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"Dynatrace helped us with root cause analysis of poor performing components of our applications.""My primary use of the tool is to keep revenue coming into the business and to use it to help our business team in running their site analytics and web performance tools. They have things like Adobe Analytics that provide them with one layer of data. We use Dynatrace as another railroad metric to both confirm the Adobe Analytics data and enhance it in certain places where Adobe won't give us the answers that we need. In terms of metrics, we've had roughly about 120,000 unique sessions per hour on our website. So, we're capturing a lot of session data and real user data, and all of that data is kept in user sessions. We can look this information up by user ID to tag any given session that we want to find by date/client. E.g., if the user said that they had an issue last Thursday at 11:00 PM, then we can just do a search on their email address, go through all their sessions, and find the one that they mentioned, then dig directly into that one.""The solution can be deployed quickly on-prem. Once it's deployed, you can use discovery and review the process and service on this application.""Technical support has always been quick to respond.""In my experience, Dynatrace is scalable.""If you look in the APM sector, it is a very nice package to install.""With Dynatrace, we have synthetic checks and real-user monitoring of all of our websites, places where members and providers can interact with us over the web. We monitor the response times of those with Dynatrace, and it's all integrated into one place.""It is useful for analytics, web performance, end-to-end coverage of a user experience, and database analytics. It is absolutely a monitoring tool that is worth having. The visibility that it provides is a unique feature of this product."

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"I am satisfied with the support.""The completeness of the solution is what we like the most.""It allows us to digest the information, the data, the different data streams, so we can make decisions based upon information that we receive, and it is pretty robust.""The most valuable aspect of the solution is the dashboard. It's very intuitive.""This is a straightforward solution, easy to configure.""The logs on the solution are excellent.""Its compatibility with other SIEMS is very useful.""We have found all the features useful. However, the dashboarding and logging have been very helpful. Additionally, the log analysis does a great job."

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Cons
"It could be more affordable and therefore, more widely used by including more features like DEM as part of licensing cost rather than an additional expense.""The user interface for the management functions is not particularly intuitive for even the most common features.""Infrastructure monitoring could be improved.""I think they're working on even more integration from external third party input, but that is ongoing. So the faster it's there the better. Clock monitoring is one of these areas where improvements can be made.""When it comes to monitoring, we did the integration with VMware vCenter, and we were able to see some good stuff. The VMware vCenter integration was really great, but what we really missed was the integration with the network management stuff such as Cisco ACI. We wanted to see integration in that area, but it was not provided by Dynatrace. So, the main feature for us is integration with things like Cisco ACI. If they can bring that one in, with vCenter in there, it would be a total solution. It would be absolutely incomparable to anything else in the market.""Documentation could be improved. E.g., you don't know how to properly use Dynatrace because documentation is almost lacking behind the features being deployed.""They could also, develop an observability platform where you could have the ability to inject events, locks, and traces.""Dynatrace could be improved by having a fully functional applications and infrastructure monitoring feature. Their existing stack, which is SNMP-based, does not have full infrastructure monitoring, whereas if we compare it with other solutions like New Relic or Datadog, they have moved into infrastructure monitoring. The second improvement I would suggest is in regards to the cost. So far, Dynatrace is the most expensive APM that we sell, even compared to New Relic. I think they can improve a little bit in terms of the license pricing."

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"Its pricing model and integration with third-party services can be improved. We had faced an issue with integration. The alerting feature is currently not available with Splunk, but it is definitely available with Datadog and PagerDuty. They should include this feature. A few dashboards in Splunk look quite old and are not that modern. They aren't bad, but improving these dashboards will definitely make Splunk more attractive and usable. I read in a few blog posts that there were a few security incidents related to Splunk agents. So, it can be made more secure.""Being a SIEM solution with a centralized dashboard, we would like to have more options to customize it.""In terms of the interface, it could include some improvements for the look and feel.""Technical support needs to be more responsive.""Our two main complaints are about the difficulty of the initial setup and the licensing model.""The product is relatively expensive.""It could be more user friendly, in terms of the end-user experience.""The configuration could be better."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The solution has saved us money through the consolidation of tools. With a hybrid landscape, we had multiple tools. When we consolidated, we removed four or five other monitoring tools with one. For the last ROI calculation that I did, Dynatrace was saving us up to $500,000 per year.""If there are no corporate requirements to run Dynatrace Managed (operating it yourself), I would definitely go for the size option. For small and medium-sized companies, the size option is probably the cheapest one. You don't need to look into operating it. You don't need to run hardware. It is pay as you go.""We license it for two environments, typically all of production and all of one lower environment, usually our staging environment. If there is a downside to Dynatrace, the only thing I can think of would be the cost. If it were cheaper, I'd have it in all my environments. I don't think they're charging more than it's worth, by any means. It's just that good software costs money.""The only limitation with scaling to cloud-native environments is licensing. It all depends on how many DEM units you're willing to license. The more of DEM units that you purchase, the more user data you can collect.""The price range is quite high.""There are additional Professional Services costs which ensure the solution is configured with meaningful names so you're getting the most money for your investment.""Its price is quite high. Although it is worth it, it would be better if its price is reduced. They base their prices around licensing. Their prices are based on agent licensing and consumption licensing. Both of these can be a bit cheaper, but if they are the best in the market, as I consider them to be, I assume that their prices will be higher. They are delivering the product for that price.""It is quite costly. Dynatrace was the most expensive, compared to the other products we looked at. But it was also a lot better. If you want value for your money, Dynatrace is the way to go."

