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AppDynamics

Application Performance Management (APM)

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AppDynamics Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

AppDynamics product overview

What is AppDynamics?

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.

Key benefits of using AppDynamics

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

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

24/7 (Live rep)
FAQs/Forum
Knowledge Base
Phone Support
Email/Help Desk

Training options

Videos
Webinars
In Person
Documentation
Live Online

AppDynamics pricing information

Value for money

4.1

/5

24

Starting from

$

3300

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Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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AppDynamics features

Functionality

4.7

/5

24
Total Features43 20 categories

Most valued features by users

API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Monitoring
Dashboard
Real Time Monitoring
Activity Tracking

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AppDynamics users reviews

Overall rating

4.5

/5

24

Positive reviews

92%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.63/10
Rating distribution

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Pros
Great monitoring into web applications and infrastructure and great analytics dashboards.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

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.

sonal j.

Appdynamics supports many platforms, and it's set up is relatively easy. It also supports customized monitoring, and allows you to build what you need.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Cons
Able to see JVM memory usage, garbage collection, JVM error, and applications error per tier to associated systems.

GL

Gavin L.

Some of the data that I need gets lost on all of the functions. Curse of the blessing, I guess.

PR

Patricia R.

Sometimes could be difficult to troubleshoot it if they agent cannot start with JVM process.

GL

Gavin L.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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

Reviewed 4 years ago

Integration with load runner

Pros

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

Cons

Some flex calls cannot be captured with the appdynamics so cannot be used for the flex coded developed applications. Extra license cost for the database monitoring can be more structured

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Emerging and must deploy tool in the APM world

Reviewed 23 days ago

Fantastic , no one say no to this tool, must deploy tool

Pros

Real time instrumentation with complete drill down analysis for all the transaction our app makes. This tools makes life easy for not only developer, but Performance engineers, PS and ops team . Single tool for everything

Cons

Customization of alerts and suppression is tricky. No access to get AppD DB for capturing specific things. Scenario - I want my URL or API to be send in the app d alert but there is no provisioning , i raised ticket as well, but so far no provision. By clicking on errorneous BT and opening in appd resulterd in the errorneous API which is sometime time taking process.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Skeptical at first and now speechless and client ecstatic!

Reviewed 3 years ago

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 premium......it'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.

Pros

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.

Cons

I guess I really can't state a "plausible" con......the software goes above and beyond what we had envisioned and actually made everyone's duties easier to complete which we were able to turn reports and analytics around quicker.......so if I had to complain about something.....maybe the price??? But isn't always about "price".

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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One of the best Application performance monitoring tools

Reviewed a year ago

Awesome product to analyse transactions

Pros

Easy to drill down to ground zero, helps in faster triage of transaction failures.

Cons

A little complex for novice users. Too many steps to follow

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great insights into application performance in real world conditions

Reviewed 3 years ago

Proactive management of software performance/ issues in production

Pros

We 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

Cons

Like any complex piece of software it requires some learning. However, given the amount of information it generates out of the box it is easy for people not to make changes to configurations. That might result in more noise than news

AppDynamics FAQs and common questions

AppDynamics has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $3300.00/year
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available


AppDynamics has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


AppDynamics supports the following languages:
English


Yes, AppDynamics has an API available for use.


AppDynamics offers the following support options:
24/7 (Live rep), FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Email/Help Desk

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