"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."
"Capacity planning is, in my opinion, the most useful."
"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."
"It's good for a larger scale deployment such as what my company is working on."
"The most valuable feature in AppDynamics is the identifying of the slow responses. Additionally, it is easy to use."
"From the performance management side, I like everything from business transaction work to tracking. On the database side, we can get a lot of insights from the database. On the server monitoring side, it helped us a lot to find out some of the issues on the VM side because VMs were creating a little trouble for us."
"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."
"I have found the main feature of the solution to be its ability to analyze an application's code to see where there are issues. Additionally, it is easy to use and configure."
"Splunk is quite flexible for our customers. Splunk does not filter from a specific lock, you can define it later."
"The most valuable aspect of the solution is the dashboard. It's very intuitive."
"The correlation capabilities are the first value that our clients say they like with Splunk."
"The solution has proven to be quite stable."
"The scalability of the solution is amazing because it can collect a lot of data and you can have your own structure to monitor this data."
"The data analysis part is good in Splunk, which is something that I like the most. It is also quite easy to use. Its dashboards, visualizations, and analytics are good."
"The solution has plenty of features that are good."
"The logs on the solution are excellent."
"The agent deployment could be simplified by, for example, adding a GUI."
"The cloud licensing needs to be improved. It's quite pricey."
"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."
"Installation and configuration can be very tough. An average user without specialized knowledge can't do this. You need to have DevOps and QA teams handle it. During installation, a lot of customers get stuck trying to track the database or the API part, and they have to contact customer support."
"They need to improve the consolidation of agents for the agent's installation process."
"The initial setup could be easier."
"Its resiliency can be improved. We're told that the best we can do with an on-prem solution is to have a hot standby that requires a manual switchover. So, it is a do-it-yourself Ikea model of maintaining data consistency between two servers, without having low balance or failover considerations for an on-prem solution."
"As per my experience, the drill-down feature can be improved at the class level."
"In terms of the interface, it could include some improvements for the look and feel."
"There is improvement needed when importing from some types of data sources."
"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."
"Splunk can be an expensive solution. Technical support could be improved as well."
"Splunk could be improved by reducing the cost. The cost is one of the biggest challenges for us in keeping to our production requirements."
"Its setup is a little bit complex for a distributed environment. Their support can also be better. If we miss the response for more than a week, they usually close the case. Sometimes, it can take us more than a week to reply."
"The configuration had a bit of a learning curve."
"We had some connections issues with the solution at the beginning."
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 56 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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