Azure Monitor vs Dynatrace comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive SummaryUpdated on Jun 27, 2023
 

Categories and Ranking

Azure Monitor
Ranking in Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and Observability
4th
Average Rating
7.8
Number of Reviews
49
Ranking in other categories
Cloud Monitoring Software (5th)
Dynatrace
Ranking in Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and Observability
2nd
Average Rating
8.8
Number of Reviews
342
Ranking in other categories
Log Management (4th), Mobile APM (1st), Container Monitoring (1st), AIOps (2nd)
 

Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and Observability category, the mindshare of Azure Monitor is 10.3%, up from 8.9% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Dynatrace is 12.5%, down from 16.6% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and Observability
Unique Categories:
Cloud Monitoring Software
17.6%
Log Management
4.7%
Mobile APM
41.9%
 

Featured Reviews

AF
May 10, 2020
Extremely reliable with good load and metrics gathering and very good analysis
Our use case for this solution is application monitoring using the Insights app. We have about five specialists in our operations team and we also have an application management team of around 10 people. There are plans to increase usage but that's something that is driven by the customers that we…
KapilK - PeerSpot reviewer
Oct 9, 2023
The product helps identify issues and get to the root cause, but some features must be made more robust
We use the tool for performance analysis, root cause analysis, issue identification, and understanding the impact of technical glitches on business. We use performance dashboards and business dashboards The product helps us identify issues in the application and get to the root cause immediately.…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"You can scale the product."
"Azure Monitor is a very easy-to-use product in the cloud environment."
"Good load and metrics gathering and very good analysis."
"It's a service from Microsoft, so it will scale."
"A product that is well-integrated for monitoring Microsoft Azure."
"We like this searchability and availability of the data."
"The most valuable features of Azure Monitor are the login analytics workspace and we can write any kind of custom queries in order to receive the data that is inserted into the login analytics workspace, diagnostic settings, et cetera."
"The initial setup is straightforward."
"Dynatrace can look into application transactions at the packet level, which pretty much relieves us of the work of manually collecting, analyzing, summarizing, and presenting the data, as we had done in the past."
"We can go back to when a specific user had an issue and trace the entire transaction from the client to the database."
"The stuff that's coming with the new pieces around the Dynatrace Managed SaaS implementation. The ease of implementation there is significant. We've spent a lot of time with AppMon and DC RUM - that's a lot of time to set up, configure. With Managed solution, you just drop it in and everything pretty much auto-instruments."
"Having OneAgent is the most valuable feature of Dyantrace, as well as the monitoring."
"It scales well. We are going to be able to use it for everything we need. ​"
"The most valuable feature is that we can see every database call executed from Java applications."
"We scaled from 300 agents to 800 agents in six months. There were no issues at the server level, which is pretty good.​"
"You get a good insight into what is going on inside your code."
 

Cons

"The solution's monitoring feature has limitations for analyzing multiple metrics."
"Although it's not always the case, the price can sometimes get expensive. This depends on a number of factors, such as how many services you are trying to integrate with Azure Monitor and how much storage they're consuming each month (for example, how large are the log files?)."
"The product should integrate well with other tools or clouds in the future, as it is one of the areas where the product currently has certain shortcomings."
"The solution needs better monitoring. It requires better log controls."
"have used multiple products like Webex and PRTG. Some features could be added. Azure Monitor should add SMS and APIs. We have very limited access to Azure Monitor. I usually get alerts on my phone when they are integrated with Slack. I am not always available, but my team is. Sometimes, I am traveling and don't have access to my email, but I have Slack and other third-party projects that send me instant messages if a sensor goes down."
"I believe Azure Monitor is already a top-notch solution with excellent functionality and there is not much I would suggest for improvement. However, there is one limitation that certain features require payment, even for testing purposes, which can be a challenge."
"The scalability could be improved as there are some limitations."
"In my opinion, they should improve the overall user experience, especially when it comes to indexing and searching collective logs."
"The configuration of this solution is quite complex."
"There is still a certain amount of technical skills needed to be able to understand what you are seeing on it. You also need a large amount of technical or infrastructure skills to understand how and where to install it."
"Alert triggers could be easier to setup and more granular."
"The real complexity that I've seen with Dynatrace is to learn how to navigate through all the options in the troubleshooting process. We have a lot of ways to evaluate the same problem. We had some difficulties in the beginning with the use of the product, but after some time and some experience we have overcome this problem."
"The analytics feature provides us some information, but is limited for now. We want to see how we can consume the data further down and have analytics guys look at the datacenter information.​"
"The problem evaluation feature is an awesome idea, but bit difficult to pick up initially."
"We would like to see more dashboarding capabilities and the ability to export custom reports."
"They need to develop how to capture the JDBC and MBeans metrics."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"Its cost depends on the ingestion of the logs. It could go anywhere. For an out-of-the-box platform such as FrameFlow, you pay pretty much a fixed price and you get what you get, whereas, with something like Azure Monitor, you pay by the ingestion charge, so you can have one client who pays hardly anything for the same alerts, and another client pays loads and loads."
"Besides standard licensing fees the customer needs to additionally pay based on the ingested data size"
"Azure Monitor is a competitively priced solution."
"The solution is expensive, but it is worth the price."
"The solution is a pay-as-you-go consumption service and is the least expensive in the market."
"Since we are using the basic set, it is more cost-effective compared to other third-party APM solutions."
"The price of the solution is reasonable."
"The Azure Insight is a little bit expensive."
"Dynatrace is usually paid on a yearly basis."
"Its license is a bit expensive. We renew it yearly."
"I would like to see them improve on their licensing and the cost. It's been a challenge for us because the way they have it broken out right now, you have to buy it by units. It's hard for us to know where to put those units because our company is broken up into all these different business units, so it's been challenging in that sense. I just would like to see them improve that model a little bit."
"Financially Dynatrace was a lot more expensive than AppDynamics."
"I have not been able to observe more than 1% overhead, despite Dynatrace saying that it can be slightly higher in some situations."
"Consider volume because that is where you will get the most benefit. Doing a point solution is not cost-effective."
"We found an issue within the first week of ownership that has been costing us more than the entire license cost."
"The product is really fast to implement and gives customers instant value. This is important, because it reduces costs on the implementation."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
16%
Financial Services Firm
12%
Manufacturing Company
8%
Government
8%
Educational Organization
30%
Financial Services Firm
18%
Computer Software Company
8%
Manufacturing Company
6%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

How does Splunk compare with Azure Monitor?
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...
What do you like most about Azure Monitor?
Azure Monitor is a very easy-to-use product in the cloud environment.
What needs improvement with Azure Monitor?
I believe Azure Monitor is already a top-notch solution with excellent functionality and there is not much I would suggest for improvement. However, there is one limitation that certain features re...
Any advice about APM solutions?
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 f...
What cloud monitoring software did you choose and why?
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 els...
Any advice about APM solutions?
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 monitor...
 

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