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2014-06-09T14:15:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering AppDynamics?

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

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

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I rate AppDynamics five out of 10.

2021-10-05T07:32:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We're just an end-user of the product. We're using the latest version of the solution. The deployment model depends on the solution or the size of the product which we are using, as the banks do have private and public clouds. In public clouds, we don't have much of the production instances. It's mainly the development. The free cloud and the cloud environment are completely on a private or in-house, on-premises solution with different ecosystems. If a proper study has been done, and the solution makes sense for the company, I would recommend the solution. I would like to rate the solution at a seven out of ten. That consideration is mainly due to the fact that it covers a large portfolio of the product. It does have support for many other ERP tools. A lot of open customization is available and the product support team can help to customize the product. I've found this tool very useful and helpful on that.

2021-09-10T11:18:47Z
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Real User

We are just a customer and an end-user. We don't have a business relationship with AppDynamics. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten. We've been happy with its capabilities over the time we have used it. I would recommend the solution, even with all of the complexity that it brings. However, I would advise new users or companies considering the product to make sure they have local support.

2021-07-26T12:16:24Z
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Top 20Real User

I would advise those considering the solution to be patient and stick with it. A lot of these tools are pretty simple, however, they're simply used. For instance, they measure CPU and network and memory and stuff like that. The graphics may be pretty flashy, however, it doesn't provide the hardcore data that AppDynamics does. That's why you need to kind of just relax and stay with it a bit and you'll be successful. If you're just looking for something flashy to give you back immediate results that you can use today or tomorrow, it's probably not the right fit. I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten.

2021-06-30T18:29:20Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would advise others wanting to purchase this solution it is well worth the money. If you look at the quantity of time it takes you to track down a problem versus doing it the old-fashioned way, the amount of time saved by using a solution like this helps you move forward more quickly. I rate AppDynamics a ten out of ten.

2021-05-19T12:11:12Z
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Top 20Real User

We are customers and end-users. We're always using the latest version of the solution. It's SaaS-based and therefore it is consistently updated immediately as new versions are ready for release. We don't need to manually handle the process. We use AppDynamics' own cloud. We don't use a third-party cloud. The one area of concern for me is the cost. There are other options - including open-source options. Overall, I'd rate the solution at a serve out of ten. I'd rate it higher if the solution's price was better.

2021-04-17T06:01:04Z
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Top 5Real User

I would recommend this solution depending on what the use case is. If you want the latest, state of the art, including cloud-native monitoring and docker containers, I would recommend Kubernetes. I would rate AppDynamics a six out of ten.

2021-02-10T13:08:44Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2021-02-09T19:13:44Z
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Top 20Real User

Definitely, I would recommend this solution for others who are interested in using it for the alerting mechanism. Also, if they wanted to have more clarity regarding the application and the transactions that are stored, this product works well. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-12-23T17:20:05Z
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Top 20Real User

It is a very much recommended tool. It is a really good and helpful tool for productivity. I would rate AppDynamics a nine out of ten. I love this tool, and I don't have any issues with this tool.

2020-12-22T07:07:39Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

This is absolutely a product that I would recommend to other users. I can see a lot of people are interested in using AppDynamics. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-12-17T15:20:04Z
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Top 20Real User

AppDynamics is a good product and I totally recommend it. Once you feel that you have the full journey for your end-users and you are tracking them, it's awesome. Overall, I am very happy with this product. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

2020-11-17T12:06:37Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We chose to procure this solution via the AWS Marketplace because you don’t need to buy physical hardware to use it. I would rate the solution at nine out of ten because you can edit the config files easily and make the reports your own. Also, it supports loads of AWS products: S3, Elastic MapReduce, EC2, DynamoDB, ELB, RDS, Route 53, etc.

