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ITEngine96e2
Consultant
IT Engineer at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Dec 25 2016

What is most valuable?

The transaction snapshots are probably by far the most used feature because it gives a lot of details. It adds a lot of value. You can really... more»

How has it helped my organization?

As I’ve mentioned elsewhere about correlation, it's really helpful because I don't have to spend time with multiple teams. A lot of times, what... more»

What needs improvement?

I can think of 2-3 complex problems that probably would be helpful to most customers. Heap analysis is one; memory leaks. That's already there,... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were using a tool prior to this that was not doing any of the stitching; the correlation. We tried another one that was doing some of it, but... more»

What other advice do I have?

Give it a shot. If you want to do a PoC, definitely do it. You should definitely have AppDynamics in there. I have no qualms about recommending... more»
Madhu Karuturi
Real User
Lead Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 21 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are transaction correlation, application flow map, business transactions, and the key metrics that are displayed on... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It gives a complete, end-to-end visualization of an environment. That's where it is a little easier to analyze any issue in production compared... more»

What needs improvement?

The first thing is that they are going in the right direction. That's the great thing because they're linking IT with business. That's why we... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

For us, a large enterprise, the audits and the compliance issues; these things are serious concerns. We have 6,000 applications. We have... more»

What other advice do I have?

The main point is every company is a software company. Invariably, you talk about it. Every button click is important. What if a customer shares... more»
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Santosh Gundimeda
Real User
Software Engineer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 08 2016

What is most valuable?

Features that are valuable to us are the business transaction transparency from one tier to the next and the ability to be able to drill down into the called stack. The ability to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

AppDynamics lets you find things that you wouldn't otherwise be able to see. Without APM, you'd be spending a lot more time to try and investigate into all the individual event... more»

What needs improvement?

One of the things that I've noticed is when you have a massive scale, turning on too much of data logging is not possible. So sometimes what's happening is we would use the... more»

What other advice do I have?

I want a vendor to be honest. I've never been involved in those kind of conversations. But I'd expect them to tell me what exactly it does and what it exactly doesn't do. Nobody... more»
Heather Simon
Real User
Application Engineer II at Expedia
Dec 14 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is real-time performance monitoring of my production applications; being able to determine within just a couple of... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We use it pretty widely across the company. In my particular group, where we've been able to get it situated for all of our .NET and related... more»

What needs improvement?

One of the things that I would like to see is a little bit more ease of use with regards to the analytics component. I know that's new. At a... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were not previously using a different solution. It was actually one of my manager’s directives. I actually was with a separate team at... more»

What other advice do I have?

One of our sister organizations has a WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus instance. They were using the good old stare-and-compare method of making sure... more»
Louay Chamma
Real User
Operations Project Manager at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
Dec 25 2016

What is most valuable?

What I like about the APM is that it allows us to quickly identify where there are issues. It allows us to configure health rules so that we... more»

How has it helped my organization?

A couple of things that it's done is that it's allowed us to become a bit more proactive as opposed to reactive. We can see from the dashboards... more»

What needs improvement?

If you look at, for example, the two big updates that are coming out, as mentioned in the keynote address at a recent conference, I think those... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

Moving to APM was an initiative from the ops team. We knew that we needed visibility into the application. We already have very good visibility... more»

What other advice do I have?

It's a fantastic product. Just make sure that you take the time to really understand it. Know what you're getting into. It's not just, "Let's... more»
Gustin Eaton
Real User
Application Support Lead at ASRC Federal Data Solutions
Jan 04 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the live reporting on the current health\performance of our application: Are all of our transactions going... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The benefits are less man hours, less downtime, and faster resolutions. In the past, it was, "Oh no. The application isn't working. Let's fix... more»

What needs improvement?

A year earlier, if someone had asked me about room for improvement, I would've said end-user monitoring, which they have now. Analytics was... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We did previously did not use an APM at all. It was just, applications would stop working; there would be bottlenecks; they'd be real slow; and... more»

What other advice do I have?

Give them a call. Check out the field. I know that AppDynamics was more than willing to give us temporary licenses; come in and help us set it... more»
Yogya Vir Singh
Real User
Enterprise Platform Manager at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 08 2016

What is most valuable?

The flow map is very valuable to us. Before we installed APM, we had no idea how our application looked. If the developer who designed it... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more of a unified platform. They're very, very new on the server side, machine agents. I want them to be more mature in this... more»

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

They have to look into the money aspect. It becomes difficult on the people who are advocating for the tool in their organization. I have to go... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were not using anything previously. They were relying on custom scripts and manual actions.

What other advice do I have?

When choosing a vendor to work with, I want to know how truthful is he with me when he's talking. I don't want him to be a sales guy coming up... more»
SrEngine12d5
Real User
Sr. App Analytics DevOps Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 16 2016

What is most valuable?

AppDynamics is very easy to use, and easy to deploy in our environment, especially because we're a central organization that helps other... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It helps us find the root cause quicker, so it's helped us with MTTI and MTTR. In fact, just last week, we had an issue. They used our other... more»

What needs improvement?

Get me Blitz; basically, their next generation architecture, which they're actually running in their SaaS environment. Instead of having just... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

It’s a funny story. The PoV was done before I joined the company. I was a Dynatrace user, Intrascope, New Relic. I've done pretty much all the... more»

What other advice do I have?

Do a PoV of AppDynamics on a critical application. Get that initial win, and use that win to drive adoption throughout the organization. I... more»
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