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Find out what your peers are saying about Broadcom DX Application Performance Management vs. Dynatrace and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Pros
"The initial setup is straightforward.""The features that I find most valuable are related to network monitoring.""The configuration and the manager tool are good 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.""The feature that I have found the most valuable is its user interface.""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.""​Deep Dive and Transaction Analysis Triage capability.​""JVM memory monitoring and connection pool monitoring are valuable features."

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"Once you are trained on the solution, it's easy to navigate. It's got very good documentation and training offerings.""The product allows us to build preferred/customized business transactions to track complex transactions. UEM (User Experience Monitoring) agents track user experience on webRequests. The advantage is that Dynatrace correlates the measures on the devices with those on the backend servers, giving us an end-to-end view of the transaction, from the user's phone deep into the backend servers.""Dynatrace helped us with root cause analysis of poor performing components of our applications.""The solution has a very good user interface.""The deployment itself is very easy and straightforward.""The agent deployment is the most valuable. You don't need to do any configuration. You just deploy the agents, and it can automatically detect your infrastructure. That was the greatest feature that we saw in Dynatrace. If there is any database, it can detect it automatically and present everything to you.""Its monitoring and key purpose capabilities are the most valuable. It provides the root cause of problems and helps peers join the war room.""I find that the AI on offer is useful, as it's good at identifying problems. You do need a bit of customizing, however, even in its sort of vanilla form, it's pretty good at identifying problems and the root causes of those problems and whatnot."

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Cons
"User Experience is a BIG one. Integration of all of APM components into one swift deployment.""It doesn't have a proper database, and the configuration is very difficult.""Technical support needs to be more responsive and address support tickets more quickly.""The stability could be more reliable.""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.""Lacks some integration between all the tools.""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.""They can make it easier to configure."

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"The dashboard could improve.""The solution could improve on integration, cloud services, and making the configuration less difficult.""Dashboarding and having different templates available for more business reporting, or even other metrics, would be useful.""Dashboards and monitoring capabilities can be improved for monitoring applications in Azure. In Azure, it would be cool to be able to monitor network consumption as well as flow communication.""The flexibility when it comes to integrating with other tools is very low.""The solution's ability to assess the severity of anomalies based on the actual impact to users and business KPIs is great. In my opinion, it could be extended even more. I would like it to be more configurable for the end-user. It would be nice to have more business rules applicable to the severity. It's already very good as it is now. It is based on the impact on your front-end users. But it would be nice if we could configure it a bit more.""Due to the fact that you doing a lot, you have a problem with the learning curve. We're really looking for ways to make this product more accessible.""They've leveraged those security gateways and renamed them ActiveGates, and now there are different web plugins we can run on it... Sometimes the development of those seems to be running very fast and it's not complete. They don't yet function quite as easily as the OneAgents do. But I have hopes that that's going to get better. We have tried the MQ, the Citrix, and the Oracle ActiveGate plugins. They could be sharper. It's the right direction to go. It just seems like it could be smoother."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Broadcom is a better and cheaper option from the financial perspective. It also depends on the DLP plug.""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.""The licensing costs are expensive."

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"It's more expensive than other solutions, but worth it. We use full APM monitoring on our primary systems, but only resource monitoring on lesser systems. We shift licenses around our environment when a deeper dive into lesser systems is required.""Dynatrace's pricing for their consumption units is rather arcane compared to some of the other tools, thus making forward-looking calculations based on capacity planning quite hard.""The only limitation with scaling to cloud-native environments is licensing. It all depends on how many DEM units you're willing to license. The more of DEM units that you purchase, the more user data you can collect.""It's understandable to do a smaller scale initial evaluation. However, as you identify the product value, don't hesitant in your scope and scale to maximize the initial investment and your opportunity to do a bulk investment of the product.""It's expensive.""The price range is quite high.""The price of the solution is expensive.""We have a three-year contract. We have 30 licenses for the full stack and 3 licenses for the DEM unit."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The configuration and the manager tool are good features.
Top Answer: Pricing is not my area because I am a technical developer, technical engineer who coordinates the different teams but I know the pricing. It is definitely expensive for what we get, but there isn't an… more »
Top Answer: I'd like to see more integration between all the tools. You have APM, you have different management and other tools. Each tool works well by itself, but if we are talking about a suite, maybe those… more »
Top Answer: The key is to have a holistic view over the complete infrastructure, the ones you have listed are great for APM if you need to monitor applications end to end. I have tested them all and have not… more »
Top Answer: While the environment does matter in the selection of an APM tool, I prefer to use Dynatrace to manage the entire stack. Both production and Dev/Test. I find it to be quite superior to anything else… more »
Top Answer: There are many factors and we know little about your requirements (size of org, technology stack, management systems, the scope of implementation). Our goal was to consolidate APM and infra… more »
Product Features
Deployment

