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Find out what your peers are saying about Broadcom DX Application Performance Management vs. Dynatrace and other solutions. Updated: March 2021.
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Pros
"​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."

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"The most valuable features for us include problem detection, root cause identification, Smartscape, and integration with cloud infrastructure like AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.""Working with the user interface is a pleasure for any customer since it is fast, responsive, and very well designed.""The most valuable features of Dynatrace are the ease of installation and management, as well as its extensibility.""This solution has helped us with faster identification of the root cause, allowing faster resolution and increased uptime.""The most valuable feature is the workflow, which helps you to easily have an overview of the infrastructure that you are analyzing, without having worked with it previously.""One of the features that sets this product apart from its competitors is that it generates a solution.""The most valuable function is the ability to replay a customer session.""Ease of problem detection and alerting, visual timeline, and user-sessions are some of the best features of Dynatrace."

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Cons
"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."

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"Most of the time, chat support is not good enough for answering queries.""As the product is evolving quickly and product features are added on a monthly basis, a more transparent roadmap would be more than welcome.""It needs a dashboard for cluster events in general, and for Kubernetes specifically.""I would like to have the ability to share live data with selected third parties so that they can see how their product is performing for our company.""The AI is not that intelligent and there are different places where it could be even more automated.""We would like to see more third-party tools for training.""We would like to see an AI tool that detects issues with our site in real time.""The web interface, in some cases, is a little ambiguous to use."

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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.""The licensing costs are expensive.""All discounts are case by case to accommodate the client's budgets."

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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.""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.""The solution has saved us money through the consolidation of tools. With a hybrid landscape, we had multiple tools. When we consolidated, we removed four or five other monitoring tools with one. For the last ROI calculation that I did, Dynatrace was saving us up to $500,000 per year.""If there are no corporate requirements to run Dynatrace Managed (operating it yourself), I would definitely go for the size option. For small and medium-sized companies, the size option is probably the cheapest one. You don't need to look into operating it. You don't need to run hardware. It is pay as you go.""We license it for two environments, typically all of production and all of one lower environment, usually our staging environment. If there is a downside to Dynatrace, the only thing I can think of would be the cost. If it were cheaper, I'd have it in all my environments. I don't think they're charging more than it's worth, by any means. It's just that good software costs money.""It is quite costly. Dynatrace was the most expensive, compared to the other products we looked at. But it was also a lot better. If you want value for your money, Dynatrace is the way to go.""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.""Consider volume because that is where you will get the most benefit. Doing a point solution is not cost-effective."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: JVM memory monitoring and connection pool monitoring are valuable features.
Top Answer: 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. If it's really long then it only provides part of it… 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: If you look in the APM sector, it is a very nice package to install.
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 Firm40%
Insurance Company14%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
Comms Service Provider8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm12%
Government10%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm32%
Insurance Company10%
Retailer7%
Healthcare Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm10%
Insurance Company7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise71%
REVIEWERS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise74%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise68%
Find out what your peers are saying about Broadcom DX Application Performance Management vs. Dynatrace and other solutions. Updated: March 2021.
474,319 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Broadcom DX Application Performance Management is ranked 3rd in Container Monitoring with 6 reviews while Dynatrace is ranked 1st in Container Monitoring with 55 reviews. Broadcom DX Application Performance Management is rated 8.2, while Dynatrace is rated 9.0. 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". 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, Splunk, BMC TrueSight Operations Management and Azure Monitor, 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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