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"This solution allows me to have true visibility for any metrics when it comes to my cloud, and private.""This solution makes it a lot easier to figure out trends within very different data sources, which makes it easy to see why something is misbehaving.""The features I find most valuable is the querying and alerting capabilities.""People are very pleased with the implementation.""The most valuable aspects of the solution are its ease of use and its ease of implementation.""No issues with stability."

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"If [the problem] is something related to HTTP or VoIP, then I can have a quick look into the protocols, a process which gives me some good ideas...""The response times, with the performance, are really interesting too, where you can see the packet loss.""Capturing traffic [is very interesting]. Currently, with our configuration, we don't capture the payload of the packets, just the header. But when we want the body, the payload of the packets, we can do a PCAP, and then analyze it within Wireshark.""I always have the Skylight dashboard on one of my screens... Now you can create your own dashboard, specific to an application, specific to a server, or to something else.""The ability to measure performance end-to-end across the cloud data center allows us to take corrective action to keep our channels online.""The solution’s UI and single pane of glass is good. The new dashboard is modern with its new design. The look of it is not pretty, but it is efficient, which is good. It is user-friendly; you can find what you need on the interface quickly.""This solution has helped to improve the interaction between our network, datacenter, and application teams. I have used other tools, but this tool can pinpoint the root cause of my application or network issue in the majority of the cases. So, it helps different divisions or groups in the IT department to troubleshoot together and get an issue resolved. This tool helps a lot in our day-to-day networking application and IT operations."

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"The view it provides for default analysis is very nice. The way in which it showcases how the metrics have been captured and how lucidly that they are displayed. This is a good thing to have from a technical and non-technical perspective.""It reduces our efforts to identify services failing in production.""You don't have to configure it. It just needs to be installed.""It provides us a reference for being able to go back and look at data at a certain point, analyze it, then determine if something was the root cause.""The stability is rock solid. We put a lot of stress on it.""It gives us visibility into the product and what we are doing operationally.""The visibility that it provides through the application's behavior allows us to find trends based on our customized metrics.""The graphical interface is helpful, as it illustrates things well for anyone who wants to know about the information it provides."

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"I would like to see integration with Kubernetes cluster and APIs so that you can manage the entire stack.""I would like to see more out-of-the-box dashboards for in-depth application monitoring of standard products that are out there.""In the new version, I would love to see more prediction capabilities. It would be great if one could see the alerts get a little more enriched with information and become more human-friendly instead of the technical stuff that they put in there. I think those would be really awesome outcomes to get.""The implementation is a long process that should be improved.""They could make it more easy to plug-in data so that a nontechnical person will be able to use it, like accountants or finance people. That way they don't have to ask us.""It could use a URL document server. Everything in the market is moving towards automation and everybody's looking for the single click operations as well relational data locality."

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"If you want a new version, you go to the website. The hardest part is finding the link, where is that .bin file? Sometimes it's pretty hidden in a document... it's hidden in the release notes or in another file somewhere. And it's usually not on the first page either.""It's a bit slow. When I execute a query, something general with a short timeframe that covers one month, for instance, and I do not specify the IP source or IP destination, it can take ages because it has to query the whole database.""This solution is expensive compared to some others.""It needs the possibility to export data because it is not easy to see larger data sets, e.g., for one month. It would be interesting to export data into a PDF or dashboard to keep a history of the situation.""For the PVX, they are in the process of getting the results to export to cloud and SaaS for analytics. They told me that this will happen later this year. Right now, for the most part, I create that data myself."

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"For the manage services, they work on CloudWatch logs and are given CloudWatch logs only. I would like more collaboration with AWS and insight into CloudWatch services. This would be valuable, especially when detecting the fault of the root cause analysis. It would make the process go faster.""They should include more mission learning into the product and provide additional performance metrics for application learning.""When compared with other tools, the experience needs improvement. I would like them to build out the interactions and make them friendlier.""I would like them to add serverless capabilities, because everyone is going there.""As we move into using more AWS native architectures, it should support everything that we want to do. We don't want to adopt another tool.""The new Managed Edition is too complex. I feel like a fish out of water.""Every time we spin up an EC2 instance, we have to slap an agent on it and that is more work. So, if it could go agentless, that would be great.""It needs a better way to figure out how to dig deeper into the details, e.g., sometimes we have to wade through multiple logs, etc."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Educational pricing is available for this solution.""We were given a year's worth of service. It was included within our ELA. We were trying to do a proof of concept, which is almost over now.""Different locations require different setups. In your terms, around 300 to around 400K USD."

