AppDynamics Review

Easy to use and install, with good instrumentation for performance testing, and good alerting


What is our primary use case?

We are using this solution for performance testing and transaction tracing.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the flow map.

It's easy to use, and the instrumentation is also good.

The alerting mechanism is very good.

What needs improvement?

I am a monitoring administrator and one of the biggest issues is that it doesn't have a large environment for support. We work in a large environment with nine to ten separate controllers in different processes.

We can configure but it cannot synchronize the data, so it has to be done manually.

I felt that it's a bit complicated on the administration side.

I would like to see more artificial intelligence and machine learning brought in to monitor the statement and payment sum issues we have. That would be very helpful.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with AppDynamics for approximately two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There are limitations in the metrics collection. It is filling up the disk space.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is good.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

We completed the installation ourselves.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing is handled by another team.

What other advice do I have?

Definitely, I would recommend this solution for others who are interested in using it for the alerting mechanism. Also, if they wanted to have more clarity regarding the application and the transactions that are stored, this product works well.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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