SolarWinds AppOptics

SolarWinds AppOptics

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Score 8.3 out of 100
SolarWinds AppOptics


What is SolarWinds AppOptics?

SolarWinds AppOptics (formerly Librato) is an IT infrastructure monitoring service and APM, based on technology acquired by SolarWinds with Librato in 2015 to expand its cloud monitoring portfolio.
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8 out of 10
January 18, 2022
This product has [helped] me to do Performance management for my website. I was able to get detailed and real-time statistics of various …
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10 out of 10
July 15, 2020
We use it for most of our products. We use it for many things, but to me, the main use is when we do our deployments to monitor for …
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AppOptics Review

9 out of 10
May 16, 2020
It is used in multiple departments of our organization. It is being used to control response time, error rate, and drill down into …
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  • Application monitoring (29)
  • Database monitoring (27)
  • Threshold alerts (25)
  • Application performance management console (25)

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What is SolarWinds AppOptics?

SolarWinds AppOptics (formerly Librato) is an IT infrastructure monitoring service and APM, based on technology acquired by SolarWinds with Librato in 2015 to expand its cloud monitoring portfolio.

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What is SolarWinds AppOptics?

SolarWinds® AppOptics™ is presented by the vendor as a SaaS-based simple, powerful and affordable Infrastructure & Application monitoring for custom on-premises, cloud, and hybrid systems.

  • Full-stack visibility – Monitor the health and performance of custom on-premises and highly distributed cloud applications across services, hosts, containers, and platforms down to the code.

  • Reduce MTTR – Monitoring infrastructure and application metrics side-by-side reduces the time it takes to identify what part of the stack is failing, so you can quickly get to the root cause.

  • Auto-instrumented Root Cause – Quickly pinpoint issues; Automatically presents the most likely cause of a performance problem. Takes the guesswork out of troubleshooting.

  • Simple Setup – Up and running in minutes, easy to use and a minimal learning curve for IT professionals.

  • Integration that matters– Cohesive end to end monitoring that enables maximum observability from metrics, to traces, and down to logs.

  • Align your performance goals with business goals – Incorporate custom metrics to combine business metrics side-by-side with system metrics. See and measure the impact infrastructure and application performance has on your business performance.

  • Highly scalable – Cost-effectively scale as your business scales with analytics and trend reporting, providing you with insights into short- and long-term changes to performance and resource utilization.

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SolarWinds AppOptics Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported Languages.Net, Go, Java, PHP, Python, Scala, Node

Frequently Asked Questions

SolarWinds AppOptics (formerly Librato) is an IT infrastructure monitoring service and APM, based on technology acquired by SolarWinds with Librato in 2015 to expand its cloud monitoring portfolio.

Datadog, New Relic, and Dynatrace are common alternatives for SolarWinds AppOptics.

Reviewers rate Application monitoring highest, with a score of 8.5.

The most common users of SolarWinds AppOptics are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.
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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Request tracing with code profiling.
  • Automated alerting on latency and response codes for each API.
  • Low resource overhead while collecting data from our application servers.
  • Highly performant dashboard that enables us to make progress rapidly.
  • Very resilient. We have not seen a downtime in their service in the entire year that we have used them.
  • Monitoring and alerting for downstream services can be improved significantly.
  • They can make it easier and faster to setup alerts for the infrastructure and application.
  • They should support SSO login.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Monitoring services.
  • Detect service failures.
  • Helps pinpoint problems in our website.
  • The only thing that I would add is the possibility to display every single query our servers receive to eventually analyze them and query through them. We could also generate nice visualizations from that. Right now I believe we can only see averages.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Compares performance to previous day/week.
  • Shows detail of traced requests including DB queries and cache calls.
  • Performs quickly and has little lag time between reported detail.
  • Report filtering could be more powerful.
  • Date comparison options like 4 weeks ago instead of 1 month.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • SolarWinds AppOptics has an easy to use and fast interface. Thus, you can use time more efficiently.
  • SolarWinds AppOptics has as many details as you want. So you only display deep details when you want.
  • SolarWinds AppOptics already has many plugins. So you can easily connect with your other services.
  • The number of plugins should be increased.
  • The number of warning methods should be increased.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • The time frame options help track peak hours and compare impact of improvements.
  • The detailed breakdown of traces requests helps track down the source of slowness in applications.
  • The database queries tracked help find most used tables and help decide where indexing is needed.
  • The exceptions graph on the overview screen can be misleading as not all exceptions are high priority.
  • Could use more customization on the overview screen. Would like to change what graphs are shown for each service.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Easy to integrate with an application stack. Supports many. In my case, I just need the AppOptics client and client key to start integration with my application stack.
  • Provide real-time metrics like DB connection, query analysis, latency in API calls and other connections, response codes for various API's, etc.
  • We can also set thresholds based on use-cases and set up the alerts and publish one across various suitable channels.
  • It would be good if could get some sort of dynamic report generation functionality base on historical trends. The rest is good.
May 16, 2020

AppOptics Review

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Markers: Drill down into specific logical blocks of the execution timeline.
  • Remote services: Possibility to track external API calls separately from the main stack.
  • Alerting: Possibility to receive alerts as soon as a certain threshold was reached.
  • Get to the errors from the dashboard graphs.
  • Custom-selected Nth percentile.
  • Auto-refresh option for close to live-monitoring.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Compact monitoring
  • Tracking of transactions, requests, etc.
  • Its simplicity of usage. Less is more.
  • Its SMS gateway for notification, so we don't need to use a third party.
  • On Infrastructure page, select multiple choices and see Host details for all of them
  • Better organization of metrics
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Provides default dashboards for all your services and we can create custom dashboards as well
  • We can configure alerts on API response times and can configure multiple notification channels
  • It tracks everything including infrastructure, database response, communication between different micro-services
  • Sometimes I have faced issues while creating custom dashboards
  • A few metrics do not provide accurate results
  • Documentation can be improved
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Full application stack trace
  • Measuring latency
  • Providing historical map of calls
  • It's confusing sometimes to dig into a trace, like certain levels don't have much info. AppOptics just says this level occupies 95% of the call time.
  • It would be nice to have AppOptics identify if the root cause of an issue was caused by a dependency, e.g. another service it calls. It would be great to chain them together.
  • Not very intuitive, if you don't know what you're doing or know what to look for.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Deep insight into the ASP.NET pipeline, allowing drill-down into individual requests.
  • Intuitive dashboards with the ability to slice by time give a good overview of real-world endpoint performance.
  • Ability to drill into individual queries executed during the lifetime of an IIS request provide excellent intelligence for targeted optimization of SQL bottlenecks.
  • Extending visualization into the processing pipeline would be really helpful - the ability to see which handler/piece of middleware did what, and when would be great.
  • The ability to capture parameters for certain SQL queries - possibly based on a filter.
  • The ability to describe the relationship between requests and users - so being able to see all requests submitted in a particular session (by cookie, http header value, etc) would be most useful.
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