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Pros
"It has improved my organization because we are able to proactively and reactively look at performance issues.""It reduces the time to resolve issues and requires less manpower.""What I like best about AppDynamics is that it's functional, particularly in APM in Java and .NET.""The most valuable feature of AppDynamics is that you can easily determine the load on the application.""The most valuable feature is the flow map.""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.""Has helped us to increase customer acquisitions and reduce revenue leakage.""The initial setup is simple."

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"The most valuable features are integration and ease of use.""The most valuable feature of ThousandEyes is user-friendliness. It has been essential for us to have a solution that is easy to use.""The installation process is not hard at all.""The most valuable aspect of the solution was the ability to see how the connection quality is between the sites and get an alert if it was turning bad.""The solution's initial setup process was straightforward...In terms of ROI, the solution is worth the money.""The solution is very easy to use.""The company provides excellent service.""From our perspective, ThousandEyes stands out as an invaluable tool because of its deep and extensive capabilities."

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Cons
"The network diagnostics that they are adding will be really useful. They could add more detail into what is going on in the network.""AppDynamics's agent management could be improved.""AppDynamics is a solution that requires extra learning and could be more user-friendly. Additionally, automated reports would helpful similar to have they have in Google Analytics.""I would like to see more of a unified platform. They're very, very new on the server side, machine agents. I want them to be more mature in this area.""The UI could use a little help.""It is stable, but the only downside is the licensing part.""The solution could improve by covering more technologies. For example, it does support .NET Core applications. However, it could be a bit better.""The overall performance of this solution could be improved. The hot-hot infrastructure features could also be improved."

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"There is room for improvement in terms of customization and user-friendliness.""Once I fully use the tool 100%, I'm sure I would have something to critique, however, for now, I'm happy with it.""I would like the product to offer more agility.""Presently, it lacks the ability to integrate with other Cisco products.""The guest portal is hard to use.""It's an expensive solution.""The tool does not provide features for application-level monitoring.""They only offer synthetic requests."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The product’s licencing policy is competitive. However, properly identify and size your needs to get the best rate."
  • "As a technical person, and as an application development team, they all understand that this is the right tool for us. But when it comes to budget and financial matters, it takes days and weeks to convince upper management to buy this tool. So they should do something more on licensing costs."
  • "It is not a cheap tool, but you also save in manpower to setup because it is easy and fast. At the end of the day, I think the revenue is much better. BUT, they have an awful co-term mode of licensing."
  • "It could be cheaper. It's a little cost prohibitive. There are so many features that also show a lot of value, but it’s not always easy to justify the cost."
  • "Because it is priced per JVM, the price can increase pretty fast, into the millions. We have had challenges because we had to justify the price to our clients, as well, when we are putting in certain tools."
  • "It would be better if there were more solutions incorporated into the base price. ​"
  • "The way it is structured in terms of price could be better. You pay for individual modules and that adds on to the cost, which detracts you from implementing those modules and slows you down."
  • "Take into consideration what you get for specific pricing models and how much it costs to add on things you may need later.​"
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  • "In our company, we incur a yearly expense in our company for the licensing part. I rate the solution's pricing a seven out of ten since it is expensive."
  • "It is a quite expensive solution."
  • "The solution is cheap."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:There are many factors and we know little about your requirements (size of org, technology stack, management systems, the scope of implementation). Our goal was to consolidate APM and infra… more »
    Top Answer:Hi Avi! It's great to see your thorough approach to selecting an APM package for your MSP company. Considering your focus on SMBs and enterprises in Israel, Dynatrace seems like a solid choice with… more »
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    Top Answer:The tool does not provide features for application-level monitoring. It would be a great advantage if the tool provides application monitoring features. More advanced features must be available in the… more »
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    Also Known As
    AppD, AppDynamics APM
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    Overview

    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 Features

    AppDynamics has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Code level visibility
    • Dynamic baselining
    • Powerful alerting
    • Visibility and control
    • Quick installation
    • Mobile real-user monitoring
    • Browser real-user monitoring
    • Application performance management
    • Database agents
    • Server visibility
    • Trend database performance over time
    • Data retention
    • Monitors multiple platforms
    • Troubleshoots performance issues
    • Synthetic monitoring
    • Continuously monitors in a high-volume environment

