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Application Performance Management

Application performance management (APM) is the monitoring and management of performance and availability of software applications. APM strives to diagnose application performance problems to maintain an expected service level.

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14
Oct

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

RTView offers a middleware monitoring solution. This solution brings much-needed observability to complex technology stacks.

Latest Research

31
Jul

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

Dynatrace differentiates its APM solution through ease of deployment. As IT environments continue to become more complex, leading enterprise software vendors will improve their solutions to be more plug-and-play.

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Germain Software

Germain APM

The best and the cheapest! User, Process and Technology (software, hardware, network) uptime and performance monitoring, issue root-cause analysis (down to the transaction, code, sql, component, etc), and unlimited Automation platform (Alert, auto-resolution, auto-data update, auto-restart of technology, synthetic clicks, python/shell/perl...script execution, sql execution, etc), real-time, 24x7 and our help for free.

8.7

Composite Score

8.8

CX Score

+94

Emotional Footprint

90%

Likeliness to Recommend

57

Reviews

Badge Winner

Stackify

Stackify Retrace

Stackify APM+ moves beyond traditional APM solutions and gives you immediate, real-time code-level visibility allowing developers to easily identity top performance offenders and fix issues before they impact the business performance or customer satisfaction.

8.3

Composite Score

8.4

CX Score

+88

Emotional Footprint

85%

Likeliness to Recommend

31

Reviews

Badge Winner

SolarWinds

SolarWinds AppOptics

Solarwinds AppOptics provides real-time visibility into any application by collecting both high-fidelity metrics and detailed transaction traces.

8.1

Composite Score

8.3

CX Score

+85

Emotional Footprint

81%

Likeliness to Recommend

53

Reviews

Badge Winner

IBM

IBM Cloud App Management

IBM® Cloud App 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.

8.0

Composite Score

8.2

CX Score

+81

Emotional Footprint

83%

Likeliness to Recommend

100

Reviews

Dynatrace

Dynatrace

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.

7.8

Composite Score

8.1

CX Score

+84

Emotional Footprint

71%

Likeliness to Recommend

30

Reviews

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.

7.8

Composite Score

8.0

CX Score

+81

Emotional Footprint

81%

Likeliness to Recommend

162

Reviews

Badge Winner

Radware

Radware Alteon Analytics

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.

7.8

Composite Score

8.1

CX Score

+83

Emotional Footprint

73%

Likeliness to Recommend

17

Reviews

Splunk

Splunk APM

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

7.6

CX Score

+73

Emotional Footprint

83%

Likeliness to Recommend

28

Reviews

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.

7.7

Composite Score

8.0

CX Score

+82

Emotional Footprint

76%

Likeliness to Recommend

34

Reviews

New Relic, Inc.

New Relic APM

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

7.5

Composite Score

7.7

CX Score

+78

Emotional Footprint

71%

Likeliness to Recommend

30

Reviews

Cisco Systems

AppDynamics

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.

7.5

Composite Score

7.5

CX Score

+74

Emotional Footprint

75%

Likeliness to Recommend

30

Reviews

Broadcom Corporation

Broadcom Technologies APM (CA)

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.

7.3

Composite Score

7.6

CX Score

+76

Emotional Footprint

70%

Likeliness to Recommend

25

Reviews

Virtual Instruments

VirtualWisdom App-centric Infrastructure Performance Management

The VirtualWisdom App-centric Infrastructure Performance Management (IPM) platform provides real-time and historical insights into the performance, availability, health and utilization of your data center infrastructure–across physical, virtual, and cloud environments.

7.9

Composite Score

8.5

CX Score

+83

Emotional Footprint

81%

Likeliness to Recommend

8

Reviews

Instana

Instana

Monitor any application, service, or request with Instana Application Performance Monitoring.

7.9

Composite Score

7.7

CX Score

+80

Emotional Footprint

76%

Likeliness to Recommend

5

Reviews

Metricly

Metricly (Now CloudWisdom by Virtana)

Metricly is a SaaS-based adaptive monitoring solution that helps organizations monitor cloud services, applications, infrastructure, and public cloud costs.

7.8

Composite Score

7.9

CX Score

+81

Emotional Footprint

83%

Likeliness to Recommend

8

Reviews

One Identity LLC

Foglight Hybrid Data Center Performance Management

Quest Foglight, is a complete application and website monitoring platform that specializes in risk assessment, diagnostics, user management and server monitoring in order to ensure your online business infrastructure is secure. Foglight Hybrid Data Center Performance Management optimizes the configuration, performance and utilization of your cloud, hypervisors, virtual machines (VMs) & storage to gain visibility across your entire hybrid infrastructure The Quest Foglight software minimizes the risk of potential downtime.

7.5

Composite Score

7.3

CX Score

+71

Emotional Footprint

77%

Likeliness to Recommend

10

Reviews

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

Riverbed SteelCentral APM

Riverbed SteelCentral Application Performance Management (APM) solutions give you the end-to-end visibility and actionable insights to deliver high-performing apps for your end users. But to quickly realize the benefits of your APM solutions, you need a comprehensive primer and expert guidance on how to quickly operationalize the solutions within your environment.

