Dynatrace Valuable Features

SRE Manager at Zycus
The performance features are most important ones. That would include reporting, you get reports on your performance data. The next is the alerting feature. For example, my applications are going out on some thresholds. So I get alerts, according to the thresholds I set. I get that data via emails as notifications. That is another feature that we primarily use and we like from Dynatrace. Also, it's easy to use. The usability is better in Dynatrace. The fourth thing is: my customer is facing some issue. The linking is very good in Dynatrace. What happens in other monitoring tools is the linking is not proper. In those solutions, a person has to manually link many of the layers and what is happening in them, while in Dynatrace you get that from the very first visit. For example, if a person is visiting your website, from there it will traverse you to the end. If the application is a Java application, it will traverse you there, to the Method level. So that linking and traversing is better in Dynatrace. View full review »
IT Specialist at a government with 10,001+ employees
Using Dynatrace, we collected application metrics within three hours, in most cases. The majority of our triage were within three hours, then we were able to discover the root cause of issues. With Dynatrace today, you have a single agent. You stick it on a server, and it doesn't matter if it's Linux, Windows, etc. It is a single agent and executable. You run it, and it injects itself into your collecting data. This is compared with AppDynamics, which on some of servers, we have had to install as many as four different agents and configure them all individually, trying to collect the same type of information. The dashboarding for Dynatrace is ten times easier to set up and has more options of what you can put on it, especially if you are in a single payment class environment. View full review »
CTO at a tech company with 11-50 employees
The most valuable feature is Dynatrace's commitment to bringing in new features. It is very difficult to keep pace with the new developments that are always occurring. The OneAgent technology is one of the most important features. You install it, no configuration, and it just does all the stuff for you. It automatically detects whatever is happening, and even gets to automate JavaScript injection across different web server technologies. You can have tag management, but you can even forget that, because that is fully automated, too! Given the full-stack approach, you are able to view from the end user perspective, almost down to the bare metal. It gives you all the way from the user perspective, network experience, web and application server view, application detail, process detail, operating system detail, and you even get to manage virtualization and datacenter support. Dynatrace is capable of following all user actions across all monitored infrastructure, even to systems not monitored, but interconnected. This technology is known by the name PurePath, and being able to do this sometimes feels like magic. I have been told, time and time again, by very knowledgeable IT personnel, that this is not possible. Sometimes, you have to see it, to believe it. One of the most promising features is the AI capability. I have seen some of its capability in production environments, and it is pretty impressive! It is not a marketing buzzword being abused, but it actually works. Being able to offload problem handling and root-cause analysis, and get to the point analysis of complex systems is something that I have not seen with my eyes, and in this depth, in any other IT solution to date. Dynatrace's online presence in APM "education" is second to none. Viewing the YouTube online videos, hearing the PurePerformance Podcast, getting to learn in Dynatrace University, and following the documentation is like being in performance heaven! You just can't grasp it all! View full review »
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Consultant at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
It's the ease of deployment and ease in configuration. It's very comprehensive in its features to monitor end-to-end transactions. View full review »
Ruan Van Staden
Academic application support with 1,001-5,000 employees
Keeping a record of full user transactions which we can then go back to the SIEM. Mostly, when a user complains about poor performance, it's very difficult to put a metric on it. With Dynatrace, we can actually go into the user's transaction and look at all the transactions the user has. We can see the actual metrics behind those transactions and what caused them to slow down and have poor performance. If it's a case of the user's ISP and it is not actually our system that is the problem, it has given us a lot of capability to provide feedback to users, and say, "The system was slow because you were working from a slow ISP connection," or "You were working from a degraded browser." This helps specifically for cases where we want to educate our users on how to get the best performance out of their systems. View full review »
Chris Green
Technical Lead at Royal Caribbean
The most valuable feature is it has AI in it. The artificial intelligence (AI) engine in it is able to do alerts and some good analytics. During outages, it is able to identify and correlate where the actual root cause of a problem is. This connectivity allows us to be able to see a bit further into the application down through the layers. If it is a problem within AWS, a problem within a container or something that a user did. We are able to see and coordinate that, then we are able to tell the developers how to fix it. View full review »
Dynatrace Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature is the AI. In the older version, it would highlight errors but you still had to figure out the root cause. With the latest version, the AI engine highlights the root causes automatically. View full review »
IT Specialist at a government with 10,001+ employees
Its ability to deep dive into the application code and find bottlenecks that reduce productivity for the users and downtime. Proactive alerts are extremely beneficial and help us keep IT out IT team small. View full review »
Senior QA Analyst at Autodesk
* Alerts: The alerting system is really nice. * The ability to drill down and pinpoint issues. View full review »
DevOps Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The graphical interface is helpful, as it illustrates things well for anyone who wants to know about the information it provides. View full review »
Technology Lead at a marketing services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
From a debugging perspective, when we look at things, we want to ensure that we know exactly what is happening at a certain point in time. 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. View full review »
Abhiram Gandhe
Principal Architect at a leisure / travel company with 10,001+ employees
