What do you like best?
As a support engineer, AppDynamics is one of my daily tools that I cannot leave it. Especially for analyze production issues. For example, some sql query running very slow but I dont' know which one exactly. With the help of AppDynamics, I can filter out the long time request from end user, then analyze these bad performance requests to find out the sql performance issue.
What do you dislike?
It's a bit slow when you're navigating on the page. AppDynamics should improve its performance. There are lots of functions on AppDynamics, you need a formal training or someone is very experienced to guide you. If you're the first time to use it, you probably lost on the page because there're too many UIs on the page.
Recommendations to others considering the product
AppDynamics is a very powerful tools to monitor your distribute system. It's easy to use and has a very simplicity UI. You can find the functions what you need quickly.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Sometimes, out customer said they encountered a very bad performance issue on our product. With the help of AppDynamics, we can quickly find out which request was slow. AppDynamics save our much time to looking for issue cause.
Besides, its alert function is very useful. There probably have hundreds or thousands servers running in your house, AppDynamics will alert you if one node is down.
Lastly, it's verify convenient to restart a batch of servers from AppDynamics. Yep, it saved you much time.