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What do you think of the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring?

Menachem D Pritzker - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Director of Growth at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

Below are the rankings. What do you think?

Gartner reports these four solutions as Leaders:

  • Cisco (AppDynamics)
  • Dynatrace
  • New Relic
  • Broadcom

These are the Visionaries:

  • Splunk (SignalFx)
  • Datadog

Only one Challenger:

  • Microsoft

Eight Niche Players:

  • Riverbed (Aternity)
  • IBM
  • Instana
  • Oracle
  • SolarWinds
  • Tingyun
  • ManageEngine
  • Micro Focus


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66 Answers

Ruan Van Staden - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10Real User

In the past we found Gartner useful in deciding where to start an investigation into APM but the magic Quadrant view is just not representative of capability. We still had to do the work to find a solution that works for us. One aspect we found annoying is that Gartner does not make a distinction between general APM tools and Technology management tools. As an example in our case: We have been using Dynatrace OneAgent for two year now due to the list of technologies that Dynatrace can monitor out of the box.
We also have Oracle Enterprise Monitoring (Oracle Cloud Control) which in my mind is not really an APM but rather a technology specific infrastructure management tool. It is great at managing patching and deployments but it does not have the APM functions that Dynatrace has. We are running an extensive technology stack that we depend on. Since we have a mix of Microsoft, Linux, Solaris and AIX servers using Dynatrace to get an application overview is important but so is using Oracle EM and Microsoft to manage the technologies.

Bill Burke - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

I don't put too much thought into the Gartner reports anymore. The reviews are based on surveys from individuals provided to Gartner by the vendors.

Rob Salmon - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

I think that a major player in this space -eG Innovations - is missing. I have personally used the product to manage our server farms/cloud platforms since 2004 and could not be more pleased. Functionality, cost, ease of use, ROI are all magic quadrant worthy and they are a leader in root cause analysis. The #1 call is why is it slow? eG gives you the answer usually in four clicks. Huge value and huge ROI in my humble opinion.

Radoslaw Runc - PeerSpot reviewer

I cannot speak about all range of ranked products because I don't know them well enough. I can speak about current Broadcom offering. It seems that this platform is strenthening since next to new recently issued new release of APM Broadcom introduced new release of Apps Synthetic Monitor. Also part of APM license is currently module App Experience Analytics for user experience monitoring. More than that APM,ASM and App Exp Analytics are part broader of AIOps family next to Uunified Infrastructure Management , NetOps - Spectrum and ML solution called Data Operation Inteligence (DOI).All these solutions are beeing glued with automation mechanisms coming from Broadcom One Automation platform.

FarruKh Tirmizi - PeerSpot reviewer

I agree with Gartner list as shared

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