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.
See why they chose Dynatrace over AppDynamics
“AppDynamics simply samples the traffic, whereas I can trust the key performance indicators we put up with Dynatrace because I know they’re representative of all the transactions.”
Jeff Palmiero, APM Manager at Raymond James
“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.”
Nestor Zapata, Lead Web Systems Administrator, Citrix
“I’ve used the competition... it can’t do what Dynatrace can do.”
Shane Shelton, Senior Director of App Performance, McGraw Hill Education
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 analytics. 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 visibility 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: Visibility 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 visibility 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.
Top 5 reasons you can't compare AppDynamics to Dynatrace
Thanks to our relentless innovation, we are no longer in the same category as other APM providers such as AppDynamics.
Going head to head: Dynatrace vs. AppDynamics
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Dynatrace seamlessly integrates with your cloud and container environments
Recognized by industry analysts
Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring (APM) Suites
Innovation is everything. That's why for the 8th consecutive year, Dynatrace is listed in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for APM.
Dynatrace is APM leader in The Forrester Wave™
Forrester ranks Dynatrace a leader among the 14 APM providers that matter most.
Strong growth and the largest market share puts Dynatrace at #1
Continuing to lead the APM industry, we're outpacing our nearest competitors by a significant revenue margin and investing more in R&D than anyone.
Dynatrace is trusted by
AI powered, full stack, automated monitoring. It's APM, but it's not as you know it.
The only solution for the hybrid multi-cloud enterprise.
1. Easy to use
Single agent install, auto detects, auto configures. Webscale to 100,000 hosts.
2. See everything
User, app, logs, databases, hosts, network. All-in-one. Nobody matches our data capture.