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Updated on Jun 27, 2023

We performed a comparison between Dynatrace and ITRS Geneos based on real PeerSpot user reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.

  • Ease of Deployment: According to reviews, Dynatrace has a simple and easy initial setup process that doesn't require much technical expertise. In contrast, ITRS Geneos can be complicated and may need professional support for weeks. Additionally, Dynatrace has a quicker deployment process than Geneos, which can take up to six months to fully implement.
  • Features: Dynatrace has real user tracking, AI automation, and Kubernetes topology visualization, while ITRS Geneos is highly customizable, stable, and has real-time monitoring capabilities. Geneos is great for dashboard design and offers unlimited creativity, while Dynatrace offers thorough scanning and easy integration with other tools.
  • Pricing: Dynatrace has a difficult and unclear pricing structure, while ITRS Geneos has a more reasonable and market-related model. Dynatrace also has an additional charge for premium support, whereas ITRS Geneos includes some add-ons with extra costs. Pricing for ITRS Geneos is evaluated based on future utilization and other components, and varies depending on implementation in production, non-production, or both.
  • Service and Support: Customers have varying opinions on Dynatrace's customer service, with some pleased and others wanting faster support. ITRS Geneos, on the other hand, is praised for its superb and amazing technical support, although some have experienced slow response times and communication gaps.
  • ROI: Dynatrace offers automation, feedback for improvement, and tool consolidation while ITRS Geneos detects potential issues, saves downtime, manages alerts proactively, and eliminates in-house development. However, measuring ROI for both products may be challenging.

Comparison Results: Dynatrace and ITRS Geneos were compared and based on user reviews, Dynatrace appears to be better due to its stronger AI capabilities, real user monitoring, session replay, and synthetic monitoring functionalities. Dynatrace also offers better visibility and thorough scanning of services and applications.

To learn more, read our detailed Dynatrace vs. ITRS Geneos Report (Updated: March 2024).
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"You can always get in touch with support representatives and the developers if you want to, and you can get the solution directly from them. They are good about giving customer service, which I really like.""We use it for monitoring all the applications in our bank, and it works fantastically.""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.""We like the alerting feature. For example, my applications are going out on some thresholds. So I get alerts, according to the thresholds I set. I get that data via emails as notifications.""This tool has been essential for monitoring our systems, gathering all performance data, and helping to quickly resolve difficult problems affecting our customers ability to process their work through our systems.""For stability, our customers have no complaints.""We’re monitoring our SQL databases, we’re monitoring our microservices infrastructure, we’re monitoring our front-end we’re monitoring our mobile apps. It has increased our productivity, we’ve been able to optimize all of our applications.""The NeoLoad plugin is awesome, and it gets results from load tests correlated with test scenarios."

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"Custom script toolkits""Real-time log monitoring with desktop alerts is valuable as it tells us immediately when there is an issue.""The NetProbe carries over 100 samplers which are capable of monitoring hardware, OS, and the application layer.""The ability to build integrations to tools that are not monitored out of the box is the most valuable feature.""The filtering in the Active Console is exceptional. Depending on the user base, some people don't want to see server-level errors, so we have filters set up in the Managed Entities view, which allow us to filter out things that certain groups don't want to see, while allowing them to see other things. It's a great real-time monitoring solution. And you can draw graphs immediately, right from the Active Console, whether they're current graphs or historical graphs.""It's a very powerful application monitoring tool across the industry. Many free, open-source tools are available. There are also paid tools, but ITRS Geneos is a real-time application monitoring tool where the user can monitor, self-configure, and manage alerts through their console.""Geneos automatically sends email notifications when any batch job fails, the database is down or the website is down. It is automatically monitoring everything and reduces manual effort.""The Netprobe is so lightweight compared to the agents that most monitoring tools use. It's really superior to the competition. The agent that is used by almost every competitive tool takes a lot more system resources. It's slower and it requires a greater effort and more compromises in terms of security to install on the monitored servers. With Geneos, because it lives outside the code, it is far easier and far less taxing on the monitored systems."

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"We're developing more and more microservices and, each time, for an AppMon license, you have to deploy it, you have to configure it, you to get charged for it. It's very time-consuming.""On the one hand we have Dynatrace, on the other hand, we have AppMon. We know Dynatrace is more powerful, with a lot of functions, but there are some core functions AppMon has that Dynatrace needs. Our main use is AppMon and we have not gone to Dynatrace because we don't have those specific functions that we need.""Ease of use could be improved because it can be hard to determine how you made it to the screen you are on and how to get back to it later.""Sometimes it is hard to find the right setting for what you want to change.""Waiting for the session replay needs improvement.""The one area that we get value out of now, where we would love to see additional features, is the Session Replay. The ability to see how one individual uses a particular feature is great. But what we'd really like to be able to see is how a large group of people uses a particular feature. I believe Dynatrace has some things on its roadmap to add to Session Replay that would allow us those kinds of insights as well.""Addition of more statistical features, plus different time series modeling techniques, would really help for future versions.""It is always requiring us to update the Dynatrace client."

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"​It needs to be easier to configure, especially with the JMX plugins.​""One thing that could be improved in terms of rapid scaling would be more ability to clone aspects of an implementation. It seems like there are opportunities in this area, where we have repetitive tasks to do when it comes to implementing things on new servers or on new gateways. It would be great if there was an easy way to clone something that had already been done.""I would really like to see something from the Geneos side to set up automated reporting from ITRS. We have to send reporting to management every day. To do that we have to check the dashboard and then we have to report whether everything is fine or not. In the future, I want something, some reporting kind of feature in ITRS, where it can collect all the data and mention what is green, what is amber, what is red in a report.""Data visualization – real time and historical – is a weakness.""I would also like to see suggested guidelines to accomplish a monitoring task. The issue is that ITRS is so flexible that there is more than one way to complete a task, each with benefits and disadvantages.""Their cloud monitoring solution needs to be improved. I have already given them the feedback that it's not capable of meeting the latest technology needs.""The main feature that needs work is the Dashboard designer.""ITRS Geneos is not on the cloud at a time when everyone is moving to the cloud."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Pricing is based on the number of servers monitored, so for big applications, it is a bit expensive."
  • "Licensing is a bit complicated for Dynatrace, and pricing is dependent on how much your organization invests."
  • "We found an issue within the first week of ownership that has been costing us more than the entire license cost."
  • "Product pricing can seem a little over complex, however this is minor and does not detract from the benefits of the solution."
  • "Getting the first agents installed, getting information, and coverage in a initial set of systems can be done in hours and with a low cost entry point."
  • "Price (of the product) is a major concern for all the clients I work with."
  • "The licensing model is confusing in solutioning clients for the number of hosts needed to deploy."
  • "The product is superior to others, but it comes with a price tag that is often difficult to position back to clients."
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  • "You will get the best price if you get a single global deal."
  • "The product is priced quite high. There are pricing options for customers based on the size of the environment and plug-ins used by the monitoring system."
  • "Pricing and licensing is based on the requirements."
  • "The licensing cost may seem expensive upfront. However, the service is outstanding, the tool does things that no other tools can do, and the customizability more than makes up for the cost of licensing."
  • "Pricing is the touchy subject, even here. Upper management always wants us to find a cheaper solution. But we have so much integrated with ITRS... It's expensive, but it does its job very well. And you set it and go."
  • "It is expensive. They have to look at the model around when we move to cloud and how that's going to work. The licensing cost does pay off because of the improvements in support to our business."
  • "When I first came in, their pricing was very high. ITRS had a high expectation of what their price should be based on perceived value. I think they have been realizing, more recently, that there are other competitors, so their pricing is a lot better. Licensing for on-premise is okay, however I feel there is quite some work to be done for cloud and containers. We're still working with them to try and work out what that pricing should look like."
  • "Given our spend and the amount of service we have in it, the pricing is quite reasonable."
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    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."

    ITRS Geneos is a real-time monitoring tool designed for managing increasingly complex, hybrid and interconnected IT estates.

    Built with financial services and trading organisations in mind, it collects a wide range of data relating to server performance, infrastructure, trading, connectivity and applications, and analyses it to provide relevant information and alerts in real time.

    Geneos can give full stack visibility across highly dynamic environments and presents all the information through a single pane of glass and its configurable and customisable dashboards provide end-to-end visibility to both technical and business users.

    For more information, please visit https://www.itrsgroup.com/products/geneos

    Sample Customers
    Audi, Best Buy, LinkedIn, CISCO, Intuit, KRONOS, Scottrade, Wells Fargo, ULTA Beauty, Lenovo, Swarovsk, Nike, Whirlpool, American Express
    ITRS Geneos is used by over 170 financial institutions, including JPMorgan, HSBC, RBS, Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs. Clients range from investment banks to exchanges and brokers.
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    Financial Services Firm28%
    Insurance Company9%
    Computer Software Company9%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Educational Organization27%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company8%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Financial Services Firm92%
    Computer Software Company5%
    Marketing Services Firm3%
    Financial Services Firm75%
    Computer Software Company4%
    Comms Service Provider3%
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Small Business7%
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    Large Enterprise87%
    Buyer's Guide
    Dynatrace vs. ITRS Geneos
    March 2024
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    Dynatrace is ranked 2nd in Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and Observability with 340 reviews while ITRS Geneos is ranked 11th in Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and Observability with 57 reviews. Dynatrace is rated 8.8, while ITRS Geneos is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Dynatrace writes "AI identifies all the components of a response-time issue or failure, hugely benefiting our triage efforts". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ITRS Geneos writes "The flexible dashboard sets it apart from competing tools, but it's costly and lacks scalability". Dynatrace is most compared with Datadog, New Relic, AppDynamics, Splunk Enterprise Security and AWS X-Ray, whereas ITRS Geneos is most compared with AppDynamics, Grafana, Prometheus, Datadog and Splunk Enterprise Security. See our Dynatrace vs. ITRS Geneos report.

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