AppDynamics vs Nagios

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AppDynamics vs Nagios: 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 Nagios? Complete monitoring and alerting for servers, switches, applications, and services. Nagios is a host/service/network monitoring program written in C and released under the GNU General Public License.

AppDynamics belongs to "Performance Monitoring" category of the tech stack, while Nagios can be primarily classified under "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, Nagios provides the following key features:

  • Monitor your entire IT infrastructure
  • Spot problems before they occur
  • Know immediately when problems arise

"Deep code visibility" is the top reason why over 10 developers like AppDynamics, while over 49 developers mention "It just works" as the leading cause for choosing Nagios.

Nagios is an open source tool with 60 GitHub stars and 36 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Nagios's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Nagios has a broader approval, being mentioned in 176 company stacks & 39 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 · | 6 upvotes · 959.3K 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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Decisions about AppDynamics and Nagios
Matthias Fleschütz
Teamlead IT at NanoTemper Technologies · | 2 upvotes · 95.5K views
  • free open source
  • modern interface and architecture
  • large community
  • extendable I knew Nagios for decades but it was really outdated (by its architecture) at some point. That's why Icinga started first as a fork, not with Icinga2 it is completely built from scratch but backward-compatible with Nagios plugins. Now it has reached a state with which I am confident.
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Pros of AppDynamics
Pros of Nagios
  • 19
    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
  • 53
    It just works
  • 28
    The standard
  • 12
    Customizable
  • 8
    The Most flexible monitoring system
  • 1
    Huge stack of free checks/plugins to choose from

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Cons of AppDynamics
Cons of Nagios
  • 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 Nagios?

    Nagios is a host/service/network monitoring program written in C and released under the GNU General Public License.

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