AppDynamics Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

AppDynamics

Application Performance Management (APM)

4.5/5 (10 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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Devices

Business size

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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
90% positive reviews
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Changed the way we do monitoring, shrunk our MTTR, and literally is making IT fun again.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 02.12.2017
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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.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

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

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 09.01.2018
Review Source: Capterra

Monitoring and analytical

Pros

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.

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

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

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 17.10.2017
Review Source: Capterra

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

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Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10

AppDynamics has saved us so much time!

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 10.02.2017
Review Source: Capterra

It's not the easiest APM out there to use by far. And manually instrumenting non-web software is the pits. But it pays off in droves. We've cut support times by 80%+. Before when we had issues, it involved a lot of trial and error, randomly looking at diff server logs, and manual hunting for problems. Now we know right where to start, and most of the time, even know what exactly is causing the issue. Root cause analysis is quick and easy. Database traces, full cross-app traces, it's all there now and it works amazingly. Now they just need to make it easier to use, because anyone outside of IT is instantly lost.

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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9.0/10

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

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 25.12.2017
Review Source: Capterra

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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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

  • 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

AppDynamics 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: Freemium, 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 Profits, 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:

Freemium, 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, Boundary, HipChat, ManageEngine AlarmsOne, OverOps, 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