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Broadcom DX Application Performance Management vs. Dynatrace
May 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Broadcom DX Application Performance Management vs. Dynatrace and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
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Pros
"I have found Broadcom DX Application Performance Management to be scalable.""The deployment was easy.""Scalable, stable, and easy to deploy APM tool which effectively monitors code-level visibility.""I like that it gives you a wide range of data where you can see the application outage response from concurrent locations and the number of stalled jobs.""The configuration and the manager tool are good features.""​Deep Dive and Transaction Analysis Triage capability.​""We are using the on-premise and cloud versions of Broadcom DX Application Performance Management.""JVM memory monitoring and connection pool monitoring are valuable features."

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"Once you are trained on the solution, it's easy to navigate. It's got very good documentation and training offerings.""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 Davis artificial intelligence built-in program is valuable. It keeps all the information about the systems, connections, service calls, and requests in its database. It looks at response times and keeps everything in check with baseline figures. If anything goes outside of that baseline, it reports based on that. If the performance starts degrading, it reports on that. Before something breaks, it tells you that it is going to break, and that's the most useful feature of Dynatrace.""Having OneAgent is the most valuable feature of Dyantrace, as well as the monitoring.""Dynatrace is stable.""The initial setup is easy.""Smartscape is a valuable feature. They also have a technology named PurePath. PurePath is the distributed tracing data.""Technical support has always been quick to respond."

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Cons
"Support could be much better.""Technical support needs to be more responsive and address support tickets more quickly.""User Experience is a BIG one. Integration of all of APM components into one swift deployment.""It doesn't have a proper database, and the configuration is very difficult.""They can make it easier to configure.""You can sell licenses and install the full tool on service, you can show customers how to install, but how to use it and solve issues cannot be done without the experience.""The stability could be more reliable.""With respect to SQL monitoring, it would be nice to have a little more information because it doesn't provide the full statement all of the time."

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"Support for cloud-based environments needs to be improved.""It's not really user friendly. You need to go through a certain type of training.""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.""They could also, develop an observability platform where you could have the ability to inject events, locks, and traces.""Due to the fact that you doing a lot, you have a problem with the learning curve. We're really looking for ways to make this product more accessible.""I would like a testing module focused on quality gates.""It would help if Dynatrace allowed more features that work with metrics like Grafana or New Relic.""I would like to see income monitoring for the servers and infrastructure monitoring."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Broadcom is a better and cheaper option from the financial perspective. It also depends on the DLP plug."
  • "The licensing costs are expensive."
  • "It is definitely expensive for what we get, but there isn't an alternate option at the moment."
  • "The license for Broadcom DX Application Performance Management is annual. The licensing model could improve because there is not any limit to deploying the agent, there should be some limits on it."
  • "All discounts are case by case to accommodate the client's budgets."
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  • "Dynatrace has a place for everybody. How you use it and what your budgetary limitations are will dictate what you do with it. But it's within everybody's reach. If you're a small organization and you have a large infrastructure, you may not be able to monitor the whole thing. You may have to pick and choose what you want to monitor, and you have the ability to do so. Your available funds are going to dictate that."
  • "I think that the price is reasonable."
  • "We have a three-year contract. We have 30 licenses for the full stack and 3 licenses for the DEM unit."
  • "There is a license cost, which is obviously more expensive than an open-source solution, but for the return on investment from what you get from it, it's a great investment. Of course, it could always be cheaper."
  • "Financially Dynatrace was a lot more expensive than AppDynamics."
  • "The price of the solution is expensive."
  • "The price range is quite high."
  • "Its price is quite high. Although it is worth it, it would be better if its price is reduced. They base their prices around licensing. Their prices are based on agent licensing and consumption licensing. Both of these can be a bit cheaper, but if they are the best in the market, as I consider them to be, I assume that their prices will be higher. They are delivering the product for that price."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:We are using the on-premise and cloud versions of Broadcom DX Application Performance Management.
    Top Answer:The license for Broadcom DX Application Performance Management is annual. The licensing model could improve because there is not any limit to deploying the agent, there should be some limits on it.
    Top Answer:Broadcom DX Application Performance Management could improve its supportability to the current technologies and the end-to-end correlation feature should be done automatically without custom… 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:Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether the Datadog or Dynatrace network monitoring software was the better fit for us. We decided to go with Dynatrace. Dynatrace offers network… more »
    Top Answer:Having OneAgent is the most valuable feature of Dyantrace, as well as the monitoring.
    Product Features
    Deployment

