We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The AppDyniamics technical support is good. We haven't had any problems with them. They answer very quickly."
"Once you get past installation, AppDynamics is highly stable and we get good results."
"The solution helps us save a lot of time on certain tasks."
"The most valuable feature is the flow map."
"The features that I like best are the dashboard and Business Journey."
"This is a stable product and we definitely plan to continue using it in the future."
"Technical support is helpful."
"Despite dozens of deployments across hundreds of applications- we have yet to see a case where AD is negatively impacting application execution or functionality."
"JVM memory monitoring and connection pool monitoring are valuable features."
"Deep Dive and Transaction Analysis Triage capability."
"I like that it gives you a wide range of data where you can see the application outage response from concurrent locations and the number of stalled jobs."
"The initial setup is straightforward."
"The features that I find most valuable are related to network monitoring."
"The most valuable features are the low overhead, the ability to monitor production on 24/7 principle, the ability to decrease time to discover the point of failure in the IT infrastructure or the application environment in a short period of time, reporting for analyzing the performance of the application for improving the code optimizing process."
"The feature that I have found the most valuable is its user interface."
"The configuration and the manager tool are good features."
"There could be some improvement in the constructions of the diagrams, it is too difficult currently."
"An area that has room for improvement on the CR and ERP would be the addition of monitoring of the internal solution. For example, you can monitor the day-to-day and everything in the transactions with AppDynamics, but there's also a lot going on in the kernel itself that you cannot monitor. The automation needs to improve as well. As it stands, a lot of customization needs to happen before you can use AppDynamics."
"AppDynamics is dealing with a lot of products and technologies, so we need to have clear documentation."
"They need to improve the consolidation of agents for the agent's installation process."
"The dashboard can be better. Also, the automated reports could be improved."
"At this time, we don't have much visibility on the virtual environment, monitoring, and all other things. We have visibility only for database monitoring, and we have noticed performance impact when deploying database agents on the database server. We got to know this from AppDynamics support also that we should not deploy database agents from the database server. When agents are deployed on the same server and the database is monitored from there, we are not getting database server metrics. Therefore, we don't have those insights, and sometimes, we struggle because of that. They can improve this functionality so that we do not have a performance impact, and we can deploy anywhere. This would help us a lot. In terms of end-user monitoring, currently, it is not working for us because there are some complexities. It is a little complicated, and it takes a little bit of time to understand where you need to make changes. It would be very helpful if they can provide some template designs for end-user monitoring. When our servers are running on VMs, we don't get many insights from the VM side. I don't know whether it is possible to have visibility beyond the database, server, and application and whether there are some features where we can deploy AppDynamics on VMs as well. Such functionality would give us more control over storage, VM, OS, and database. It will also provide complete visibility of our hardware and software."
"The agent deployment could be simplified by, for example, adding a GUI."
"We constantly need to improve our alert mechanism because we get a lot of false-positive alerts. These are not real errors. In addition, for end-user monitoring, sometimes, we are not able to catch all user activities. Because of not being able to follow the user activity from the start to the end, we are missing out on the performance issues."
"You can sell licenses and install the full tool on service, you can show customers how to install, but how to use it and solve issues cannot be done without the experience."
"The stability could be more reliable."
"They can make it easier to configure."
"Technical support needs to be more responsive and address support tickets more quickly."
"With respect to SQL monitoring, it would be nice to have a little more information because it doesn't provide the full statement all of the time."
"Lacks some integration between all the tools."
"It doesn't have a proper database, and the configuration is very difficult."
"User Experience is a BIG one. Integration of all of APM components into one swift deployment."
"There is a license to use this solution. However, the clients pay for the licenses we are the service provider."
"We do not have any issues with the price."
"As compared to other applications, its price is moderate. Its price is neither very high nor very low."
"For those who appreciate the value and had issues with the visibility of the performance of their applications, then the pricing is good. For somebody who does not need it, it can be pricey, but overall, it is worth the money which it costs."
"I was not involved with the procurement of AppDynamic, but I believe it's expensive."
"This solution is not the cheapest but it works well. You will end up doing more work with a cheaper solution than if you just spent the extra money on a better solution like this one."
"The price of AppDynamics could be reduced in my region."
"There is a license for the solution and we paid approximately $2,000. There is also an additional cost above the standard license which cost us approximately $3,000."
"It is definitely expensive for what we get, but there isn't an alternate option at the moment."
"All discounts are case by case to accommodate the client's budgets."
"Broadcom is a better and cheaper option from the financial perspective. It also depends on the DLP plug."
"The licensing costs are expensive."
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.
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AppDynamics is ranked 2nd in Container Monitoring with 26 reviews while Broadcom DX Application Performance Management is ranked 3rd in Container Monitoring with 9 reviews. AppDynamics is rated 7.8, while Broadcom DX Application Performance Management is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of AppDynamics writes "Great dashboards, with good SAP monitoring but needs to be more reasonably priced". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Broadcom DX Application Performance Management writes "Has high pricing, needs better stability and requires more reliable ML/AI". AppDynamics is most compared with Dynatrace, Splunk, Elastic APM, Datadog and Oracle Enterprise Manager, whereas Broadcom DX Application Performance Management is most compared with Dynatrace, New Relic APM, BMC TrueSight Operations Management, Splunk and Micro Focus Voltage SiteScope. See our AppDynamics vs. Broadcom DX Application Performance Management report.
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