We performed a comparison between Dynatrace and VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront based on real PeerSpot user reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Comparison Results: Dynatrace has more features, a user-friendly interface, and better integration with other tools. Its pricing and licensing are also more competitive, and it has provided significant cost savings through automation and decreased mean time to identification and repair. While VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront is praised for its ease of deployment and integration with multiple solutions, its consumption-based billing model and high license cost are major issues for users.
"Dynatrace is stable."
"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."
"Great for monitoring critical internal and public-facing applications."
"The most useful features are cloud monitoring, application monitoring, and alert notifications."
"Smartscape is a valuable feature. They also have a technology named PurePath. PurePath is the distributed tracing data."
"This is a stable solution."
"The most valuable features for me are the dashboard panels because they enable you to monitor multiple applications in one single site."
"It is a 100 percent stable solution...Dynatrace is a highly scalable product since it is a SaaS-based application."
"VMware comes with a support team, and if you have trouble, you can easily create a ticket, and VMware will help you. Therefore, the best aspect is the support."
"For us, the ease of deployment in combination with TMZ was the most important part because we don't have to manually deploy a complex monitoring solution. We can more or less do that with the click of a button, and we are not dependent on the developers to provide us with all the necessary features and functions to make that work. We can just deploy it on a workload cluster and monitor at least a good part of the workload. If we want to go into detail, we clearly need to make changes, but for a good part of application monitoring, it gives us good insights."
"The solution is great for virtualization and preparing the infrastructure in Tanzu to test products. It's very fast and has good visibility."
"Tanzu itself, integrated with multiple solutions, bestows support and security upon a container platform, especially when it comes to managing open-source container platforms such as Kubernetes."
"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."
"I would say that this solution's reports are lacking a little bit, and because of this, you have to rely on API to fetch and pull data. I think they could have done a bit of a better job by providing a more user-friendly search from a reporting perspective."
"The documentation of Dynatrace needs to be improved. There needs to be a more detailed description and additional examples for background understanding for beginners trying to use it."
"Network monitoring is lacking and could be improved."
"The only challenge is that it's an extensive tool that requires a significant amount of time to learn."
"The con of Dynatrace is that, at times, because it has so much information, it becomes difficult to see the root cause of your problem, and then you have to dig around to find the root cause."
"The container platform could include more value-added features."
"While designing the business dashboard, I encountered various bugs that impacted my work."
"The documentation and integration with Kubernetes could be improved."
"The initial setup should be easier and more seamless."
"Its billing model is consumption-based. I understand the consumption-based model, but it is not necessarily easy to estimate and guess how many points or how much we are going to consume on a specific application up until we get to that point. So, for us, it would be helpful to have more insights or predictability into what we can expect from a cost perspective if we are starting to use specific features. This can potentially also drive our consumption a bit more."
"The main problem I have is that the license cost is very high."
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."
VMware Tanzu Observability is a high-performance streaming analytics platform. It enables observability for metrics, counters, histograms, and traces/spans. Because it scales to very large data ingestion rates and query loads, the product is unique in its field. You can collect data from a variety of services and sources across your entire application stack, as well as examine details for earlier ingested data. After sending your data to your Wavefront instance, you may examine your data on custom dashboards, receive alerts on problem values, and do anomaly detection and forecasting.
VMware Tanzu Observability can support over 200 integrations, including cloud providers, DevOps tools, big data, and others. You can utilize the platform’s sophisticated Graphical User Interface to connect with the Wavefront service, which includes several pre-built dashboards, charts, and alerts. SDKs, the Wavefront REST API, and CLIs are also accessible on our Github website. Additionally, there are tight integrations with Spring Boot, Kubernetes, and Tanzu Mission Control.
VMware Tanzu Observability Features
VMware Tanzu Observability has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:
Dynatrace is ranked 2nd in Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and Observability with 23 reviews while VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront is ranked 30th in Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and Observability with 4 reviews. Dynatrace is rated 8.4, while VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Dynatrace writes "Allows us to monitor application performance, underlying infrastructure, and relationships with Smartscape technology". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront writes "Easy to deploy, worth the money, and helpful for uptime monitoring and performance insights". Dynatrace is most compared with Datadog, New Relic, AppDynamics, Splunk Enterprise Security and Elastic Observability, whereas VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront is most compared with Datadog, Grafana, Zabbix, vRealize Network Insight and Splunk Enterprise Security. See our Dynatrace vs. VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront report.
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