6.9

Composite Score

6.5

CX Score

+60

Emotional Footprint

68%

Likeliness to Recommend

12

Reviews

BMC Software, Inc.

BMC TrueSight App Visibility Manager

TrueSight AppVisibility is an APM solution, powered by AIOps and designed for IT operations, that correlates application performance, digital experience and infrastructure resources to continuously improve services that depend on multi-cloud infrastructure.. TrueSight App Visibility Manager goes beyond application performance monitoring to provide deep insight into your users' experience. In addition to tracking and measuring user activity at the individual or location level – on premises or off – it filters data to ensure you have the information you need to keep users happy and applications healthy, without the unnecessary noise.

6.9

Composite Score

6.0

CX Score

+52

Emotional Footprint

76%

Likeliness to Recommend

5

Reviews

Apica Systems

Apica Synthetic Monitoring

Apica Synthetic proactively monitor your websites, applications and APIs around the clock and identify availability and performance issues before they affect your customers.

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Composite Score

8.2

CX Score

+88

Emotional Footprint

89%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

Automai

Automai AppsWatch

AWith its front end robot technology, AppsWatch automates monitoring of all your applications in any environment. AppsWatch runs even when real users are not around. Alerts you of problems before users have a chance notice them.

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Composite Score

7.7

CX Score

+79

Emotional Footprint

70%

Likeliness to Recommend

3

Reviews

Nastel

Nastel AutoPilot M6

Get real-time visibility, predictive alerting, sub-second analytics and resolve the right problem, right now before anyone notices with Nastel AutoPilot M6.

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Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

Blackfire

Blackfire

Blackfire empowers all developers and IT/Ops to continuously verify and improve their app’s performance, throughout its lifecycle, by getting the right information at the right moment.

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Composite Score

7.5

CX Score

+87

Emotional Footprint

83%

Likeliness to Recommend

4

Reviews

Tevron

CitraTest APM

CitraTest APM® is an all encompassing APM solution that addresses the needs of End-to-End Response Time Monitoring, Availability Monitoring, and SLA Enforcement with full support for EVERY application.

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Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

Idera Software

Idera Precise Application Performance Platform

IDERA empowers database and IT professionals to monitor & manage data center environments with complete confidence. For deep-dive monitoring of off-the-shelf application stacks, such as SAP and PeopleSoft, the Precise approach is optimal.

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Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

Sherrill-Lubinski Corporation

RTView Enterprise Monitor

RTView Enterprise Monitor is an easy-to-use, easy-to-implement application monitoring solution designed to provide an end-to-end view of the health state for your most business-critical applications and the software and hardware that support them, including middleware, database, virtual machines, host and network.

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Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Latest Research

14
Oct

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

RTView offers a middleware monitoring solution. This solution brings much-needed observability to complex technology stacks.

Latest Research

31
Jul

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

Dynatrace differentiates its APM solution through ease of deployment. As IT environments continue to become more complex, leading enterprise software vendors will improve their solutions to be more plug-and-play.

Latest Research

31
Jul

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

APM vendor Dynatrace is offering a service to help its customers improve their SDLC. This offering aligns with an overall shift in the IT marketplace.

Latest Research

31
Jul

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

Dynatrace offers digital business analytics in addition to full stack end-to-end monitoring. The tool’s capabilities work to bridge the gap between infrastructure & operations teams and the business side of the house.

Latest Research

21
Jul

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

Stackify has changed the pricing model for its APM tool, Retrace. This change in pricing is in line with usage-based shifts in technology along with changing architectures.

Latest Research

30
Jan

Author: Isaac Kinsella (Info-Tech)

Announced on December 31, 2019, BeyondTrust named Tenable as the successor to its Vulnerability Management suite.

Latest Research

29
Jan

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

Crosscode is an application analysis and dependency-mapping tool. This kind of tool will become increasingly prevalent as an important component of DevOps toolchains.

Latest Research

18
Oct

Author: Scott Bickley (Info-Tech)

IBM reported Q3 2019 revenue and earnings that failed to meet analyst revenue expectations. With a revenue of $18.03 billion, versus an expected $18.76 billion, it missed the target for the twenty-seventh time under CEO Ginny Rommety.

Latest Research

23
Jul

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

Dynatrace has filed for an IPO. IT professionals making APM purchasing decisions may benefit from the increased transparency when Dynatrace goes public.

Latest Research

19
Jun

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

Application performance management (APM) is hard, but necessary. The vendor space is expanding because it addresses a real need.

Latest Research

27
May

Author: Ben Mackle (Info-Tech)

Application portfolio management (APM) is typically characterized as a subset of application lifecycle management (ALM). However, we see this capability included more often in enterprise architecture tools than in ALM software.

Latest Research

18
Apr

Author: Andrew Kum-Seun (Info-Tech)

The immense sprawl of products and product versions across the organization complicates manual inventory collection practices. Automated discovery and inventory tools help alleviate this challenge, but they do not negate the importance of end user and stakeholder collaboration and application capability mapping.