AppDynamics vs Blackfire.io: What are the differences?
What is 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.
What is Blackfire.io? Blackfire Profiler automatically instruments your code to gather data about consumed server resources like memory, CPU time, and I/O. Blackfire achieves a new level of accuracy by aggregating several profile samples and getting rid of non relevant data. Get even deeper and review the interactions with your entire stack (SQL database engines, cache servers, ...).
AppDynamics and Blackfire.io 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, Blackfire.io provides the following key features:
- Profile a page at a mouse click thanks to the Blackfire web browser extension
- Browse through the function calls and identify performance bottlenecks thanks to the Blackfire intuitive UI
- Because Blackfire is only triggered when you profile a request, there is no overhead for other requests
"Deep code visibility" is the top reason why over 10 developers like AppDynamics, while over 4 developers mention "Deep insights into PHP request cycle" as the leading cause for choosing Blackfire.io.
Intuit, Zalando, and Okta are some of the popular companies that use AppDynamics, whereas Blackfire.io is used by Blackfire.io, Showpad, and Basharsoft. AppDynamics has a broader approval, being mentioned in 10 company stacks & 11 developers stacks; compared to Blackfire.io, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.
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AppDynamics is used to monitor our full end to end user experience journey's including the infrastructure health.
Profiling of slow requests. It helps to understand the bootstrapping and the whole requests cycle.
APM for our web apps, and rolling out of the End User Experience Monitoring