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Pros
"The breakdown of the response time of different components and getting in-depth details of the slow component are the most valuable features. It is easy to use, and it gets the job done.""The most valuable feature is the ability to receive in-depth information about applications. It can detect a lot of important information.""The stability of New Relic APM is very good.""We like the performance of the product.""The simplicity of the dashboard is very good.""The most valuable feature is application monitoring.""The VPN is one of the solution's most valuable features for us.""The monitoring so far has been good and we are happy with it."

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"DX allows you to customize and gives you a high degree of control."

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"Some of the most valuable features of SolarWinds are the topology discovery and network performance analysis.""Technical support is always live and they're supportive."

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Cons
"The solution is quite expensive.""They should bring the pricing down to be more competitive.""The solution could improve by having more network monitoring features, such as for all the infrastructure.""It is very difficult to award the service level cycles at an endpoint level.""There has been some problem with the agent, and it is just not working well. It is not able to record information with the application server. They have been able to fix the issue, but it took quite a long time. This is the main issue in the APM products and also in New Relic. The mobile application monitoring has been pretty difficult to set up and also quite expensive. It should be a little bit easier and cheaper. Because it is pretty difficult and expensive, many customers don't take it.""The older view is much better than the new view that they have. We'd like to go back to that previous version. The user interface just isn't as nice as it used to be.""I haven't come across any features that are lacking.""New Relic APM can improve the information when we dig deeper to check a problem. There should be more detailed information provided."

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"DX SaaS is a latecomer to the APM market. Some things that are straightforward in Dynatrace are complicated in DX. For example, upgrading the agents is a seamless process in Dynatrace, but it's a pain in DX SaaS. You should be able to upgrade in the Application Command Center. However, it is not working correctly."

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"In terms of the technology, I think they need to put some more advanced troubleshooting into SolarWinds, in terms of AI capabilities. That's the next generation, especially in the cases of APIs which have already adopted AI capabilities into their products.""AppOptics would benefit from having a much more centralized view."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price was one of the reasons we chose this solution."
  • "I think the pricing is reasonable."
  • "The price of the solution could be less expensive. You have to pay a lot for each user. There is an additional cost for extra features."
  • "This is an expensive tool."
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  • "Mostly, it's a perpetual license. We don't have any customers using the subscription right now—it's mostly a perpetual license that the customers purchase. The licensing is based on the number of elements, whereas other solutions are node-based."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:There are many factors and we know little about your requirements (size of org, technology stack, management systems… more »
    Top Answer:The monitoring so far has been good and we are happy with it.
    Top Answer:While we do pay for the solution on a monthly basis, I can't speak to the exact cost of the product. There might also be… more »
    Top Answer:It supports numerous platforms.
    Top Answer:If you compare CA with Dynatrace, in terms of pricing, my understanding from one of our customers is that CA is a lot… more »
    Top Answer:In terms of APM, CA is lacking in terms of its dashboards and the user interface is quite old. AI capability is quite… more »
    Top Answer:Some of the most valuable features of SolarWinds are the topology discovery and network performance analysis.
    Top Answer:The most important thing is the pricing should be improved. The licensing scheme is based on the number of elements… more »
    Top Answer:The primary use case of this solution is for the net op teams. Some teams also use it for the servers or even the… more »
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    Also Known As
    New Relic Mobile
    CA DXI, CA Digital Experience Insights
    AppOptics, SolarWinds TraceView, Librato
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    Overview

    New Relic is a software analytics and application performance management solution that gives users in-depth data visibility and analytics. By going right to the source, the code, New Relic enables users to develop quicker software, build improved products,and consistently impress their customers. Data tells a story and New Relic interprets what it is telling you.

    Dx SaaS is a solution whose goal is to ensure that businesses and organizations can monitor and manage the way that users experience their applications. This solution contains many powerful tools that are designed to give administrators the maximum amount of control over the experiences that clients have when employing their applications. Organizations and businesses can rest easily and ensure that the product they put out into the world is always being watched for potential issues that will be resolved proactively and quietly.

