We performed a comparison between Azure Monitor and Dynatrace based on our users’ reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Comparison Results: Dynatrace comes out on top in this comparison. According to its users, it is powerful and user-friendly. Based on reviews, it is also easier to deploy and has better support than Azure Monitor. In addition, Dynatrace received positive feedback in the ROI category.
"Azure Monitor's best features are its graphs and charts, the different visibility options, and reporting."
"The upside to the solution is if you are working in a Microsoft or Azure environment, it makes things easier."
"It is a robust, stable product."
"The most valuable feature is the universality of their functionalities in all Azure services, including, software solutions."
"Provides an overview and high-level information."
"Data exporting is easy, and this tool works seamlessly with other solutions. It's a stable and low-priced solution."
"The solution very easily integrates with Azure services and in one click you can monitor your resource."
"Log analytics and log queries are the most valuable features of Azure Monitor."
"The solution has a very good user interface."
"The most valuable features are ease of deployment, UI, and collected data. Its deployment is really easy. In just a few hours, you can have a very good outcome, and you can see everything, which is very valuable. It collects a good amount of data."
"The most valuable features for me are the dashboard panels because they enable you to monitor multiple applications in one single site."
"This is a stable solution."
"The move valuable feature is the AI engine, which is amazing."
"Great for monitoring critical internal and public-facing applications."
"I find that the AI on offer is useful, as it's good at identifying problems. You do need a bit of customizing, however, even in its sort of vanilla form, it's pretty good at identifying problems and the root causes of those problems and whatnot."
"In my experience, Dynatrace is scalable."
"If it is configured incorrectly, you can end up with a huge bill."
"Azure Monitor's integration with applications could be improved."
"The default interface should be improved."
"In terms of pricing, Azure Monitor's billing based on data size can sometimes lead to increased costs, especially when developers need to purge data frequently. While there are mechanisms in place to track and manage this, there is room for improvement in terms of optimizing data pausing and related processes. Enhancements in this area could help mitigate potential billing concerns and provide a more seamless experience for users."
"This solution could be improved with more out-of-the-box functionalities and artificial intelligence to complete event correlation."
"Currently, it seems it's complicated to get the correct information in terms of what to do and how things work."
"The length of latency is terrible and needs to be improved."
"The solution needs better monitoring. It requires better log controls."
"They're doing vulnerability assessments of the application stack by using OneAgent. It's a never-ending story if you are trying to be sure your application is also secure."
"The licensing part is complicated or not transparent. It is very difficult to assess the number of licenses for a prospect. You have to do a PoC, and calculating the number of licenses for two years or three years is sometimes very difficult. It also depends on each case. There are multiple types of licenses. Sometimes, you need only one of them, and sometimes, you need all of them. This is an area for improvement."
"There should be more visibility for network performance monitoring. There should be more metrics for things like 5G and IoT. That would be the main thing because they've moved more to mobile performance rather than fixed networks."
"I would say that this solution's reports are lacking a little bit, and because of this, you have to rely on API to fetch and pull data. I think they could have done a bit of a better job by providing a more user-friendly search from a reporting perspective."
"I believe that something related to IoT devices should be improved."
"The container platform could include more value-added features."
"The reporting could be better."
"Dynatrace could be improved by having a fully functional applications and infrastructure monitoring feature. Their existing stack, which is SNMP-based, does not have full infrastructure monitoring, whereas if we compare it with other solutions like New Relic or Datadog, they have moved into infrastructure monitoring. The second improvement I would suggest is in regards to the cost. So far, Dynatrace is the most expensive APM that we sell, even compared to New Relic. I think they can improve a little bit in terms of the license pricing."
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.
Dynatrace is an AI-powered software intelligence monitoring platform that accelerates digital transformation and simplifies cloud complexities. Dynatrace is an entirely automated full-stack solution that provides data and answers about the performance of your applications and deep insight into every transaction throughout every application, including the end-user experience. By modernizing and automating enterprise cloud operations, users can deliver an optimal digital experience with higher quality software to customers faster.
Dynatrace offers an all-in-one automated artificial intelligence solution that brings together application performance, cloud and infrastructure, and digital experience monitoring. Dynatrace accelerates performance-driven results through operations, development, and business teams with a shared metrics platform. In addition, users are provided a full-stack monitoring experience with three patented technologies:
What does Dynatrace offer?
Dynatrace redefines how organizations monitor their digital ecosystems. The solution offers:
Reviews from Real Users
Dynatrace is the only solution that provides answers to organizations based on deep insight into each user, transaction, and organization's environment.
Barry P., a managing performance engineer at Medica Health Plans, writes, "With Dynatrace, we have synthetic checks and real-user monitoring of all of our websites, places where members and providers can interact with us over the web. We monitor the response times of those with Dynatrace, and it's all integrated into one place."
A consultant at a tech service company notes, "A feature that's one of the highlights of Dynatrace is the AI. The second most valuable feature is OneAgent. Between infrastructures, applications, operating systems, you can deploy with just a single agent and can practically install and forget about it."
Azure Monitor is ranked 4th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 25 reviews while Dynatrace is ranked 2nd in Application Performance Management (APM) with 27 reviews. Azure Monitor is rated 7.6, while Dynatrace is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Azure Monitor writes "Helps us test the performance and efficiency of cloud applications; good log analysis". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dynatrace writes "Good executive-level dashboards with powerful automation and AI capabilities, but the management interface could be more intuitive". Azure Monitor is most compared with Datadog, Splunk Enterprise Security, New Relic, Prometheus and Sentry, whereas Dynatrace is most compared with Datadog, AppDynamics, New Relic, Splunk Enterprise Security and Elastic Observability. See our Azure Monitor vs. Dynatrace report.
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