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. View full review »
Chin Yan Keat
Product Manager at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
The most valuable feature is the auto-baseline because I don't have to set it with Dynatrace. With New Relic, we had some problems with the configuration. View full review »
The most valuable features for me are end-user analysis and problem detection. I am responsible for adoption, availability, and performance. In the case of adoption, the number of new users coming to the system is a good metric for management. For problem management, problem detection is a good feature to save time. View full review »
Technical Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It gives complete stats of the user and what they are doing. View full review »
Rohit Ray
Software Test Engineer at Enova International
Being able to quickly go through logs and figure out what is happening. View full review »
Alpa Patel
Service Delivery Specialist at Experian
The ease of deployment via OneAgent, which then finds what is installed on the server, is fantastic. In addition, Dynatrace provides probable root cause for any issues which assists our support team to quickly address issues identified by Dynatrace. View full review »
Bill Masters
Principal Engineer at DISH Network Corporation
It gives us visibility into the product and what we are doing operationally. View full review »
Information Technology Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
We had users in a remote office complaining about the latency of the application and were able to determine the problem derived from the configuration of a router with the help of Dynatrace. Dynatrace has designed its agents to capture limited stack traces for each transaction executed. It is a product that helps developers, testers, and operations to make sure their applications work quickly and reliably. We also love the automatic alerts. Dynatrace alerts are based on deviations from the reference metrics which are constantly collected. View full review »
Manager of DevOps at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Dashboards * Problem detection * Troubleshooting View full review »
Alex Bielecki
Cloud Practice Specialist at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
* Security * Automation monitoring View full review »
The most valuable features are the Smartscape, Resolution Path, synthetic and availability reports. These give a deep understanding of the environment being monitored, as well as addressing problems in terms of playback, code analysis, database calls analysis, and the system as a whole. View full review »
User at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the ability to perform synthetic checks for monitoring sites using click paths. Also, real user monitoring and basic host monitoring are really useful features. Problem analysis is also great. View full review »
User at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
So far, Problems grouped in one place is a personal favorite. This allows me to stay on top of reoccurring issues and drive teams to minimize those. This constantly improves our services. The Problem history also helps keep track of previous issues, should we be required to look them up. View full review »
Kalyan Janaki
Staff Software Engineer at DISH Network Corporation
* You don't have to configure it. It just needs to be installed. * It locates services on its own, providing us good visualizations of them. View full review »
TitleICT management division director with 501-1,000 employees
The features that we find most valuable are automatic root cause detection, topology discovery, and session replay. Basically, all the features provided are valuable. View full review »
User at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The OneAgent with Network Flow detection is really amazing. It is simple to install, where you run just one command and you are finished. It automatically detects which applications are running, and injects the tracing automatically without any adjustment in our deployment. View full review »
The features that we found most valuable are the monitoring, alerting, and Davis the AI. With this combination of features, the Operations department and developers can sit back and relax. They can concentrate on how to improve the service for the customer and work towards a better overall experience. View full review »
User at Cegedim Relationship Management
The most valuable features of Dynatrace are the ease of installation and management, as well as its extensibility. Dynatrace provides a wide range of platform supports that can be installed. View full review »
User with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable features are the speed of deployment without any changes to the monitored environment, and the very well defined and implemented user interface. Working with the user interface is a pleasure for any customer since it is fast, responsive, and very well designed. From the other features, the ability to drill down to the code level is often very valuable when doing an analysis of issues. Also, the integrated AI (assisted machine learning) helps to analyze anomalies without the requirement to define and describe your environment. View full review »
I think one of the most valuable features is the Dynatrace API, for both metrics and configuration. With that API, we were able to launch automatic tasks or jobs in response to a specific condition. We also have the option to open a JIRA ticket to keep track of a particular issue. View full review »
User at HCL Technologies
The most valuable features for us include problem detection, root cause identification, Smartscape, and integration with cloud infrastructure like AWS, Azure, GCP, etc. This solution supports integration with Gen 3 solutions. The following features are also valuable: * PurePath and stack trace details * UEM (User Experience Management) * Service flow mapping * Ease of deployment * Kubernetes monitoring View full review »
Leo Yu
Development Architect at SAP Canada
The most valuable feature is the monitoring of application performance. View full review »
The most valuable feature is the beautiful UI. The correlation between events and impacts is helpful, as is the automatic detection of the infrastructure. View full review »
There are lots of features that Dynatrace provides that really help the business grow. From user experience, where you can view exactly what your users are experiencing, to AI problem detection, and root cause analysis where the IT department is really keen to use Dynatrace. View full review »
One of the features that sets this product apart from its competitors is that it generates a solution. We really like the number of reports it generates and the information that is provided to assist with analysis. This solution also has the capability of analyzing our messaging software. View full review »
Ramesh KumarR
Analyst - IT Applications at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