    Dx SaaS Benefits

    Some of the benefits that come from using Dx SaaS include:

    • Improve the overall experience of your users at all stages of their journey. Dx SaaS provides administrators with the ability to cull proactive insights into not only the actual performance of the application, but also the way that users are experiencing the application. This makes it possible for administrators to address pain points before they can become major issues.
    • Full visibility across all aspects of the application. Dx SaaS enables organizations to see what is going on in every part of their applications. Every aspect of the application is fully visible to them. They can keep track of both users and their IT infrastructure without having to rely on other solutions.
    • Run Dx SaaS flexibly. Users can run Dx SaaS from their premises, investing in hardware and software, if they so wish. Alternatively, users can run Dx SaaS as a pure SaaS-based solution if that is a better fit for their needs.

    Dx SaaS Features

    When users choose to employ the DX SaaS solution, they gain access to many different capabilities. These features include:

    • Relationship mapping capabilities. Users can visually represent all of the parts of the application and their relationships. This can aid administrators in understanding precisely how their applications, architecture, and networks operate.
    • Customizable dashboards. Administrators can build dashboards that are most suited to meet their needs, fine-tuning them to perform the analysis and functions that are most relevant to their objectives.
    • Root-cause analytical capability. DX SaaS makes it possible for users to find the causes of any and all issues that arise. Its analytical capabilities scan for anomalies and find issues early on. This gives administrators and IT professionals insights that enable them to keep applications running optimally.

    Reviews from Real Users

    The DX SaaS solution enables companies and organizations to take charge of the digital experiences that their customers receive. It is designed in a way that empowers these companies to truly monitor their applications and maintain a positive user experience. DX SaaS recognizes that applications can be run on any number of platforms. As a result, solutions that monitor and analyze applications need to be capable of handling a wide variety of platforms. This is one of the considerations that the solution’s designers made integral to its design.

    Administrators can leverage DX SaaS to spot potential issues before they can become problems for the users of their applications. DX SaaS has metrics that can provide application administrators with important insights. Patterns and areas where trouble can arise are immediately exposed so that administrators can take the steps that are necessary for the applications to run smoothly.

    A consultant at a technical services company writes, “It supports numerous platforms.” Furthermore, they add, “The CA APM blaming metrics are quite useful in identifying a potential issue.

    AppOptics is a SaaS-based simple, powerful and affordable Infrastructure & Application monitoring for custom on-premises, cloud, and hybrid systems. 

    Your business runs on applications, and when they go down or run slowly, it can impact the business in lost productivity, customers, or revenue. To add to the complexity, your IT environment is changing, and workloads can be spread across data centers, and cloud resources. You need to monitor the availability and performance of applications and infrastructure, regardless of where they are, so you can identify potential issues early and address them before they impact users

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    Dow Jones, Microsoft, Nike, Groupon, NBC, Sony, Fox, Adobe, Best Buy, Walmart, and WebMD, Cirque du Soleil, FlightNetwork.com, France Télévisions SA, Hachette Book Group, Hy-Vee, Inc., Isolation Network, Inc., Lighthouse eDiscovery, Major League Soccer, NYC-DOT, New Zealand Media and Entertainment, Office Depot International in Europe, Royal Opera House, Adobe Systems Incorporated, American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., Citrix, Despegar.com, Eastern Bank Corporation, Fox Sports, Globosat, Hogg Robinson plc, iHeartMedia, Jive, Kent State University, Multiplus, NBCUniversal, Ocado, REI, Sensis, VenueNext, Yellow Pages Limited and Zenefits
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    Financial Services Firm20%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Media Company11%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Retailer5%
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    Computer Software Company32%
    Insurance Company10%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm8%
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    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise32%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise68%
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    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise73%
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Buyer's Guide
    Application Performance Management (APM)
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Dynatrace, Datadog, AppDynamics and others in Application Performance Management (APM). Updated: July 2022.
    620,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    DX SaaS is ranked 32nd in Application Performance Management (APM) with 1 review while SolarWinds AppOptics is ranked 30th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 2 reviews. DX SaaS is rated 7.0, while SolarWinds AppOptics is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of DX SaaS writes "It's highly customizable but lacks many features of available in competing solutions". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds AppOptics writes "Useful features for network operations ". DX SaaS is most compared with Zabbix, DX Unified Infrastructure Management, Dynatrace, Nexthink and Splunk, whereas SolarWinds AppOptics is most compared with Dynatrace, SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor, Zabbix, AppDynamics and DX Unified Infrastructure Management.

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