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We performed a comparison between AppDynamics Database Monitoring and ITRS Geneos based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Application Performance Management (APM) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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Pros
"AppDynamics Database Monitoring's dashboarding is its best feature.""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.""What I found valuable in AppDynamics Database Monitoring is good technical support. I also like that it's scalable and stable.""Data monitoring is the most valuable feature.""I have found some of the valuable features of AppDynamics Database Monitoring to be once the installation is complete, you are able to quickly start receiving metrics, which is great. The user interface is also very user-friendly.""The most valuable feature in this solution, for our business, is the clear way of projecting the connections between the database and the traffic inflow. This is very helpful when troubleshooting issues.""Knowing which tables on the database were working the most was valuable. It helped the client understand where they need to focus. They streamlined a lot of their queries and brought the resource usage down. It helped them to find long-running queries. They rewrote them completely so that they don't take as long and the application performs better.""AppDynamics is a good tool that offers excellent out-of-the-box dashboards and application topology."

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"The ability to completely tailor and customize what it's monitoring is one of its strongest points. A lot of other monitoring tools are good at certain things, but one of my colleagues described it as the “Swiss Army Knife” of monitoring tools. It can do anything you want.""I always appreciate Geneos's stability and ease of use.""The great advantage of this tool is real-time monitoring.""One of the best aspects of Geneos is that it has a broad scope and can cover a lot of use cases. You can write your own scripts to monitor really specific things. And the rules that you can put in place can be quite complex for the alerts.""The flexibility of the product is most valuable. It is highly customizable. If you put your mind to it and think of something you could do, there's a good possibility you can get it integrated within the console, if it's not readily available. The simplicity or ease of customization has been valuable.""The solution's log monitoring and alerting mechanisms are very user-friendly and easy to plug and play.""One of the most valuable features of ITRS Geneos is the active time feature that helps with the trading applications that I support.""It's a very powerful application monitoring tool across the industry. Many free, open-source tools are available. There are also paid tools, but ITRS Geneos is a real-time application monitoring tool where the user can monitor, self-configure, and manage alerts through their console."

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Cons
"The day-to-day activities should be less complicated so that anyone can manage it.""The application end of AppDynamics Database Monitoring needs to improve by checking which applications consume licenses.""I would like the solution to be more customizable to meet our client's requirements.""I have found it sometimes a bit difficult to trace the transaction all the way through to the application. I'm not sure if that problem is on the database side or on the application side, but that would be something that I would like to be improved. The traceability from the application to the database, sometimes, is a bit of a challenge. If you're using AppDynamics, with the Java agent, for instance, you need to be able to trace it through.""AppDynamics Database Monitoring would be improved with more support for microservices architecture.""AppDynamics Database Monitoring would be a better product if it could support new technology, such as cloud technology. Even Dynatrace lacks support for newer technologies.""It could be more user-friendly for beginners.""The synthetic scripting for end-user monitoring could be a little bit broader. Instead of using just Python, they can include a few other languages so that not everyone has to jump on the bandwagon for Python and do Selenium scripting. They can open up that a bit to make it simpler for people to do the scripting."

