AppDynamics

AppDynamics

Application Performance Management (APM)

4.5/5 (19 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.

Pricing

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Europe and 5 others, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa

Supported Languages

English

AppDynamics Reviews

Overall rating
4.5/5
89% positive reviews
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Carl B.

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

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/12/02
Review Source: GetApp

Pros

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.

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). So if you don't have a solid automation tool already in use, deploying agents can be time consuming.

The GUI can be overwhelming at first to a novice dev or ops support person, and the possible root causes of an issue don't bubble up to the first screen you see. We usually walk everyone through a few simple steps: Click here to see errors and exceptions, click here to see what is causing response time problems, click here to view the timeframe of a past issue, and click here to drill down into the root cause at the method level snapshot.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Shaun d S.

Skeptical at first and now speechless and client ecstatic!

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 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 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 recommend

10.0/10
Arpan S.

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

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 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.

Pros

- 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.

Cons

- Although the interface is easy to use, but still it is very hard to find the valuable information quickly many times.
It is highly recommended that a beginner must go through a training program before using this software.
- Some parts of the software still use flash.

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Verified Reviewer

Great insights into application performance in real world conditions

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/07/24
Review Source: Capterra

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

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Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Verified Reviewer

AppDynamics

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/05/23
Review Source: Capterra

We use AppDynamics to monitor the performance of our servers and applications. It helps us to find the reasons for the slowdown in servers. Monitoring current servers was not enough for us. Appdynamics made it very easy to find the problem.

Pros

The user interface so everyone can understand. 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

Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10

AppDynamics Pricing

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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

  • API
  • Monitoring

  • Access Control
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Application Integration
  • Auditing
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SSL Security
  • Third Party Integration
  • Workflow Management

Additional information for AppDynamics

Key features of AppDynamics

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

Benefits

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

AppDynamics FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for AppDynamics.

Q. What type of pricing plans does AppDynamics offer?

AppDynamics offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

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

Q. What are the main features of AppDynamics?

AppDynamics offers the following features:

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

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. What type of pricing plans does AppDynamics offer?

AppDynamics has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does AppDynamics support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices AppDynamics supports

Q. What other apps does AppDynamics integrate with?

AppDynamics integrates with the following applications:

Apica LoadTest, BigPanda, Bitium, HipChat, ManageEngine AlarmsOne, OverOps, PagerDuty, VictorOps, Workato, xMatters

Q. What level of support does AppDynamics offer?

AppDynamics offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials