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Critical Capabilities for Application Performance Monitoring

Published: 22 April 2020


APM software provides critical performance visibility and analysis to support IT operations, application monitoring and DevOps-enabled digital business transformation. I&O leaders must select APM software based on the business needs of stakeholders affected by new technologies disrupting the market.

Included in Full Research

  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Broadcom DX APM/DX SaaS
    • Cisco (AppDynamics)
    • Datadog APM
    • Dynatrace
    • IBM Cloud App Management
    • Instana APM
    • ManageEngine Applications Manager, Site24x7
    • Micro Focus BPM, RUM, Diagnostics, SiteScope
    • Microsoft Azure Monitor
    • New Relic One
    • Oracle Management Cloud
    • Riverbed (Aternity)
    • SolarWinds AppOptics, Loggly, Pingdom
    • Splunk (SignalFx)
    • Tingyun APM
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Anomaly Detection
    • IT Services Monitoring
    • Root Cause Analysis
    • Business Analysis
    • Application Debugging
    • Distributed Profiling
  • Use Cases
    • IT Operations
    • DevOps Release
    • Application Support
    • Application Development
    • Application Owner or LOB
    • CloudOps
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped
  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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Critical Capabilities: A deeper look into provider offerings

How does a Critical Capabilities report work?

As a companion to the Magic Quadrant™, a Critical Capabilities report scores competing products and services against a set of meaningful differentiators. It reveals which options are the best fit in various use cases to help you focus on the vendors best suited to your needs.

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Sharper focus

Narrow down the product and service criteria most important to you.

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We provide actionable, objective insight to help organizations make smarter, faster technology decisions to stay ahead of disruption and accelerate growth.

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We analyze contract terms and conditions to protect you against future price increases and unanticipated costs.

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