We performed a comparison between Dynatrace and Elastic Observability based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Application Performance Management (APM) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"It is useful for analytics, web performance, end-to-end coverage of a user experience, and database analytics. It is absolutely a monitoring tool that is worth having. The visibility that it provides is a unique feature of this product."
"It is very easy to create customized dashboards."
"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."
"In my experience, Dynatrace is scalable."
"This is a stable solution."
"The move valuable feature is the AI engine, which is amazing."
"The monitoring is very good."
"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."
"Good design and easy to use once implemented."
"I have built a mini business intelligence system based on Elastic Observability."
"The solution allows us to dig deep into data."
"Machine learning is the most valuable feature of this solution."
"Elastic APM has plenty of features, such as the Elastic server for Kibana and many additional plugins. It's a comprehensive tool when used as a logging platform."
"For full stack observability, Elastic is the best tool compared with any other tool ."
"It's easy to deploy, and it's very flexible."
"We use AppDynamics and Elastic. The reason why we're using Elastic APM is because of the license count. It's very favorable compared to AppDynamics. It's inexpensive; it's economical."
"The solution is a bit pricey."
"The solution could improve by allowing more dashboards customization. This would allow us to monitor the metric 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."
"What needs improvement in Dynatrace is its dashboard. Creating dashboards in Dynatrace is good, but compared to Grafana, which is integrated with Broadcom DX APM, the resulting dashboard in Dynatrace isn't as clear. The Dynatrace dashboard needs to be more graphic."
"For the user, for the customer, they expect a solution to be not so expensive."
"When it comes to monitoring, we did the integration with VMware vCenter, and we were able to see some good stuff. The VMware vCenter integration was really great, but what we really missed was the integration with the network management stuff such as Cisco ACI. We wanted to see integration in that area, but it was not provided by Dynatrace. So, the main feature for us is integration with things like Cisco ACI. If they can bring that one in, with vCenter in there, it would be a total solution. It would be absolutely incomparable to anything else in the market."
"I believe that something related to IoT devices should be improved."
"It would help if Dynatrace allowed more features that work with metrics like Grafana or New Relic."
"If we had some pre-defined templates for observability that we could start using right away after deploying it – instead of having to build or to change some of the dashboards – that would be helpful."
"Elastic Observability’s price could be improved."
"There's a steep learning curve if you've never used this solution before."
"In the future, Elastic APM needs a portfolio iTool. They can provide an easy way to develop the custom UI for Kibana."
"Elastic Observability is difficult to use. There are only three options for customization but this can be difficult for our use case. We do not have other options to choose the metrics shown, such as CPU or memory usage."
"They need more skills in the market. There are not enough skills in the market. It is not pervasive enough on the market, in my opinion. In other words, there isn't a big enough user base."
"Elastic APM's visualization is not that great compared to other tools. It's number of metrics is very low."
"Elastic Observability is an excellent product for monitoring and visibility, but it lacks predictive analytics. Most solutions are aligned with the AIOps requirements, but this piece is missing in Elastic and should be included."
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:
What does Dynatrace offer?
Dynatrace redefines how organizations monitor their digital ecosystems. The solution offers:
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."
Dynatrace is ranked 2nd in Application Performance Management (APM) with 28 reviews while Elastic Observability is ranked 11th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 10 reviews. Dynatrace is rated 8.4, while Elastic Observability is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Dynatrace writes "Good executive-level dashboards with powerful automation and AI capabilities, but the management interface could be more intuitive". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Elastic Observability writes "Allows us capture data in observability points, place it into a database, and analyze it". Dynatrace is most compared with Datadog, AppDynamics, New Relic, Splunk Enterprise Security and Grafana, whereas Elastic Observability is most compared with New Relic, AppDynamics, Datadog, Sentry and Azure Monitor. See our Dynatrace vs. Elastic Observability report.
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