Dynatrace vs. Cisco AppDynamics
Dynatrace delivers fully automated monitoring at web-scale. Powered by artificial intelligence, Dynatrace makes it easy to get full stack coverage of your dynamic, cloud and microservice-based applications.
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“Dynatrace adds tremendous value to find and analyze deep application code level problems. This solution helps us eliminate service outages and disruption to end users and improves our SLAs to customers."”
“Dynatrace helped us not just use fewer resources for getting to the cloud, but also the time that our engineers spend on troubleshooting issues now concentrated on innovating in their actual role has been a huge productivity boost.”
“Our applications are very complex. One issue had 12 people looking at it for about six days. Once we loaded Dynatrace, we diagnosed and fixed the problem in five minutes.”
Why choose Dynatrace over AppDynamics?
Purpose-built for the modern cloud
Auto-everything makes it easy
With Dynatrace, everything is automated. Instrumentation, discovery, baselining, problem identification, business impact and root cause all happen out-of-the-box with no configuration. Get up and running in minutes.
AI powered answers, not just alerts
Dynatrace is powered by artificial intelligence. That means we analyze millions or even billions of dependencies to automatically identify problems, their business impact and the root cause. AppDynamics provides dashboards and metrics and leaves the burden on you to find and resolve issues.
Docker and microservice magic
Dynatrace is the only monitoring solution engineered to automatically detect all containers and microservices, as they spin up, without modifying images or manual configuration. AppDynamics requires you to install multiple agents, and to modify your container images.
Everything in one solution
Dynatrace provides full stack, enterprise monitoring in a single solution. From the end user experience, application code, and cloud infrastructure, including network and log monitoring. With AppDynamics, you need to add tools from other vendors to get the complete picture, and even then you’re left to manually correlate data.
Dynatrace vs. AppDynamics: The difference is clear
|Ease of deployment and updates
Dynatrace: OneAgent, fully automated discovery, baselining & dependency mapping.
AppD: Requires multiple agents and manual deployment & updates.
Dynatrace: Horizontally scaling cluster architecture scales to +100k hosts.
AppD: Limits at 5K hosts, no end-to-end observability across large hybrid cloud environments.
Dynatrace: Every transaction, end-to-end, for effective troubleshooting, optimization, and AI.
AppD: Limited due to sampling/snapshot approach.
|Problem identification and resolution
Dynatrace: Artificial intelligence identifies problems, business impact and root cause.
AppD: Alerts and dashboards only – leaves troubleshooting to you.
Dynatrace: Robust APIs and integration w. all enterprise apps.
AppD: Limited integration capabilities.
|Total cost of ownership
Dynatrace: 1/10th TCO - 100x faster to deploy + 1/10th the people needed
+ 1/10th server capacity needed + 20x faster MTTR
Dynatrace: Best-in-class real user and synthetic transaction monitoring.
AppD: Monitors real users, but not end-to-end at scale. Limited synthetic capabilities.
Dynatrace: Supports most common languages and database tiers with single agent.
AppD: Supports most common languages and database tiers with multiple agents.
Dynatrace: Full stack monitoring including log files and network.
AppD: Limited infrastructure capabilities.
|Cloud IaaS support
Dynatrace: Full integration w. AWS and Azure, buy from marketplace.
AppD: Limited integration, sold by AppD only.
|Cloud native support
Dynatrace: Sees inside containers to monitor the software and services running within.
AppD: observability into container health only, missing what’s most important.
|Apps of record (e.g. SAP, Oracle, Citrix)
Dynatrace: Support for enterprise apps including Oracle EBS, SAP, and Microsoft Exchange.
AppD: No observability into key apps of record
For containers and microservices, gen 2 monitoring won’t cut it.
The shift to containers and microservice architectures requires a new approach to monitoring. Traditional approaches will no longer cut it.
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