Dynatrace Questions

IT Operations Executive at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Apr 15 2021


I'm comparing AppDynamics and Dynatrace for a company with over 5K employees. What are the pros and cons of each pproduct?


Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 27 2021

Hello All,

I'm still a newbie to monitoring tools like APM. 

Are there any Application Performance Management (APM) certifications for tools like CA APM, AppDynamics, Dynatrace, or any single/general certification?  


Team Lead Middleware Engineering at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 15 2021

I'm looking into AppDynamics and Dynatrace. What are the advantages of each?

KevinSmith1At application level, they are quite similar in their features. What made the… more »
Tjeerd SaijoenAppdynamics need more customization, Dynatrace has a one agent and customization… more »
BoykoVasilevHi there,  we did an assessment between AppDynamics and Dynatrace last year… more »
Principal Enterprise Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees

Hi everyone,

I'm looking to purchase an APM solution, and looking for some feedback.

I've shortlisted AppDynamics, New Relic, Dynatrace, Datadog, as well as some others like Big Panda and Corelogic that might be used to bolt on as value add. I have experience with AppDynamics, Datadog and Dynatrace but not New Relic - I'm leaning towards New Relic though.

I want to hear how you did your discovery/research, and what were some deciding factors when you finally picked a solution (E.g.: New Relic has xyz but the fact that Datadog gave us 1 and 2 and sort of has xyz made us go with Datadog).

Some background:

I have background in DevOps, Java and Cloud. Theoretically, my group is DevOps but we're still developing in this area. I'm looking to modernize and automate more, and get rid of all the noise. With whatever solution I end up choosing, I want to improve monitoring and do app tracing for developers. I also need predictive analysis. We're currently doing everything on-prem but we have plans to move to the cloud, so the solution needs to support both on-prem and cloud.

I've put together a survey to help me with researching the tools. I'd really appreciate if you could take a few minutes to fill in the survey to help me out: APM tool survey


reviewer1352679There are many factors and we know little about your requirements (size of org… more »
Tjeerd SaijoenThe key is to have a holistic view over the complete infrastructure, the ones… more »
Adrian AntonypillaiWe are currently going through a paper-based analysis to select an Enterprise… more »
Guan Ng
Solution Architect at SSP Limited

I am researching Dynatrace DEM. How much does is cost?

reviewer1352679Like all enterprise software, it's all negotiable. What gets at the heart of the… more »
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
May 28 2021

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Dynatrace?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Gary FrankIt has created total transparency between technology and business on all aspects… more »
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
May 28 2021


We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Gary FrankIt's more expensive than other solutions, but worth it. We use full APM… more »
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
May 28 2021

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Dynatrace.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Gary FrankI would like more flexible data export functions and APIs. The end user… more »
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
May 28 2021

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Gary FrankThe primary use case is performance, capacity, and availability management along… more »
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
May 28 2021

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Dynatrace, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Chris GreenA PoC is the best way to go. Put it against an application and go through the… more »
Gregor LiddellIn this solution, they try to take a whole lot of complexity and make it look… more »
Application Performance Management (APM) Questions
Platform and Cloud Architect at Department of Finance (ServiceNet)
May 25 2021

I'm working for an organization with ~1000 employees and I'm exploring the two monitoring solutions for cloud services: Azure Monitor and PRTG Network Monitor.

Please share your personal experience on the pros and the cons of each product. What would be your choice and why?


Bernd HarzogSo a couple of questions and considerations to help you make a good decision… more »
Sergiy UstenkoHi to all. On my view, the PRTG would be the better decisionт as external… more »
Jol Lee
User at IDCServices.net Inc
Jan 06 2021

I'm researching APM tools. What solutions can perform end-to-end monitoring? I'm looking for a tool that also has the ability to correlate errors. Has anyone tested Tingyun before? 

reviewer1352679My experience having done a similar analysis.  considering the 4 top tools from… more »
Abbasi PoonawalaNew Relic has everything you need in one place.When you log into your New Relic… more »
IT Central Station
Feb 15 2021

Hi peers,

With so many APM tools available, it can be hard for businesses to choose the right one for their needs. 

With this in mind, what is your favorite APM tool that you would happily recommend to others? 

What makes it your tool of choice?

GustavoTorresMy favorite APM tool is Dynatrace, the one agent handling enables fast and agile… more »
Pradeep SaxenaMy favourite APM tool is Azure Monitoring from this I can check application… more »
Abbasi PoonawalaMy favourite APM tool is New Relic. Monitoring dashboard shows exact method… more »
IT Central Station

How does it differ from ITSM? 

Which products would you recommend to make up a fully defined ITOM suite?

DonaldBakelsIT operations management (ITOM) software is intended to represent all the tools… more »
IT Central Station

How is synthetic monitoring used in Application Performance Management (APM)? 

Michael SydorSynthetics for production, are best used when there is little or no traffic to… more »
Sunder RajagopalanSynthetic monitoring helps simulate traffic from various geographic locations… more »
NetworkOb0a3I think different shops may use the term differently. In regards to an industry… more »
Ariel Lindenfeld
Sr. Director of Community
IT Central Station
Jun 22 2021
Let the community know what you think. Share your opinions now!
it_user342780Speed to get data into the platform is one of our most important metrics. We… more »
it_user364554Hi, Full disclosure I am the COO at Correlsense. 2 years ago I wrote a post… more »
it_user178302Most vendors have similar transaction monitoring capabilities so I look at the… more »