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"If you look into Riverbed, it's a licensing nightmare. You need to pay for every type of analysis... If you don't look into licensing, Riverbed and SolarWinds are pretty comparable. But if you look into licensing it would not be smart to go for either of them. On the pure, bare-metal basis, it's the same. But when you get the bare metal and a few basic licenses, then you need all those other licenses just to be sure that there's no issue... One of the great things about Skylight is you have them all, and you actually need them all.""It's not for free, clearly. But on the other hand, it offers very interesting functionality. We pay around €100,000.""Pricing is a little bit expensive.""We understand there's a significant cost difference, but have yet to investigate fully.""The pricing is cheaper than other competing products, which is better for our budgets.""It provides value and the cost is not huge."

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"While it is quite good in respect to its functionality, there are few area in regards to pricing that they can look at how to possibly change. I have heard it's costly.""There is time savings. People's times have been cut in half using this solution because we were previously doing a lot of that manual work. Now, it's a lot more automated, and the data is just there.""The price could be improved.""The product is pricey, but it is feature-rich, which is why we probably haven't looked away from it.""Purchasing through the AWS Marketplace was a pretty straightforward process. We had no hiccups.""I think the pricing is at a fair value for what it is.""The pricing and licensing are very expensive.""Purchasing through the AWS Marketplace is excellent."

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Wavefront, Wavefront by VMware, VMware Tanzu Observability Accedian SkyLIGHT PVX, SkyLIGHT PVX, SecurActive, Performance Vision
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Overview

VMware Tanzu Observability provides metrics-driven analytics at massive scale, so you can get the most out of your cloud-native apps.

Accedian provides performance analytics and end user experience solutions for on-premise, cloud and hybrid IT infrastructures. Accedian SkylightTM delivers unified network and application performance monitoring (NAPM) visibility across the entire application and network chain, with best in class resolution and velocity. This enables Accedian customers to assure their business-critical digital infrastructure and unlock the full productivity of their users.

Dynatrace has redefined how you monitor today’s digital ecosystems. AI-powered, full stack and completely automated, it’s the only solution that provides answers, not just data, based on deep insight into every user, every transaction, across every application. More than 8,000 customers use Dynatrace to optimize customer experiences, innovate faster and modernize IT operations with absolute confidence.

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Sample Customers
Box, Intuit, Workday, Groupon, British Gas, SpaceApe, Marketo, DoordDash, LyftT-Systems, Thomson Reuters, Bordeaux Metropole, CGI, Citadelle Regional Hospital Center, Lorraine Institute of Oncology, Luxembourg Institute of Health, Groupe BPCE, Group S, Splitpoint, Horus-Net, Audatex, Indexis, Province de Liège, EASI, Spie Batignolles, FaymonvilleAudi, Best Buy, LinkedIn, CISCO, Intuit, KRONOS, Scottrade, Wells Fargo, ULTA Beauty, Lenovo, Swarovsk, Nike, Whirlpool, American Express
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm9%
Retailer6%
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Healthcare Company21%
Local Government14%
Government14%
K 12 Educational Company Or School7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider26%
University6%
Manufacturing Company4%
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Financial Services Firm32%
Insurance Company11%
Retailer7%
Healthcare Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider13%
Insurance Company6%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise29%
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Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise75%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise78%
Find out what your peers are saying about Accedian Skylight vs. Dynatrace and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
441,850 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Accedian Skylight is ranked 10th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 6 reviews while Dynatrace is ranked 1st in Application Performance Management (APM) with 61 reviews. Accedian Skylight is rated 8.4, while Dynatrace is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Accedian Skylight writes "Saved us a few servers that we would have bought, not knowing that developers were making mistakes". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dynatrace writes "AI identifies all the components of a response-time issue or failure, hugely benefiting our triage efforts". Accedian Skylight is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, NETSCOUT nGeniusONE, New Relic APM, ExtraHop Reveal(x) for IT Operations and AppDynamics, whereas Dynatrace is most compared with Datadog, Splunk, AppDynamics, New Relic APM and ITRS Geneos. See our Accedian Skylight vs. Dynatrace report.

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