On-premise deployment

Can be deployed on AWS

Can be deployed on Azure

Can be deployed in a private cloud

Monitor on-premise applications in virtualized environments

Monitor applications running on AWS and Azure

Monitor applications running on Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Redhat OpenShift and Heroku

Support for Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Redhat OpenShift. Heroku is a future roadmap item.
Configuration and Infrastructure

Configuration and management through a single, web-based user interface

Automatically create a visualization of the entire application topology with all components.

Automatically discover business transactions

Automatically discover standard back end systems (database, web services, SAP etc.)

Discover and display non-standard backend systems through point-and-click configuration

Automatically baseline every component within the business transaction

Can be deployed in multi-tenant environment

Application Visibility and Control

Provide correlated views of distributed business transactions between tiers/services

Automatically baseline every component within the Business Transaction

Provide code level diagnostics (class & method-level visibility) of business transactions

Monitor JVM health information (heap, GC, generational spaces, etc.)

Monitor CPU utilization, OS memory usage, disk I/O, network I/O, other hardware metrics

Report application errors & exceptions

Automatically monitor entire call stack when application problems occur

Does not disable monitoring functionality as a compromise to limit product overhead

Historical performance monitoring and trending

Full view of infrastructure details without leaving context of business transactions

Single UI for server and application monitoring

Alert on deviation from baseline

Mean Time To Repair

Identify slow and stalled business transactions without manual intervention

Count, measure and score every transaction

Identify error business transactions without manual intervention

Identify slow SQL queries without manual intervention

Identify slow backend systems or external services without manual intervention

Automatically discover code deadlocks

Provide quick cross launching into problem areas within the UI through hyperlinked alerts

Automatically send email containing hyperlink to identified problem

Automatic analysis of end-to-end APM data to provide root cause analysis

Business Transactions

Automatically discover business transactions

Automatically learn and baseline performance of discovered business transactions

Automatically count, measure and score every transaction

Discover synchronous, asynchronous and multi-threaded business transactions

Business Metrics

Provide visibility into the impact of outages on business metrics

Capture business metrics (e.g. revenue, orders) from applications and background jobs

Enables creation of custom dashboards for business metrics and application behavior

Out of the box reports on business transaction summary and trends

Automatically correlate business transactions with environment monitoring (OS, JMX, etc.)

Usability

Browser-based web client

Automatic & dynamic baselining of all metrics to reduce false alarms

Include an online virtual collaboration space as a virtual "war room"

Visualize multiple applications and the connectivity / dependencies between them

Enable sharing of analysis/ visualizations without having to export data from the UI

Group transactions using a Session ID and display transactions in order of execution

Drill down from business transaction to correlated log file entries in single platform

Available through CA's Log Analytics solution which can be integrated with APM
Historical Trending

Trending with metric persistence to do historical analysis and compare to baselines

The ability to view and drill into Flow Map for extended periods up to 1 year

The ability to compare Flow Maps from different time frames for up to 2 years

Support for Agile

Dynamic instrumentation of the application

No need to reconfigure agent instrumentation when new app releases are deployed

Automatically pick up application configuration changes as a result of agile releases

Regression analysis to compare and highlight app performance improvements

Areas of poor metric stability (differential analysis) and architectural potential (high call ratio) for improvement are analyzed, but through more advanced logic than regression

