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2020-08-16T11:27:00Z
Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Community Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your favorite tool for Application Performance Monitoring?

Hi peers,

With so many APM tools available, it can be hard for businesses to choose the right one for their needs. 

With this in mind, what is your favorite APM tool that you would happily recommend to others? 

What makes it your tool of choice?

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11 Answers
SH
Senior Account Manager at dakoServ GmbH
User
2021-06-23T14:04:49Z
23 June 21

Hi, I recommend Dynatrace.Companies can focus on their business instead of wasting time and money in different tools and complex analysis. I today's world, companies would need more and more specialized employees only to do what Dynatrace can deliver in minutes via artificial intelligence. IT-world is changing, but companies can’t change quickly their monitoring tools and educate people. Customers, suppliers, partners and employees do expect perfect IT. The risk is too high doing something that does not deliver fast enough full observability. No matter what you do: run applications in your company, develop apps for employees and customer, built an e-commerce channel. IT is important for success, and this can be guaranteed if you know challenges in IT before others tell you.

Ravi Suvvari - PeerSpot reviewer
Performance and Fault-tolerance Architect with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
25 June 21
PeerSpot user
RM
IT Technical Architect at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-06-29T10:50:01Z
29 June 21

Our organization is large and has a long history.  We had a lot of on-premise, monolithic applications and tons of business logic included in places it shouldn't be.  This caused a lot of pain to implementing new architectures.  Several years back we implemented new architectures using micro-service apps, client side browser processing, ephemeral systems based on kubernetes.  During the transition, DevOps teams were given full reign to use whatever tool they wanted, including open source.  A handful of tools were used more pervasively including New Relic, Prometheus, CloudWatch, OMS, Elastisearch, Splunk, and Zabbix.  As can be imagined, this caused a lot of issues coordinating work and responding to issues.  3 years back we did an evaluation of all tools and pulled Dynatrace into the mix.


Dynatrace was easily the most powerful solution to provide APM and simplify the user experience into a "single pane of glass".  We are also working to integrate several other data sources (zabbix, OMS, cloudwatch & prometheus) to extend the data set and increase the leverage of the AI engine.


Why Dynatrace?


- Most comprehensive end-to-end tracing solution from browser to mainframe
- Entity (aka CI) mapping to relate RUM to applications to hosts.  This includes mapping of entities such as Azure, AWS, kubernetes, and VMWare
- An AI engine that uses the transaction trace and entity mapping to consolidate alerts to accelerate impact and root cause analysis


There are several other features such as simplified/automated deployment, API exposure and analytics tools.

Pradeep Saxena - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Technical Officer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-06-26T01:06:29Z
26 June 21

Azure Monitor gives application insights as ingesting metrics and data logs as many varients OS, application, CPU, memory, etc. We can visualise and analyse what's going on in the application.

David Fourie - PeerSpot reviewer
Application Performance Analyst. at Nintex
Real User
Top 5
2021-02-15T07:30:00Z
15 February 21

Dynatrace has been our tool of choice for many years, since the days of AppMon and lately Dynatrace OneAgent with AI driven monitoring and reporting.

Ravi Suvvari - PeerSpot reviewer
Performance and Fault-tolerance Architect with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
25 June 21
PeerSpot user
Mark Kaplan - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director IT at BARBRI Inc.
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-11-16T15:41:33Z
16 November 20

Dynatrace is my only APM and has been for 3 years now.

Ravi Suvvari - PeerSpot reviewer
Performance and Fault-tolerance Architect with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
25 June 21
PeerSpot user
Hani Khalil - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Assurance , Senior Manager at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-08-24T08:59:44Z
24 August 20

I have tested a lot of APM tools and most of it are doing the same job in different techniques and different interfaces. 


One of the best tools I tested called eG Enterprise, this tool provided the required info and data to our technical team. we Found also great support from eG technical team during the implementation. One of the main factors was cost and they can challenge a lot of vendors on that.


 

Ravi Suvvari - PeerSpot reviewer
Performance and Fault-tolerance Architect with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
25 June 21

@Hani Khalil ok more info please

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Abbasi Poonawala - PeerSpot reviewer
User at Bank in KSA/JPMORGAN
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-08-22T11:17:48Z
22 August 20

My favourite APM tool is New Relic. Monitoring dashboard shows exact method calls with line numbers, including external dependencies for apps of any size and complexity.

Ravi Suvvari - PeerSpot reviewer
Performance and Fault-tolerance Architect with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
25 June 21

@Abbasi Poonawala more info please

PeerSpot user
Pradeep Saxena - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Technical Officer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-08-21T18:54:53Z
21 August 20

My favourite APM tool is Azure Monitoring from this I can check application insights. I can also check when application crashed.

Ravi Suvvari - PeerSpot reviewer
Performance and Fault-tolerance Architect with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
25 June 21

@Pradeep Saxena more info please

PeerSpot user
GustavoTorres - PeerSpot reviewer
Operation Manager TI at a government with 10,001+ employees
User
2020-08-21T14:14:25Z
21 August 20

My favorite APM tool is Dynatrace, the one agent handling enables fast and agile deployment.

Ravi Suvvari - PeerSpot reviewer
Performance and Fault-tolerance Architect with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
25 June 21

@Abbasi Poonawala thanks for the information

PeerSpot user
Ravi Suvvari - PeerSpot reviewer
Performance and Fault-tolerance Architect with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-09-08T16:16:34Z
08 September 20

Agree, well explained.

Patrick Stack - PeerSpot reviewer
Regional Vice President - Enterprise Sales at Accedian
Vendor
2020-09-09T00:07:14Z
09 September 20

Some may call me a little bias. But I would strongly suggest taking a look at Accedian. From an overall total cost of ownership perspective, as well as ease of use, and deployment. This one is tough to beat!

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