2014-06-09T14:15:00Z

What is your primary use case for AppDynamics?

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Top 20Real User

The big problem we've always had is connecting the dots, so to speak. We've never been able to say that the application is having an issue before somebody calls us and tells us, and that's extremely embarrassing. Plus we're a little late to the table. With AppDynamics, you can be able to tell whether they're having errors or whether they're having a slow response time.

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

We have an application that we have made which is the core of our business. In many cases, new code comes out or there is older code that gets mixed with newer code and you will see slowdowns or problems that can happen. This solution gatherings all this different pertinent information about how long a particular piece of code sits in what stack of the application. When you have a slowdown or an issue is happening, you can look through the application processes step by step. You can find out where the application was lagging behind. Most recently, we had a problem with some SQL queries that were not optimized in our application. It was taking approximately 30 seconds for the code to get a return. We were able to narrow down where the problem was by using this solution to find out what was taking a long time on that particular query, it turned out to be the DVAs. The DVAs were able to be fine-tuned to make the query a little bit more efficient because we were returning much more data than what was actually needed for that part. We were able to simplify it and it went from 30 seconds down half a second.

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

We primarily use the solution for effective application monitoring.

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

We use AppDynamics in our company. I am the IT product manager, who is responsible for the design of the solution. We use this solution for application performance monitoring, byte code injection, and user experience monitoring, infrastructure, and database performance monitoring.

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

We deployed our agents on the cloud for a Kubernetes application. We get the hardware details from the Azure and AWS monitoring. We import those matrices into AppDynamics and we see all of those details, along with our application performance detail, within the AppDynamics solution. We are not using machine agents because we are making use of the Azure Monitoring and get the matrices from there.

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

We are using this solution for performance testing and transaction tracing.

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

We are using it for performance management. We are using its latest version. Right now, we are in the adoption stage. We are going through the training process, and slowly we will start using it. Initially, a team of 50 people will be using AppDynamics. Our goal is that all teams use AppDynamics so that we can benefit from it.

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

We work in the banking industry and we deal with business transactions, including responses for the users. We capture all of the traffic in our AppDynamics platform. It is a really good application tool.

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

We are a solution provider and I am a presales engineer. AppDynamics is one of the products that we implement for our clients and have experience with. At this time, I'm using it for training purposes, for the team.

2020-11-17T12:06:37Z
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Real User

Ability to identify end user performance issues and drill down into root cause to improve MTTR and application availability.

2020-05-13T19:47:00Z
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Top 10Real User

I am using AppDynamics in order to monitor Java applications.

2020-01-28T05:44:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We use this solution to help reduce incidents in our production environment by providing usage and performance metrics, application dependencies like databases, net services, caching, and much more.

2019-07-29T15:01:00Z
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Real User

We use this solution for application monitoring and the alerting mechanism. We have a complex platform infrastructure, deployed in multiple JBoss Fuse, ActiveMQ, and Data Grid servers.

2019-06-11T12:34:00Z
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ExpertTop 5Real User

When you have a lot of AWS products running (and integrations connected to them) the only way you can monitor them is to have a system or automatic reporting. Cisco AppDynamics gives lots of "extensions" that collect metrics and feed them back to an AD controller so you can get a picture of health, usage, rules, and reporting. It also works across environments from cloud to traditional, which means you don’t need something for AWS and then something for in-house products.

2019-01-16T09:22:00Z
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We use multiple APMs, but for smaller projects AppDynamics is too cost-prohibitive. It is a more expensive APM among the competitors, which is fine because it also does a lot more on the auto-detection and the AI side. It also supports a lot more languages. So whenever we hit a project that has the budget and the need, we look to use AppDynamics, especially if the technologies are complicated. If somebody has a very simple two-tier Python or Node, we can use almost any APM. When we're dealing with somebody who has 50 or 60 tiers, some traditional stuff, some microservices; some stuff is in containers, some stuff is in real instances; there's Node and there's PHP, and there's a bit of C code in there somewhere. This is where we hit a complex case. It's usually a larger app, an app that has existed and evolved over time with many modules at play, making it almost different products, but it's all one big product. This is the type of case where we look towards AppDynamics because we can just drop it in and have it work. We can't do that with the other APMs that we work with because they just wouldn't work. They'll do this little silo or that little silo, but they won't work with everything. With few exceptions, we have not found any production code that we couldn't make work with AppDynamics.

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

Java application instrumentation across a microservices architecture build.

2019-01-04T23:33:00Z
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Real User

We use it for service level monitoring. Currently, we use AWS. Recently, we started using Serverless AWS as we use communities for all our other services. For containers, we use Serverless AWS, and we use databases, like Cassandra Aurora. The product integrates well with all of them.

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

We are using it for monitoring. Our applications are in AWS, and the monitoring system is part of AppDynamics.

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

Monitoring log and statistics using graphs to see how we are monitoring our network traffic, and whether systems are healthy or not.

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

The primary use case is everything related to monitoring.

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

We use it for break fail detection.

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

If we have an issue, it is useful for finding the root cause of incidences. So, we use it for troubleshooting.

2018-12-04T07:57:00Z
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Reseller

For monitoring application performance: I worked for a company which concentrates on application performance consulting service. Cisco AppDynamics was one of the tools used.

2018-10-11T10:22:00Z
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Real User

The primary use case is to monitor our applications and get a handle on any issues ahead of time, such as memory leaks, complete utilization of CPU, and the need to spin up a new server. Being able to know all of these things ahead of time and act on them is a primary requirement. And once an application is placed on top of that, we would also like to monitor what's happening with the application The solution is doing great.

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

Testing the customer behavior to learn their problems on a website, the heatmap flow, and other information.

2018-05-23T12:56:00Z
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Vendor

We use it to monitor the load testing environment.

2018-02-20T18:04:00Z
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Real User

Monitor 1000's of .NET, Java, Node.js, and Go applications using an auto-discovering agent-based tool.

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

Extensive use cases, dozens of primary and secondary use cases ranging from core application monitoring at the global level to micro level performance analysis at the transaction level. AppD provides the ability to also manage total interactions at the web/mobile browser level, the database and core infrastructure including server level and L4 network.

2014-06-09T14:15:00Z
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