We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The solution helps us save a lot of time on certain tasks."
"The AppDyniamics technical support is good. We haven't had any problems with them. They answer very quickly."
"AppDynamics has been stable."
"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 release management capabilities are great."
"The SAP monitoring element is very helpful."
"The business transaction that stands between multiple applications is proving to be most valuable."
"This is a stable product and we definitely plan to continue using it in the future."
"Due to the infrastructure's size, the introduction they offer is very, very useful. It helps with an overall understanding of the product."
"The tried and tested services that Oracle provides is second to none."
"We use it extensively for performance tuning testing, monitoring, and configuration."
"SQL Tuning Advisor, ADDM, Top Activity, ASM Space Manager, Incident Notifications"
"This solution allows us to quickly drill down when there are issues."
"There are a number of different user interfaces you can choose from."
"It is the best monitoring tool for Oracle databases."
"I like that it's stable."
"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."
"The dashboard can be better. Also, the automated reports could be improved."
"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."
"The end-user experience is not really good because we can't catch all of the transactions. We only can catch the full stack of flow transactions, but I think that this is caused by the technology they use. If they will catch every transaction, it will cause a very big load on the performance of applications. The monitoring of all transactions needs improvement."
"They need to improve the consolidation of agents for the agent's installation process."
"The initial setup could be easier."
"The training on the dashboards that is provided could be a little bit better, as could the use cases. They should have some good examples out there. As it is right now, I had to scour YouTube to find some stuff."
"Better mobile access would be useful."
"The product is pretty comprehensive, but quite resource hungry. This might be due to the majority of the application seemingly being written in Java."
"In my experience, the monitoring could be improved."
"Patching. It's extremely difficult to determine what requires patching and the process to patch each component is slightly different."
"There's a lot of documentation to go through as a new user."
"We would like to have a single dashboard for monitoring and controlling all of our products."
"The solution is considered expensive."
"The solution has a very large resource system. It's too big. There are too many items."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"I was not involved with the procurement of AppDynamic, but I believe it's expensive."
"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 to use this solution. However, the clients pay for the licenses we are the service provider."
"We are satisfied with the pricing."
"There is only the standard licensing fee. There are no other costs."
"Evaluate your requirements carefully. Elaborate DR and HA setup of OEM can become expensive."
"Be careful to only enable the packs for which you have a license as this is an issue we see time and again."
"There are a few bugs with the software which require opening SRs with Oracle Support which contribute to the day-to-day cost. Perhaps 8 hours per month is spent dealing with support, just as a rough guess."
"The solution is inexpensive to purchase."
"Based upon 3 days of implementation by a single person, plus licensing costs would be approximately $60,000, including the virtualized hosts."
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 3rd in Application Performance Management (APM) with 26 reviews while Oracle Enterprise Manager is ranked 1st in Database Development and Management with 11 reviews. AppDynamics is rated 7.8, while Oracle Enterprise Manager is rated 7.8. 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 Oracle Enterprise Manager writes "Very helpful to have the ability to enable centralized control & administration of Oracle products from a single console". AppDynamics is most compared with Dynatrace, Splunk, Elastic APM and Datadog, whereas Oracle Enterprise Manager is most compared with Nutanix Era, Quest Foglight for Databases, Zabbix, Quest Spotlight and Dynatrace.
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