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AppDynamics from the company of the same name in San Francisco is an application performance management and mobile APM offering.https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/oO/f9/S8037XDALT6T.PNGGreat at finding bottlenecks and easy to useWe used AppDynamics originally for application performance monitoring of our custom websites and applications. We didn't know where the slow-downs were happening. The up/down way of monitoring wasn't enough for us, so the slowness, machine learning and baselining was really nice. Seeing successful, yet slow transactions really helped us find problems. It was nice to see the "inside-out" view of our apps. This was an added service, so though it wasn't fully deployed, we used it across various departments for a variety of applications. Seeing user experience was also very helpful. We purchased the end-user monitoring portion of it to capture "outside-in" and marry that with the previous view from the APM portion.,Integration with multiple frameworks (Java, NodeJS, .NET, etc). Good database monitoring tool as well as end-user and synthetic user monitoring tool. Works great for on-premise and is always maturing and keeping up with industry trends. It's been in Garter's Leader Quad for years now. Very intuitive web UI and IT, Mgmt, QA, Devs, and Ops could easily use it.,SaaS is developed prior, then on-premise. We have reasons to need all of it on premise. They stay in step pretty well, and will fulfill promises to deliver. Sometimes, a new functionality is available only in SaaS until it's available for on-premise (2-8 months later depending) It's not a real-time monitoring solution. There's a 90 second delay. That wasn't a problem for me, but I had a few that had issue with that.,8,It's had a good ROI and solved some problems we've been working on for a while.,New Relic APM,Splunk Enterprise, NagiosThe Rolls Royce of APMAppDynamics is being used as an application performance monitor spanning a multi tier cloud based environment which serivces up to 2000+ end users. AppDynamics is used to identify bottle necks and performance issues within our application as well as provide real time hardware stats for each of the constituent pieces of hardware within our cloud environment.,The user interface is brilliant, especially the map showing the flow of network traffic between your various pieces of hardware being monitored. Easy to identify slow running queries. Quick and easy to set up.,It is quite pricey, though does provide a lot more detail than other APM providers. Traversing the call stack through multiple application layers can get confusing at times.,6,No noticeable ROI as such but that's mainly down to our application type. E-Commerce organisations and similar would benefit hugely. Did provide us early visibility of failing calls which got stuck in a loop and spammed some of our servers. Positive impact in terms of highlighting slow running queries.,New Relic APM,Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Team Foundation ServerAppDynamics - excellent application monitoring with a steep(ish) learning curveAppDynamics is used to provide application performance monitoring for our ecommerce booking website and external APIs, providing a valuable tool to ensure the application is working as it should, particularly in terms of performance - especially response time, etc. Alerting from AppDynamics is used to ensure any production issues are dealt with swiftly and it is also used for error monitoring and analysis.,AppDynamics provides an excellent overview of all the interactions between all of your various applications, providing a high-level view of the overall health of the whole application and any interactions or elements that are unhealthy can be seen from here. AppDynamics focusses on Business Transactions, rather than overall application or server performance, meaning you can quickly see if one part of the system is not working as it should, meaning production issues are shown clearly as isolated problems (if they are) rather than overall application health problems. AppDynamics 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. AppDynamics is hugely flexible allowing very fine grained configuration and customisation.,It's just so complicated - it takes a while to get to grips with and needs careful thought and planning to get the most out of it. AppDynamics do provide excellent support for this though and will guide you. It doesn't list out enough Database Transactions in the APM licencing model.,9,AppDynamics isn't cheap, but it definitely helps to ensure our applications and APIs are up and running without issue. The alerting is usually good but occasionally mixed, for example sometimes flagging a single error as a critical issue since the API is usually completely error free. The cost saving in terms of trouble shooting and analyzing issues in production is fantastic - to know about issues before they are reported by customers enables you to be proactive in resolving them and ensuring maximum up time for our applications.,New Relic APM, New Relic Insights, New Relic Browser and Dynatrace Application Monitoring,New Relic APM, SoapUI NG Pro, Sitecore Web Content Management, Progress SitefinityAppdynamics reviewKedron partners with appdynamics to deliver application performance monitoring and business transaction monitoring for modern application architectures in both cloud and data centre. [We are] delivering solutions for highly demanded distributed, dynamic and agile environments.,The in production focus is helping IT operations in real world situations. Monitor, troubleshoot and report on complex application issues to increase end user experience. Speed up MTTI by up to 80%.,Set up can take a long time Cost model is mostly suitable for enterprise grade companies not indie developers Could support more languages Dashboard can be hard to understand without training,10,Automate and remediate app issues Clients visibility of business transactions Visibility of server health,Dynatrace Application Monitoring,Corrigo, Solarwinds Database Performance Analyzer for SQL Server,,,Allows us the ability to offer detailed app performance monitoring,,NoAppDynamics, it's got you covered.AppDynamics was introduced to help point out any parts of our products that might not be running as smoothly or as efficiently as possible to help maintain a 100% up time of our products and provide the best possible service to our customers. AppDynamics is designed to be as user friendly as possible for people of any any level of proficiency with technology. This allows for different departments within the company to utilise AppDynamics for things from analytics to monitoring hardware to potential threats.,AppDynamics presents its information in an easily digestible way to allow as many people as possible to gain the benefits from it. Quick and easy visualisions of problem areas. The ability to delve into each problem and follow through the exact journey from start to finish.,The initial set up for some parts of the features could be better documented.,7,Being able to see potential chokepoints throughout all of our systems helped from day one to optimise key areas. The relational diagram for each system actually shown somewhere helps identify what relies on what.,,Google Analytics Premium, Bamboo, JIRA Software, Skype, WMS
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April 06, 2018