    On-premise deployment

    Can be deployed on AWS

    Can be deployed on Azure

    Can be deployed in a private cloud

    Monitor on-premise applications in virtualized environments

    Monitor applications running on AWS and Azure

    Monitor applications running on Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Redhat OpenShift and Heroku

    Support for Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Redhat OpenShift. Heroku is a future roadmap item.
    Configuration and Infrastructure

    Configuration and management through a single, web-based user interface

    Automatically create a visualization of the entire application topology with all components.

    Automatically discover business transactions

    Automatically discover standard back end systems (database, web services, SAP etc.)

    Discover and display non-standard backend systems through point-and-click configuration

    Automatically baseline every component within the business transaction

    Can be deployed in multi-tenant environment

    Application Visibility and Control

    Provide correlated views of distributed business transactions between tiers/services

    Automatically baseline every component within the Business Transaction

    Provide code level diagnostics (class & method-level visibility) of business transactions

    Monitor JVM health information (heap, GC, generational spaces, etc.)

    Monitor CPU utilization, OS memory usage, disk I/O, network I/O, other hardware metrics

    Report application errors & exceptions

    Automatically monitor entire call stack when application problems occur

    Does not disable monitoring functionality as a compromise to limit product overhead

    Historical performance monitoring and trending

    Full view of infrastructure details without leaving context of business transactions

    Single UI for server and application monitoring

    Alert on deviation from baseline

    Mean Time To Repair

    Identify slow and stalled business transactions without manual intervention

    Count, measure and score every transaction

    Identify error business transactions without manual intervention

    Identify slow SQL queries without manual intervention

    Identify slow backend systems or external services without manual intervention

    Automatically discover code deadlocks

    Provide quick cross launching into problem areas within the UI through hyperlinked alerts

    Automatically send email containing hyperlink to identified problem

    Automatic analysis of end-to-end APM data to provide root cause analysis

    Business Transactions

    Automatically discover business transactions

    Automatically learn and baseline performance of discovered business transactions

    Automatically count, measure and score every transaction

    Discover synchronous, asynchronous and multi-threaded business transactions

    Business Metrics

    Provide visibility into the impact of outages on business metrics

    Capture business metrics (e.g. revenue, orders) from applications and background jobs

    Enables creation of custom dashboards for business metrics and application behavior

    Out of the box reports on business transaction summary and trends

    Automatically correlate business transactions with environment monitoring (OS, JMX, etc.)

    Usability

    Browser-based web client

    Automatic & dynamic baselining of all metrics to reduce false alarms

    Include an online virtual collaboration space as a virtual "war room"

    Visualize multiple applications and the connectivity / dependencies between them

    Enable sharing of analysis/ visualizations without having to export data from the UI

    Group transactions using a Session ID and display transactions in order of execution

    Drill down from business transaction to correlated log file entries in single platform

    Available through CA's Log Analytics solution which can be integrated with APM
    Historical Trending

    Trending with metric persistence to do historical analysis and compare to baselines

    The ability to view and drill into Flow Map for extended periods up to 1 year

    The ability to compare Flow Maps from different time frames for up to 2 years

    Support for Agile

    Dynamic instrumentation of the application

    No need to reconfigure agent instrumentation when new app releases are deployed

    Automatically pick up application configuration changes as a result of agile releases

    Regression analysis to compare and highlight app performance improvements

    Areas of poor metric stability (differential analysis) and architectural potential (high call ratio) for improvement are analyzed, but through more advanced logic than regression

    Provide capability to compare business transactions flows for different releases

    Pre-Production Performance Tuning

    Identify the longest running methods in business transactions

    Determine relationship between increased load and application response time

    Identify worst backend calls (Database, Web Services, other backend) automatically