Provide capability to compare business transactions flows for different releases

Pre-Production Performance Tuning

Identify the longest running methods in business transactions

Determine relationship between increased load and application response time

Identify worst backend calls (Database, Web Services, other backend) automatically

Provide business transaction performance change from one code release to the next

Scalability and Infrastructure

Support at least 5000 agents on a single platform without requiring data federation

Ability to support high availability APM infrastructure servers

Has steady network traffic between agent and APM server regardless of transaction levels

Encrypt data transmissions end-to-end across the environment

Agentless monitoring

Analytics

Single UI incorporating Analytics and APM modules

Analytics UI is web browser based with no locally installed client software

Analytics layer providing intelligence across data collected by APM modules

Scalable repository capable of collecting and storing large volume of metrics/events

In context drill down between analytics data and APM data

Graphical query builder for ease of use and broad adoption

Ability to adjust timeframe via click and drag on dashboard charts

Automated ranking (top N) of relevancy of every indexed field to current selection

Configurable to collect not all, but specific desired transaction data/fields

Alert off of metrics created in analytics based on search criteria

Analytics data collection does not require full call method stack data

No code changes required to pull custom (non-native) metrics into data repository

Data collected, stored and analysed in near real time (i.e. not hours, days, or weeks later)

API to input custom metrics

Search API

Ability to chart result set in custom dashboards

Granular role based access control (RBAC)

Log Analytics

Ability to collect and store log files from monitored nodes

Available via CA's log analytics solution which can be integrated with APM

Log file data through TCP

Available via CA's log analytics solution which can be integrated with APM

Auto-inject business transaction identifier for each log statement

Can be configured via custom tracer, requires integration with logging framework

Ability to extract any field from log file for processing

Available via CA's log analytics solution which can be integrated with APM
Root Cause Analysis

Historical performance monitoring and trending - retain 100% of historical data

Report top database activities (e.g. Top SQL, Top Users, Top Programs)

Report database activity profile over-time (identify patterns)

Collect and store all database wait events and correlate with SQL/Stored Procedures

Collect and store SQL/Stored Procedure KPIs (CPU, Count, Reads/Writes)

Collect and store database instance level statistics (table size, row count, indexes)

Collect and store database server/host KPIs (CPU, Memory, �)

Ability to breakdown latency of stored procedure components

Collect SQL Explain & Execution plans

Collect and store performance data on database objects (Schemas, tables, indexes)

Ability to collect and correlate deep-dive storage information

Database Monitoring

Provide a real-time view of performance showing current database activity

Provide a holistic view of all database performance through a multi-instance dashboard

Ability to send pro-active alerts based on health and performance of databases

Static and dynamic alerting on collected database metrics

Server Monitoring

Monitor Machine availability

Monitor CPU usage

Monitor Disk performance

Monitor Volume usage

Monitor Machine load

Monitor Memory

Monitor SWAP

Monitor Processes

Monitor Network Adapter(s)

Dynamic Baselining

Synthetic page checker

Application Monitoring

Identify JVM memory leaks caused by leaky collections

Enable tracking of object instantiations/destructions to troubleshoot JVM heap thrash

PHP monitoring

.NET monitoring

Node.js monitoring

Python monitoring

Docker Monitoring

Integrated monitoring of Dockerized containers with application monitoring

Automatic discovery of containers

Support Docker attributes and perspectives

Visualize distribution of containers over cluster hosts

Network Monitoring

Autodiscovery of network topology and interdependencies

Available via CA network flow analysis, which can be integrated with APM

Report on throughput, packet loss, and RT rates

Available via CA network monitoring tools, which can be integrated with APM

Monitors network without need of TAP or SPAN port

Available via CA network monitoring tools (without then need for TAP/SPAN), which can be integrated with APM

Single UI to drill from network to application and business transaction

Network monitoring data integrated into APM can be displayed natively within APM dashboards alongside business transaction data
Virtualization Monitoring

Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop monitoring

Server virtualization monitoring

VDI monitoring

Web RUM

Support for modern desktop browsers

Support for mobile browsers

Monitor all page requests

Monitor all iFrame requests

Full support for monitoring single page applications properly

Automatically detect JavaScript errors

Display response time status on Geo Map

Collect and display Navigation Timing API data for all poor performing requests

Collect and display Resource Timing API data for all poor performing requests

Correlate web transactions with server side transactions for drill down

Provide detailed browser traces for poor performing end user requests

Provide usage based analytics showing browser types and versions

Provide usage based analytics showing device and OS types

Provide customizable analytics area for troubleshooting and analysis purposes

Provide cache metrics for each page request

Show server side response time for all pages

Provide drill down from poor performing request to server side deep diagnostic session

Session tracking

Ability to generate a synthetic page request directly from the poor performing request

SDK for support of any Single Page Application (SPA) framework

EUM cross application correlation

Analytics built into EUM portion of UI

Custom user data available at the session and page request level

Page grouping at root level instead of individual pages for each set of parameters

Mobile RUM

Support for native mobile applications

Support for mobile browsers

See mobile app performance, http errors, and network error information

See the performance of API calls from your mobile application to the server side

Track crashes and exception

Provide crash analytics

User tracing/breadcrumbs

Trace transactions from mobile device all the way to the server side

Correlate mobile transactions with server side transactions for drill down

Provide usage and performance analytics based upon device type

Provide usage and performance analytics based upon OS type

Provide usage and performance analytics based upon OS version

Provide unified user interface for mobile and server diagnostics

Integrated and correlated data between mobile, server, and infrastructure monitoring

Display response time status on Geo Map

Provide device and carrier diagnostic metrics

Track user sessions to understand user flows and behavior

Capture user interactions within each session

Alert based upon deviation from normal behavior for mobile metrics

Provide percentile metrics related to mobile performance

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Also Known As
DX APM, CA APM, CA NetQoS Performance Center, Wily Introscope, CA Wily APM, CA App Experience Analytics, CA AXA
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Overview

CA Application Performance Management (CA APM) is the solution global brands trust to proactively identify and resolve performance and availability issues across physical, virtual, cloud, and mobile applications. Patent-pending analytics provides expertise in the form of guided assisted triage workflows for in-depth, root-cause diagnostics across development and production applications, simplifying and speeding the time it takes to find and fix issues.

CA APM scales to your organization’s needs and automatically correlates multiple sources of data to help you sort through the data and act decisively, helping to improve user experience and application performance.

Dynatrace has redefined how you monitor today’s digital ecosystems. AI-powered, full stack and completely automated, it’s the only solution that provides answers, not just data, based on deep insight into every user, every transaction, across every application. More than 8,000 customers use Dynatrace to optimize customer experiences, innovate faster and modernize IT operations with absolute confidence.

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Sample Customers
Lexmark, Intermountain Healthcare, National Australia Bank, BBVA Compass Bank, Innovapost, Dansk Supermarked Group, U.S. Cellular, Orange, Cetip
Audi, Best Buy, LinkedIn, CISCO, Intuit, KRONOS, Scottrade, Wells Fargo, ULTA Beauty, Lenovo, Swarovsk, Nike, Whirlpool, American Express
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm39%
Insurance Company14%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
Comms Service Provider8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm10%
Government9%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm31%
Insurance Company10%
Retailer7%
Healthcare Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm12%
Insurance Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise71%
REVIEWERS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise73%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise65%
Find out what your peers are saying about Broadcom DX Application Performance Management vs. Dynatrace and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
553,954 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Broadcom DX Application Performance Management is ranked 3rd in Container Monitoring with 9 reviews while Dynatrace is ranked 1st in Container Monitoring with 34 reviews. Broadcom DX Application Performance Management is rated 7.6, while Dynatrace is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Broadcom DX Application Performance Management writes "Has high pricing, needs better stability and requires more reliable ML/AI". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dynatrace writes "AI identifies all the components of a response-time issue or failure, hugely benefiting our triage efforts". Broadcom DX Application Performance Management is most compared with AppDynamics, New Relic APM, BMC TrueSight Operations Management, Splunk and Micro Focus Voltage SiteScope, whereas Dynatrace is most compared with Datadog, Splunk, AppDynamics, New Relic APM and Azure Monitor. See our Broadcom DX Application Performance Management vs. Dynatrace report.

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