AWS X-Ray vs AppDynamics Database Monitoring comparison

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We performed a comparison between AppDynamics Database Monitoring and AWS X-Ray 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.
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"The most valuable features of AppDynamics Database Monitoring are you can configure the performance and see in real-time what is exactly happening with the applications. Additionally, the dashboards are good.""You have a live view of what happens when something goes wrong on the production or support side. You don't have to scramble and do guesswork. We can identify the query that creates the bottleneck or slows the performance of the database system. It can give you points on how to debug and fix the system.""The dashboards are very well-defined.""Data monitoring is the most valuable feature.""AppDynamics Database Monitoring's dashboarding is its best feature.""In my experience, it's easy to use. There's nothing complex to learn or fear. You can quickly adapt to it without the need for extensive training.""Visibility to the end-users is a valuable feature.""The good thing with AppDynamics Databases is that it will give you a pretty good overview of the data, all the database-like tables, long-running queries, jobs running on the databases, and the queries that are taking more time. So, it's at a deeper level with all the database functionalities, and you will get that information. So, it's a pretty good tool in that sense."

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"The most important one is compliance. We're able to achieve our regulatory levels. We're able to achieve the security level that we need for the federal government.""It is a very scalable solution.""AWS X-Ray is a strong solution and has a smooth integration process.""AWS X-RAY identifies bottlenecks in terms of stability and performance and how long certain data lives in terms of response time and duration.""The most promising feature of AWS X-Ray is that you can debug the issues through the proper logs. You can also get an analysis out of the logs for some use cases, though I have yet to try all the features of AWS X-Ray."

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"AppDynamics Database Monitoring would be improved with more support for microservices architecture.""The solution must improve security and setup.""This product has an issue with initial lag upon opening that we would like to see improved.""The product requires high maintenance.""AppDynamics Database Monitoring could improve the price of the solution, it is costly.""The application end of AppDynamics Database Monitoring needs to improve by checking which applications consume licenses.""The day-to-day activities should be less complicated so that anyone can manage it.""The solution needs to support IBM products."

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"They can improve how traces are sent to other providers.""Like most Amazon products, the user interface, configuration, and tuning aren't the easiest. That's the biggest reason why people tend to go to products like TerraForm and Terragrunt. We use TerraForm and Terragrunt. So, for setting things up and interacting with X-Ray, it's definitely the user interface that can be better.""I do not have any notes in terms of improvements.""What needs to be better in AWS X-Ray is the log filtering. Predefined filters could be helpful because the power of analytics comes from how you can filter the data. I also want to see more KPIs from AWS X-Ray.""If you have a small team, it's probably overkill."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It could be a bit lower, but looking at the scalability, functionality, and other things, you can understand why AppDynamics is so expensive as compared to some of the cheaper products that don't have that full single pane of glass they've got. Dynatrace has got three different elements that you need to log into just to get a full view, which is not so good, and because of that, it is a bit cheaper."
  • "The licensing scheme is very complex. They need to make it easier."
  • "We have purchased a few licenses for AppDynamics Database Monitoring and the price is high."
  • "The license for AppDynamics is procured by our customers."
  • "We have a license-based solution. That means you need a license for each server you monitor."
  • "AppDynamics Database Monitoring requires a license for database monitoring and other features, while Dynatrace provides monitoring and other features out of the box without additional costs. Sometimes this makes it more challenging to pitch AppDynamics Database Monitoring to customers, especially because you need to buy a separate license. As an implementer, I have yet to learn about the pricing for AppDynamics Database Monitoring. Pricing is taken care of by the sales team."
  • "I give the price a five out of ten."
  • "One of the main downsides to the solution is its cost."
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  • "The pricing for AWS X-Ray is a six out of ten."
  • "As you develop a relationship with Amazon, your pricing gets lower. You get credits for the amount of the system you use, and then if you're the government, you can get government pricing. For commercial users, there's a hump when you go from small to medium to big enterprise. Small businesses can live pretty easily off the free tier in a lot of cases, but when you go from a medium to a big enterprise, it becomes more expensive on a per-user basis. I'd like to see that curve going in a different way where pricing can be driven down while people are trying to adopt the technology."
  • "The solution is a bit expensive."
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    Top Answer:AppDynamics Database Monitoring is expensive. I rate it a seven to eight out of ten.
    Top Answer:AWS X-Ray is a strong solution and has a smooth integration process.
    Top Answer:They can improve how traces are sent to other providers.
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    More than half of application performance bottlenecks originate in the database, but most application teams have little or no visibility into database performance. With AppDynamics' database performance management product, you get 100% visibility into application performance, from the browser to the database.

    Key Benefits

    • Visualize end-to-end application performance, from the browser to the database
    • Get alerts when database thresholds are violated
    • Monitor key performance metrics like top users, programs, SQL, objects and more.
    • See execution plans for slow SQL to isolate performance bottlenecks

    AWS X-Ray is a powerful debugging and performance analysis tool offered by Amazon Web Services. It allows developers to trace requests made to their applications and identify bottlenecks and issues. 

    With X-Ray, developers can visualize the entire request flow and pinpoint the exact location where errors occur. It provides detailed insights into the performance of individual components and helps optimize the overall application performance. 

    X-Ray integrates seamlessly with other AWS services, making it easy to trace requests across different services and identify dependencies. It also offers a comprehensive set of APIs and SDKs, enabling developers to instrument their applications and capture valuable data for analysis. With its user-friendly interface and powerful features, AWS X-Ray is a valuable tool for developers looking to improve the performance and reliability of their applications.

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    Sample Customers
    Sony, DirecTV, UBS, The Container Store, The Neta Porter Group, Nasdaq, Cisco, eHarmony, Hallmark, Overstock, Expedia
    COMCAST, ConnectWise, skyscanner, AirAsia, cookpad, cimpress, VTEX, zowdow
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm41%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Financial Services Firm30%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Insurance Company7%
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Company Size
    Small Business10%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise83%
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise75%
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    AWS X-Ray vs. AppDynamics Database Monitoring
    November 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about AWS X-Ray vs. AppDynamics Database Monitoring and other solutions. Updated: November 2023.
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    AppDynamics Database Monitoring is ranked 14th in Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and Observability with 14 reviews while AWS X-Ray is ranked 12th in Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and Observability with 5 reviews. AppDynamics Database Monitoring is rated 8.0, while AWS X-Ray is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of AppDynamics Database Monitoring writes "A scalable solution that provides an excellent user experience and has a well-defined dashboard". On the other hand, the top reviewer of AWS X-Ray writes "Saves time, is relatively cheap, and helps find errors". AppDynamics Database Monitoring is most compared with Dynatrace, Splunk Enterprise Security, ITRS Geneos and Google Cloud's operations suite (formerly Stackdriver), whereas AWS X-Ray is most compared with Datadog, Azure Monitor, New Relic, Sentry and IBM Application Performance Management. See our AWS X-Ray vs. AppDynamics Database Monitoring report.

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