    AppDynamics Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing AppDynamics. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Deep insights: The AppDynamics solution can provide deep insights into your processes, including real-time insights into performance, user experience, objectives, and business outcomes.
    • Unified monitoring: With AppDynamics, six monitoring applications are combined into a single robust solution. In turn, you gain complete visibility and multi-channel user experience management. The solution’s unified monitoring also quickly produces previews that are more accurate.
    • Data-led customer experience: By using AppDynamics, you can ingest and analyze data across your entire technology stack and transform it into detailed visualizations. This allows you to easily make the right business decisions while enhancing the user experience and also driving better business results.
    • Advanced network visibility: AppDynamics allows you to gain insight across your entire technology stack. As a result, you have greater visibility of the external networks that your applications rely on, which enables you to quickly resolve issues with connections to Domain Name Service (DNS), Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers.

    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.”

    ThousandEyes is a Network Intelligence platform that delivers visibility into every network an organization relies on, whether public or private. ThousandEyes enables users to optimize application delivery, end-user experience and ongoing infrastructure investments.

    With cloud, enterprises can innovate much faster, but the growing number of cloud and SaaS applications means that more apps are being delivered over the Internet. This increases dependence on the Internet, a public “best effort” network, and other third-party infrastructures, substantially reducing the ability of IT teams to predict, visualize and control operational behavior. This results in a chaotic and unmanageable IT environment, making issue resolution a time-consuming ordeal, potentially impacting reputation and revenue. ThousandEyes has innovated an approach based on an unmatched distribution of smart agents across the Internet and enterprise, providing visibility all the way to the end user. ThousandEyes gathers and analyzes massive volumes of Network Intelligence data from all of these vantage points, enabling organizations to solve even their most obscure performance problems in minutes. By using ThousandEyes in the planning and testing phases of cloud adoption, customers can also strategically identify and fix underlying problems before production deployment of business-critical applications.

    The ThousandEyes solution is ubiquitous across industry sectors, and since launching in mid-2013, customers have come from a diverse set of industry sectors, which include Silicon Valley technology companies, financial services, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, retail, manufacturing and education.

    Sample Customers
    Cisco, Sony, Nasdaq, Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Edmunds.com, Puma, Fox News, DirecTV, Pizza Hut, T-Systems, Cornell University, OpenTable, BITMARCK, Green Mountain Power, Care.com, Overstock, Paddy Power, eHarmony, Kraft, The Motley Fool, The Container Store, and more See more customers
    Wayfair, GitHub, Craigslist, Comcast, SurveyMonkey, Lyft, Box, HP, Zendesk, IO Data Centers, Good Technology, NNTCommunications, Proofpoint, Schneider, Crowdstrike, Avera, Pitney Bowes, InstartLogic, Shutterfly, Shutterstock, Condé Nast, Roche, Jive, Actelion, Brocade, Infor, Okta, JLL, DigitalOcean, Zuora, NetSuite, CloudFlare, One, DemonWare, Quantcast, Carbonite, CareerBuilder, Prosper, Oscar, Slack
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm32%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Educational Organization42%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Government6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise69%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business8%
    Midsize Enterprise46%
    Large Enterprise46%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise67%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise74%
    Buyer's Guide
    Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and Observability
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    AppDynamics is ranked 5th in Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and Observability with 155 reviews while ThousandEyes is ranked 12th in Network Monitoring Software with 11 reviews. AppDynamics is rated 8.2, while ThousandEyes is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of AppDynamics writes "Very good real-time monitoring capabilities, deep problem diagnosis, and transaction mapping". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ThousandEyes writes "Reliable. simple to set up, and offers fast monitoring capabilities". AppDynamics is most compared with Dynatrace, Elastic Observability, Datadog, Splunk Enterprise Security and ManageEngine Applications Manager, whereas ThousandEyes is most compared with Cisco Secure Network Analytics, Accedian Skylight, Dynatrace, SolarWinds NPM and Fortinet FortiSIEM.

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