AppDynamics Primary Use Case

Senior Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We use multiple APMs, but for smaller projects AppDynamics is too cost-prohibitive. It is a more expensive APM among the competitors, which is fine because it also does a lot more on the auto-detection and the AI side. It also supports a lot more languages. So whenever we hit a project that has the budget and the need, we look to use AppDynamics, especially if the technologies are complicated. If somebody has a very simple two-tier Python or Node, we can use almost any APM. When we're dealing with somebody who has 50 or 60 tiers, some traditional stuff, some microservices; some stuff is in containers, some stuff is in real instances; there's Node and there's PHP, and there's a bit of C code in there somewhere. This is where we hit a complex case. It's usually a larger app, an app that has existed and evolved over time with many modules at play, making it almost different products, but it's all one big product. This is the type of case where we look towards AppDynamics because we can just drop it in and have it work. We can't do that with the other APMs that we work with because they just wouldn't work. They'll do this little silo or that little silo, but they won't work with everything. With few exceptions, we have not found any production code that we couldn't make work with AppDynamics. View full review »
Sid Roy
Vice President - Operations & Client Support with 51-200 employees
Extensive use cases, dozens of primary and secondary use cases ranging from core application monitoring at the global level to micro level performance analysis at the transaction level. AppD provides the ability to also manage total interactions at the web/mobile browser level, the database and core infrastructure including server level and L4 network. View full review »
Vice President at Works Applications Co., Ltd.
We use it for service level monitoring. Currently, we use AWS. Recently, we started using Serverless AWS as we use communities for all our other services. For containers, we use Serverless AWS, and we use databases, like Cassandra Aurora. The product integrates well with all of them. View full review »
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Global Lead Architect at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The primary use case is to monitor our applications and get a handle on any issues ahead of time, such as memory leaks, complete utilization of CPU, and the need to spin up a new server. Being able to know all of these things ahead of time and act on them is a primary requirement. And once an application is placed on top of that, we would also like to monitor what's happening with the application The solution is doing great. View full review »
Carl Brahms Jr
Engineer at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Monitor 1000's of .NET, Java, Node.js, and Go applications using an auto-discovering agent-based tool. View full review »
Aimee White
Website and EComm at a local government with 10,001+ employees
When you have a lot of AWS products running (and integrations connected to them) the only way you can monitor them is to have a system or automatic reporting. Cisco AppDynamics gives lots of "extensions" that collect metrics and feed them back to an AD controller so you can get a picture of health, usage, rules, and reporting. It also works across environments from cloud to traditional, which means you don’t need something for AWS and then something for in-house products. View full review »
Marcos Pestana
IT Service and Infrastructure Manager at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
We use this solution to help reduce incidents in our production environment by providing usage and performance metrics, application dependencies like databases, net services, caching, and much more. View full review »
Jordi Llorens
IT Manager at
If we have an issue, it is useful for finding the root cause of incidences. So, we use it for troubleshooting. View full review »
Manger Sr, IT Program Mgmt. at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
The primary use case is application performance monitoring. It performs well. View full review »
Software Engineer at a tech company with 201-500 employees
Monitoring log and statistics using graphs to see how we are monitoring our network traffic, and whether systems are healthy or not. View full review »
Bryan Spencer
Engineer at Sirius XM Radio Inc.
We use it for break fail detection. View full review »
Shekhar Sharma
Principal Engineer at Wyndham Hotel Group
The primary use case is everything related to monitoring. View full review »
DevOps Engineer at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are using it for monitoring. Our applications are in AWS, and the monitoring system is part of AppDynamics. View full review »
Theodore Turner
Cloud Operations Monitoring - Senior Software Engineer at a tech company with 201-500 employees
Java application instrumentation across a microservices architecture build. View full review »
Senior Consultant with 1,001-5,000 employees
For customer journey monitoring: Stitch together complex journeys involving the entire ecosystem (internal through external IT) and multiple stakeholders. View full review »
Gaurang Panchal
Sr. Integration Developer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
We use this solution for application monitoring and the alerting mechanism. We have a complex platform infrastructure, deployed in multiple JBoss Fuse, ActiveMQ, and Data Grid servers. View full review »
Gary Sun
Technical Director at SoftPro
For monitoring application performance: I worked for a company which concentrates on application performance consulting service. Cisco AppDynamics was one of the tools used. View full review »
Juan Luis Martinez Pino
IT FrontOffice & QA Manager at a retailer with 201-500 employees
Testing the customer behavior to learn their problems on a website, the heatmap flow, and other information. View full review »
Venkat Pandiri
Performance Test / QA Architect with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use it to monitor the load testing environment. View full review »
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