Alluvio AppResponse vs Dynatrace comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

Alluvio AppResponse
Ranking in Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and Observability
38th
Average Rating
8.8
Number of Reviews
15
Ranking in other categories
Network Monitoring Software (50th)
Dynatrace
Ranking in Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and Observability
2nd
Average Rating
8.8
Number of Reviews
342
Ranking in other categories
Log Management (4th), Mobile APM (1st), Container Monitoring (1st), AIOps (2nd)
 

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and Observability category, the mindshare of Alluvio AppResponse is 0.1%, down from 0.2% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Dynatrace is 12.8%, down from 16.0% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and Observability
Unique Categories:
Network Monitoring Software
0.4%
Log Management
5.9%
Mobile APM
39.8%
 

Featured Reviews

EH
Nov 2, 2023
A stable solution that can be used to monitor response time between service and application endpoints
We use Alluvio AppResponse to look at application response time between our servers and our actual end users Alluvio AppResponse has helped us with regard to some of our application projects. We utilize the solution to monitor response time between service and application endpoints. The most…
KapilK - PeerSpot reviewer
Oct 9, 2023
The product helps identify issues and get to the root cause, but some features must be made more robust
We use the tool for performance analysis, root cause analysis, issue identification, and understanding the impact of technical glitches on business. We use performance dashboards and business dashboards The product helps us identify issues in the application and get to the root cause immediately.…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"We really like the scalability capabilities."
"I have found the AppResponse, which is a packet capture solution, very good. It gives you the ability to drill down back in time. You've got all the packets there. You can troubleshoot it later, not immediately. It's very interesting."
"Ability to see end to end user, application, server, and network response time and throughput data."
"With some APM solutions, it can take a long time to check a periodic report, but you can get all the necessary details quickly with AppResponse."
"It provides us with complete visibility of every packet."
"The most valuable feature is performance monitoring."
"AppResponse is a total solution that gives you end-to-end visibility into applications at all levels, from Layer 1 to Layer 7. We can trace all those sections: physical, IP, transport, presentation, application, etc. It gives us the full picture."
"When it comes to the ability to scale up the product, this is suitable for small medium and large environments,"
"Whether it is the server, database, network, or application, Dynatrace provides a consistent unambiguous view of performance."
"UEM helps to identify user experience and detailed steps performed by the user."
"Since we have been receiving alerts from Dynatrace, we go ahead and fix them without the user knowing about them."
"Dynatrace's documentation is great. I love the university."
"We use Dynatrace for performance testing. We use it to dig down for application layer or slowness issues, getting a clear idea of what is causing the issues, then reporting back to the engineering team."
"It helps DevOps find all its problems easily and analyzes performance problems."
"Helps us to see the troubleshooting points or what is hiccuping. This is where we go. We reboot, fix it, or do whatever it takes for it to be taken care of."
"With PurePath, I am able to find the root cause of the error or bug existing in our system."
 

Cons

"If Alluvio AppResponse reduces its cost, it will be more beneficial for customers to monitor their application and network performance."
"Alluvio AppResponse should improve its ability to expand across multiple operating systems."
"The initial setup is straightforward, but you have to know a little about the product. It's not for everybody to just plug and play. If you know how the solution is implemented then it is straightforward."
"Technical support needs to be more responsive."
"The AI features should be addressed in respect of the analysis and intelligence that must be supported and delivered in the tool to predigest the large amounts of data."
"They need to better integrate with products and solutions from different vendors."
"Need to bring back the NetFlow module for AppResponse."
"The pricing is on the higher side of things. If they could lower it, that would be ideal."
"If you have many distributed servers, you will need to install or migrate every agent. This can be a problem if you have too many, and it takes time."
"Cloud monitoring is insufficient. We would prefer Dynatrace to make more partnerships with major cloud applications like Salesforce, C4C, etc."
"Some technical architectures are based on an event mechanism operating via a publish/subscribe system. APM technology sometimes reaches its limits to go upstream."
"Better root cause detection and improve root cause categories. In some cases, the root cause points out only a clue of what has happened."
"With Dynatrace in our environment, the managed server required root access to run. As a government agency with tight security, this has been an audit concern for us."
"The other feature that Dynatrace should have is - from what I see in Dynatrace in our PoC - when you auto-upgrade the agents, the JVM or the application has to be restarted. But if you have something like an "auto-attach" feature, to attach the agent for the running process, it would not require a JVM restart. That would be nicer. That is a killer point."
"Due to the fact that you doing a lot, you have a problem with the learning curve. We're really looking for ways to make this product more accessible."
"Product reporting still needs improvement."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The solution is no more expensive than other products."
"The price is a little bit high, especially because we have to pay an import tax."
"The licensing model is expensive compared to its competitors, but the service it gives to your business, and the data quality, means that it's worth it."
"It is costly for small and medium businesses."
"If there are no corporate requirements to run Dynatrace Managed (operating it yourself), I would definitely go for the size option. For small and medium-sized companies, the size option is probably the cheapest one. You don't need to look into operating it. You don't need to run hardware. It is pay as you go."
"The pricing and licensing are very expensive."
"Product pricing can seem a little over complex, however this is minor and does not detract from the benefits of the solution."
"Decodes on less used/popular protocols are available, but they should be included. Additional investment should not be required."
"While it is quite good in respect to its functionality, there are few area in regards to pricing that they can look at how to possibly change. I have heard it's costly."
"Purchasing through the AWS Marketplace was a pretty straightforward process. We had no hiccups."
"We found a tool that can be utilized by testing, DevOps, marketing, software engineering, and monitoring. Before, we always had everybody doing their own thing. Now, everybody's utilizing one tool, which is huge. That is a huge savings."
"Dynatrace is very good and it's provided a lot of information, it plays a positive role in making your application up to date in the market. If you want to monitor some applications only, it would be cheaper if you did cloud monitoring, but the price benefit depends on the use case."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Financial Services Firm
21%
Computer Software Company
11%
Government
8%
Manufacturing Company
6%
Educational Organization
29%
Financial Services Firm
18%
Computer Software Company
8%
Manufacturing Company
6%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Riverbed SteelCentral AppResponse?
The most valuable feature of Alluvio AppResponse is the actual response time for measuring performance.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Riverbed SteelCentral AppResponse?
AppResponse is a little expensive, but the cost depends on your configuration and storage. It was about $200,000 for three years.
What needs improvement with Riverbed SteelCentral AppResponse?
Alluvio AppResponse should improve its ability to expand across multiple operating systems. Alluvio AppResponse should include the ability to monitor Linux servers.
Any advice about APM solutions?
The key is to have a holistic view over the complete infrastructure, the ones you have listed are great for APM if you need to monitor applications end to end. I have tested them all and have not f...
What cloud monitoring software did you choose and why?
While the environment does matter in the selection of an APM tool, I prefer to use Dynatrace to manage the entire stack. Both production and Dev/Test. I find it to be quite superior to anything els...
Any advice about APM solutions?
There are many factors and we know little about your requirements (size of org, technology stack, management systems, the scope of implementation). Our goal was to consolidate APM and infra monitor...
 

Also Known As

Riverbed AppResponse, OPNET SteelCentral AppResponse, ACE Live, OPNET, AppResponse Xpert
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Sample Customers

N11.com, OneMain Financial, China Bank, Halkbank, Kaust
Audi, Best Buy, LinkedIn, CISCO, Intuit, KRONOS, Scottrade, Wells Fargo, ULTA Beauty, Lenovo, Swarovsk, Nike, Whirlpool, American Express
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