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Find out what your peers are saying about Broadcom DX Application Performance Management vs. Dynatrace and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"The feature that I have found the most valuable is its user interface.""​Deep Dive and Transaction Analysis Triage capability.​""The initial setup is straightforward.""The features that I find most valuable are related to network monitoring.""I have found Broadcom DX Application Performance Management to be scalable.""JVM memory monitoring and connection pool monitoring are valuable features.""The configuration and the manager tool are good features.""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."

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"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.""Dynatrace has reduced our total headcount in operations and the mean time to detect and resolve problems. As a result, those challenging offline times are much shorter, if not non-existent, because of this solution.""With the Agentless monitoring and ability to create custom plugins, we've been able to transform the tool not just into a great APM solution but a really good enterprise monitoring solution too.""The alerting systems are definitely the most valuable feature. The AI engine, "Davis," has proved to be a game-changer for us, as it helps to alert us when there are anomalies found in our applications or in their performance... letting the Davis engine find those anomalies and push them to the top, especially as they relate to business impact, is very valuable to us.""The real-user monitoring is mostly used to gauge the difference in performance for multitenant applications, This is so we can discern if there are any local network or client-facing issues when we do a comparison between each customer. It is quite important for us to be able to identify a client-side issue, as opposed to a feature managed problem, because we're essentially providing managed services of business applications.""We can see issues that occur, sometimes before the clients do. Before we have client (or end user) calls for issues, we are able to start troubleshooting and even resolve those issues. We can quickly identify the root cause and impact of the issues as they occur, and this is very helpful for providing the best client experience.""Technical support has always been quick to respond.""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."

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Cons
"They can make it easier to configure.""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.""The stability could be more reliable.""User Experience is a BIG one. Integration of all of APM components into one swift deployment.""The technical support is very poor.""Technical support needs to be more responsive and address support tickets more quickly.""It doesn't have a proper database, and the configuration is very difficult.""Lacks some integration between all the tools."

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"I think they're working on even more integration from external third party input, but that is ongoing. So the faster it's there the better. Clock monitoring is one of these areas where improvements can be made.""The usability is worse than it used to be.""We'd like it to be more user-friendly, which, in our case, might be a big ask as we have a fairly complex environment.""An area for improvement would be security. In the next release, I'd like to see more network-centric capabilities - Dynatrace is good at the network level, but I have to leverage other network solutions and integrate with them, but a holistic approach including the network as a one-stop-shop would be great.""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.""They could also, develop an observability platform where you could have the ability to inject events, locks, and traces.""It's not really user friendly. You need to go through a certain type of training.""Dashboarding and having different templates available for more business reporting, or even other metrics, would be useful."

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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."
  • "All discounts are case by case to accommodate the client's budgets."
  • "It is definitely expensive for what we get, but there isn't an alternate option at the moment."
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  • "It's more expensive than other solutions, but worth it. We use full APM monitoring on our primary systems, but only resource monitoring on lesser systems. We shift licenses around our environment when a deeper dive into lesser systems is required."
  • "It's understandable to do a smaller scale initial evaluation. However, as you identify the product value, don't hesitant in your scope and scale to maximize the initial investment and your opportunity to do a bulk investment of the product."
  • "The solution has saved us money through the consolidation of tools. With a hybrid landscape, we had multiple tools. When we consolidated, we removed four or five other monitoring tools with one. For the last ROI calculation that I did, Dynatrace was saving us up to $500,000 per year."
  • "If there are no corporate requirements to run Dynatrace Managed (operating it yourself), I would definitely go for the size option. For small and medium-sized companies, the size option is probably the cheapest one. You don't need to look into operating it. You don't need to run hardware. It is pay as you go."
  • "We license it for two environments, typically all of production and all of one lower environment, usually our staging environment. If there is a downside to Dynatrace, the only thing I can think of would be the cost. If it were cheaper, I'd have it in all my environments. I don't think they're charging more than it's worth, by any means. It's just that good software costs money."
  • "It is quite costly. Dynatrace was the most expensive, compared to the other products we looked at. But it was also a lot better. If you want value for your money, Dynatrace is the way to go."
  • "The only limitation with scaling to cloud-native environments is licensing. It all depends on how many DEM units you're willing to license. The more of DEM units that you purchase, the more user data you can collect."
  • "Consider volume because that is where you will get the most benefit. Doing a point solution is not cost-effective."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    The configuration and the manager tool are good features.
    Top Answer: 
    Pricing is not my area because I am a technical developer, technical engineer who coordinates the different teams but I know the pricing. It is definitely expensive for what we get, but there isn't an… more »
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    I'd like to see more integration between all the tools. You have APM, you have different management and other tools. Each tool works well by itself, but if we are talking about a suite, maybe those… more »
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    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: 
    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… more »
    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 has redefined how you monitor today’s digital ecosystems. AI-powered, full stack and completely automated, it’s the only solution that provides answers, not just data, based on deep insight into every user, every transaction, across every application. More than 8,000 customers use Dynatrace to optimize customer experiences, innovate faster and modernize IT operations with absolute confidence.

    Offer
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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 Firm38%
    Insurance Company14%
    Energy/Utilities Company11%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company33%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government9%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm31%
    Insurance Company10%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Healthcare Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Insurance Company7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise71%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise73%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Broadcom DX Application Performance Management vs. Dynatrace and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    564,143 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Broadcom DX Application Performance Management is ranked 3rd in Container Monitoring with 10 reviews while Dynatrace is ranked 1st in Container Monitoring with 38 reviews. Broadcom DX Application Performance Management is rated 7.4, 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 "AI identifies all the components of a response-time issue or failure, hugely benefiting our triage efforts". Broadcom DX Application Performance Management is most compared with AppDynamics, New Relic APM, BMC TrueSight Operations Management, Micro Focus Voltage SiteScope and Splunk, whereas Dynatrace is most compared with Datadog, AppDynamics, Splunk, New Relic APM and Azure Monitor. See our Broadcom DX Application Performance Management vs. Dynatrace report.

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