Benefits of AppDynamics over free Java profilers:
Effectively monitor the availability and performance of your JVM
Alert all JVM health and performance issues
Diagnose and fix SQL and NoSQL latency
Get to the root cause of application performance issues, quickly and easily
Monitor MBean metrics in real-time
Monitor your JVM Application Topology
With AppDynamics, you can auto-discover and map the application tiers which your JVM interacts with, providing you information of where response time is utilized in your application. You can thus see a comprehensive shot of what your application looks like in application tiers.
Monitor Business Transactions
AppDynamics allows you to auto-discover business transactions from various entry level points into your JVM such as servlets, POJO entry points, etc.
Find Bottlenecks in your Application Code
By identifying a slow application request you can learn about the individual executions known as snapshots. AppDynamics enables the viewing of complete code execution call stack of business transactions with exact associated latency - all with a single click. You thus get complete visibility of where time was utlized in the JVM.
AppDynamics, enables you set alerts on Business Transaction, application, and JVM metrics, in a way that you find and fix problems before end users are impacted.