We performed a comparison between AppDynamics and Azure Monitor 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.
"Transition tracing is the most valuable is pretty easy and useful, but the user experience piece is also good."
"AppDynamics' best feature is automation - for example, when I add a note, it can understand the data automatically."
"AppDynamics has a very broad range of supported technologies, and it's user-friendly. It looks nice, and it's easy to sell the solution to the stakeholders when we can visualize how the website is working. For example, where we have any problems through visual analytics."
"The solution helps us provide a better user experience to our customers."
"Technical support is helpful."
"The most valuable features of AppDynamics is the scalability and monitoring."
"The best feature of AppDynamics is the analytics, which gives us the business insights of the application."
"It is a good monitoring tool. Its stability is very good."
"The solution very easily integrates with Azure services and in one click you can monitor your resource."
"Technical support is good and helpful...The initial setup is easy."
"Azure Monitor's best features are its graphs and charts, the different visibility options, and reporting."
"Log analytics and log queries are the most valuable features of Azure Monitor."
"The upside to the solution is if you are working in a Microsoft or Azure environment, it makes things easier."
"Provides an overview and high-level information."
"The tools for logs and metrics are pretty good and easy to use."
"Azure Monitor is useful because of the useful application insights and telemetry, such as metrics and logs."
"One area for improvement is the MST model. It would be more helpful if it could be offered as a managed service provider model with more multi-tenancy and features."
"The overall performance of this solution could be improved. The hot-hot infrastructure features could also be improved."
"AppDynamics scaled well up to around 3,000 agents. The performance deteriorated after that, while Dynatrace could support more than 10,000 agents. We were surprised that AppDynamics' scalability is not so good."
"There are many KPIs that are not available in AppDynamics."
"If it can be able to intelligently provide all the things we need to look at, from a data point of view, that would be very useful."
"AppDynamics' modules and hardware resources are very high."
"The end-user experience is not really good because we can't catch all of the transactions. We only can catch the full stack of flow transactions, but I think that this is caused by the technology they use. If they will catch every transaction, it will cause a very big load on the performance of applications. The monitoring of all transactions needs improvement."
"Their support should be improved. Clusters and monitoring can also be improved."
"The length of latency is terrible and needs to be improved."
"Azure Monitor could improve network performance monitoring and make it more advanced."
"Currently, it seems it's complicated to get the correct information in terms of what to do and how things work."
"If it is configured incorrectly, you can end up with a huge bill."
"It might not have all of the capabilities we will need."
"I would like more transparency when we use the solution with another environment, like on-premises, or on another cloud environment, like AWS or GCP."
"This solution has fewer features than some of its competitors, so adding more features to it would make it better."
"The query builder could be better. In comparison to other monitoring tools, in order to use Azure Monitor, your engineers need to have KQL experience. If they don't, it's not intuitive as a system."
AppDynamics is a leader in APM (application performance monitoring) tools. The solution is designed to help you spot application issues on the spot so you can get to the root causes of problems, all in real time. In addition, AppDynamics offers seamless traceability and is fully capable of enhancing application performance and visibility in the multicloud world. It uses AI to solve application problems and prevent them from occurring in the future. AppDynamics is a great tool that can help your organization make critical, strategic decisions and is ideal for businesses of all sizes.
AppDynamics has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:
There are many benefits to implementing AppDynamics. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:
Reviews from Real Users
Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the AppDynamics solution.
Chandan K., Associate Director at a financial services firm, says, “The tracing is the most important aspect of the solution. The way it traces the information within the particular application or within the particular infrastructure is great. That actually helps. Apart from that, all of the data that's in the production APM is good.”
PeerSpot user, Yacin H., Responsable Commercial at Zen Networks, mentions, “You can use one module for each server, for each application, and for each API”. He also adds, “With the solution you can put add-ons on it and it's very customizable. You can customize it easily. If you want something that the tool doesn't have, you can add it easily.”
Another reviewer, a Head Of Information Technology at a mining and metals company expresses, "The solution helps us save a lot of time on certain tasks. The dashboards of the solution are excellent. The stability is good.”
David G., Systems Engineer at a tech services company, states, “The solution has beneficial application analysis, is highly scalable, and has a great ROI.”
Azure Monitor maximizes the availability and performance of your applications by delivering a comprehensive solution for collecting, analyzing, and acting on telemetry from your cloud and on-premises environments. It helps you understand how your applications are performing and proactively identifies issues affecting them and the resources they depend on.
AppDynamics is ranked 5th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 30 reviews while Azure Monitor is ranked 4th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 25 reviews. AppDynamics is rated 7.6, while Azure Monitor is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of AppDynamics writes "Good tracing capabilities and helpful technical support but needs better analytics". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Azure Monitor writes "Helps us test the performance and efficiency of cloud applications; good log analysis". AppDynamics is most compared with Dynatrace, Elastic Observability, Datadog, Splunk Enterprise Security and SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor, whereas Azure Monitor is most compared with Datadog, Splunk Enterprise Security, Dynatrace, New Relic and Google Cloud's operations suite (formerly Stackdriver). See our AppDynamics vs. Azure Monitor report.
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