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Domanic Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 16, 2020

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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 11, 2020

AppDynamics lets you see!!!

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 11, 2019

Gives Total View of Infrastructure Components and Applications.

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Application monitoring
  • Business transaction monitoring.
  • It was a little hard to deploy at first for some of our older technologies that are in use.
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Eduin Zuloaga | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 05, 2019

A perfect tool that allows me to manage and monitor the performance of all the applications

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 02, 2019

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Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 23, 2019

Think your application has no issues? Think again and try AppDynamics APM tool!

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 02, 2019

the best investment you can make

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Tyler Twitchell | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 18, 2019

AppDynamics - A deep dive into your application data

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 05, 2019

Easy adaptation, easy monitoring at one glance

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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
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Rich Mephan | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 01, 2017

The Rolls Royce of APM

Score 6 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Adam Rooney | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 21, 2016

AppDynamics, it's got you covered.

Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Ian Macintosh | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 19, 2016

Performance Sleuth

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 06, 2018

Great at finding bottlenecks and easy to use

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 30, 2017

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

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 21, 2017

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Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 26, 2016

The future of monitoring!

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 30, 2015

New user and new environment implementation.

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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Application monitoring (18)
8.7
Database monitoring (18)
8.7
Threshold alerts (17)
9.1
Predictive capabilities (18)
7.5
Application performance management console (17)
8.7
Collaboration tools (12)
8.4

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 Video

Jyoti Bansal, CEO and Founder of AppDynamics, lays out how the company provides the certainty you need to be confident in the performance of your software applications, even in the most demanding condition.

AppDynamics Competitors

New Relic, CA Technologies

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