AppDynamics Review: "Great at finding bottlenecks and easy to use"

Score 8 out of 10
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We used AppDynamics originally for application performance monitoring of our custom websites and applications. We didn't know where the slow-downs were happening. The up/down way of monitoring wasn't enough for us, so the slowness, machine learning and baselining was really nice. Seeing successful, yet slow transactions really helped us find problems. It was nice to see the "inside-out" view of our apps.

This was an added service, so though it wasn't fully deployed, we used it across various departments for a variety of applications.

Seeing user experience was also very helpful. We purchased the end-user monitoring portion of it to capture "outside-in" and marry that with the previous view from the APM portion.
  • Integration with multiple frameworks (Java, NodeJS, .NET, etc). Good database monitoring tool as well as end-user and synthetic user monitoring tool.
  • Works great for on-premise and is always maturing and keeping up with industry trends.
  • It's been in Garter's Leader Quad for years now.
  • Very intuitive web UI and IT, Mgmt, QA, Devs, and Ops could easily use it.
  • SaaS is developed prior, then on-premise. We have reasons to need all of it on premise. They stay in step pretty well, and will fulfill promises to deliver. Sometimes, a new functionality is available only in SaaS until it's available for on-premise (2-8 months later depending)
  • It's not a real-time monitoring solution. There's a 90 second delay. That wasn't a problem for me, but I had a few that had issue with that.
We had slowness, but didn't know where. We quickly would find out if it was the network, database, app server, webserver, or otherwise. They don't like me saying this, but it's a great "finger-pointer".
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August 01, 2017

AppDynamics Review: "The Rolls Royce of APM"

Score 6 out of 10
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AppDynamics is being used as an application performance monitor spanning a multi tier cloud based environment which serivces up to 2000+ end users. AppDynamics is used to identify bottle necks and performance issues within our application as well as provide real time hardware stats for each of the constituent pieces of hardware within our cloud environment.

  • The user interface is brilliant, especially the map showing the flow of network traffic between your various pieces of hardware being monitored.
  • Easy to identify slow running queries.
  • Quick and easy to set up.
  • It is quite pricey, though does provide a lot more detail than other APM providers.
  • Traversing the call stack through multiple application layers can get confusing at times.
AppDynamics is clearly well suited for monitoring e-commerce applications and I can see where it adds huge value for organisations with this application. It is less suited as an entire suite for our application but we do get value from the parts of the application which do suit our application.
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August 30, 2017

Review: "AppDynamics - excellent application monitoring with a steep(ish) learning curve"

Score 9 out of 10
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AppDynamics is used to provide application performance monitoring for our ecommerce booking website and external APIs, providing a valuable tool to ensure the application is working as it should, particularly in terms of performance - especially response time, etc. Alerting from AppDynamics is used to ensure any production issues are dealt with swiftly and it is also used for error monitoring and analysis.
  • AppDynamics provides an excellent overview of all the interactions between all of your various applications, providing a high-level view of the overall health of the whole application and any interactions or elements that are unhealthy can be seen from here.
  • AppDynamics focusses on Business Transactions, rather than overall application or server performance, meaning you can quickly see if one part of the system is not working as it should, meaning production issues are shown clearly as isolated problems (if they are) rather than overall application health problems.
  • AppDynamics 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.
  • AppDynamics is hugely flexible allowing very fine grained configuration and customisation.
  • It's just so complicated - it takes a while to get to grips with and needs careful thought and planning to get the most out of it. AppDynamics do provide excellent support for this though and will guide you.
  • It doesn't list out enough Database Transactions in the APM licencing model.
AppDynamics is really good for comprehensive application monitoring and alerting, but does carry a learning curve to get the real value out of it.
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June 21, 2017