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"Geneos' application monitoring could be improved a lot. Products like AppDynamics and Dynatrace provide the process thread-level monitoring, but Geneos lacks these capabilities.""For the solution to stay relevant in the cloud-based monitoring environment Geneos needs more plug-ins with more features. Instead of offering clients workarounds, the solution should have a cloud-based out-of-the-box version.""ITRS Geneos cloud monitoring is very weak and can use improvement.""There is one drawback to using lightweight data collection: we lack the feature of observability based on time series, such as historical model data. This makes it difficult to view data in ITRS. ITRS needs to improve this feature.""ITRS have started to make some major changes that we haven't taken on board yet, in the creation of dashboards and more visibility of the metrics that we collect. At the moment, that's something that's lacking, but I know they have addressed it. Still, it’s not that easy to create stuff to help with visibility and dashboarding in Geneos.""For the last year or two, I've been asking the vendor about the mobile app. This is something that probably everyone asks when they see the tool and they see how powerful it is. If there is any mobile app for this or if there is any way this tool can be more easily accessible other than having a big client installed, it would be great. I know you can build dashboards, et cetera, but there is no quick and easy way. I should be able to download an app, log in, and see my status. That will put this product above everything else out there. I believe it's on their roadmap.""I would like ITRS Geneos to develop an app, where instead of going to specific login terminals or logging into laptops or desktops to check alerts, we can have visibility in the app itself.""The deployment method for upgrading is a bit tricky. It takes a little bit of manual effort. If that could be a bit more automated, it would help us a lot."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "There is an annual cost for the use of this solution."
  • "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."
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  • "Given our spend and the amount of service we have in it, the pricing is quite reasonable."
  • "The pricing seems reasonable. We're happy enough with it."
  • "The pricing is fairly market-related. They have been very lenient because we have been working with them for so long. An example is that we're currently migrating some of our services to AWS, and they've given us a grace period for some of the things to help with the migration and not to grow additional costs while we are migrating, but it's still on par with the market."
  • "The market tools are on par with this solution, but if the solution included more features, then it would be well within the range for the cost."
  • "Based on feedback from colleagues and friends working in the financial sector, Geneos is relatively costly. Many companies have been switching from Geneos to Dynatrace, Sysdig, or other monitoring tools in the past two years because of the price."
  • "ITRS Geneos is not a cheap tool. It's a moderate price for the banking industry. The reason we are not able to add the ITRS monitoring tool for the non-banking industries, and non-finance industries, is that the pricing is too high."
  • "The organization is not just purchasing a license for the product, but also managing services and professional services from ITRS. Another factor is if the implementation is going to be in production, non-production, or both."
  • "Its price is reasonable. It isn't too expensive, and it isn't too cheap, but it also depends on a company's volume and negotiation."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:What I found valuable in AppDynamics Database Monitoring is good technical support. I also like that it's scalable and stable.
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:AppDynamics Database Monitoring would be a better product if it could support new technology, such as cloud technology. Even Dynatrace lacks support for newer technologies.
    Top Answer:It's a very powerful application monitoring tool across the industry. Many free, open-source tools are available. There are also paid tools, but ITRS Geneos is a real-time application monitoring tool… more »
    Top Answer:Its price is reasonable. It isn't too expensive, and it isn't too cheap, but it also depends on a company's volume and negotiation.
    Top Answer:Their cloud monitoring solution needs to be improved. I have already given them the feedback that it's not capable of meeting the latest technology needs. It's built like proprietary software. I can't… more »
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    Overview

    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

    ITRS Geneos is a real-time monitoring tool designed for managing increasingly complex, hybrid and interconnected IT estates.

    Built with financial services and trading organisations in mind, it collects a wide range of data relating to server performance, infrastructure, trading, connectivity and applications, and analyses it to provide relevant information and alerts in real time.

    Geneos can give full stack visibility across highly dynamic environments and presents all the information through a single pane of glass and its configurable and customisable dashboards provide end-to-end visibility to both technical and business users.

    For more information, please visit https://www.itrsgroup.com/products/geneos

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    Sample Customers
    Sony, DirecTV, UBS, The Container Store, The Neta Porter Group, Nasdaq, Cisco, eHarmony, Hallmark, Overstock, Expedia
    ITRS Geneos is used by over 170 financial institutions, including JPMorgan, HSBC, RBS, Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs. Clients range from investment banks to exchanges and brokers.
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm43%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Wholesaler/Distributor7%
    Training & Coaching Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Government9%
    Insurance Company8%
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    Financial Services Firm95%
    Computer Software Company3%
    Marketing Services Firm3%
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    Financial Services Firm70%
    Computer Software Company8%
    Comms Service Provider3%
    Non Profit2%
    Company Size
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    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise79%
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    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise73%
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    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise67%
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    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise5%
    Large Enterprise84%
    Buyer's Guide
    AppDynamics Database Monitoring vs. ITRS Geneos
    May 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about AppDynamics Database Monitoring vs. ITRS Geneos and other solutions. Updated: May 2023.
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    AppDynamics Database Monitoring is ranked 24th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 11 reviews while ITRS Geneos is ranked 10th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 9 reviews. AppDynamics Database Monitoring is rated 8.2, while ITRS Geneos is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of AppDynamics Database Monitoring writes "Provides a single pane of glass to see where you need to focus, and the information is clearly visible and easy to navigate". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ITRS Geneos writes "A stable solution, with real-time monitoring". AppDynamics Database Monitoring is most compared with Dynatrace, AWS X-Ray, Splunk Enterprise Security, Germain and Unravel Data, whereas ITRS Geneos is most compared with Dynatrace, Splunk Enterprise Security, AppDynamics, Grafana and Elastic Observability. See our AppDynamics Database Monitoring vs. ITRS Geneos report.

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