2019-01-16T09:22:00Z
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I see a lot of people migrate towards one product in particular in the market and they never really try the other APM vendors. They'll look at the page and they'll look at the price, but sometimes you just have to pay a little more. Importantly, it's the features that you get that make it worth it. I won't name the new products, the ones people migrate towards a lot - especially developers, it seems like that cohort instantly likes them - but AppDynamics and a couple of the other ones as well are really good for production. AppDynamics, in particular, excels on that. Don't just install AppDynamics, install a couple of them. Pick four or five and run them in production, pick a couple nodes even, and compare the interfaces and the ability to use the interfaces. Most people will quickly find that there is a real difference between them. Some people will gravitate, still, towards certain products rather than others, but I haven't seen a person yet, who has not loved the AppDynamics features and portal and how it does things. You can't just look at the feature list, spend five minutes on their web page, and then dismiss it. You have to run it on your app, see how easy it is and how much time it saves you. I have not used the marketplace version. I've used the traditional, agent-based licensing. The reason for that is partly to do with the affordability. I can take the same license for the on-prem and put it on AWS as well. We always use the same license, because we don't know where it's going to end up. In terms of integrating AppDynamics with other products within our AWS environment, the way to describe that is that we're using it to watch certain services. Obviously, if our database is using endpoints within AWS, which a majority of the apps are, such as Redis or RDS nodes, AppDynamics has seen those. All of the integrations that I can think of, except for the database, are web-based. We see the database integration and we see all the web-based integration. So we have integrated with other products. We haven't seen a case where we haven't been able to see the interaction between our app and the service. Just to be clear, I have seen other APM products that miss those integrations. You plug them in and you don't see your SNS calls. Usually, it's solvable, but you've got to troubleshoot and set up some special code and it becomes painful. I can't think of a case in AppDynamics where we just didn't plug it in and start seeing those calls right away. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten. I've been using it for so long, and have used so many other APM vendors, and it really is the most stable one. It works with the most conditions that we encounter. The only reason I take off one point is the cost. I can't give it a ten because it is not a cheap product. None of them are. The price is fair, but I could use it on more projects if they had a lower price.

2019-01-13T09:57:00Z
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Real User

Depending on your use case, this is only a monitoring solution. If you don't have an in-house logging solution, or if your primary use case is to debug, you should consider choosing other alternatives. If only you want monitoring, AppDynamics will do. We are only using the AWS version.

2018-12-31T07:28:00Z
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Real User

I would definitely recommend AppDynamics.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
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Real User

It provides all the features that we need for on-premise applications. The product integrates with all of our applications, because it has be deployed on all the servers so it can collect data. AWS has not provided us the code. They will be moving it to their AWS services later. Right now, it is providing us a framework, like with Java. The AWS agents are able to capture all the information related at the code label, which is a benefit for us. Right now, this tool is very good for on-premise applications, but there might be an issue with cloud applications.

2018-12-11T08:30:00Z
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Real User

I would highly recommend it.

2018-12-09T08:34:00Z
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Real User

AppDynamics is doing a very good job. We used it on-premise, then moved to AWS. On-premise is very similar to using AWS.

2018-12-04T07:57:00Z
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Real User

In terms of advice, I would ask you to have criteria. Most of the time there will be some general aspects that are pretty common, that are covered by the various third-parties that provide industry ratings. But within that, you have to have customization of the features to match to your own infrastructure, the technical stack you have: mainframes, ICDs, modern platforms, cloud, etc. You need to compare the tools that work with your technical stack. The most important criteria, for me, when selecting a vendor are * flexible pricing * full coverage of monitoring of our technical stack, both on-cloud and on-prem * customer service. I would rate this solution at eight out of 10. I took away the two points for the two reasons I mentioned: being able to monitor both cloud and on-prem with a single dashboard and flexible pricing.

2018-08-28T08:04:00Z
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Real User

This tool is so good to work with.

2018-05-23T12:56:00Z
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Real User

RUM, synthetics, mobile, network, and browser analytics make this a well-rounded tool.

2017-12-02T15:36:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Basically, you can't over-speak importance of deployment, configuration and infrastructure footprint because what happens is that people get excited when they see the output of various products (such as dynaTrace or CA Wiley). They say, "wow, it's very powerful, we've never had visibility, we're going to implement at all costs." Then they buy the solution and they realize they need 5X the amount of servers, a lot of storage, experts to manage it, etc.

2014-06-09T14:15:00Z
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