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Updated on Jul 17, 2022

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.

  • Ease of Deployment: Some Azure Monitor reviewers say that the initial setup is straightforward, but others say it is complex. Dynatrace users say the initial setup is straightforward.
  • Features: Users of both products are happy with their stability and scalability.
    Azure Monitor reviewers report that it is good at data collection, data exporting, and monitoring, but can be a bit cumbersome. Dynatrace users are happy with its alerting system and AI capabilities, and say it has powerful monitoring capabilities. Several Dynatrace users mention that they would like improved integration options.
  • Pricing: Reviewers of both solutions feel that their prices are high.
  • ROI: Azure Monitor users do not mention ROI. Dynatrace users report seeing an impressive ROI.
  • Service and Support: Azure Monitor users have mixed reviews for the level of support they receive. Dynatrace users report being satisfied with the level of support they receive.

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.

To learn more, read our detailed Azure Monitor vs. Dynatrace Report (Updated: May 2023).
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Pros
"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."

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"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."

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Cons
"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."

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"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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Azure Monitor is a low-priced solution, which is why it would work best on small-scale projects."
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable."
  • "Azure Monitor is a competitively priced solution."
  • "Azure Monitor is one of the more cost effective solutions on the market."
  • "The cost of Azure Monitor application performance should be less expensive."
  • "The licensing is a monthly fee."
  • "I would rate Azure Monitor a two out of five for affordability."
  • "The solution is very costly because you have to pay for various things such as adding to logs and internet alerts."
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  • "We asked for a three-year license, and the price was quite good."
  • "It's expensive."
  • "Dynatrace's pricing for their consumption units is rather arcane compared to some of the other tools, thus making forward-looking calculations based on capacity planning quite hard."
  • "Dynatrace is the most expensive APM that we sell, compared to competitors' products. The license pricing could be improved. My customers pay for licensing yearly."
  • "Its licensing is complicated or not transparent."
  • "Always gives good ROI and total cost of ownership."
  • "Dynatrace is very good and it's provided a lot of information, it plays a positive role in making your application up to date in the market. If you want to monitor some applications only, it would be cheaper if you did cloud monitoring, but the price benefit depends on the use case."
  • "The pricing is not bad, but it could be better."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Splunk handles a high amount of data very well. We use Splunk to capture information and as an aggregator for monitoring information from different sources. Splunk is very good at alerting us if we… more »
    Top Answer:Among the valuable features of this solution, Application Insights stands out as one of the most significant. It provides insights into application performance and helps identify issues and… more »
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:The key is to have a holistic view over the complete infrastructure, the ones you have listed are great for APM if you need to monitor applications end to end. I have tested them all and have not… more »
    Top Answer:While the environment does matter in the selection of an APM tool, I prefer to use Dynatrace to manage the entire stack. Both production and Dev/Test. I find it to be quite superior to anything else… more »
    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 »
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    Overview

    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:

    • Smartscape - visualization mechanism that maps the totality of everything working in your environment and detects any casual dependencies between your applications, processes, websites, services, hosts, cloud infrastructure, and networks.

    • OneAgent - a technology that analyzes, gathers ,and unifies all business performance metrics throughout every layer of your technology stack.

    • PurePath Technology - code-level context and timings are captured from the mainframe to the cloud for all end-to-end transactions.

    What does Dynatrace offer?

    Dynatrace redefines how organizations monitor their digital ecosystems. The solution offers:

    • Cloud Automation: With AI engine Davis®, users can see the exact reason for problems and facilitate quick auto-remediation and intelligent cloud orchestration.

    • Application Security: With automated application vulnerability management, users can deliver applications faster and more securely.

    • Infrastructure Monitoring: Convenient broad visibility across your environments is provided with streamlined, automated infrastructure monitoring.

    • Digital Experience Monitoring (DEM): Optimize your applications, provide better support, and improve user experience with a combination of Real User Monitoring (RUM), Session Replay, and synthetic monitoring throughout your environment.

    • Applications and Microservices: For complex cloud environments, Dynatrace can automatically provide visibility and root-cause answers. It can also monitor microservices.

    • Digital Business Analytics: Get AI-powered, real-time answers to analytical business queries with KPIs and metrics that are already flowing through applications.

    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."

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    Midsize Enterprise14%
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    Azure Monitor vs. Dynatrace
    May 2023
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    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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