AppDynamics Features

AppDynamics

Application Performance Management (APM)

4.52/5 (21 reviews)

AppDynamics Feature Summary

  • 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 Feature Reviews

19 reviewers had the following to say about AppDynamics's features:

Anonymous
(Financial Services company, 5001-10000 employees)

AppDynamics

2019-05-23

We use AppDynamics to monitor the performance of our servers and applications.

Pros

Especially the graphics showing the flow of network traffic between our various monitored servers is great.

Cons

Learning all the features of the application can take time.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anuruddha Rathnayake

A great tool to analyze applications.

2018-12-10

Pros

AppDynamics provides great reports to analyze performance of applications. Dashboards provide simple but effective data to get an idea of the application's behavior.

Cons

Price of the AppDynamics is high. But it has many valuable features. This is not for small businesses.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Arpan Sawhney

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

2018-11-26

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.

Pros

. - 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.

Cons

- Although the interface is easy to use, but still it is very hard to find the valuable information quickly many times.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Shaun D Simmons

Skeptical at first and now speechless and client ecstatic!

2018-04-29

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.

Pros

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???

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Pankaj Pawar

Its a great tool to capture the performance

2017-06-27

performance metrics, alerting and notifications

Pros

auto detection of environment connectivity, I don't have to do anything to configure my connection patterns which is amazing

Cons

none as of now, the only thing I could think is the cost, other than that we should check on integration with ticketing tools

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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sonal jain

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

2017-10-17

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

Extra license cost for the database monitoring can be more structured

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 201-500 employees)

Good admin tool for cloud foundry products

2019-11-15

Software monitoring, event logging, overall status of applications.

Pros

I like that it is really easy to implement, add AppDynamics agent to your code manifest and it starts to monitor your application. Easy to set up triggers for events which should be monitored.

Cons

Sometimes for same url applications it tends to not find requests between multiple applications, but give it some time and it should work as expected.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anuj Srivastava

Best in class, Slowness in major concern

2019-01-09

Pros

The functions of projects are great, drill to the issue to root level and this makes it easy to resolve issues.

Cons

Slowness, it takes time to respond and granularity of data reduces with time.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Carl Brahms Jr

Verified Reviewer

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

2017-12-02

Pros

* 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.

Cons

There is currently no automated agent management/upgrades for every agent type (currently the Universal Agent supports Java, expanding to .NET and machine agents in the future).

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
(Utilities company, 10001+ employees)

Helpful tool to

2019-08-23

Pros

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

Cons

A bit pricey in comparison to its competitors

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Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

My experience has been great. It is a one stop shop for many monitoring and analytical needs.

2018-01-09

Monitoring and analytical

Pros

It also supports customized monitoring, and allows you to build what you need.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Mayura Nalawade

It waseasy earn this learn for new user.mapping of the loadrunner with this tool is easy

2017-12-25

Pros

It is easy to monitor the server side and client side performance metric.Easy to identify the bottleneck at application and database level.

Cons

It adds licenses to be installed as well as the cost brings limitation for use.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Md Muhibbul Chowdhury

AppDyanamics review from T-Mobile employee

2019-02-11

Overall it's above average.

Pros

We can create dashboards as well for all server performances that gives us overview of how quickly we can identify issues.

Cons

User Interface. Not very user friendly.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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David Byron

Great application performance monitoring

2019-10-22

Pros

The UI is fairly intuitive making it easy to find what your looking for.

Cons

I wish therer was better logging integration and corillation between logs and APM

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Pankaj Pawar

Fantastic Tool

2017-02-07

still exploring for more options.. but this tool could be one stop for all monitoring

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Sophie B.

Free Lite Version covers many tasks

2012-08-14

One negative point that I can see is that the Lite version records data from only the last two hours, that´s not enough.

Source: GetApp
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Zachary Way

AppDynamics has saved us so much time!

2017-02-10

Now we know right where to start, and most of the time, even know what exactly is causing the issue.

Pros

Deep, useful analysis of performance of applications. Makes for quick troubleshooting.

Cons

It's not user friendly at all. And instrumentation of non-web apps is a slow painful process.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering AppDynamics

Hope that citrix doesn't screw it up like they do everything else they buy.

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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Great insights into application performance in real world conditions

2018-07-24

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

However, given the amount of information it generates out of the box it is easy for people not to make changes to configurations.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Gavin Lau

Utilize AppDynamics to monitoring PROD Java applications

2018-02-08

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

Pros

Easy to install, configure, and manage.

Cons

Nothing to do not like it. Sometimes could be difficult to troubleshoot it if they agent cannot start with JVM process.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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