AppDynamics Reviews

MP
Head of IT Operations at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
Reduces incidents and improves critical application uptime, but the SaaS environment is not stable

What is our primary use case?

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.

Pros and Cons

  • "After a major incident, root cause analysis is conducted and, most of the time, we understand what caused the incident and how it can be prevented from happening again."
  • "The worst part is that the AppDynamics SaaS Environment has a lot of downtimes, and AppDynamics, despite our efforts, does not give us any feedback on these downtimes/incidents."
DavidGrudek
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Beneficial application analysis, highly scalable, and great ROI

What is our primary use case?

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… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "I have found the main feature of the solution to be its ability to analyze an application's code to see where there are issues. Additionally, it is easy to use and configure."
  • "There are too many installers available for this solution."

What other advice do I have?

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.

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AppDynamics Questions

Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 07 2021

Hi pprofessionals,

I'm still a newbie to monitoring tools like APM and I have a question: 

Are there any Application Performance Management (APM) certifications for tools like CA APM, AppDynamics, Dynatrace, or any other APM-related certification?  

Thank you!

Abdulla PathanYes. DataDog comes up with Certification for Support and Implementation… more »
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Jun 30 2021

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?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Jun 30 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!

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Jun 30 2021

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

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

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Jun 30 2021

Hi,

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.

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Jun 30 2021

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about AppDynamics?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

IT Operations Executive at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Jun 29 2021

Hi,

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

Thanks!

reviewer1352679There are many factors and we know little about your requirements (size of org… more »
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Apr 21 2021

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering AppDynamics Browser Real-User Monitoring, what would you say?

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

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Apr 21 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!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Apr 21 2021

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with AppDynamics Browser Real-User Monitoring.

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

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Apr 21 2021

Hi,

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.

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Apr 21 2021

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about AppDynamics Browser Real-User Monitoring?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Apr 21 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!

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Apr 21 2021

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering AppDynamics Browser Real-User Monitoring, what would you say?

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

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Apr 21 2021

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with AppDynamics Browser Real-User Monitoring.

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

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Apr 21 2021

Hi,

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.

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Apr 21 2021

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about AppDynamics Browser Real-User Monitoring?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

WalterPolteraitis
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 »
SystemsEngineer234z
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

Thanks!

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 »
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

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

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

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

How do you or your organization use this solution?

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

Thank you!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with AppDynamics Database Monitoring.

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

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about AppDynamics Database Monitoring?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

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

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

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

How do you or your organization use this solution?

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

Thank you!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with AppDynamics Database Monitoring.

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

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about AppDynamics Database Monitoring?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering AppDynamics Mobile Real-User Monitoring, what would you say?

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

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

How do you or your organization use this solution?

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

Thank you!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with AppDynamics Mobile Real-User Monitoring.

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

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about AppDynamics Mobile Real-User Monitoring?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering AppDynamics Mobile Real-User Monitoring, what would you say?

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

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

How do you or your organization use this solution?

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

Thank you!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with AppDynamics Mobile Real-User Monitoring.

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

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about AppDynamics Mobile Real-User Monitoring?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!