Compare Dynatrace vs. Wavefront by VMware

Dynatrace is ranked 1st in Application Performance Management (APM) with 188 reviews while Wavefront by VMware is ranked 8th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 6 reviews. Dynatrace is rated 8.6, while Wavefront by VMware is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Dynatrace writes "I am confident in the tool's scalability because it easily deals with .NET Applets". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Wavefront by VMware writes "Simplifies troubleshooting by identifying trends from different data sources". Dynatrace is most compared with Splunk, AppDynamics and New Relic APM, whereas Wavefront by VMware is most compared with Datadog, AppDynamics and Dynatrace. See our Dynatrace vs. Wavefront by VMware report.
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With the Agentless monitoring and ability to create custom plugins, we've been able to transform the tool not just into a great APM solution but a really good enterprise monitoring solution too.Dynatrace helped us with root cause analysis of poor performing components of our applications.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.It has helped us improve the performance of many of our applications.With the latest version, the AI engine highlights the root causes automatically.The major improvement was the ability to find errors immediately and predict future failures, or when resources reach the maximum capacity.The most valuable feature is the ability to perform synthetic checks for monitoring sites using click paths.Dynatrace helped us to get a better understanding of how our services are communicating with each other, as well as better problem detection before something really breaks

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No issues with stability.The most valuable aspects of the solution are its ease of use and its ease of implementation.People are very pleased with the implementation.The features I find most valuable is the querying and alerting capabilities.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.This solution allows me to have true visibility for any metrics when it comes to my cloud, and private.

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This solution could be improved with better compatibility with legacy applications.It would be nice if there were a way that it could be made simpler, given the complexity of the things that we're monitoring.This solution needs better support for security and monolithic batch processes.If the user interface were made more intuitive then it would really benefit the product.Sometimes it is hard to find the right setting for what you want to change.This solution needs improvement in terms of automation.We would like the AI to produce more scientific data with less configuration.The reporting is still too young and needs to be improved.

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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.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.The implementation is a long process that should be improved.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.I would like to see more out-of-the-box dashboards for in-depth application monitoring of standard products that are out there.I would like to see integration with Kubernetes cluster and APIs so that you can manage the entire stack.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Our annual costs were about the same for both AppDynamics and Dynatrace.Pricing can be high, especially for Portuguese standards. But as one says, you get what you pay for.Setup cost is very low considering that it is an almost totally, automatic process.Licensing is very interesting, as you pay only for what is being monitored. A lot of things are given away for no additional cost. If you have a great IT consolidation, it will be pretty cheap. If you have a lot of servers, it will be heavier.I have not been able to observe more than 1% overhead, despite Dynatrace saying that it can be slightly higher in some situations.Purchasing through the AWS Marketplace is excellent.The pricing and licensing are very expensive.Purchasing through the AWS Marketplace was a pretty straightforward process. We had no hiccups.

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Different locations require different setups. In your terms, around 300 to around 400K USD.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.

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Overview

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.

Wavefront is a metrics-driven analytics platform. DevOps, TechOps and developer teams are using Wavefront to monitor their cloud-native applications and infrastructure at unprecedented scale.

Key Wavefront differentiators include:

  • Query-driven analytics to identify and resolve applications performance anomalies across the entire stack
  • Smart, analytics-driven alerts to proactively monitor application issues, avoid false positives
  • Interactive dashboards to help investigate, iterate and share insight across all teams
  • Complete API to help automate monitoring, integrate across DevOps functions.

Thousands of developers and DevOps engineers at use the Wavefront platform daily, in real-time, across hundreds of dashboards and alerts based on trillions of data points.

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Sample Customers
Audi, Best Buy, LinkedIn, CISCO, Intuit, KRONOS, Scottrade, Wells Fargo, ULTA Beauty, Lenovo, Swarovsk, Nike, Whirlpool, American ExpressBox, Intuit, Workday, Groupon, British Gas, SpaceApe, Marketo, DoordDash, Lyft
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm34%
Insurance Company10%
Healthcare Company8%
Manufacturing Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company31%
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm11%
Insurance Company6%
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Software R&D Company41%
Comms Service Provider9%
Retailer7%
Media Company5%
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Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise74%
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Small Business5%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise86%
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