We performed a comparison between AppDynamics and ThousandEyes based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out what your peers are saying about Datadog, Dynatrace, New Relic and others in Application Performance Management (APM).
"AppDynamics has been stable."
"The initial setup is simple."
"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."
"I find troubleshooting is quicker because we can drill down into the end points and see which endpoints are getting critical. Visibility-wise, the micro details are easy to find."
"What I like best about AppDynamics is that it's functional, particularly in APM in Java and .NET."
"The best feature of AppDynamics is the analytics, which gives us the business insights of the application."
"The solution helps us save a lot of time on certain tasks."
"AppDynamics' best feature is automation - for example, when I add a note, it can understand the data automatically."
"The most valuable feature of ThousandEyes is user-friendliness. It has been essential for us to have a solution that is easy to use."
"It's fairly easy to set up."
"ThousandEyes gives companies better visibility."
"The installation process is not hard at all."
"The documentation and training material have room for improvement."
"This solution is expensive."
"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."
"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."
"The training on the dashboards that is provided could be a little bit better, as could the use cases. They should have some good examples out there. As it is right now, I had to scour YouTube to find some stuff."
"If AppDynamics could do a one-agent function with their actual monitoring effectiveness, it will be the greatest tool."
"There are too many installers available for this solution."
"The cloud licensing needs to be improved. It's quite pricey."
"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."
"ThousandEyes could improve the dashboards by adding more features."
"They only offer synthetic requests."
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.”
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.
AppDynamics is ranked 5th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 29 reviews while ThousandEyes is ranked 29th in Network Monitoring Software with 4 reviews. AppDynamics is rated 7.4, while ThousandEyes is rated 9.0. 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 ThousandEyes writes "Reliable. simple to set up, and offers fast monitoring capabilities". AppDynamics is most compared with Dynatrace, Splunk Enterprise Security, Datadog, Elastic Observability and ITRS Geneos, whereas ThousandEyes is most compared with Cisco Secure Network Analytics, Meraki Dashboard, Dynatrace, SolarWinds NPM and Kentik.
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