Dynatrace goes head-to-head with AppDynamics and New Relic

What makes for a great APM (application performance management) solution? Is it built-in AI? Or is it an ability to scale with hypercomplex cloud environments without missing a beat?

At first glance it can be difficult to distinguish one APM vendor from another, but as soon as you scratch the surface, you quickly see there is only one leader. Let us show you how we stack up.

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Dynatrace vs. Cisco AppDynamics vs. New Relic

Enterprise unified monitoring

Dynatrace Cisco AppDynamics New Relic
Full-stack monitoring in a single solution: users, applications, cloud and infrastructure including process and network metrics and log analytics
User experience analytics: individual session visibility, web and mobile applications, all digital touchpoints
100% technology coverage: cloud-native, enterprise technologies and packaged apps
Built for DevOps & Continuous Delivery processes

AI-powered analytics & embedded expertise

Dynatrace Cisco AppDynamics New Relic
Self-learning AI automatically locates problem inflicting components and identifies root causes while eliminating alert spam
Real-time discovery and visualisation of application topologies enterprise-wide: components, dependencies and deployments
Orchestration layer integration and automated problem remediation
AI-powered VoiceOps and ChatOps

Built for cloud-native environments

Dynatrace Cisco AppDynamics New Relic
Full AWS and Azure integration into AI causation engine
Native PaaS platform support for Cloud Foundry, OpenShift
Touch-free discovery and full stack monitoring of Docker containers and containerized applications
AI-powered full stack monitoring of IoT and serverless computing functions

Fully automated hyper-scale monitoring

Dynatrace Cisco AppDynamics New Relic
Single agent deployment, automated instrumentation including log file discovery, full-stack coverage
SaaS, On-premises and hybrid deployment packages, architectural high availability
Scalability to 100,000+ hosts
Elastic pricing models: consumption based, annual plans, perpetual licenses

Raymond James chooses Dynatrace over AppDynamics

"Before buying Dynatrace we had very little visibility into our applications. The factor that makes it difficult is the complexity of the heterogeneous environment. You also have external influences. You need a system to be able to actually see the whole ecosystem and see where the performance problems are. Customer experience is key. The minute the user satisfaction goes down it's a call to action. We jump on problems before the first call comes in."

Jeff Palmiero, APM Manager at Raymond James

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Monitoring redefined - Every user, every app, everywhere

Get deep insights into the health of your cloud resources


A single Dynatrace OneAgent per host gathers all performance data. Smartscape creates a unified causation model as core of the AI-powered analytics engine.

  • Dynamic blueprint of your ecosystem
  • Auto discovery of application topology, deployments and environment changes
  • AI understands dependencies and causation throughout your entire stack
  • Auto baselining and AI-powered anomaly detection make configurations obsolete
  • Performance issues are automatically traced back to the underlying root causes
  • Multidimensional pattern recognition enables auto remediation of recurring issues

Full stack monitoring

Full stack

Dynatrace uses AI capabilities to simply monitor performance and interpret information of all ecosystem components and their impact on customer experience.

  • Business metrics
  • Real user experience
  • Synthetic monitoring
  • Mobile apps
  • Applications and Databases
  • Containers
  • Processes, logs and network
  • VMs and servers
  • Cloud and infrastructure

Monitor containerized infrastructure in a single view


Dynatrace was built for automation and hyper-scale application ecosystems.

  • Scales up to 100,000+ hosts
  • Architectural high availability built in for managed on-premises or SaaS deployments
  • Full integration of cloud native technologies in hyper elastic environments
  • Containerized application monitoring without modifying Docker images
  • IoT monitoring for smart sensors and devices, gateways and hyper scale applications
  • Powerful APIs for seamless integration into enterprise orchestration layers

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