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"This solution allows me to have true visibility for any metrics when it comes to my cloud, and private.""This solution makes it a lot easier to figure out trends within very different data sources, which makes it easy to see why something is misbehaving.""The features I find most valuable is the querying and alerting capabilities.""People are very pleased with the implementation.""The most valuable aspects of the solution are its ease of use and its ease of implementation.""No issues with stability."

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"The view it provides for default analysis is very nice. The way in which it showcases how the metrics have been captured and how lucidly that they are displayed. This is a good thing to have from a technical and non-technical perspective.""It reduces our efforts to identify services failing in production.""You don't have to configure it. It just needs to be installed.""It provides us a reference for being able to go back and look at data at a certain point, analyze it, then determine if something was the root cause.""The stability is rock solid. We put a lot of stress on it.""It gives us visibility into the product and what we are doing operationally.""The visibility that it provides through the application's behavior allows us to find trends based on our customized metrics.""The graphical interface is helpful, as it illustrates things well for anyone who wants to know about the information it provides."

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"The most valuable feature is the breakdown that it provides, such as a description of the fields for a particular transaction."

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"I would like to see integration with Kubernetes cluster and APIs so that you can manage the entire stack.""I would like to see more out-of-the-box dashboards for in-depth application monitoring of standard products that are out there.""In the new version, I would love to see more prediction capabilities. It would be great if one could see the alerts get a little more enriched with information and become more human-friendly instead of the technical stuff that they put in there. I think those would be really awesome outcomes to get.""The implementation is a long process that should be improved.""They could make it more easy to plug-in data so that a nontechnical person will be able to use it, like accountants or finance people. That way they don't have to ask us.""It could use a URL document server. Everything in the market is moving towards automation and everybody's looking for the single click operations as well relational data locality."

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"For the manage services, they work on CloudWatch logs and are given CloudWatch logs only. I would like more collaboration with AWS and insight into CloudWatch services. This would be valuable, especially when detecting the fault of the root cause analysis. It would make the process go faster.""They should include more mission learning into the product and provide additional performance metrics for application learning.""When compared with other tools, the experience needs improvement. I would like them to build out the interactions and make them friendlier.""I would like them to add serverless capabilities, because everyone is going there.""As we move into using more AWS native architectures, it should support everything that we want to do. We don't want to adopt another tool.""The new Managed Edition is too complex. I feel like a fish out of water.""Every time we spin up an EC2 instance, we have to slap an agent on it and that is more work. So, if it could go agentless, that would be great.""It needs a better way to figure out how to dig deeper into the details, e.g., sometimes we have to wade through multiple logs, etc."

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"Technical support can be slow and needs improvement."

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"Educational pricing is available for this solution.""We were given a year's worth of service. It was included within our ELA. We were trying to do a proof of concept, which is almost over now.""Different locations require different setups. In your terms, around 300 to around 400K USD."

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"While it is quite good in respect to its functionality, there are few area in regards to pricing that they can look at how to possibly change. I have heard it's costly.""There is time savings. People's times have been cut in half using this solution because we were previously doing a lot of that manual work. Now, it's a lot more automated, and the data is just there.""The price could be improved.""The product is pricey, but it is feature-rich, which is why we probably haven't looked away from it.""Purchasing through the AWS Marketplace was a pretty straightforward process. We had no hiccups.""I think the pricing is at a fair value for what it is.""The pricing and licensing are very expensive.""Purchasing through the AWS Marketplace is excellent."

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Top Answer: It’s in INR. Our data is on four sites and these are in the development phase. Different locations require different… more »
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Overview

VMware Tanzu Observability provides metrics-driven analytics at massive scale, so you can get the most out of your cloud-native apps.

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.

The IBM Application Performance Management portfolio provides visibility, control and automation of your mission-critical applications. It helps pinpoint the root cause of application's issue more quickly and resolve the problem. The integrated capabilities cover the five key areas: discovery, end-use experience, transaction tracking, enterprise diagnostics and analytics. It also easily monitors applications to ensure optimal performance to extend your hybrid management environment capabilities, to measure the customer experience from multiple locations and to further eliminate blind spots in your application environment.
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Box, Intuit, Workday, Groupon, British Gas, SpaceApe, Marketo, DoordDash, LyftAudi, Best Buy, LinkedIn, CISCO, Intuit, KRONOS, Scottrade, Wells Fargo, ULTA Beauty, Lenovo, Swarovsk, Nike, Whirlpool, American ExpressMibtree, EatDrinkDeals.com, IT Performance Advisor
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm12%
Retailer5%
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Financial Services Firm31%
Insurance Company10%
Retailer7%
Healthcare Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm7%
Insurance Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider21%
Insurance Company9%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise75%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise76%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Dynatrace, Datadog, AppDynamics and others in Application Performance Management (APM). Updated: November 2020.
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Dynatrace is ranked 1st in Application Performance Management (APM) with 63 reviews while IBM Application Performance Management is ranked 34th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 1 review. Dynatrace is rated 8.8, while IBM Application Performance Management is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Dynatrace writes "AI identifies all the components of a response-time issue or failure, hugely benefiting our triage efforts". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Application Performance Management writes "Provides valuable breakdown of information, but the agent negatively impacts server performance". Dynatrace is most compared with Datadog, Splunk, AppDynamics, New Relic APM and BMC TrueSight Operations Management, whereas IBM Application Performance Management is most compared with IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager, AppDynamics, New Relic Browser, Broadcom DX Application Performance Management and Compuware Strobe.

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