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AppDynamics

Application Performance Management (APM)

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AppDynamics Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

AppDynamics product overview

Price starts from

3300

Per year

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

27

Starting from

3300

Per year

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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AppDynamics features

Functionality

4.7

/5

27

Total features

65

20 categories

Most valued features by users

API
Access Controls/Permissions
Reporting/Analytics
Third Party Integrations
Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Reporting & Statistics
Monitoring

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AppDynamics users reviews

Overall Rating

4.6

/5

27

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.59/10
Rating distribution

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Pros
It also keeps you up to date with respect to the top process classes which are consuming CPU and Memory. It is one of the best application monitoring tool.
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.
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.
Cons
Able to see JVM memory usage, garbage collection, JVM error, and applications error per tier to associated systems.
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.
Some of the data that I need gets lost on all of the functions. Curse of the blessing, I guess.

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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 5 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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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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AppDynamics - why to choose it

Reviewed 2 months ago

I was able to keep monitoring the performance of a complex ecosystem. Thanks to the product I have a clear vision of the full architecture including the communication/flow between different services part of the solution. With the alert notification, I am able to keep monitoring the performance of the system (I can immediately understand if something is going bad after a delivery for example) and the error. Moreover I can check the status of the servers running the solution.

Pros

The possibility to go into detail in case of error. You can arrive to the line of code having the issue. At the same time, in case of bad performance, you are able to know what was happening at that moment. I would add also the alert section, it helps you to trigger alarm when it is needed. That may be fantastic for the team managing the operation / support h24. This team may be also helped by the dashboard that the users of AppDyn can create.

Cons

Setup of the Agent - there are other products doing better this part (the concept of OneAgent available for example in Dynatrace). Setup complex in case of SAP ecosystem. Real User Monitoring - the products specialized on this topic (doing only this) are better than AppDynamics. At the same time, with AppDyn you can have the monitoring end to end (from the final users to the specific server)

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Skeptical at first and now speechless and client ecstatic!

Reviewed 4 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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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Application Monitoring and Management

Reviewed 6 months ago

AppD can monitor all kinds of applications, it provides real time user traffic details on the applications and how much data is being fetched, what is the server capacity, provides over the period statistics about user load which helps us adding extra servers on the busiest days of the weeks helping end customers with more reliable and efficient service with respect to response time. It also provides...

Pros

Appdynamics, is a great application monitoring and management tool. It can monitor any application, server or database. It provides user traffic details, servers capacity, response time in real time. It helps resolves more than 90 % of server side issues by checking the appdynamics reports as it provides in depth details to the strategy calls.

Cons

Needs a little bit of learning curve to get started and its a little less cost effective

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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AppDynamics - Monitor your traffic

Reviewed 5 months ago

I have been using AppD for little over a year now. It shows a great map of servers and databases, provide your the flow from where the transaction traffic is moving to which side. Provides periodic details on server health, disk usage, memory leak, Network and Disk I/O, CPU utilization etc. It generates logs to very minute level, which makes things hassle free when it comes to RCA an issue. It also keeps you up to date with respect to the top process classes which are consuming CPU and Memory. It is one of the best application monitoring tool. Highly recommended.

Pros

1. Real time monitoring of your servers, databases. 2. Provide in depth details on which process classes are consuming the memory. 3. Continuous alerts on servers and data bases. 4. Transaction trace. 5. Server Health, Disk Usage, Network I/O, Disk I/O. 6. Server logs available to RCA issues. 7. Transaction and Traffic reports can be customized as per need basis. 8. Best part is the Map Flow.

Cons

Nothing much to add except the cost. Its a little expensive.

AppDynamics FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does AppDynamics offer?

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


Q. Who are the typical users of AppDynamics?

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


Q. What languages does AppDynamics support?

AppDynamics supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does AppDynamics support mobile devices?

AppDynamics supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


Q. Does AppDynamics offer an API?

Yes, AppDynamics has an API available for use.


Q. What level of support does AppDynamics offer?

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

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