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How It Works

Get end-to-end visibility into the performance of your applications

Drive application and business performance with AI-powered insights and visibility into every facet of your application environment. See how our platform works and what makes us unique.

Agents and controller

Agents sit across your entire application ecosystem and supporting infrastructure, notifying controllers of real-time performance. Agents send performance data to controllers, and your application performance is visualized through the controller UI.

Auto-discovery and mapping

AppDynamics auto-discovers the flow of all traffic requests in your environment and dynamically creates a topology map to visualize performance across the application ecosystem.

Business transaction

A Business transaction is made up of all the required services within your environment that are called upon to fulfill and deliver a response to a user-initiated request. These are typically things like login, search, checkout, and so on.

AI-powered baseline performance and automate remediation

Cognition Engine uses machine learning to automate anomaly detection, drastically reduce MTTR with instant root-cause diagnostics, and correlate software and business performance metrics so IT teams can swiftly diagnose application performance problems.

Custom dashboards

Visualize critical performance data with Dash Studio. Built with ease of use in mind, you can design custom dashboards with just a few clicks to gain strategic insights into your application's performance. 

Front-end performance

Get visibility into performance with a combination of synthetic web transactions as well as real user and machine-generated interactions for web pages, mobile devices, and IoT.


Out-of-the-box troubleshooting capabilities help you detect and remediate issues. Transaction Snapshots are taken only when performance anomalies occur to ensure no impact on production performance. Snapshots provide code-level and database visibility.


Transaction and end user data delivers real-time application analytics for modern business performance monitoring.

"Real-time information gives us the ability to focus on today's problem. Not yesterday's problem. By differentiating between the two, we can prevent tomorrow's problem."

Heather Fry, Director of Product Development, Paychex

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