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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»
Consultant
Consultant APM et Performance with 10,001+ employees
Feb 26 2020

What is most valuable?

The explain plan is the solution's most valuable feature. The database monitoring is quite simple.

What needs improvement?

An improvement could be if the monitoring was able to be summarized into something more clear and simple for people who don't have the technical skills on the database side. The solution needs to have some prepared dashboards on the… more»

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

I'm not in charge of licensing. I don't know what the costs associated with it would be.

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

We didn't previously use a different solution.

What other advice do I have?

For me, the first recommendation I would have to other organizations considering implementation would be to have a person or people who have good skills on database monitoring. How AppDynamics works is basically just monitoring the metrics… more»
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Real User
IT Service and Infrastructure Manager at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Jul 30 2019

How has it helped my organization?

We have gained a lot from this solution because it helps us to check what is there in terms of exceptions, and so on. We were able to correct problems, which led to an increase in availability, time… more»

What needs improvement?

We are having a problem where one of our tenants has had issues with availability over the past two months. There is a lot of downtime for the SaaS tenant. Based on the user experience feedback that… more»

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

In terms of pricing, I feel that when you compare the benefits that we get to the price that we paid, it is reasonable.

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

We are working with an outsourcing company, and have used products from Micro Focus.

What other advice do I have?

We collect user experience feedback from many countries, all over the world. We have already recommended this product to some of our partners, and they have implemented it based on our advice. This is… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did a proof of concept with the AppDynamics and also with the Dynatrace. The feedback that we received from our users, and from the IT department, was that the AppDynamics interface was more… more»
PradeepSingh
Real User
Associate Principal Consultant at BRavura
Feb 03 2020

What is most valuable?

The feature that is most valuable to us is the snapshot feature. It allows us to get a snapshot of different SQL scripts that are being executed simultaneously and we can identify everything we need on them. The solution offers good monitoring.

What needs improvement?

I'm only working as an administrator on the solution, so I'm not in a position to really discuss too many technical aspects of it. The application monitoring needs improvement. It needs to be easier for someone who isn't a proficient developer. For example, if we use Java for monitoring events to gather history-based data in regards to the application, it should provide a better core-controller… more»

What other advice do I have?

The solution we are using is SaaS-based. The controller is deployed on the cloud, and we have integrated different Linux environments with it. There are a couple of Java agents as well as machine engines and a DB agent that we utilize. I don't have too much interaction with the teams that handle the solution, so I don't know if I have any advice to give other companies in relation to… more»
Ahmed Sokar
Real User
Senior IT Administrator at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 22 2019

What is most valuable?

The solution is great for database monitoring. You don't have to install an agent on the database. You just install the server to a database agent. It's a good product for some database administration if you don't want to install an agent on the database for security. AppDynamics does not install… more»

What needs improvement?

The solution should add some monitoring similar to Oracle monitoring tools for databases. Oracle has a lot of features to monitor SQL queries, and make some recommendations to resolve them. AppDynamics is just monitoring for delays and doesn't provide any recommendations. It's a deficiency.

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

Licensing for the solution is very complex. A different type of agent means a different type of license and subscription. Different languages, database types, and agents make a Dynamics license complex. They do offer great discounts when bundling other AppDynamics licenses. For example, if a… more»

What other advice do I have?

We use the private cloud deployment model. I would advise new users to not install AppDynamics for their database only. Just the database portion isn't dynamic enough without other portions of the AppDynamics suite. I would rate all database applications nine out of ten, but I would rate just the… more»
Real User
QA Specialist at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
Dec 16 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable aspect of the solution is the ability to discover and track transactions.

What needs improvement?

We also use Oracle Fusion and the actual tracing of your transactions on Oracle Fusion is difficult because they use an asynchronous type of tracking between the nodes. It makes it difficult for AppDynamics to track. The user access… more»

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

The pricing is very good. You get good value, especially if you compare it to DynaTrace.

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

We previously used DynaTrace, but we switched to AppDynamics because the pricing was much more reasonable. DynaTrace was also not easy to implement. We needed someone who knew about how to code it.

What other advice do I have?

We currently use the on-premises deployment model but we are in the process of moving over to the cloud. The solution is a good tool. I'd advise others to use the cloud deployment model so that you don't need to worry so much about having… more»
Consultant
Business Transformation Consultant at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 29 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are customer management and user experience management.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve the server size for AppDynamics to include middleware products, which it doesn't yet cover. If they add middleware for sophisticated sites, AppDynamics would be the global choice.

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

Pricing isn't bad, in comparison to Dynatrace, which is much more expensive.

What other advice do I have?

I recommend the solution strongly for those with medium-sized businesses. It's not for enterprise solutions or enterprise businesses. It's a great solution for the non-enterprise client. I would rate this solution eight out of ten.
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Real User
Technical Team Lead at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Aug 05 2019

What is most valuable?

The ability to identify the top running queries has been extremely valuable for us.

What needs improvement?

The monitoring of different schemas within the database could be improved. They should split the dashboard into different schemas, instead of having one.

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

We weren't previously using a different solution.

What other advice do I have?

We used an on-premises version of the solution. I would rate the solution a seven out of ten. Technical support hasn't been too impressive so we ended up having to resolve our own issues. There are also a few challenges that we've had from a performance perspective when we upgraded from one version… more»
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What is AppDynamics Database Monitoring?

More than half of application performance bottlenecks originate in the database, but most application teams have little or no visibility into database performance. With AppDynamics' database performance management product, you get 100% visibility into application performance, from the browser to the database.

Key Benefits

  • Visualize end-to-end application performance, from the browser to the database
  • Get alerts when database thresholds are violated
  • Monitor key performance metrics like top users, programs, SQL, objects and more.
  • See execution plans for slow SQL to isolate performance bottlenecks
AppDynamics Database Monitoring customers

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