Compare AppDynamics Database Monitoring vs. IBM Application Performance Management

AppDynamics Database Monitoring is ranked 17th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 5 reviews while IBM Application Performance Management is ranked 27th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 1 review. AppDynamics Database Monitoring is rated 7.2, while IBM Application Performance Management is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of AppDynamics Database Monitoring writes "Exception discovery has helped us to improve availability and performance". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Application Performance Management writes "Provides valuable breakdown of information, but the agent negatively impacts server performance". AppDynamics Database Monitoring is most compared with Quest Foglight for APM, Dynatrace and Google Stackdriver, whereas IBM Application Performance Management is most compared with IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager, AppDynamics and Dynatrace.
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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.The ability to identify the top running queries has been extremely valuable for us.We were able to correct problems, which led to an increase in availability, time savings, and performance for our solutions.AppDynamics is scalable. They can monitor billions of transactions because they're not monitoring all transactions. They're monitoring samples. So, they can offer good monitoring for the huge sites.

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The most valuable feature is the breakdown that it provides, such as a description of the fields for a particular transaction.

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The solution should add some monitoring similar to Oracle monitoring tools for databases. It has a lot of features to monitor SQL queries, and make some recommendation to resolve it. AppDynamics is just monitoring for delays and doesn't provide any recommendations for that. It's a deficiency.Stability-wise, we experienced some performance issues when upgrading from 4.4 to 4.5.Based on the user experience feedback that we have had, I think that the most important thing to improve is the availability of the SaaS, the cloud environment.The solution could improve the server size for AppDynamics to include middleware products, which is doesn't yet cover. If they add middleware for sophisticated sites, AppDynamics would be the global choice.

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Technical support can be slow and needs improvement.

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

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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
The IBM Application Performance Management portfolio provides visibility, control and automation of your mission-critical applications. It helps pinpoint the root cause of application's issue more quickly and resolve the problem. The integrated capabilities cover the five key areas: discovery, end-use experience, transaction tracking, enterprise diagnostics and analytics. It also easily monitors applications to ensure optimal performance to extend your hybrid management environment capabilities, to measure the customer experience from multiple locations and to further eliminate blind spots in your application environment.
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Sony, DirecTV, UBS, The Container Store, The Neta Porter Group, Nasdaq, Cisco, eHarmony, Hallmark, Overstock, ExpediaMibtree,, IT Performance Advisor
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