Sid RoyVice President - Operations & Client Support at Scicom Infrastructure Services
Anonymous UserMonitoring Tools Teamlead at a financial services firm
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable feature is the detailed statistics, like the consumer count, for the ActiveMQ server."
"It helped to find quick solutions for specific business transactions."
"Despite dozens of deployments across hundreds of applications- we have yet to see a case where AD is negatively impacting application execution or functionality."
"Provides monitoring more around business processes versus just servers, applications, etc. E.g., with complex systems, where a business process passes across multiple applications, the business needs us to monitor the heath of the process, not just a segment of the application."
"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."
"From the performance management side, I like everything from business transaction work to tracking. On the database side, we can get a lot of insights from the database. On the server monitoring side, it helped us a lot to find out some of the issues on the VM side because VMs were creating a little trouble for us."
"The most valuable feature is the flow map."
"Deep Dive and Transaction Analysis Triage capability."
"The features that I find most valuable are related to network monitoring."
"The feature that I have found the most valuable is its user interface."
"JVM memory monitoring and connection pool monitoring are valuable features."
"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."
"Rolling out version upgrades is a difficult job at times."
"As per my experience, the drill-down feature can be improved at the class level."
"Additional support for NextGen mobile platforms also needs to be high in the roadmap prioritizations"
"Needs more integration with applications suites, like Oracle Enterprise Server or BMC Remedy."
"AppDynamics is dealing with a lot of products and technologies, so we need to have clear documentation."
"More native support for other hardware is needed because having to install various extensions and perform extra setup for different devices is really challenging, and not as easy or straightforward as it is in other products."
"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."
"I would like to see more artificial intelligence and machine learning brought in to monitor the statement and payment sum issues we have."
"User Experience is a BIG one. Integration of all of APM components into one swift deployment."
"Technical support needs to be more responsive and address support tickets more quickly."
"They can make it easier to configure."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Broadcom is a better and cheaper option from the financial perspective. It also depends on the DLP plug."
"The licensing costs are expensive."
"All discounts are case by case to accommodate the client's budgets."
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 15 reviews while Broadcom DX Application Performance Management is ranked 3rd in Container Monitoring with 6 reviews. AppDynamics is rated 7.8, while Broadcom DX Application Performance Management is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of AppDynamics writes "We've had experience using Dynatrace, CA & Gomez but AppDynamics excels in terms of implementation, footprint & overhead". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Broadcom DX Application Performance Management writes "Has helped us in being proactive with in-depth analysis of app perf from an ESM perspective". AppDynamics is most compared with Dynatrace, Splunk, Datadog, Azure Monitor and Oracle Enterprise Manager, whereas Broadcom DX Application Performance Management is most compared with Dynatrace, New Relic APM, BMC TrueSight Operations Management, Splunk and Azure Monitor. See our AppDynamics vs. Broadcom DX Application Performance Management report.
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