Manish A. ParikhESM Engineer at a tech company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"The initial setup is straightforward."
"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."
"The most valuable feature is the breakdown that it provides, such as a description of the fields for a particular transaction."
"The transaction tracking feature from IBM is the most important feature for us. It is something that provides a terrific value for us and our clients. It has a lot of data sources and agents that are collectors. It is also stable."
"IBM Application Performance Management helped us increased our response time by 80% and cost 60% less."
"Because we have partnerships with other partners, I can share a bit about what I've noticed with IBM APM compared to other vendor solutions. Specifically, with IBM, the visibility into detailed process information is more tangible. On the OS level, APM displays all processes (or the top 10 processes) that are consuming CPU or resident memory. This is the most important thing that is not always available with other vendors."
"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."
"The stability could be more reliable."
"It doesn't have a proper database, and the configuration is very difficult."
"Technical support can be slow and needs improvement."
"Its web user interface is a little bit old in comparison to other solutions, such as New Relic, and it should be improved. Its scalability and technical support should also be improved. Currently, it is scalable, but only in a vertical way. They provide good technical support, but the initial steps for a new case can be improved to fasten the resolution process."
"It's still missing some platforms. For example, if you look to applications itself, it is missing the interface."
"With APM, we noticed that the agent can cause a lot of issues for the application, making the agent very unreliable. Many issues are happening, and we've had to discuss it with support to try and get a fix. It affects application availability, and sometimes actions fail because of the agent, degrading the performance of the application."
"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."
"It is definitely expensive for what we get, but there isn't an alternate option at the moment."
"IBM APM is one of the cheaper products on the market, while everything necessary to get started is included in the license."
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.
Broadcom DX Application Performance Management is ranked 11th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 8 reviews while IBM Application Performance Management is ranked 29th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 4 reviews. Broadcom DX Application Performance Management is rated 7.4, while IBM Application Performance Management is rated 7.0. 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 IBM Application Performance Management writes "Agent can be unreliable, but is able to display detailed process information at the OS level". Broadcom DX Application Performance Management is most compared with AppDynamics, Dynatrace, New Relic APM, Splunk and BMC TrueSight Operations Management, whereas IBM Application Performance Management is most compared with IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager, Dynatrace, AppDynamics, New Relic Browser and Splunk. See our Broadcom DX Application Performance Management vs. IBM Application Performance Management report.
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