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"Licensing is a yearly, one-time cost.""My customers have found the price of the solution to be high.""Its pricing model can be improved.""This solution is costly. Splunk is obviously a great product, but you should only choose this product if you need all the features provided. Otherwise, if you don't need all the features to meet your requirements, there are probably other products that will be more cost-effective. It's cost versus the functionality requirement.""It is economical than other solutions.""I think that most of the monitoring solutions are expensive.""The solution is a little expensive.""The pricing model is based on the number of gigabytes that you ingest into the Splunk system. So it can be an expensive solution."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The key is to have a holistic view over the complete infrastructure, the ones you have listed are great for APM if you need to monitor applications end to end. I have tested them all and have not… more »
Top Answer: While the environment does matter in the selection of an APM tool, I prefer to use Dynatrace to manage the entire stack. Both production and Dev/Test. I find it to be quite superior to anything else… more »
Top Answer: There are many factors and we know little about your requirements (size of org, technology stack, management systems, the scope of implementation). Our goal was to consolidate APM and infra… more »
Top Answer: For tools I’d recommend:  -SIEM- LogRhythm -SOAR- Palo Alto XSOAR Doing commercial w/o both (or at least an XDR) is asking to miss details that are critical, and ending up a statistic. Also,… more »
Top Answer: It would really depend on (1) which logs you need to ingest and (2) what are your use cases Splunk is easy for ingestion of anything, but the charge per GB/Day Indexed and it gets expensive as log… more »
Top Answer: Splunk handles a high amount of data very well. We use Splunk to capture information and as an aggregator for monitoring information from different sources. Splunk is very good at alerting us if we… more »
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Overview

Dynatrace has redefined how you monitor today’s digital ecosystems. AI-powered, full stack and completely automated, it’s the only solution that provides answers, not just data, based on deep insight into every user, every transaction, across every application. More than 8,000 customers use Dynatrace to optimize customer experiences, innovate faster and modernize IT operations with absolute confidence.

Splunk software has been around since 2006 and the company has since grown to become an industry leader. Splunk's vision is to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everybody. The company offers a wide range of products to turn machine data into valuable information by monitoring and analyzing all activities. This is known as Operational Intelligence and is the unique value proposition of Splunk.

Splunk is well-known for its Log Management capabilities and also for its Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions.

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Sample Customers
Audi, Best Buy, LinkedIn, CISCO, Intuit, KRONOS, Scottrade, Wells Fargo, ULTA Beauty, Lenovo, Swarovsk, Nike, Whirlpool, American Express
Splunk has more than 7,000 customers spread across over 90 countries. These customers include Telenor, UniCredit, ideeli, McKenney's, Tesco, and SurveyMonkey.
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm31%
Insurance Company10%
Retailer7%
Healthcare Company7%
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm12%
Insurance Company6%
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Financial Services Firm19%
Energy/Utilities Company12%
Computer Software Company10%
Retailer7%
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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm10%
Government7%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise73%
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Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise63%
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Small Business31%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Dynatrace, Datadog, AppDynamics and others in Application Performance Management (APM). Updated: November 2021.
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Dynatrace is ranked 1st in Application Performance Management (APM) with 35 reviews while Splunk is ranked 1st in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 48 reviews. Dynatrace is rated 8.8, while Splunk is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Dynatrace writes "AI identifies all the components of a response-time issue or failure, hugely benefiting our triage efforts". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Splunk writes "Good support with an intuitive dashboard but the cost is too high". Dynatrace is most compared with Datadog, AppDynamics, New Relic APM, Azure Monitor and Elastic APM, whereas Splunk is most compared with Datadog, IBM QRadar, ELK Logstash, Microsoft Sentinel and Zabbix.

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