2019-07-28T07:35:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What needs improvement with AppDynamics Database Monitoring?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with AppDynamics Database Monitoring.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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JD
Consultant at QualityKiosk Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Consultant
2022-10-27T08:58:33Z
Oct 27, 2022

AppDynamics Database Monitoring would be a better product if it could support new technology, such as cloud technology. Even Dynatrace lacks support for newer technologies.

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VK
Senior Analyst at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2022-08-29T08:39:00Z
Aug 29, 2022

This product has an issue with initial lag upon opening that we would like to see improved. We would also like the capability to open multiple sessions of this product in a browser at the same time.

Jalpesh Shelar - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Analyst at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-07-19T12:51:38Z
Jul 19, 2022

AppDynamics Database Monitoring would be improved with more support for microservices architecture.

Nuno Rosa - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal Consultant at Infosys
MSP
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-05-05T15:49:39Z
May 5, 2022

One of the key features that are missing is the ability to manage users centrally, which is a real pain when it does not happen. That is a feature that their main competitor has had for quite some time. I'm surprised they don't have it already. I believe they need to increase their level of visibility in the infrastructure, particularly in the infrastructure monitoring section, which currently lacks visibility. The license model is a bit complex. They should make it a little bit easier, which I believe they will do in the next quarter, or in the next two quarters. I also dislike it because it is based on CPU, which will increase the cost of deployment and licensing. They currently have a complex model and charge on a per-node basis. They plan to change this in the future to make it less complicated, but it will be more expensive because it will be done on a CPU basis rather than a node basis. And this is not good. I deducted one point for that.

DS
Senior Solutions Consultant at VNQ Systems
Reseller
Top 20
2022-03-31T08:53:05Z
Mar 31, 2022

The synthetic scripting for end-user monitoring could be a little bit broader. Instead of using just Python, they can include a few other languages so that not everyone has to jump on the bandwagon for Python and do Selenium scripting. They can open up that a bit to make it simpler for people to do the scripting. On the dashboarding side, it's very difficult to do dashboards on the database portion because they don't let you include a lot of the elements in dashboards. They should give a bit more functionality and add more views from the database side. Other than that, all the clients I've worked with are very happy with it. It had everything they needed. No one had any complaints. Only on the application portion, do people get very confused if they're not tech-savvy, but on the database side, you usually work with tech-savvy people. So, the database and the elements are great.

lebohang-motloung - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Team Lead at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-11-22T20:10:56Z
Nov 22, 2021

I have found it sometimes a bit difficult to trace the transaction all the way through to the application. I'm not sure if that problem is on the database side or on the application side, but that would be something that I would like to be improved. The traceability from the application to the database, sometimes, is a bit of a challenge. If you're using AppDynamics, with the Java agent, for instance, you need to be able to trace it through.

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MM
Senior Performance Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-12-10T20:05:00Z
Dec 10, 2020

It would be helpful to have a dashboard and artificial intelligence for error detection and correlation for future releases.

MM
Vice President at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-09-27T04:10:00Z
Sep 27, 2020

The challenges that we face are all performance based, relating to business transactions, not database monitoring.

AH
Consultant APM et Performance with 10,001+ employees
Consultant
2020-02-26T05:55:00Z
Feb 26, 2020

An improvement could be if the monitoring was able to be summarized into something more clear and simple for people who don't have the technical skills on the database side. The solution needs to have some prepared dashboards on the database. When we use AppDynamics we have a lot of screens and we have to jump from one screen to another. It would useful is if, on the database, monitoring required merely a click on a button and then you have the monitoring dashboard that you can display for easy access.

KJ
Director of Application Performance Monitoring As A Service (MAPS & MSPM) with 11-50 employees
Reseller
2020-02-20T06:38:03Z
Feb 20, 2020

AppDynamics needs to consolidate their technology agent types into one agent that could be deployed on any host no matter what the technology is that it is running. It is really the implementation of AppDynamics that is very difficult because it is very manual. They really need to improve upon that and do more to simplify user processes. So, I would like them to have a single agent type instead of an agent-based on the technology. I think that having a single binary agent that you can put onto any host would make it a lot easier to work with.

PradeepSingh - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate Principal Consultant at BRavura
Real User
2020-02-03T09:10:18Z
Feb 3, 2020

I'm only working as an administrator on the solution, so I'm not in a position to really discuss too many technical aspects of it. The application monitoring needs improvement. It needs to be easier for someone who isn't a proficient developer. For example, if we use Java for monitoring events to gather history-based data in regards to the application, it should provide a better core-controller. When we monitor any Java application, the approach for us is to identify a set of classes as part of Java programming. These particular classes needs to be executed so any end-user using AppDynamics would be able to see the culprit class. There shouldn't be a need for a final report. Yet, we don't have a feature like that at this time. A person who is monitoring everything needs to have very good knowledge about the solution and not everyone is a proficient programmer.

PM
QA Specialist at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2019-12-16T08:13:00Z
Dec 16, 2019

We also use Oracle Fusion and the actual tracing of your transactions on Oracle Fusion is difficult because they use an asynchronous type of tracking between the nodes. It makes it difficult for AppDynamics to track. The user access management could be a bit better.

Ahmed Sokar - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior IT Administrator at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-08-22T05:49:00Z
Aug 22, 2019

The solution should add some monitoring similar to Oracle monitoring tools for databases. Oracle has a lot of features to monitor SQL queries, and make some recommendations to resolve them. AppDynamics is just monitoring for delays and doesn't provide any recommendations. It's a deficiency.

lebohang-motloung - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Team Lead at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2019-07-31T05:52:00Z
Jul 31, 2019

The monitoring of different schemas within the database could be improved. They should split the dashboard into different schemas, instead of having one.

MP
Head of IT Operations at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-07-29T10:11:00Z
Jul 29, 2019

We are having a problem where one of our tenants has had issues with availability over the past two months. There is a lot of downtime for the SaaS tenant. Based on the user experience feedback that we have had, I think that the most important thing to improve is the availability of the SaaS, the cloud environment. The mobile application needs to be improved. We are evaluating a solution from SAP, and we are interested in is seeing the integration or the interface, and what we can get out of these new probes. We had a conference call with AppDynamics and challenged them to resolve the SAP solution monitoring so that it works side-by-side with our critical applications.

WA
Business Transformation Consultant at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Consultant
2019-07-28T07:35:00Z
Jul 28, 2019

The solution could improve the server size for AppDynamics to include middleware products, which it doesn't yet cover. If they add middleware for sophisticated sites, AppDynamics would be the global choice.

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