"The ability to check parameters for microservice applications is most valuable. It is important for me. I can manually create new business transactions for applications and individually monitor business transactions. I can also use a lot of extensions. It has a lot of extensions to monitor other third-party applications, such as NoSQL applications, memory cache applications, Kafka applications, and Couchbase applications. It is very useful. We are also using the end-user monitoring site to follow all end-user activities. It is important for us to check the errors on the customer site."
"The most valuable feature is the flow map."
"The solution helps us save a lot of time on certain tasks."
"After a major incident, root cause analysis is conducted and, most of the time, we understand what caused the incident and how it can be prevented from happening again."
"It is easy to gain visibility into complex environments with AppDynamics. It has the ability to combine operation information of the environment and business information with strong business IQ support."
"This solution is easy to use and very powerful, it is a complete tool for us."
"This is a stable product and we definitely plan to continue using it in the future."
"In 2014 and 2015, AppDynamics was one of the best products on the market."
"The reporting aspect is good and it does what I need it to do."
"Great platform with user-friendly interface and GUI."
"The integration is seamless with many devices and operating systems."
"The ability to ingest different log types from many different products in our environment is most valuable."
"The Splunk user community and forum are most valuable."
"The SIEM is the most valuable feature of the product."
"The correlation capabilities are the first value that our clients say they like with Splunk."
"With good domain knowledge, one can build almost anything. If you throw in Alert Manager or an integration with ServiceNow. Then, you have your own SIEM"
"Additional support for NextGen mobile platforms also needs to be high in the roadmap prioritizations"
"I would like to see more artificial intelligence and machine learning brought in to monitor the statement and payment sum issues we have."
"The dashboard can be better. Also, the automated reports could be improved."
"The cost element is an issue. I can't expect the company to change its way of work. However, given the fact that we earn and do all our business in South African Rand, I would prefer to buy in Rand as opposed to the American dollar or British pound."
"We constantly need to improve our alert mechanism because we get a lot of false-positive alerts. These are not real errors. In addition, for end-user monitoring, sometimes, we are not able to catch all user activities. Because of not being able to follow the user activity from the start to the end, we are missing out on the performance issues."
"The initial setup could be easier."
"AppDynamics is dealing with a lot of products and technologies, so we need to have clear documentation."
"More native support for other hardware is needed because having to install various extensions and perform extra setup for different devices is really challenging, and not as easy or straightforward as it is in other products."
"I'd say I am happy with the technical support, not elated. They provide great support, but sometimes they don't have the answers that I need."
"It currently has limited default rules and customizations. If they can concentrate more on the compliance part and the security information part, it would be helpful. The platform part is good, but it requires many features from the security aspect."
"Its pricing model and integration with third-party services can be improved. We had faced an issue with integration. The alerting feature is currently not available with Splunk, but it is definitely available with Datadog and PagerDuty. They should include this feature. A few dashboards in Splunk look quite old and are not that modern. They aren't bad, but improving these dashboards will definitely make Splunk more attractive and usable. I read in a few blog posts that there were a few security incidents related to Splunk agents. So, it can be made more secure."
"The price of the solution could be cheaper."
"The solution could improve by making it more business analysis oriented. The way it is now is designed more for developers."
"The difficult part is related to integration with sources of data that are used to create the logs as this depends on the infrastructure of the client."
"It needs integration with a configuration management solution."
"The biggest problem is data compression. Splunk is an outstanding product, but it is a resource hog. There should be better data compression for being able to maintain our data repositories. We end up having to buy lots of additional storage just to house our Splunk data. This is my only complaint about it."
AppDynamics is the Application Intelligence company. With AppDynamics, enterprises have real-time insights into application performance, user performance and business performance so they can move faster in an increasingly sophisticated, software-driven world. AppDynamics’ integrated suite of applications is built on its innovative, enterprise-grade App iQ Platform that enables its customers to make faster decisions that enhance customer engagement and improve operational and business performance. AppDynamics is uniquely positioned to enable enterprises to accelerate their digital transformations by actively monitoring, analyzing and optimizing complex application environments at scale.
Splunk software has been around since 2006 and the company has since grown to become an industry leader. Splunk's vision is to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everybody. The company offers a wide range of products to turn machine data into valuable information by monitoring and analyzing all activities. This is known as Operational Intelligence and is the unique value proposition of Splunk.
Splunk is well-known for its Log Management capabilities and also for its Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions.
AppDynamics is ranked 3rd in Application Performance Management (APM) with 27 reviews while Splunk is ranked 1st in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 55 reviews. AppDynamics is rated 7.8, while Splunk is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of AppDynamics writes "Great dashboards, with good SAP monitoring but needs to be more reasonably priced". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Splunk writes "Very versatile for many use cases". AppDynamics is most compared with Dynatrace, Elastic APM, Datadog, SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor and Azure Monitor, whereas Splunk is most compared with Dynatrace, Datadog, IBM QRadar, ELK Logstash and Wazuh.
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