AppDynamics vs ELK

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AppDynamics vs ELK: 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, ELK is detailed as "The acronym for three open source projects: Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana". It is the acronym for three open source projects: Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana. Elasticsearch is a search and analytics engine. Logstash is a server‑side data processing pipeline that ingests data from multiple sources simultaneously, transforms it, and then sends it to a "stash" like Elasticsearch. Kibana lets users visualize data with charts and graphs in Elasticsearch.

AppDynamics belongs to "Performance Monitoring" category of the tech stack, while ELK can be primarily classified under "Log Management".

According to the StackShare community, ELK has a broader approval, being mentioned in 53 company stacks & 14 developers stacks; compared to AppDynamics, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.

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Farzeem Diamond Jiwani
Software Engineer at IVP · | 5 upvotes · 687.6K views
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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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Lucas Rincon
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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 AppDynamics
Pros of ELK
  • 18
    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
  • 13
    Open source
  • 3
    Good for startups with monetary limitations
  • 2
    Can run locally
  • 1
    Easy to setup
  • 1
    External Network Goes Down You Aren't Without Logging
  • 0
    Json log supprt
  • 0
    Live logging

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Cons of AppDynamics
Cons of ELK
  • 5
    Expensive
  • 2
    Poor to non-existent integration with aws services
  • 4
    Elastic Search is a resource hog
  • 3
    Logstash configuration is a pain
  • 1
    Bad for startups with personal limitations

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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 ELK?

It is the acronym for three open source projects: Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana. Elasticsearch is a search and analytics engine. Logstash is a server‑side data processing pipeline that ingests data from multiple sources simultaneously, transforms it, and then sends it to a "stash" like Elasticsearch. Kibana lets users visualize data with charts and graphs in Elasticsearch.

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What are some alternatives to AppDynamics and ELK?
Datadog
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Nagios
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Splunk
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Grafana
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