AppDynamics Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Application Performance Management (APM)

4.63/5 (16 reviews)

AppDynamics overview

Monitor, automate, and analyze every business transaction with the AppDynamics Application Intelligence Platform. One Platform. One Product. 24/7 visibility and management of your entire application environment. SaaS, on-prem, or hybrid deployment options.

Monitor user, application, and infrastructure platforms and technologies including: Android, iOS, Browser, Java, .NET, PHP, Node.js, SQL, NoSQL, Servers and Networks.


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United States, Asia, Australia, Canada, China and 7 other markets, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

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AppDynamics reviews

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Carl Brahms Jr

Changed the way we do monitoring, shrunk our MTTR, and literally is making IT fun again.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-12-02
Review Source: GetApp

I've been working in monitoring and APM roles for 15 years and I've never been actually happy with a tool's solid performance until AppDynamics. These guys are ethical and hardworking. Their product actually does what the marketing says it does. Such a marked difference from other tools I've used in the past. We've cut our MTTR by half just by deploying agents. It significantly reduced the amount of time we spend building synthetic monitors to the point we rarely have to build any monitors unless it's a vendor app or appliance we can't access to install an agent on. * Autodiscovery of application topology, based on real user traffic * Baselining of every single metric you throw at it * Easy to use API * Customizable extensions * Great SaaS support, performance and uptime * Responsive Support team * Responsive Extension dev team * Facilitates business, dev and ops communication * Agents have low CPU overhead compared to other agent-based products we've tried RUM, Synthetics, Mobile, Network and Browser Analytics make this a well rounded tool.

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Shaun D Simmons

Skeptical at first and now speechless and client ecstatic!

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-04-29
Review Source: Capterra

One platform that allows you to view key metrics of any "online store/service" in one pane. In a digital economy now and more people embracing the "cloud", which comes at a's great to be able to "see" in real time not only your infrastructure performance but the performance of the users and the apps and allows you know EXACTLY where the change is needed. Which gives organizations the option of freeing up staff, thus freeing up "salary" and putting it back in their bottom line.Single pane viewing of what matters most. Simple click of a button and I can view infrastructure response, user "click thru" i.e. completes to weekly/monthly reporting taking only minutes instead of hours or days. We were able to view what percentage of users visited/clicked thru with device and time of day and able to see their drop point. Immediately saw a trend and got our app team on it and saw almost immediate uptick in customer completes/orders. What sold me was the agentless monitoring of the databases so we could actully see in real time what days/times we needed to apply additional CPU resources.

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Arpan Sawhney

An amazing tool to monitor an application's performance over an extended period of time.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-11-26
Review Source: Capterra

I use it everyday to track down following on SQL server: - SQL statements or stored procedures that are consuming most of the system resources. - Statistics on procedures, SQL statements, and SQL query plans.- Simple and easy to use interface. - Provides complete visibility on the application's performance (Application Monitoring), database performance, and infrastructure performance ranging from 1 day - 1 year. - Provides tons of information which can be used to resolve an issue quickly.

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Great insights into application performance in real world conditions

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-07-24
Review Source: Capterra

Proactive management of software performance/ issues in productionWe started using AppDynamics in 2012 when we inherited code in production that was built by someone else. The level of insights it provided helped us address the production issues quickly and we started using it for all new development and deployment. It helped us move from being reactive to proactive in identifying and managing issues/ bottlenecks

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sonal jain

This tool is amazing in terms of performance bottleneck analysis and user friendliness

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-10-17
Review Source: Capterra

Integration with load runner The good thing about the tools is its integration with the load runner tool for performance testing We can get the exact method and class names from the code which helps in finding the bottleneck

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AppDynamics pricing

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Free trial
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Starting with a 15-day free trial, all AppDynamics product modules are available in AppDynamics Lite – Free Forever, and AppDynamics Pro Editions

AppDynamics features


Access Control (72 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (114 other apps)
Activity Tracking (63 other apps)
Alerts / Escalation (55 other apps)
Application Integration (68 other apps)
Auditing (79 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (101 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (58 other apps)
Data Import/Export (80 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (83 other apps)
Projections (61 other apps)
Real Time Data (74 other apps)
Real Time Monitoring (82 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (62 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (67 other apps)
SSL Security (69 other apps)
Third Party Integration (111 other apps)
Workflow Management (71 other apps)

Additional information for AppDynamics

Key features of AppDynamics

  • End User Monitoring
  • Application Health Dashboard
  • Real-Time Business Transaction Monitoring
  • Reports and Visibility into App
  • Visualize & Manage your Entire Application
  • Operational Dashboards
  • Detect Business Impact and Performance Spikes
  • Analyze Impact of Agile Releases
  • Isolate Bottlenecks in your Application
  • Deep Code-Level Diagnostics in Production
  • Identify Root Cause with Complete Code diagnostics
  • Dynamic Scaling in the Cloud
  • Automatic Business Transaction Discovery
  • Diagnose the root cause of the problems 90% faster
  • Discover & visualize your application topology and business
  • Troubleshoot performance and availability issues
  • Set up proactive alerting to find problems
  • Monitor 24/7 what matters most-your key business transaction
  • Troubleshoot bottlenecks 90% faster
  • Monitor hybrid environments with Java, .NET, PHP, and Node.j
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AppDynamics delivers the application intelligence you need to deliver the application performance your users demand by:

Collecting data

- Instrumentation: Watch every line of code
- Distributed transaction tracing: Follow the business transaction across all tiers of the application
- Transaction auto-learning engine: Inspect execution code, payload, libraries and methods
- Real-time service discovery: Map architecture topology and service dependencies
- Smart agents: Filter and transfer data to the management server

Processing data

- Real-time stream processing: Process complex metric and event streams
- Time series clustering and analytics: Index and manage time series by auto rolling up/purging/clustering
- Behavioral learning engine. Continuously adjust dynamic baselines
- Unstructured and structured big data indexing: Get a data warehouse for different types of application data
- Event correlation: Correlate complex performance/change/business events

Acquiring knowledge

- Intuitive UI: simple and easy to use for dev, ops and business users
- Dynamic transaction flow maps: visual representation of the application topology
- Multi-dimensional drill down: cross-correlated drill down from anywhere in the UI
- Real-time business metrics (RTBM): real-time correlation of performance metrics and business metrics
- Compare release: performance regression analysis for agile releases
- Custom dashboards: drag-and-drop HTML5 dashboards
- Query language: search language to enable data discovery