AppDynamics vs AppSignal: What are the differences?
AppDynamics: Application management for the cloud generation. AppDynamics develops application performance management (APM) solutions that deliver problem resolution for highly distributed applications through transaction flow monitoring and deep diagnostics; AppSignal: Monitoring for Ruby and Elixir. By developers, for developers. AppSignal gives you and your team alerts and detailed metrics about your Ruby or Elixir application Sensible pricing, no aggressive sales & support by developers..
AppDynamics and AppSignal belong to "Performance Monitoring" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by AppDynamics are:
- End User Monitoring
- Real-Time Business Transaction Monitoring
- Visualize & Manage your Entire Application
On the other hand, AppSignal provides the following key features:
- Track errors
- Performance Monitoring
- Compare deploys. Monitor background jobs.
"Deep code visibility" is the primary reason why developers consider AppDynamics over the competitors, whereas "Easy setup" was stated as the key factor in picking AppSignal.
According to the StackShare community, AppSignal has a broader approval, being mentioned in 24 company stacks & 5 developers stacks; compared to AppDynamics, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.
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Regarding Continuous Integration - we've started with something very easy to set up - CircleCI , but with time we're adding more & more complex pipelines - we use Jenkins to configure & run those. It's much more effort, but at some point we had to pay for the flexibility we expected. Our source code version control is Git (which probably doesn't require a rationale these days) and we keep repos in GitHub - since the very beginning & we never considered moving out. Our primary monitoring these days is in New Relic (Ruby & SPA apps) and AppSignal (Elixir apps) - we're considering unifying it in New Relic , but this will require some improvements in Elixir app observability. For error reporting we use Sentry (a very popular choice in this class) & we collect our distributed logs using Logentries (to avoid semi-manual handling here).
AppDynamics is used to monitor our full end to end user experience journey's including the infrastructure health.
APM for our web apps, and rolling out of the End User Experience Monitoring