Sid RoyVice President - Operations & Client Support at Scicom Infrastructure Services
BrianHeislerPrincipal Enterprise Systems Engineer at a healthcare company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"In 2014 and 2015, AppDynamics was one of the best products on the market."
"This is definitely a good product and I would consider them one of the leaders within the application monitoring and cloud monitoring space."
"Datadog's ability to group and visualize the servers and the data makes it relatively easy for the root cause analysis."
"Straightforward to integrate and automate."
"Having a clear view, not only of our infrastructure but our apps and services as well, has brought a great added value to our customers."
"Having a wealth of information has helped us investigate outages, and having historical data helps us tune our system."
"The most valuable features are logging, the extensive set of integrations, and easy jumpstart."
"The fact that everything is under a single pane of glass is really valuable, as developers don't have to spend their time copying correlation IDs across tools to find what they need."
"The most valuable feature is the dashboards that are provided out of the box, as well as ones we were able to configure."
"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."
"They need to improve the consolidation of agents for the agent's installation process."
"Additional metrics should be included."
"Datadog lacks a deeper application-level insight. Their competitors had eclipsed them in offering ET functionality that was important to us. That's why we stopped using it and switched to New Relic. Datadog's price is also high."
"Could be a little more user friendly."
"The error traceability is an area that can be improved."
"The pricing model could be simplified as it feels a bit outdated, especially when you look at the billing model of compute instances vs the containers instances."
"Datadog has a lot of documentation, but a lot of that documentation assumes you know how the service works, which can lead to confusion."
"In the past two years, there have been a couple of outages."
"The incident management beta looks promising, but it is still missing the ability to automatically create incidents based on certain alerts."
"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."
"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."
"It didn't scale well from the cost perspective. We had a custom package deal."
"The price is better than some competing products."
"Pricing is somewhat affordable compared to other solutions but in order to really lower the costs of other products you need to plan very carefully your resources usage, otherwise, it can get expensive real quick."
"It is easy to run up a large bill, so become familiar with the cost of each piece of your bill and use the metrics they supply to estimate and monitor your bill."
"Pricing seemed easy until the bill came in and some things were not accounted for."
"The cost is high and this can be justified if the scale of the environment is big."
"My advice is to really keep an eye on your overage costs, as they can spiral really fast."
"If you do your homework, you'll find that if you're really concerned with cost, it's good."
SystemsEngineer234zPrincipal Enterprise Systems Engineer at a healthcare company
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.
AppDynamics is ranked 3rd in Application Performance Management (APM) with 18 reviews while Datadog is ranked 2nd in Application Performance Management (APM) with 19 reviews. AppDynamics is rated 8.0, while Datadog is rated 8.4. 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 Datadog writes "Provides insightful analytics and good visibility that assist with making architectural decisions". AppDynamics is most compared with Dynatrace, Splunk, Azure Monitor, SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor and ITRS Geneos, whereas Datadog is most compared with Dynatrace, Splunk, New Relic APM, ELK Logstash and Sumo Logic. See our AppDynamics vs. Datadog report.
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