2021

AppDynamics Review

Score 8 out of 10
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Single pane viewing of what matters most. The simple click of a button and I can view infrastructure response, user "click thru" i.e. completes in a weekly/monthly report that takes minutes instead of hours to create. We were able to view what percentage of users visited/clicked thru with the device and time of day. We were also able to see their drop point. Immediately saw a trend and got our app team on it. After that, we saw an almost immediate uptick with our business partners.
  • What sold me was the agent-less monitoring of the databases so we could actually see in real time what days/times we needed to apply additional CPU resources.
  • Provides complete visibility on the application's performance (Application Monitoring), database performance, and infrastructure performance ranging from 1 day - 1 year.
  • The level of insights it provided helped us address the production issues quickly and we started using it for all new development and deployment. It helped us move from being reactive to proactive in identifying and managing issues/ bottlenecks
  • Price of the AppDynamics is high. But it has many valuable features. This makes it difficult for small businesses to enter.
  • Functionality is overkill for most small to midsize businesses (SMBs). When stacking up product units, it can get pricey for enterprises as well.
  • With fine granular configs and customizations available, it will also mean that it is very complicated and requires a certain amount of knowledge before we can make full use of all features in the product. Much careful thought and planning is required to get the most of it. Set-up will be longer. One recommendation is for features to be better documented.
We execute various types of performance testing such as load testing, stress testing, endurance testing, and spike testing on the daily basis in various environments. It was tough to detect and monitor the performance issues for each type of performance testing, but using AppDynamics, it is possible to create a trend in bottleneck detection. When the performance testing projects integrated with CI/CD pipeline, then the AppDynamics plugin helps a lot. for example, if there is a performance degradation, it allows the job to be failed.
March 16, 2020

AppDynamics Review

Domanic Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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We use AppDynamics to monitor many different servers' statuses around the globe.
  • I personally like the display. It is easy to understand and shows you the lines where something is wrong.
  • I think that in the beginning the dashboards are a little hard to understand and confusing but over time you get to know them better.
For us, on a business scale it compiles all of our data into one dashboard to monitor the connectivity of the servers.
I have not come across any problems with support.
Score 10 out of 10
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We have been using it to control some services that we have in the cloud. It has been really helpful, and saved us from some problems.
  • Working to set the map of our cloud apps lets us see all the environment clearly.
  • We set alarms that warn us when something is not working fine.
  • Maybe they could provide a better training program.
  • Better user role definition.
AppDynamics has been really helpful to assure uptime with our environment. The best future is the graphic interface.
I think that our reseller was new with AppDynamics, but at the end of the implementation we managed to solve everything.
Eduin Zuloaga | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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The IT operations department uses AppDynamic. It provides synthetic monitoring of our applications, allows us to see in real time how the various applications installed by server communicate with others. This helps us to have control of the connections and allows us to have extract metrics of the amount of possible errors between connections. It is very valuable to monitor web services and their connections.
  • It is not intrusive and agents do not consume too much resources
  • It has an intuitive interface
  • Excellent functionality to customize report
  • The interface is somewhat complex at first, it is difficult to find important and necessary information.
  • There is a bit of learning curve to get the hang of the tools' features as it has a lot of them.
  • Perhaps the pricing is a bit on the high side when you have several hundreds of servers to monitor.
I like AppDynamics very much because it helps me to control in a more efficient way the apps that I am [deploying] in the cloud. It offers detailed data, it has a light load on the server, it helps to find errors easily and it constantly monitors the stability and the performance of the apps. it allows me to follow the interactions on our website and APIs and improve with this data the processes of sales, production and marketing.
AppDynamics has its own community site that includes forums and a knowledge base. On the forums, you can converse with other members of the community and ask technical questions as you have them. Though this forum isn’t filled with people there are active members for you to gain some valuable insights.
Score 10 out of 10
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This product allows us to have a complete vision of the situation and to be very precise when solving for our cases.
  • Databases troubleshooting.
  • Finding those little problems in IIS that make everything go wrong.
  • It allows the team to detect systems degradation in a timely manner.
  • The mobile application is not the best thing.
It's useful if you find it difficult to find the origin of the problem or if you have those problems that seem to come and go constantly.
They have given us excellent service, always being present to support us.
Score 9 out of 10
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Our application is costing and contracting modeling software. The application involves very extensive calculations that are very CPU intensive on the app server-side as well as on the database server. These calculations are pretty complex queries that needed optimization as they generally take several hours. We brought in an APM tool to look further into these transactions to improve the performance. After exploring a couple of products, we decided to go with AppDynamics. It is currently used by just our department.
  • Ease of setup, with pretty extensive documentation.
  • AppDynamics has several components to monitor applications, physical server resources, database servers, and networking. The fact that all of them are independent of each other makes it convenient to start/stop these services as needed in production.
  • The support team is very knowledgeable in the product and provides the necessary help from the initial setup to the final setup in production.
  • Generally speaking, AppDynamics serves the purpose we initially intended this product to do. However, there are certain limitations to how our application works. AppDynamics was likely built for monitoring applications that handle hundreds and thousands of transactions such as an ecommerce application, and so is limited in how a baseline can be set up as it pertains to our product. Ours does not deal with so many transactions in a given amount of time but every transaction has sub-transactions it performs. So, while using a SaaS model to setup business transactions, we are limited to what the cloud server is configured to and is not customizable.
As it pertains to monitoring database transactions, as our application relies heavily on SQL, AppDynamic's monitoring tool made an immediate impact on sorting which ones are slow. The business transactions that we can capture are limited in the sense that our application works where it can't be limited to 200, so we ended having to setup service endpoints to account for it.
We did purchase paid support but it also included help with the initial setup. Our experience with their technical team has been positive, they are knowledgeable and are on top of any questions/issues we have raised.
Score 8 out of 10
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Our application is very data intensive and straight out of the box, AppDynamics was able to pinpoint some pain points we hadn't noticed. Certain queries required optimization as they were being called several million times, essentially doing a lot of I/O on the DB server.
  • A lot of information about your system is provided, performance wise.
  • Clean and intuitive interface and allows users to get information with just one glance.
  • The learning curve is relatively steep due to all the advanced features which my business requires
AppDynamics supports all the major technology stacks (end to end) which is a great advantage and also, the alerts, health rules, email/SMS integration is simple to use and it requires less expertise to manage.
Tyler Twitchell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We use AppDynamics to gain insight into our application through the view of the endpoint which can be a web server, SQL Database or our storage systems. Since AppDynamics relies on an agent to process the information it can access the network, and application stacks, to give us in-depth information about the way traffic is being passed to/from each server and allows us to dig deep into errors that we cannot find any other way.
  • Giving a network map of our application that shows where slowdowns are occurring and where network traffic is running into a bottleneck.
  • We are able to gather node-specific information that shows the number of sessions a web server or even Redis session statistics.
  • We use AppDynamics to give a holistic view of our application allowing us to quickly narrow in on problems.
  • The user interface can be a bit challenging to use and configure for specific things.
  • Some of the performance graphs, such as CPU usage across many servers, can take some considerable time to set up whereas the same graphs can be compiled very quickly with another monitoring tool like Splunk.
  • I wish there was a way to show more performance graphs of trend lines, where you could mouse over one graph and show stats across all graphs in one dashboard.
Using AppDynamics to gain insights into our application through the view of the endpoint which can be a web server, SQL Database or our storage systems, has provided our support teams the ability to narrow in on problems very quickly by looking at our application from a holistic view. We have been able to isolate a specific error and determine where in the application stack that occurs to determine if there is a coding problem or an issue with how the server communicates with other subsystems.