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Who are the leaders of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for APM in 2021?

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Hi peers,

Which solutions are the leaders of Gartner MQ for Application Performance Management in 2021? What do you think of their choice of companies?


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710 Answers

Dawid Van Der Merwe - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardVendor

Dynatrace, Cisco/AppDynamics, New Relic & Datadog.

A few questions to keep in mind when approaching APM as a whole:

1 - what metrics will help me gain the real insight I need to solve problems or improve my service offering?

2 - Have I identified the most critical portions (network segment, application, services)?

3 - how will I gain the information required to deliver those metrics - visibility layer (SPAN, Tap, Packetbroker, agent, Netflow, etc.).

Dawid Van Der Merwe - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardVendor

Do not be limited to the leaders of the MQ only. Search for the solution that fits your needs best.

Shibu Babuchandran - PeerSpot reviewer
ExpertModeratorReal User


Looks like the 4 players below are in the Leaders position:

-New Relic

Anyone with a new update, please kindly share.

Ravi Suvvari - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User


reviewer1352679 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We did an evaluation that happened to include the 4 options.  

Most companies can be successful with any of the solutions. Our selection aligned with the highest rated product, Dynatrace, therefore they appeared to get it right.

TjeerdSaijoen - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

Yes, Dynatrace and AppDynamics are number 1 and 2. 

I have worked for a long time with both of them. 

Within IT everything is changing fast and I'm sure Instana with Turbonomics will be the next one. It is not only monitoring but as well financial visibility and automated changes - a totally new approach.

Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Community Manager

Hi @Tjeerd Saijoen, @Ravi Suvvari, @mehrab hussain ​and @Ravi Khanchandani,

Can you please assist here? What are your thoughts on the recent APM MQ?


Ravi Suvvari - PeerSpot reviewerRavi Suvvari
Top 5LeaderboardReal User
Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewerEvgeny Belenky
Community Manager

@Ravi Suvvari what do you think of this year's APM MQ and/or who are the leaders in your opinion this year?

Ravi Suvvari - PeerSpot reviewerRavi Suvvari
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

@Evgeny Belenky DynaTrace

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