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AppDynamics vs AWS X-Ray: What are the differences?

Developers describe AppDynamics as "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. On the other hand, AWS X-Ray is detailed as "An application performance management service". It helps developers analyze and debug production, distributed applications, such as those built using a microservices architecture. With this, you can understand how your application and its underlying services are performing to identify and troubleshoot the root cause of performance issues and errors. It provides an end-to-end view of requests as they travel through your application, and shows a map of your application’s underlying components.

AppDynamics and AWS X-Ray can be categorized as "Performance Monitoring" tools.

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, AWS X-Ray provides the following key features:

  • End-to-end tracing
  • AWS Service and Database Integrations
  • Support for Multiple Languages
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Farzeem Diamond Jiwani
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Hey there! We are looking at Datadog, Dynatrace, AppDynamics, and New Relic as options for our web application monitoring.

Current Environment: .NET Core Web app hosted on Microsoft IIS

Future Environment: Web app will be hosted on Microsoft Azure

Tech Stacks: IIS, RabbitMQ, Redis, Microsoft SQL Server

Requirement: Infra Monitoring, APM, Real - User Monitoring (User activity monitoring i.e., time spent on a page, most active page, etc.), Service Tracing, Root Cause Analysis, and Centralized Log Management.

Please advise on the above. Thanks!

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Hi Folks,

I am trying to evaluate Site24x7 against AppDynamics, Dynatrace, and New Relic. Has anyone used Site24X7? If so, what are your opinions on the tool? I know that the license costs are very low compared to other tools in the market. Other than that, are there any major issues anyone has encountered using the tool itself?

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what are the most important things you are looking for the tools to do? each has their strong points... are you looking to monitor new tech like containers, k8s, and microservices?

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Pros of AWS X-Ray
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    Deep code visibility
  • 11
    Powerful
  • 7
    Great visualization
  • 7
    Real-Time Visibility
  • 6
    Easy Setup
  • 5
    Comprehensive Coverage of Programming Languages
  • 3
    Deep DB Troubleshooting
  • 2
    Excellent Customer Support
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    Cons of AppDynamics
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    • 5
      Expensive
    • 2
      Poor to non-existent integration with aws services
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      What is AppDynamics?

      AppDynamics develops application performance management (APM) solutions that deliver problem resolution for highly distributed applications through transaction flow monitoring and deep diagnostics.

      What is AWS X-Ray?

      It helps developers analyze and debug production, distributed applications, such as those built using a microservices architecture. With this, you can understand how your application and its underlying services are performing to identify and troubleshoot the root cause of performance issues and errors. It provides an end-to-end view of requests as they travel through your application, and shows a map of your application’s underlying components.

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