* PurePath and PureStack Technologies * UEM * Drill down to root cause analysis * Deep insight into code, measures, and methods View full review »
User with 10,001+ employees
Dynatrace Managed has given us an in-depth, comprehensive view of every single layer of the entire application stack in a single, easy-to-use point of access. We have had several wins and increased our credibility among all actors involved with the application. View full review »
Program Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The ability to monitor a hybrid environment is very valuable. The AI is able to discover useful information in term of connections. We like the easy method of creating a dashboard, and the ability to see the real user experience with the new functionality of the replay. View full review »
The most valuable function is the ability to replay a customer session. It is very useful to know all of the customer details (device category, Operating System used, browser version, location of the customer, and connectivity). We also need to know which areas of our site have the worst performance. View full review »
User with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable features are code-level visibility, real user monitoring, and response time statistics. View full review »
Solutions Consultant at Fujitsu Finland
All of them which measures performance and availability. If you don't measure, you don't know. Looking at the data patterns and trends, you can also find out abnormalities in the whole ecosystem, not just in the target application. View full review »
CTO at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
* Automated dependency identification for HTTP conversations between microservices stack enables monitoring of microservices-oriented architecture. * .NET core and Spring code level analysis helps with root cause analysis. View full review »
Sandeep Kanchalwar
Professional System Analyst at Computer Sciences Corporation
* Ease of deployment, except few hiccups in agent installation. * The overall rollout experience was great. * Ease of use and root cause analysis laced with the AI engine. View full review »
Nestor A. Zapata
Lead Web Systems Administrator at Citrix
* Artificial intelligence * Log analytics * Being able to identify and correlate issues, and avoid them occurring in the future. View full review »
Pascal Deloye
Project Manager/IT Infrastructure Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Its ability to correlate a large source of information to pinpoint a root cause. This speeds up issue resolution and allow us to better reach our objectives. View full review »
Marijn Sponselee
IT Application Architect
UEM can be used for user impact analysis and troubleshooting. We have applied this to prove that a specific issue originated from the back-end and was related to a specific user function. View full review »
Ken Knierim
Application Performance & Infrastructure Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
PurePath view of methods and the call stack are extremely valuable for troubleshooting and performance review. View full review »
Claus Ortvald
IT Infrastructure Architect at a tech vendor
PurePath gave our developers some tools that they did not know existed, and they gained a faster, more robust use case. View full review »
Aleix Murtra
System Engineer at a program development consultancy with 10,001+ employees
The cloud integration, because it allows us to monitor serverless services as well as Docker containers, etc. I also like the "session replay". View full review »
Maureen Perry
Senior Service Manager - Digital at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
* Alert monitoring: Due to quicker response time for events. * Dashboards: Easier to see what is happening on your services. It is easier to show product owners the status of their products. View full review »
Pablo Iglesias Marcos
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* AI root cause analysis * Smartscape * Autodiscovery and correlation of logs * Infrax * User XP, etc. View full review »
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. View full review »
* Quick, simple deployment * Automation * Auto discovery * Detailed data availability all the time View full review »
Nikolay Semenyuk
Head of Monitoring Unit at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
* AI * Ease to configure agents. * All performance views through every application and system. * Automatically identifies logical architecture and transactions. View full review »
User at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is the AI, which makes root cause identification much faster, and the support much easier. View full review »
Guillaume GELB
Expert Middleware at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
* User session: Real visibility into what has happened at any time. * Database transaction and queries. View full review »
Gavin Williams
Online Fraud Manager with 10,001+ employees
* Bespoke business transactions providing greater performance insight. * Adaptable business transactions which can accommodate new developments. View full review »
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Team Leader at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Through end-user monitoring, we were able to measure the user's perceived performance and build an SLA based on that information. View full review »
Eugene Goncharenko
* Code level visibility * Smartscape: Modeling of the whole IT environment. * User experience analytics View full review »
The most valuable feature is Session Record because the developers can reproduce an incomplete issue after it is reported. View full review »
PurePath does deep dive analysis, has dashboards, and provides real user experience monitoring. It has allowed us to do analysis which was never possible before. View full review »
Anson Dsilva
Senior Technology Specialist at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable features are end user visibility, Smartscape, and the entire visibility of our data center, including SQL queries. View full review »
Artem Logvynenko
Head Of IT Operations at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Native Java integration and building complex PurePaths between the front-end and back-end databases. View full review »
Founder at a government
Session recording is one of the innovative features, which could be very useful for developers and the marketing team. View full review »
Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
* The detailed reporting and real-time gathering of transaction information. * The exporting of data to a flat file for reviewing past performance. View full review »
Claudiu Mihaes
Software Test Team Leader at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
The product capabilities all together are valuable. You get a good insight into what is going on inside your code. View full review »
Scrum Master & Technical Service Coordinator at Citrix Systems, Inc.
