AppDynamics APM vs CA APM

AppDynamics APM is ranked 2nd in Application Performance Management (APM) with 77 reviews vs CA APM which is ranked 3rd in Application Performance Management (APM) with 76 reviews. The top reviewer of AppDynamics APM writes "I don't have to explain or "translate" transaction snapshots. It rules out the people I don't have to talk to". The top reviewer of CA APM writes "There is a primary layer of alerting or metrics monitoring put in place. The initial setup is complex". AppDynamics APM is most compared with Dynatrace, CA APM and New Relic APM. CA APM is most compared with Dynatrace, AppDynamics APM and New Relic APM. See our AppDynamics APM vs CA APM report.
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Pros
It has improved our organization with its ability to catch issues quickly and fix them.It is used to test customer behavior on a website.It has improved my organization because we are able to proactively and reactively look at performance issues.We are able to correlate performance between tiers.Despite dozens of deployments across hundreds of applications- we have yet to see a case where AD is negatively impacting application execution or functionality.Has helped us to increase customer acquisitions and reduce revenue leakage.Autodiscovery of application topology, based on real user traffic.Before we moved the code to AppDynamics, we had to compare the agile process and also had to make sure that they're following the standards.

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Some of its valuable features include transaction traces, dashboards, and metric grouping to see combined data.CA APM is very scalable and used in a clustered environment because it supports more than its technical capacity.Stability is one of the strongest attributes of CA APM. It is very stable on all platforms.Now, we know we have a problem, because there is a primary layer of alerting or metrics monitoring put in place, that is the good part.Cross-VM transaction traces provide a complete "what happened where".Proactive snapshots of transactions and all details of a transaction are saved in case of an error.Attribute decoration is a unique and very powerful feature. We can add meaningful meta information based on our internal demand.​Deep Dive and Transaction Analysis Triage capability.​

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Cons
The QA and test environment need improvement.It needs strengthening in the database tiers.Additional support for NextGen mobile platforms also needs to be high in the roadmap prioritizationsThere needs to be an option to capture all the sessions for all the users, not just samplings.The GUI can be overwhelming at first to a novice Dev or Ops support person, and the possible root causes of an issue do not bubble up to the first screen you see.It would help to maybe have a more graphical interface and more user-friendly graphics.I’d like to see better out-of-the-box visual reporting so that we can roll this up to management.I think I would like to see a better way to deploy and upgrade the machine agents that we use. Currently, we have to use SCCM, and that might just be our environment with the customer.

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CEM needs to be simplified, because it causes too many interruptions in our daily work.Its profiling. The uniqueness instead of me looking at sampling data, I need to know the m-1 event that actually triggered my scenario where that m event caused a catastrophic event, like a ripple effect; I need to know that m-1. What triggered my major event means I need to understand the event that triggered it and before the cause of that event itself.The initial setup is complex.I would like to see intelligence, deep intelligence or deep analytics.The following need improvement: 1) Integration of third-party content into app maps (e.g. data coming from beats/elastic platform). 2) Support of new application server technologies, time to adopt new versions of them. 3) Dashboarding capabilities (as with all other vendors). 4) Application architecture of the central Enterprise Manager should be developed into a cloud native architecture. 5) Mitigation of SPOF – PostgreSQL database, behind Team Center.We enountered stability issues. They were mitigated by performance tuning within infrastructure.User Experience is a BIG one. Integration of all of APM components into one swift deployment.System incident analysis and performance monitoring need improvement.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The cost is prohibitive.It would be better if there were more solutions incorporated into the base price. ​The way it is structured in terms of price could be better. You pay for individual modules and that adds on to the cost, which detracts you from implementing those modules and slows you down.Take into consideration what you get for specific pricing models and how much it costs to add on things you may need later.​Because it is priced per JVM, the price can increase pretty fast, into the millions. We have had challenges because we had to justify the price to our clients, as well, when we are putting in certain tools.It could be cheaper. It's a little cost prohibitive. There are so many features that also show a lot of value, but it’s not always easy to justify the cost.It is not a cheap tool, but you also save in manpower to setup because it is easy and fast. At the end of the day, I think the revenue is much better. BUT, they have an awful co-term mode of licensing.As a technical person, and as an application development team, they all understand that this is the right tool for us. But when it comes to budget and financial matters, it takes days and weeks to convince upper management to buy this tool. So they should do something more on licensing costs.

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Setup costs are quite competitive relative to other solutions, and simpler.On pricing, CA is very competitive. I think that's going to help in the long run.Pricing and licensing are not issues.Negotiate a lot, but do not forget to buy the product because it is worth it.There is some research needed to determine licensing costs, based on the number of DataPower instances for the Nastel agent, for example.Althougth it is a bit expensive, it is really worth it

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Also Known AsAppDCA NetQoS Performance Center, Wily Introscope, CA Wily APM, CA App Experience Analytics, CA AXA
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Overview
Overview

AppDynamics is the Application Intelligence company. With AppDynamics, enterprises have real-time insights into application performance, user performance and business performance so they can move faster in an increasingly sophisticated, software-driven world. AppDynamics’ integrated suite of applications is built on its innovative, enterprise-grade App iQ Platform that enables its customers to make faster decisions that enhance customer engagement and improve operational and business performance. AppDynamics is uniquely positioned to enable enterprises to accelerate their digital transformations by actively monitoring, analyzing and optimizing complex application environments at scale. 

CA Application Performance Management (CA APM) is the solution global brands trust to proactively identify and resolve performance and availability issues across physical, virtual, cloud, and mobile applications. Patent-pending analytics provides expertise in the form of guided assisted triage workflows for in-depth, root-cause diagnostics across development and production applications, simplifying and speeding the time it takes to find and fix issues.

CA APM scales to your organization’s needs and automatically correlates multiple sources of data to help you sort through the data and act decisively, helping to improve user experience and application performance.

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Sample Customers
Sample CustomersCisco, Sony, Nasdaq, Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Edmunds.com, Puma, Fox News, DirecTV, Pizza Hut, T-Systems, Cornell University, OpenTable, BITMARCK, Green Mountain Power, Care.com, Overstock, Paddy Power, eHarmony, Kraft, The Motley Fool, The Container Store, and more See more customersLexmark, Intermountain Healthcare, National Australia Bank, BBVA Compass Bank, Innovapost, Dansk Supermarked Group, U.S. Cellular, Orange, Cetip
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Financial Services Firm
19%
Software R&D Company
10%
Aerospace/Defense Firm
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Insurance Company
8%
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Financial Services Firm
27%
Comms Service Provider
9%
Media Company
7%
Marketing Services Firm
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Financial Services Firm
39%
Insurance Company
14%
Energy/Utilities Company
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Comms Service Provider
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Financial Services Firm
29%
Comms Service Provider
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Insurance Company
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Media Company
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Company Size
Company Size
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Small Business
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Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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Midsize Enterprise
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