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Score 10 out of 10
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Kedron partners with appdynamics to deliver application performance monitoring and business transaction monitoring for modern application architectures in both cloud and data centre. [We are] delivering solutions for highly demanded distributed, dynamic and agile environments.
  • The in production focus is helping IT operations in real world situations.
  • Monitor, troubleshoot and report on complex application issues to increase end user experience.
  • Speed up MTTI by up to 80%.
  • Set up can take a long time
  • Cost model is mostly suitable for enterprise grade companies not indie developers
  • Could support more languages
  • Dashboard can be hard to understand without training
[It's] trying to solve the gap between driver and end of application and customer and end of application and its integration and synchronisation so the status of a vehicle can be known to a client at any moment of time during the journey.
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July 21, 2016

User Review: "AppDynamics, it's got you covered."

Score 7 out of 10
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AppDynamics was introduced to help point out any parts of our products that might not be running as smoothly or as efficiently as possible to help maintain a 100% up time of our products and provide the best possible service to our customers. AppDynamics is designed to be as user friendly as possible for people of any any level of proficiency with technology. This allows for different departments within the company to utilise AppDynamics for things from analytics to monitoring hardware to potential threats.
  • AppDynamics presents its information in an easily digestible way to allow as many people as possible to gain the benefits from it.
  • Quick and easy visualisions of problem areas.
  • The ability to delve into each problem and follow through the exact journey from start to finish.
  • The initial set up for some parts of the features could be better documented.
Errors ranging from JavaScript errors to database errors are shown within the dashboard. The only problem is that setting up the alert for all the different kinds of possible errors isn't always as straight forward as it could be. For example the JavaScript errors, a way to document and report on all of them over a set period of time should be an easy one to set up.
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September 19, 2016

AppDynamics Review: "Performance Sleuth"

Score 8 out of 10
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AppDynamics is used by our application developers to check the performance of their code before it goes into production. They can check if there are any issues, and if found, find out exactly in the code where they are. That targeting provides for very quick resolution, and thus quicker time to market.
  • Check code for slow performance
  • Targeted results for any issues
  • Detailed information about code performance
  • It's pretty slow to learn all of the capabilities
It's great for monitoring production code and performance if you want or, as we do, try to get the issues identified and worked out BEFORE going into production.
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April 26, 2016

AppDynamics Review: "The future of monitoring!"

Score 10 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.
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May 06, 2016

AppDynamics Review: "AppD Great Features Poor Support and Stability"

Score 3 out of 10
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AppD is used by our operations department to track and identify issues in our SOA web services stack written in .Net. Prior to AppD we had no insight into performance or health of our environment.
  • Ease of use
  • Ease of installation
  • Crashes at times
  • Support not able to support issues
  • General system instability, we have to reboot the server daily.
The feature set is very good but the system is not supported well and is not stable.
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October 30, 2015

AppDynamics Review: "New user and new environment implementation."

Score 10 out of 10
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Production support and dev ops use AppDynamics primarily to troubleshoot issues in our production environment. Additionally we have created custom graphs which provide telemetry on our crucial tiers. This is composed of error rates, response times and load for our middle, web and backend tiers.
  • Real time data on the performance of our environment via customized graphs.
  • Isolation of errors using the tool.
  • Search function. As of now we need to drill down through the tiers in order to get to a specific section. A search function via keyword would make drilling down much faster.
  • A historical view function where you can overlay a WoW (week over Week) view. This would provide value when creating custom graphs. An overlay of WoW can give a comprehensive view of performance and allow for comparison and validation of issues.
AppDynamics is well suited for environments where tolerance for latency is low. Identifying latency and where it is coming from early can make the difference in mean time to detect (MTTD) and mean time to resolve (MTTR).
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AppDynamics Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Application monitoring (9)
9.2
Database monitoring (9)
7.2
Threshold alerts (8)
8.9
Predictive capabilities (9)
7.4
Application performance management console (8)
8.2
Collaboration tools (5)
8.3

About 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. The vendor says application intelligence provides the user with business and operational insights into application performance, user experience and business impact of their software applications.

AppDynamics Features

Application Performance Management Features
Has featureApplication monitoring
Has featureDatabase monitoring
Has featureThreshold alerts
Has featurePredictive capabilities
Has featureApplication performance management console
Has featureCollaboration tools
Does not have featureOut-of-the box templates to monitor applications
Does not have featureApplication dependency mapping and thresholding
Does not have featureVirtualization monitoring
Does not have featureServer availability and performance monitoring
Does not have featureServer usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
Does not have featureIT Asset Discovery

AppDynamics Competitors

Pricing

Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
Entry-level set up fee?No

AppDynamics Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Mac
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry