2014-06-09T14:15:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What do you like most about AppDynamics?

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about AppDynamics?

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SP
Consultant at Sepas Holding | هلدینگ سپاس
Consultant
Top 10
2022-07-06T11:45:54Z
Jul 6, 2022

AppDynamics' best feature is automation - for example, when I add a note, it can understand the data automatically.

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HI
Senior Consultant at Infosys
MSP
Top 20
2022-06-23T14:53:13Z
Jun 23, 2022

AppDynamics is scalable.

Yacin  HATTAB - PeerSpot reviewer
Responsable Commercial at Zen Networks
Reseller
Top 5
2022-06-22T17:07:45Z
Jun 22, 2022

The initial setup is simple.

SK
Senior Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2022-06-20T10:17:09Z
Jun 20, 2022

It gives me the ability to trace logs between transactions, for example, a DB transaction or JVM transaction from one hub to the other. I can easily find out where the problem is or where the bottleneck of the issues lies.

Subhajit Nag - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Process Associate at Tata Consultancy Services
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-05-19T09:09:44Z
May 19, 2022

I find troubleshooting is quicker because we can drill down into the end points and see which endpoints are getting critical. Visibility-wise, the micro details are easy to find.

MM
Senior Performance Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2022-04-05T19:37:00Z
Apr 5, 2022

The best feature of AppDynamics is the analytics, which gives us the business insights of the application.

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SR
Consultant at a financial services firm with self employed
Real User
Top 10
2022-02-22T21:19:06Z
Feb 22, 2022

We're a large organization, so we appreciate AppDynamics' wide coverage. It may not work in all areas, but it has broad coverage. We can use the same dataset for different use case aspects. That is the beauty of AppDynamics. You can coordinate APM, EUM, and infrastructure through one dataset.

RS
IT Executive at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-02-20T17:21:51Z
Feb 20, 2022

It is a good monitoring tool. Its stability is very good.

lebohang-motloung - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Team Lead at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-11-22T21:49:40Z
Nov 22, 2021

The most valuable feature in AppDynamics is the identifying of the slow responses. Additionally, it is easy to use.

KV
Systems Engineer at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-11-03T20:48:29Z
Nov 3, 2021

The business transaction that stands between multiple applications is proving to be most valuable.

MN
Manager, Enterprise Service at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-10-25T13:35:36Z
Oct 25, 2021

Capacity planning is, in my opinion, the most useful.

VK
Associate QA Manager at Xcel Serv Solution
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-10-05T07:32:00Z
Oct 5, 2021

Once you get past installation, AppDynamics is highly stable and we get good results.

Chandan-Kumar - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate Director at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-09-10T11:18:47Z
Sep 10, 2021

Technical support is helpful.

CY
Service Delivery Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-07-26T12:16:24Z
Jul 26, 2021

It's good for a larger scale deployment such as what my company is working on.

JG
Senior Director : Database Infrastructure and Site Reliability at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-06-30T18:29:20Z
Jun 30, 2021

The release management capabilities are great.

DavidGrudek - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-05-19T12:11:12Z
May 19, 2021

I have found the main feature of the solution to be its ability to analyze an application's code to see where there are issues. Additionally, it is easy to use and configure.

UA
Head Of Information Technology at a mining and metals company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-04-17T06:01:04Z
Apr 17, 2021

The solution helps us save a lot of time on certain tasks.

AS
Associate Director, Application Performance Management Solution Design & Engineering at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-02-10T13:08:44Z
Feb 10, 2021

In 2014 and 2015, AppDynamics was one of the best products on the market.

MM
Senior Performance Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-02-09T19:13:44Z
Feb 9, 2021

AppDynamics is easy to implement if you follow the documentation, and the documentation that they provide is good.

SK
Senior Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-12-23T17:20:05Z
Dec 23, 2020

The most valuable feature is the flow map.

AnandYadav - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr Technical Architect at JDA
Real User
Top 10
2020-12-22T07:07:39Z
Dec 22, 2020

From the performance management side, I like everything from business transaction work to tracking. On the database side, we can get a lot of insights from the database. On the server monitoring side, it helped us a lot to find out some of the issues on the VM side because VMs were creating a little trouble for us.

Ashish Jaiswal - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Software Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-12-17T15:20:04Z
Dec 17, 2020

This is a stable product and we definitely plan to continue using it in the future.

Abdulrahman Kazamel - PeerSpot reviewer
Presales Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-11-17T12:06:37Z
Nov 17, 2020

The features that I like best are the dashboard and Business Journey.

FP
Services Technology Manager at NCR Corporation
Real User
2020-05-13T19:47:00Z
May 13, 2020

Provides monitoring more around business processes versus just servers, applications, etc. E.g., with complex systems, where a business process passes across multiple applications, the business needs us to monitor the heath of the process, not just a segment of the application.

PradeepSingh - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate Principal Consultant at BRavura
Real User
2020-01-28T05:44:00Z
Jan 28, 2020

It helped to find quick solutions for specific business transactions.

MP
Head of IT Operations at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-07-29T15:01:00Z
Jul 29, 2019

After a major incident, root cause analysis is conducted and, most of the time, we understand what caused the incident and how it can be prevented from happening again.

GP
Sr. Integration Developer at Equifax Inc.
Real User
2019-06-11T12:34:00Z
Jun 11, 2019

The most valuable feature is the detailed statistics, like the consumer count, for the ActiveMQ server.

it_user72771 - PeerSpot reviewer
Info Sec Consultant at Size 41 Digital
Real User
Top 5
2019-01-16T09:22:00Z
Jan 16, 2019

The most valuable feature is the ability to take a report, and in particular, a visual, and link it to actual application performance and then the consequences. This means you can show how an incident or action has an effect on the business.

DD
Senior Solutions Architect at CloudOps
MSP
2019-01-13T09:57:00Z
Jan 13, 2019

In AppDynamics, everywhere I go, there's some sort of grouping and aggregation function, or there's some sort of timeline that lets me zero in more quickly on the traces that I need. They go to more pains to aggregate and bubble the important ones to the top. That removes a lot of manual work.

AM
Vice President at Works Applications Co., Ltd.
Real User
2018-12-31T07:28:00Z
Dec 31, 2018

We previously had an operations team continuously monitoring applications. Now, they just have set things up and our developers can monitor, view, and act on them, accordingly.

FC
Software Engineer at Intuit Inc.
Real User
2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
Dec 11, 2018

The most valuable feature is having our services being available and healthy.

RY
DevOps Engineer at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
Dec 11, 2018

We have been able to monitor our applications more accurately.

SS
Principal Engineer at Wyndham Hotel Group
Real User
2018-12-11T08:30:00Z
Dec 11, 2018

It provides everything into one view, so we can track information from one place to another.

BS
Engineer at Sirius XM Radio Inc.
Real User
2018-12-09T08:34:00Z
Dec 9, 2018

AppDynamics makes it much easier for us to detect problems or issues before they become problems. We have alerting on all of our business transactions.

Jordi Llorens - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at Privalia.com
Real User
2018-12-04T07:57:00Z
Dec 4, 2018

The real user monitoring helps us evaluate our customers' real experiences, which is valuable as an eCommerce company.

NS
Global Lead Architect at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2018-08-28T08:04:00Z
Aug 28, 2018

Being able to install it on-prem and monitor our on-prem infrastructure is important for us... Most of our infrastructure is on-prem. We have highly scalable systems and AppDynamics will help us monitor our load on-prem. Our systems range from simple to the most complex and it gives us the visibility across transactions, in one dashboard.

it_user877233 - PeerSpot reviewer
IT FrontOffice & QA Manager at VENCA
Real User
2018-05-23T12:56:00Z
May 23, 2018

It is used to test customer behavior on a website.

it_user823356 - PeerSpot reviewer
Performance Test / QA Architect at Virtustream
Vendor
2018-02-20T18:04:00Z
Feb 20, 2018

It has improved our organization with its ability to catch issues quickly and fix them.

Carl Brahms Jr - PeerSpot reviewer
Engineer at United Airlines
Real User
2017-12-02T15:36:00Z
Dec 2, 2017

Autodiscovery of application topology, based on real user traffic.

Sid Roy - PeerSpot reviewer
Vice President - Operations & Client Support at Scicom Infrastructure Services
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2014-06-09T14:15:00Z
Jun 9, 2014

Despite dozens of deployments across hundreds of applications- we have yet to see a case where AD is negatively impacting application execution or functionality.

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WS
IT Operations Executive at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Jun 29, 2021
Hi, I'm comparing AppDynamics and Dynatrace for a company with over 5K employees. What are the pros and cons of each pproduct? Thanks!
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RM
IT Technical Architect at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jun 29, 2021
There are many factors and we know little about your requirements (size of org, technology stack, management systems, the scope of implementation). Our goal was to consolidate APM and infra monitoring. We maintain critical processing on our mainframe so there was a desire to include this in our transaction trace. Due to a highly mature ELK implementation, we are not trying to incorporate log analytics into solution buy may consider in the future. We had AppD, Dynatrace, New Relic, and CA Wily all in house at the time of our evaluation. We eliminated Datadog due to a lack of real user monitoring and AppD based on experience and licensing. Between Dynatrace and New Relic, Dynatrace won based on the automation, integrated AI, support for "old" techs, and confidence we could eliminate multiple APM and infra monitoring tools. I would not include products like BigPanda, MoogSoft, in this analysis. They are not monitoring solutions but event correlation solutions. You will need additional monitoring products to capture data and feed them. Having said that if you cannot consolidate tools you will likely need to purchase an event solution to make sense of all the alarms. We did evaluate these products but with Dynatrace AI did not feel the business value was there for the investment. Here's a quick pro/con list on Dynatrace & New Relic from our analysis. New Relic Pros: Insights is an awesome product and capability. Lots of capabilities and plugins to extend data collection. The APM dashboard is aesthetically pleasing and intuitive. Good training and documentation are available to support the product. New Relic Cons: Requires lots of manual configurations to implement and support. Insights product requires an investment of time to achieve value. Licensing is a nightmare as there is virtually no transparency in what you are being charged for. Lack of solution to consolidate alerts across implementation other than significant investment in insights to manually achieve this. Dynatrace Pros: Very simple to implement and maintain with out of the box automation which supports modern (cloud/Kubernetes) and "old" (mainframe). In-app chat is helpful. High integration of infra and APM data for full-stack observability and engineering. Topology and trace discovery is more reliable than other products or our CMDB. Synthetics are easy to set up for any user. AI-assisted problem analysis on the trace discovery streamlines troubleshooting. AI includes "events" in an analysis like VMotion, deployment events. Have not done yet but looking to leverage monitoring as code for a fully integrated and automated delivery pipeline. See keptn.sh open source project. Dynatrace Cons: User SQL lacks some functions of NRQL for user analysis. Host, process, and service data is not available to query within the product. Alarm processing lacks some granular controls. The Plug-in library is less robust. Good luck with your decision!
AS
Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 4, 2022
Hi pprofessionals, I'm still a newbie to monitoring tools like APM and I have a question:  Are there any Application Performance Management (APM) certifications for tools like CA APM, AppDynamics, Dynatrace, or any other APM-related certification?   Thank you!
2 out of 4 answers
Abdulla Pathan - PeerSpot reviewer
Technology Competency and Solution Head at LearningMate
Jul 6, 2021
Yes. DataDog comes up with Certification for Support and Implementation associates. 
SK
Product Manager at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Jul 6, 2021
Yes, it is CA APM has its own certification module.Likewise other product also
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