Cost-effective, easy to use and sufficiently detailed APM
Updated December 09, 2020

Cost-effective, easy to use and sufficiently detailed APM

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Infrastructure and Application Performance Monitoring (APM)

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds AppOptics

We use the APM for a single department so far. It helps us dig into performance degradation events of our java web services.
  • 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.
  • Faster turnaround time during performance events.
  • Improve efficiency of services lowering resource usage.
We're able to understand performance of our java web services to a deeper level than ever before. We have a clear view of internal performance plus performance of external services we depend upon.
Setup was fast and easy. Little report customization was needed (or offered) in order to gain value. Reporting continues to improve over time.
APM over a highly used java service will perform quickly and efficiently.

SolarWinds AppOptics Feature Ratings

Application monitoring
9
Database monitoring
8
Threshold alerts
7
Predictive capabilities
Not Rated
Application performance management console
9
Collaboration tools
Not Rated
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
Not Rated
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
Not Rated
Virtualization monitoring
Not Rated
Server availability and performance monitoring
9
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
Not Rated

SolarWinds AppOptics Premier Support

Solid response time and knowledgeable folks

ROI

0-4 hours time saved per person per week - We've been lucky enough to avoid this scenario. But AppOptics APM has detailed measurements of all external API calls, so if we do run into this scenario it will be very quick to diagnose.
Less than .5 points (e.g. from 98.6% to 98.9%) - Our network availability was already high because we run our own private cloud so most network activity within our system is truly local.
Yes - Stackify APM because it could not keep up with our traffic of around 50rps without lagging metrics by 5-15 minutes. AppOptics remains fast and up to date within a minute.
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
Features. It provides deep insight and metrics, combined with clear reporting to offer actionable ideas.

Using SolarWinds AppOptics

5 - Software engineer
  • Debugging
  • Performance investigation
  • Optimization
  • Uncover 3rd party root causes
  • Compare prior performance
  • Track more services
  • Track server metrics
Prior comparisons, fast metrics and decent reporting