Editions

AppMon supports the entire application lifecycle in a single, integrated platform supporting the three core areas of the lifecycle: development, test, and production. The AppMon platform comes in production or pre-production/TestCenter editions.

Each edition is packaged with specific features and default settings, such as out-of-the-box dashboards, integrations, zero-configuration, and auto-adapting instrumentation to accelerate time to value for developers, testers, and operations personnel respectively. The specific features and default settings available for each edition are determined by the type of license applied to the product.

Production edition

The AppMon Production edition enables advanced application performance management for rapidly identifying and diagnosing problems in staging and production, which reduces the mean time to repair by as much as 90%. Identifying and resolving production performance issues with mission-critical applications can take days and could cost thousands of dollars per hour.

With the Production edition, you can manage mission-critical application performance in a 24x7 environment, capture critical diagnostics information at all times, provide exact root-cause analysis, and resolve Java/.NET issues in minutes instead of days. The AppMon always-on PurePath transaction tracing makes this all possible by letting you manage business transactions end-to-end and map application dependencies to quickly understand issue priorities. Performance diagnostics down to the code level provides rapid diagnosis of the root cause of issues. You can share PurePath information with all stakeholders to quickly reach consensus on issues and resolutions.

Pre-Production edition

The AppMon Pre-Production edition integrates with major commercial and open-source load testing solutions such as LoadRunner, SilkPerformer, and Visual Studio Team System to eliminate manual problem reproduction and cut lost productivity time by as much as 90%. With this edition, developers and test professionals can eliminate the multiple days it often takes to find, document, reproduce, diagnose, and resolve performance issues.

Using PurePath transaction tracing, AppMon provides in-depth code-level visibility into the performance of each individual transaction of all virtual users in large load tests of highly distributed applications. With AppMon, developers and test professionals can now automate and accelerate the process of documenting, diagnosing, and resolving performance issues in Java/.NET applications, allowing more time to be spent on strategic development and test activities.

Detailed feature comparison

Key:

Yes = supported

Warning = limited support

No = not supported

Feature Production Pre-Production
Auto Sensors for Hotspot Detection with Zero Configuration Yes Yes
Auto-Discovery of Application Components Yes Yes
Custom Sensors and Knowledge Sensor Packs Yes Yes
No Source-Code Changes Required (Java, .NET, JavaScript) Yes Yes
Support for Proprietary Remoting/Messaging Technologies Yes Yes
Tracing Across Java, .NET, and Native Applications Yes Yes
Tracing Across Multiple Tiers/Servers Yes Yes
Tracing Across Thread Boundaries Yes Yes
Tracing Across Web Applications Yes Yes
Tracing at Code Level and Capturing of Contextual Data Yes Yes
Tracing of Each Transaction Yes Yes
Tracing with Low Overhead and Small Memory Footprint Yes Yes
Transaction Tracing with PurePath Technology Yes Yes
Visual Class Browser and Sensor Placement Yes Yes
Diagnostics Production Pre-Production
Auto-Generated, Real-Time Transaction Flow Map Yes Yes
Automated and Centralized Session Storage Yes Yes
Automated Architecture Validation Yes Yes
Auto-Triggered Memory and Thread Snapshots (on OOM or Scheduled) Yes Yes
Centralized, High-Speed Memory Snapshot Analysis Yes Yes
CodeLink IDE Integration for Eclipse and Visual Studio Yes Yes
Continuous, 24x7 Session Capturing Yes Yes
Insight into Third-Party Libraries without Source Code Yes Yes
Manual Diffing, Comparison, and Regression Analysis Yes Yes
Manual Session Capturing Yes Yes
Memory Snapshot Analysis (Hotspots, Collections, Maps, Http Sessions) Yes Yes
Offline Diagnostics and Session Export Yes Yes
Profiling of CPU and Synchronization Hotspots Yes Yes
Real-time Diagnostics while Applications Run Yes Yes
Thread Snapshot Analysis (Hotspots, Locking, Monitors) Yes Yes
UML Sequence Diagrams Yes Yes
Unicode Support Yes Yes
Monitoring Production Pre-Production
24x7 Monitoring of Live Applications and Systems Yes Warning
Alerting/Notifications on Incidents Yes Yes
Application Monitoring (JMX, PMI, Performance Counter, JVM, CLR) Yes Yes
Business Transaction Management Yes Yes
Enterprise Management System Integration and Automation Yes Yes
Long Term Performance Charts Yes Yes
Out-of-the-box Monitoring Dashboards and Reports Yes Yes
Percentiles for SLA Engineering Beyond Averages Yes Yes
Scheduled and Pluggable Synthetic End-User Monitors Yes Yes
Self Monitoring Capabilities to Ensure 99.9% Uptime Yes Yes
System Monitoring (Windows, Linux, Solaris, AIX, z/OS) Yes Yes
Load testing/Build integration and automation Production Pre-Production
Automated Regression Reports Yes Yes
Build System Integration (Ant, NAnt, Quickbuild) No Yes
Include Custom Events and Build Metadata (Version) No Yes
Load Testing Integration (Loadrunner, JMeter, Gomez 360, VSTS) Yes Yes
Open Automation Interfaces (REST, JMX) Yes Yes
Out-of-the-box Load Testing Dashboards and Reports No Yes
Test Automation and Regression Reports (Selenium, Watir, QTP) No Yes
Test Framework Integration (JUnit, NUnit, TestNG) No Yes
Collaboration across the Lifecycle Production Pre-Production
Browser-access to Dashboards and Reports Yes Yes
Customizable Dashboards Yes Yes
Dashboard Sharing Yes Yes
Flexible Role and Permission System Yes Yes
Manually Triggered Reports (PDF, XLS, HTML, CSV) Yes Yes
Protection and Omission of Sensitive Data Yes Yes
Scheduled Reports and Delivery (Online, eMail) Yes Yes
Secure User Authentication Yes Yes
User Groups and LDAP integration Yes Yes
Web-enabled AppMon Client (Java Webstart) Yes Yes
Deployment Production Pre-Production
Built-in Performance Warehouse No Warning
Central Agent Deployment and Configuration Yes Yes
Cluster and Virtualization Support Yes Yes
Fault Tolerance (JVM Options, Network Overhead, Smart Sensors) Yes Yes
Free {dt} Viewer Yes Yes
High-performance, External Performance Warehouse (SQL, DB2, Oracle, PostgreSQL) Yes Yes
Recovery and Watchdog (24x7 Support) Yes Yes
Schedule Downtimes for Maintanance Windows Yes Yes
WAN Support with Encryption/Compression Yes Yes
Community and Support Production Pre-Production
Community Downloads (Fast Packs, Plugins) Yes Yes
Extensive Self-Learning Content on dynaLearn Yes Yes
Upgrade Path to New Product Versions Yes Yes
24x7 Access to {dt} Support Yes Yes
Open Source Agent Development Kit Yes Yes