    Provide business transaction performance change from one code release to the next

    Scalability and Infrastructure

    Support at least 5000 agents on a single platform without requiring data federation

    Ability to support high availability APM infrastructure servers

    Has steady network traffic between agent and APM server regardless of transaction levels

    Encrypt data transmissions end-to-end across the environment

    Agentless monitoring

    Analytics

    Single UI incorporating Analytics and APM modules

    Analytics UI is web browser based with no locally installed client software

    Analytics layer providing intelligence across data collected by APM modules

    Scalable repository capable of collecting and storing large volume of metrics/events

    In context drill down between analytics data and APM data

    Graphical query builder for ease of use and broad adoption

    Ability to adjust timeframe via click and drag on dashboard charts

    Automated ranking (top N) of relevancy of every indexed field to current selection

    Configurable to collect not all, but specific desired transaction data/fields

    Alert off of metrics created in analytics based on search criteria

    Analytics data collection does not require full call method stack data

    No code changes required to pull custom (non-native) metrics into data repository

    Data collected, stored and analysed in near real time (i.e. not hours, days, or weeks later)

    API to input custom metrics

    Search API

    Ability to chart result set in custom dashboards

    Granular role based access control (RBAC)

    Log Analytics

    Ability to collect and store log files from monitored nodes

    Available via CA's log analytics solution which can be integrated with APM

    Log file data through TCP

    Available via CA's log analytics solution which can be integrated with APM

    Auto-inject business transaction identifier for each log statement

    Can be configured via custom tracer, requires integration with logging framework

    Ability to extract any field from log file for processing

    Available via CA's log analytics solution which can be integrated with APM
    Root Cause Analysis

    Historical performance monitoring and trending - retain 100% of historical data

    Report top database activities (e.g. Top SQL, Top Users, Top Programs)

    Report database activity profile over-time (identify patterns)

    Collect and store all database wait events and correlate with SQL/Stored Procedures

    Collect and store SQL/Stored Procedure KPIs (CPU, Count, Reads/Writes)

    Collect and store database instance level statistics (table size, row count, indexes)

    Collect and store database server/host KPIs (CPU, Memory, �)

    Ability to breakdown latency of stored procedure components

    Collect SQL Explain & Execution plans

    Collect and store performance data on database objects (Schemas, tables, indexes)

    Ability to collect and correlate deep-dive storage information

    Database Monitoring

    Provide a real-time view of performance showing current database activity

    Provide a holistic view of all database performance through a multi-instance dashboard

    Ability to send pro-active alerts based on health and performance of databases

    Static and dynamic alerting on collected database metrics

    Server Monitoring

    Monitor Machine availability

    Monitor CPU usage

    Monitor Disk performance

    Monitor Volume usage

    Monitor Machine load

    Monitor Memory

    Monitor SWAP

    Monitor Processes

    Monitor Network Adapter(s)

    Dynamic Baselining

    Synthetic page checker

    Application Monitoring

    Identify JVM memory leaks caused by leaky collections

    Enable tracking of object instantiations/destructions to troubleshoot JVM heap thrash

    PHP monitoring

    .NET monitoring

    Node.js monitoring

    Python monitoring

    Docker Monitoring

    Integrated monitoring of Dockerized containers with application monitoring

    Automatic discovery of containers

    Support Docker attributes and perspectives

    Visualize distribution of containers over cluster hosts

    Network Monitoring

    Autodiscovery of network topology and interdependencies

    Available via CA network flow analysis, which can be integrated with APM

    Report on throughput, packet loss, and RT rates

    Available via CA network monitoring tools, which can be integrated with APM

    Monitors network without need of TAP or SPAN port

    Available via CA network monitoring tools (without then need for TAP/SPAN), which can be integrated with APM

    Single UI to drill from network to application and business transaction

    Network monitoring data integrated into APM can be displayed natively within APM dashboards alongside business transaction data
    Virtualization Monitoring

    Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop monitoring

    Server virtualization monitoring

    VDI monitoring

    Web RUM

    Support for modern desktop browsers

    Support for mobile browsers

    Monitor all page requests

    Monitor all iFrame requests

    Full support for monitoring single page applications properly

    Automatically detect JavaScript errors

    Display response time status on Geo Map

    Collect and display Navigation Timing API data for all poor performing requests

    Collect and display Resource Timing API data for all poor performing requests

    Correlate web transactions with server side transactions for drill down

    Provide detailed browser traces for poor performing end user requests

    Provide usage based analytics showing browser types and versions

    Provide usage based analytics showing device and OS types

    Provide customizable analytics area for troubleshooting and analysis purposes

    Provide cache metrics for each page request

    Show server side response time for all pages

    Provide drill down from poor performing request to server side deep diagnostic session

    Session tracking

    Ability to generate a synthetic page request directly from the poor performing request

    SDK for support of any Single Page Application (SPA) framework

    EUM cross application correlation

    Analytics built into EUM portion of UI

    Custom user data available at the session and page request level

    Page grouping at root level instead of individual pages for each set of parameters

    Mobile RUM

    Support for native mobile applications

    Support for mobile browsers

    See mobile app performance, http errors, and network error information

    See the performance of API calls from your mobile application to the server side

    Track crashes and exception

    Provide crash analytics

    User tracing/breadcrumbs

    Trace transactions from mobile device all the way to the server side

    Correlate mobile transactions with server side transactions for drill down

    Provide usage and performance analytics based upon device type

    Provide usage and performance analytics based upon OS type

    Provide usage and performance analytics based upon OS version

    Provide unified user interface for mobile and server diagnostics

    Integrated and correlated data between mobile, server, and infrastructure monitoring

    Display response time status on Geo Map

    Provide device and carrier diagnostic metrics

    Track user sessions to understand user flows and behavior

    Capture user interactions within each session

    Alert based upon deviation from normal behavior for mobile metrics

    Provide percentile metrics related to mobile performance

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    Also Known As
    DX APM, CA APM, CA NetQoS Performance Center, Wily Introscope, CA Wily APM, CA App Experience Analytics, CA AXA
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    Overview

    CA Application Performance Management (CA APM) is the solution global brands trust to proactively identify and resolve performance and availability issues across physical, virtual, cloud, and mobile applications. Patent-pending analytics provides expertise in the form of guided assisted triage workflows for in-depth, root-cause diagnostics across development and production applications, simplifying and speeding the time it takes to find and fix issues.

    CA APM scales to your organization’s needs and automatically correlates multiple sources of data to help you sort through the data and act decisively, helping to improve user experience and application performance.

    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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    Sample Customers
    Lexmark, Intermountain Healthcare, National Australia Bank, BBVA Compass Bank, Innovapost, Dansk Supermarked Group, U.S. Cellular, Orange, Cetip
    Audi, Best Buy, LinkedIn, CISCO, Intuit, KRONOS, Scottrade, Wells Fargo, ULTA Beauty, Lenovo, Swarovsk, Nike, Whirlpool, American Express
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm37%
    Insurance Company14%
    Energy/Utilities Company10%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company31%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Government9%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm29%
    Insurance Company10%
    Computer Software Company8%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Insurance Company7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise70%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise74%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise71%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Buyer's Guide
    Broadcom DX Application Performance Management vs. Dynatrace
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Broadcom DX Application Performance Management vs. Dynatrace and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    607,127 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Broadcom DX Application Performance Management is ranked 3rd in Container Monitoring with 12 reviews while Dynatrace is ranked 1st in Container Monitoring with 36 reviews. Broadcom DX Application Performance Management is rated 7.2, while Dynatrace is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Broadcom DX Application Performance Management writes "Has high pricing, needs better stability and requires more reliable ML/AI". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dynatrace writes "Gives us very deep visibility into both user actions and systems interactions, including a view inside containers". Broadcom DX Application Performance Management is most compared with AppDynamics, BMC TrueSight Operations Management, New Relic APM, Datadog and Splunk, whereas Dynatrace is most compared with Datadog, AppDynamics, New Relic APM, Splunk and Azure Monitor. See our Broadcom DX Application Performance Management vs. Dynatrace report.

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