AppDynamics vs Prometheus: 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 Prometheus? An open-source service monitoring system and time series database, developed by SoundCloud. Prometheus is a systems and service monitoring system. It collects metrics from configured targets at given intervals, evaluates rule expressions, displays the results, and can trigger alerts if some condition is observed to be true.
AppDynamics and Prometheus are primarily classified as "Performance Monitoring" and "Monitoring" tools respectively.
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, Prometheus provides the following key features:
- a multi-dimensional data model (timeseries defined by metric name and set of key/value dimensions)
- a flexible query language to leverage this dimensionality
- no dependency on distributed storage
"Deep code visibility" is the primary reason why developers consider AppDynamics over the competitors, whereas "Powerful easy to use monitoring" was stated as the key factor in picking Prometheus.
Prometheus is an open source tool with 25K GitHub stars and 3.56K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Prometheus's open source repository on GitHub.
Uber Technologies, Slack, and DigitalOcean are some of the popular companies that use Prometheus, whereas AppDynamics is used by Intuit, Zalando, and Okta. Prometheus has a broader approval, being mentioned in 243 company stacks & 85 developers stacks; compared to AppDynamics, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.
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