Compare IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager vs. SCOM

IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager is ranked 26th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 1 review while SCOM is ranked 1st in Event Monitoring with 10 reviews. IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager is rated 7.0, while SCOM is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager writes "A stable solution with an easy setup but a poor interface". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SCOM writes "Best all-around, multi-features single interface, cross-platform monitoring solution for complex environment groupings". IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager is most compared with BMC TrueSight Operations Management, Dynatrace and IBM Application Performance Management, whereas SCOM is most compared with Zabbix, Nagios XI and Dynatrace.
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The solution is very stable. We never had any issues with stability.

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SCOM has improved our organization by simplifying the monitoring process. The system tells you what the bi-weekly or monthly usage was and that enables us to report this information to the manager. It shows if there was a connectivity issue that needs to be fixed and it's easier to concentrate on what needs to get fixed. System errors, therefore, get fixed faster.The solution is scalable. If you want to monitor more you have to buy more licenses, but you can add on. We don't plan to increase usage.This is a product that does more generally than any of the competing solutions.This solution saves us a lot of work because it reduces the effort that is required in order to start monitoring.This solution helps our application teams by allowing them to drill further into issues and perform a root cause analysis.The most valuable features for us are the monitoring, the health explorer, and the console.It takes a lot of the headache out of managing your data centers and software in other places.This solution satisfies all of the requirements that we need for our Windows-based systems, so if you are using the Windows platform then this is an easy solution.

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The user interface was not good.

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Then there is also an issue with capacity and limited space. That is something that needs to be improved.Of course, price is always an issue with Microsoft and could be improved.It lacks certain details that other products do better, like granular access and better application monitoring.All of the areas of reporting are very bad and need to be improved.The end-user components, including the dashboards, the administration console, and the web console, need to be improved.The console feature is very poor, and it would be very good for us if this were improved.On-prem network monitoring is something that could be improved drastically.I would like to see better support for monitoring Unix-based systems.

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If you have a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, then this is part of the agreement.Our licensing fees are approximately $30 per user, per month.

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Also Known As
Tivoli Composite Application ManagerSystem Center Operations Manager, SCOM 2012
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Overview
IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Application Diagnostics on z/OS manages real-time problem detection, analysis, and repair to help maintain the availability, performance and general health of on-demand composite applications. it can gain in-depth diagnostic information for specific application requests to identify the root cause of problems. This software provides a consistent way to manage composite applications throughout Java EE application environments. Set alerts to help detect and fix potentially troublesome situations before they affect users. It can resolve performance issues faster and reduce downtime costs.System Center Operations Manager provides infrastructure monitoring that is flexible and cost-effective, helps ensure the predictable performance and availability of vital applications, and offers comprehensive monitoring for your datacenter and cloud, both private and public.
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REVIEWERS
Retailer15%
Healthcare Company11%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company30%
Comms Service Provider13%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm6%
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