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Test Specialist at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Reliable and scalable, with good monitoring capabilities

What is our primary use case?

We use this product for performance monitoring.

What is most valuable?

The monitoring is similar to Dynatrace.

What needs improvement?

The dashboard can be better. Also, the automated reports could be improved. The UI in Dynatrace is more user-friendly. I would like to see more automated reports. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We were using AppDynamics from 2017 to 2019.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have no issues with the stability of this solution. I have not had any problems.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

AppDynamics is a scalable solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not had the need to contact technical support.

Which solution did I use

What is our primary use case?

We use this product for performance monitoring.

What is most valuable?

The monitoring is similar to Dynatrace.

What needs improvement?

The dashboard can be better. Also, the automated reports could be improved.

The UI in Dynatrace is more user-friendly.

I would like to see more automated reports. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We were using AppDynamics from 2017 to 2019.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have no issues with the stability of this solution. I have not had any problems.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

AppDynamics is a scalable solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not had the need to contact technical support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

With my experience using Dynatrace, I would rate it a ten out of ten. It is more detailed and it offers more technology.

How was the initial setup?

I was not part of the initial setup.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Dynatrace, it's better than AppDynamics.

I would rate AppDynamics an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Services Technology Manager at NCR Corporation
Real User
Identifies end user performance issues and drills down into root cause to improve MTTR
Pros and Cons
  • "Provides monitoring more around business processes versus just servers, applications, etc. E.g., with complex systems, where a business process passes across multiple applications, the business needs us to monitor the heath of the process, not just a segment of the application."
  • "Needs more integration with applications suites, like Oracle Enterprise Server or BMC Remedy."

What is our primary use case?

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

How has it helped my organization?

Reduced MTTR and put us on a trajectory to be more focused on the end user experience. Provides monitoring more around business processes versus just servers, applications, etc. E.g., with complex systems, where a business process passes across multiple applications, the business needs us to monitor the heath of the process, not just a segment of the application.

What is most valuable?

  • Business transaction capturing
  • Analytics

What needs improvement?

Needs more integration with applications suites, like Oracle Enterprise Server or BMC Remedy.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than one year.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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PradeepSingh
Associate Principal Consultant at BRavura
Real User
Top 5
Data Flow and memory monitoring help troubleshoot and improve Java applications

What is our primary use case?

I am using AppDynamics in order to monitor Java applications.

How has it helped my organization?

It helped to find quick solutions for specific business transactions. For example, in the case of slowness or a job being stuck at some stage.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are Data Flow and memory monitoring.

What needs improvement?

As per my experience, the drill-down feature can be improved at the class level. It should generate a report similar to what Oracle provides.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using AppDynamics for two years.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises

What is our primary use case?

I am using AppDynamics in order to monitor Java applications.

How has it helped my organization?

It helped to find quick solutions for specific business transactions. For example, in the case of slowness or a job being stuck at some stage.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are Data Flow and memory monitoring.

What needs improvement?

As per my experience, the drill-down feature can be improved at the class level.

It should generate a report similar to what Oracle provides.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using AppDynamics for two years.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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