Data Quadrant Awards 2018

Application Performance Management


SoftwareReviews names SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor, Micro Focus APM, and IBM Cloud APM as Application Performance Management Data Quadrant Award Winners.


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Application Performance Management

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Application Performance Management Data Quadrant

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Software Experience

When distilled down, the software experience is shaped by both the experience with the software and the relationship with the vendor. Evaluating enterprise software along these two dimensions provides a comprehensive understanding of the product and helps identify vendors that can deliver on both.

Product Features and Satisfaction

The satisfaction is captured in the overall satisfaction score, which is driven by the likelihood of users to recommend the software, combined with user satisfaction across top product features.

Vendor Experience and Capabilities

The vendor relationship is calculated in a weighted average of the satisfaction scores tied to vendor capabilities (e.g. software implementation, training, customer support, product roadmap) as well as emotional response ratings toward the vendor (e.g. trustworthy, respectful, fair).

Gold Medalists


SolarWinds

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds® Server & Application Monitor (SAM) delivers powerful application and server monitoring capabilities for IT pros, enabling them to diagnose and troubleshoot performance issues faster. Do not let slow applications and downtime impact your end-users and business services. Pinpoint the root cause of application issues across various layers of the IT stack.

8.4

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Score

Composite
Score

+85

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

84%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
26Reviews

Micro Focus

Micro Focus APM

Micro Focus APM solutions provide a 360° view to ensure the performance of desktop, web, and mobile apps in your on-premise, cloud, or hybrid environments. Micro Focus Application Performance Management (APM) Solutions allow you to isolate problems real-time for all of your applications whether on-premise, cloud, or mobile.

8.3

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+85

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

78%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
24Reviews

IBM

IBM Cloud APM

IBM® Cloud Application Performance Management (APM) is an IT service management software designed to efficiently monitor, analyze and manage cloud, on-premises and hybrid applications and IT infrastructure. IBM's application performance management solutions can identify bottlenecks and quickly detect the root cause of your application performance problems.

8.1

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Score

Composite
Score

+82

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

84%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
64Reviews

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

Micro Focus APM

Badge Winner

Breadth of Features

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

Badge Winner

Business Value Created

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

Badge Winner

Ease of Customization

Micro Focus APM

Badge Winner

Ease of Data Integration

IBM Cloud APM

Badge Winner

Ease of IT Administration

Splunk Application Performance Insights

Badge Winner

Ease of Implementation

Micro Focus APM

Badge Winner

Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

Badge Winner

Quality of Features

Splunk Application Performance Insights

Badge Winner

Usability and Intuitiveness

Splunk Application Performance Insights

Badge Winner

Vendor Support

Dynatrace Digital Performance Platform

Badge Winner

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

Micro Focus APM


Breadth of Features

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor


Business Value Created

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor


Ease of Customization

Micro Focus APM


Ease of Data Integration

IBM Cloud APM


Ease of IT Administration

Splunk Application Performance Insights


Ease of Implementation

Micro Focus APM


Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor


Quality of Features

Splunk Application Performance Insights


Usability and Intuitiveness

Splunk Application Performance Insights


Vendor Support

Dynatrace Digital Performance Platform


Other Evaluated Vendors


Splunk

Splunk Application Performance Insights

Splunk ITSI provides a view of the high-level health and performance of applications and services. It also lets you dive deeper in investigations to helps predict outages and find the root cause of a problem faster. With machine learning capabilities, you can detect patterns to help baseline and automatically adapt behaviors for better monitoring and incident prediction.

7.8

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+78

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

87%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

17Reviews

Microsoft

Microsoft Application Insights

Get rich performance monitoring, powerful alerting, and easy-to-consume dashboards to help ensure your applications are available and performing as you expect. Quickly see if you have a problem, how many customers are affected, and perform a root cause analysis to find and fix the issue.

7.7

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+81

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

83%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

116Reviews

Dynatrace

Dynatrace Digital Performance Platform

Dynatrace application performance management monitors web scale application environments down to each individual transaction—with no gaps or blind spots—including front end, application performance, infrastructure, containers, and cloud.

7.7

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+84

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

70%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

23Reviews

Radware

Radware App Monitoring

Radware's Application Performance Monitoring (APM) allows you to detect application performance issues – before your customer does. Application Performance Monitoring ensures Web application performance meets your customer's expectations and consistently delivers their business SLA.

7.5

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+81

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

74%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

15Reviews

New Relic

New Relic APM

New Relic’s SaaS-based Application Performance Monitoring helps you build, deploy, and maintain great web software.

7.2

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+75

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

73%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

26Reviews

CISCO

AppDynamics APM

AppDynamics APM automatically discovers, maps, and visualizes your critical customer journeys through each application service and infrastructure dependency. Teams have a single source of truth to focus on end-to-end performance in the context of the customer experience, instead of monitoring individual services.

6.9

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+69

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

74%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

19Reviews

CA Technologies

CA Technologies APM

CA Technologies Application Performance Management solution is a performance monitoring tools you need to get ahead of customer expectations and create apps that not only meet, but exceed the expectations of your users. It’s the comprehensive visibility and control you need to find and fix performance issues, consistently optimize your apps and make customers happy.

6.7

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+69

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

70%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

20Reviews

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