Java applications have many troubleshooting issues that can be resolves with Java profiling tools. There are a variety of tools to choose from such as free Java profilers that ship with the JDK to commercial software. Although Java profiling tools are useful they create a large overhead and latency that are unacceptable for any production application.
AppDynamics is a production-ready alternative to free Java profilers. With AppDynamics, the dev and ops teams can now easily locate and troubleshoot bottlenecks to the exact line of code, without impacting the performance of the production application.
Lower Overhead than Java Profiling Tools
You no longer have to worry about impacting your end users because unlike many other Java profilers, AppDynamics runs in production with less than 2% overhead on the application. Those organizations that use Java profiling tools only during urgent situations lack visibility into their app.
Automatic Application Discovery and Instrumentation
AppDynamics automatically maps and discovers the application tiers that the monitored JVM interacts with like web services, databases and app servers. In addition, AppDynamics allows you to locate your application bottleneck by letting you know where inactivity occurs in the application.
Business Transaction Monitoring
AppDynamics provides Business Transaction monitoring, which helps you to know your application similar to the way your end users experience it. Like AppDynamics, no other Java profiling tools provide Business Transaction information for bottlenecks.
With AppDynamics, you can set up alerts to find and fix problems before they even have a chance to affect your end users. Compared to AppDynamics, most other free Java profiling tools do not sound alerts, and those that offer alerts use static, universal thresholds often resulting in alert storms.
We engaged the AppDynamics Enablement Team and within a week we found over a dozen major defects that were affecting the performance and stability of our products. Great team, great enablement.
Bob Hartley, Family Search, Development Manager
We're enthusiastic with the support we received from the AppDynamics training team. They helped us gain critical visibility into our applications that's helped us make better architectural and design decisions.
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