AppDynamics Competitors and Alternatives

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Real User
Chief Performance Officer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jun 16 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable aspect is the fact that Dynatrace is a correlation tool for all those different layers. It's the correlation from the front-end through to the database… more »

How has it helped my organization?

The dynamic microservices for Kubernetes is really value-added because there is a lot of monitoring functionality already built into Kubernetes Docker. There are also free… more »

What needs improvement?

While it gives you a good view of all the services that are instrumented by Dynatrace — which is good, of course, and that's what it can do — in our case, our… more »

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

It is quite costly. Dynatrace was the most expensive, compared to the other products we looked at. But it was also a lot better. If you want value for your money… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We purchased the Dynatrace product because we had some issues with our direct channels, our customer-facing applications. There were complaints from the customer side and… more »

What other advice do I have?

The biggest lesson that I have learned from Dynatrace is that application performance monitoring is very complex, but the easiest part of it is the technical aspect. The… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

In my opinion, the product is extremely good and comparable. We did compare it to AppDynamics and New Relic and we saw that Dynatrace is actually the best product there… more »
Real User
Endpoint Administration Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 17 2020

What is most valuable?

We've looked at the Digital Experience Management Quadrant (DEM-Q) to see how our digital experience compares to others who use the solution. We have used that to see how… more »

How has it helped my organization?

Without a tool like this, that can give you insights into how things are behaving, you can't really see that from an IT administrator's perspective. Oftentimes, an IT user… more »

What needs improvement?

The reporting is okay, but the alerting and reporting could use some more polish. We can't alert on certain things that we'd like to. For example, if an application is… more »

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

Regarding cost, compared to other solutions, Aternity is pretty low. It's definitely lower-cost than others that we looked at, like Nexthink. Nexthink was a very expensive… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We didn't have any solution. It didn't displace anything. It was brand-new. We went with it because, in our environment, we became a lot more mobile. We replaced desktops… more »

What other advice do I have?

Be prepared that you're going to have to build it out to fit your environment and make sure that the expertise is there to understand how to do that. My advice would be to… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at a bunch of other products and we didn't see any other product that gave us any greater detail. The challenge with Aternity is that you have to build a… more »
Greg Abbas
Real User
IT Director at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jul 30 2020

What is most valuable?

From our standpoint, there are a number of valuable features. The WebHooks are obviously really great. The alert framework is really good and then the reporting and visualizations that you get from… more »

How has it helped my organization?

It gives us a clear line of sight into when we're actually having an external network event that's impacting our end users. Previously to implementing Apica, we would have to rely on our end users to… more »

What needs improvement?

Having to install an application on your desktop to utilize something like ZebraTester is a little cumbersome. It would be nice to see that become a web-based application. Having the documentation a… more »

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

It would be nice to see them have an enterprise license where an enterprise can just buy unlimited. Professional services are at an additional cost, but it's very fair.

What other advice do I have?

I would highly encourage organizations that have external applications, web-based applications to definitely consider this platform if they're looking for something to give them an end to end view in… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also evaluated AppDynamics.
Chris Lawther
Real User
Senior Infrastructure Architect at General Electric
Dec 23 2018

What is most valuable?

The alerts that it provides is one of the most common things that we use. As an example, when a service isn't performing how we anticipated it, either I receive an email or my support team receives an… more »

How has it helped my organization?

We have been able to proactively identify failures before they happen. As an example of something in the last week, we had an instance where a volume was filling up on one of our VMs, so we set up a… more »

What needs improvement?

It is complicated, especially in how you interpret the data that it provides. For someone who works in it every day, I can figure out what I want. For the general, every day developer who uses it once… more »

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

Corporate handled the licensing and the purchasing of it, then they gave me a license key. However they configured it is how we use it.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used to use AppDynamics, which is one of their big competitors. I don't exactly know why the switch. We were told to go to New Relic. I think a lot of it had to do with the cost. Possibly, they… more »

What other advice do I have?

If you are looking to evaluate New Relic, compared it to other products, it is very powerful in terms of what it can do. However, it is a complicated to interpret some of the data which is provided… more »
Reseller
Director of Application Performance Monitoring As A Service (MAPS & MSPM) with 11-50 employees
Feb 26 2020

What is most valuable?

Our customers are most interested in monitoring transactions, page loads, the infrastructure, the CPU, and memory monitoring.

How has it helped my organization?

The old way that people would remediate when there was a problem with performance is that they would have to dig into the logs and manually find where the bottlenecks were. A solution like AppDynamics… more »

What needs improvement?

AppDynamics needs to consolidate their technology agent types into one agent that could be deployed on any host no matter what the technology is that it is running. It is really the implementation of… more »

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

The setup cost, pricing and licensing is different for every customer depending on how big they are and how many servers they are putting the product on. So I can not give a direct answer to that… more »

What other advice do I have?

As advice to people considering the solution, I would tell them to scope it out really well and to do a lot of research on their intended application and their business use cases. There may be… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have evaluated Dynatrace and eventually it could replace AppDynamics. It is a simple comparison of the pros and cons between the two products. Dynatrace is easier to instrument and implement and… more »
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