AppDynamics Competitors and Alternatives

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Danielle Keeling
Real User
Enterprise Monitoring Architect
Feb 15 2018

What is most valuable?

For me the service workflow and the dashboards are the most valuable features, simply because I can know what’s going on in my infrastructure within five minutes, versus two hours.

How has it helped my organization?

It increases productivity first of all, and it makes our troubleshooting efforts more efficient. We don’t do the war-room thing, I hate the war-room thing. A lot of the time, when there’s an issue… more»

What needs improvement?

Can it talk to me? But seriously, the additional feature I would like to see: I did like the old dashboards, the legacy 6.3 for example; the way we were able to do the dashboarding in the client. I… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

AppDynamics, and I’ve also worked with New Relic and I’ve also worked with Wily, which was horrible. I used to work for the government and we used use CA Wily at the Pennsylvania Higher Education… more»

What other advice do I have?

In terms of AI, I love the base-lining Dynatrace provides us. It baselines the application over a seven-day period; we have it at the default of seven days. The artificial intelligence is so amazing… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I know they looked at AppDynamics, I know they looked at New Relic. There’s this new company called Datadog that they’ve been looking at. It’s nowhere near the functionality that Dynatrace offers.
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.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you 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»
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