Smartscape display for ease of visibility, pinpointing a exact problem, and providing necessary details for fixing and even improving on. View full review »
Andrea Spoldi
Infrastructure Architect at Docebo
* OneAgent * AI-powered problem analysis * Pre-configured alerts * AWS integration * API interface View full review »
Teemu Moisio
Senior SW Architect at Tieto
PurePaths are the best. We can see everything that we need from them. Problem detection is also giving us valuable information. View full review »
We find almost all of the features valuable, including Integration, Smartscape, and Problems. View full review »
Roberto Ferrer
Senior SysAdmin at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
The ability to go deep into production code. With this tool, we can work with bugs like no other tool can. View full review »
Edoardo Buffo
DSI - Direzione Sistemi Informativi at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The web dashboards are quite useful, good looking, and easy to use. View full review »
Sebastian Krystosik
Solutions Architect at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
Real user monitoring is one of the best things in solution. The possibility to analyze any particular user session is wonderful. View full review »
Oriol Bosch
Systems Team Manager at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
* Autodiscovery of services and architecture * User tracking and session (with errors) recording and reproducing. View full review »
Jaime Pallares
Software Factory General Manager at Cegedim
* IA correlation * Global overview of all app layers, including web servers * Database * Intermediate elements * Load balancer View full review »
The most valuable feature is the RUM. Finally, we have 100% visibility on website performance, including third-party sources. View full review »
Денис Ладик
Head of the Software Systems Operation Department at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Dynatrace united some monitoring tools, such as app monitoring, JVM, PHP, network, log analyzer, etc. View full review »
Monique Vanwalleghem
System Engineer at a tech services company
* Alerting on standard or self-defined incidents. * Integration with other tools in company using SNMP traps. View full review »
Steve Eloff
Solutions Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Root cause analysis * OneAgent automatic updates * Managing Dynatrace Managed is a breeze compared to AppMon. View full review »
Miroslav Mrakovic
Service Delivery Manager, Application Performance Monitoring at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Service discovery with artificial intelligence automatic anomaly root cause detection, and problems replay. View full review »
User at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is the PurePath analysis. We can see each session, end-to-end, and discover issues. View full review »
The most valuable features are the UEM (User Experience Monitoring) and the DEM (Digital Experience Management). It is also easy to install. View full review »
Philippe REY
Performance specialist at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The NeoLoad plugin is awesome, and it gets results from load tests correlated with test scenarios. View full review »
The most valuable feature is the indication of root cause at the moment there is a failure in our system. View full review »
User with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable features are the easy installation, single vision across different environments, reduction in alarms, and the root cause analysis. View full review »
Program Manager IT at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable features are Root cause analysis and User session replay. View full review »
Fabio Cavaliere
Consultant with 51-200 employees
The user experience monitor is a real added value. View full review »
User with 5,001-10,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the 360-degree view for monitoring, infrastructure, and application worlds. View full review »
Mert Aslaner
Software Developer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
PurePath: The transaction structure can be seen by any user. View full review »
The dashboard is very useful, as you can monitor different parameters on the same screen. View full review »
Marko Nuutinen
Senior Configuration Manager at Tieto
* AI functions * Problem visibility, etc. View full review »
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