We performed a comparison between AppDynamics Browser Real-User Monitoring and Elastic Observability based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and Observability solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"We can see the customer's path from their computer to the backend systems."
"AppDynamics Browser Real-User Monitoring provides smooth connectivity to different applications."
"It provides a lot of data, so it helps businesses identify their user base."
"We used AppDynamics to identify gaps and bottlenecks in the software."
"The feature we find most valuable, is that the solution creates a unified platform making it really easy to pinpoint a problem, and then drill down into a transaction to resolve the issue."
"The solution is open-source and helps with back-end logging. It is also easy to handle."
"The solution has been stable in our usage."
"I have built a mini business intelligence system based on Elastic Observability."
"The most valuable feature of Elastic Observability is the text search."
"Good design and easy to use once implemented."
"It is a powerful tool that allows users to collect and transform logs as needed, enabling flexible visualization and analysis."
"Elastic APM has plenty of features, such as the Elastic server for Kibana and many additional plugins. It's a comprehensive tool when used as a logging platform."
"The interface and user experience could be better."
"AppDynamics Browser Real-User Monitoring needs to offer an end-to-end experience, including the internet layer and third-party elements that come into play on websites."
"What could be improved in AppDynamics Browser Real-User Monitoring is for the synthetic jobs or synthetic agents, in particular, you can't do a lot of tests with just one agent. You have to install a lot of agents if you want to do more tests, so this is an area for improvement in the solution. Another area for improvement in AppDynamics Browser Real-User Monitoring is that you're only able to see basic metrics in the absence of server or database visibility. For the SaaS version of AppDynamics Browser Real-User Monitoring, my team just downloaded then installed the extension in an application in Azure to see the application on the controller, so if this can be done in the on-premise version of the solution as well, without needing to install the agent on the machine, then it would make AppDynamics Browser Real-User Monitoring better. Currently, the .NET agent consumes the CPU or memory and clients usually raise this issue with my team, so it would be good if the on-premises version doesn't require agent installation on the machine. Another functionality I'd like to see in the next release of AppDynamics Browser Real-User Monitoring is for it to receive updates from the file config without needing to reset IIS because right now when you do a modification in IIS, you have to restart IIS. When you add a service to the agent config, you have to restart IIS. For the product server, it's not possible to reset IIS after you make changes to the config file, so if this could be improved, then it would make AppDynamics Browser Real-User Monitoring a better solution."
"We would like to be able to easily use this solution to monitor our Java script based browsers, which are currently blocked by the security settings."
"While I am not expecting it in the next release, I would want more centralized management of the agent in the platform and better support."
"They do not have robust documentation."
"Improving code insight related to infrastructure and network, particularly focusing on aspects such as firewalls, switches, routers, and testing would be beneficial."
"The price is the only issue in the solution. It can be made better and cheaper."
"Elastic Observability is an excellent product for monitoring and visibility, but it lacks predictive analytics. Most solutions are aligned with the AIOps requirements, but this piece is missing in Elastic and should be included."
"If we had some pre-defined templates for observability that we could start using right away after deploying it – instead of having to build or to change some of the dashboards – that would be helpful."
"They need more skills in the market. There are not enough skills in the market. It is not pervasive enough on the market, in my opinion. In other words, there isn't a big enough user base."
"Elastic Observability is reactive rather than proactive. It should act as an ITSM tool and be able to create tickets and alerts on Jira."
"There's a steep learning curve if you've never used this solution before."
"The solution needs to use more AI. Once the product onboards AI, users would more effectively be able to track endpoints for specific messages."
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AppDynamics Browser Real-User Monitoring is ranked 21st in Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and Observability with 6 reviews while Elastic Observability is ranked 6th in Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and Observability with 12 reviews. AppDynamics Browser Real-User Monitoring is rated 8.2, while Elastic Observability is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of AppDynamics Browser Real-User Monitoring writes "Offers end-to-end visibility into applications but lacks options for customizations to third-party visibilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Elastic Observability writes "Allows us capture data in observability points, place it into a database, and analyze it". AppDynamics Browser Real-User Monitoring is most compared with Grafana, AWS X-Ray, New Relic, Akamai mPulse and Dynatrace, whereas Elastic Observability is most compared with Dynatrace, New Relic, AppDynamics, Sentry and Datadog. See our AppDynamics Browser Real-User Monitoring vs. Elastic Observability report.
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