Forrester names AppDynamics a Leader and Top Ranked In The Current Offering Category in latest APM Wave Report

In the newly released report, “The Forrester Wave™: Application Performance Management Solutions, Q3 2016” by Milan Hanson and Eveline Oehrlich, Forrester evaluated and analyzed 14 top Application Performance Management solutions. The firms were evaluated against twenty-eight criteria, which were grouped according to current offering, strategy, and market presence.

The report specifically recognizes, “AppDynamics’ App iQ Platform supports its suite of APM applications, providing insight into business transactions with discovery, tagging, tracing, and learning transactions that are important to the user.”

To emphasize how proud we are of our ranking, AppDynamics CTO Bhaskar Sunkara said “Every business is becoming a digital business and they are transforming the way they deliver valuable experiences for their customers.” Bhaskar continues “With AppDynamics’ App iQ Platform, enterprises have real-time insights into application performance, allowing them to accelerate their digital transformation and make key decisions that enhance customer experiences faster.”

Furthermore, within the current offering category, Forrester AppDynamics received a 5 out of 5 score in the following feature sets:

  •       Dynamic transaction topology
  •       Dynamic health overlay
  •       General infrastructure monitoring
  •       Off-premises infrastructure monitoring
  •       Microservices/containers monitoring (new)
  •       Analytics

Though this report is new, I think it further confirms what I’ve seen in my relatively short tenure at AppDynamics. After speaking with customers and learning about their use cases, we’re driven to continue innovating and helping our customers solve their application problems. NASDAQ Director of Operations Analytics, Eric Poon states, “It worked as it was advertised and it worked very easily. It was simple to deploy. It took minutes, literally. On our first proof-of-concept, we saw results within an hour.”

Read a complimentary copy of the Forrester report here.

AppDynamics recognized by Forrester in APM market overview

Interest in the Application Performance Management (APM) category is very high right now.   To stay one step ahead of their clients, the Industry Analysts who cover the category and write research to advise their clients have been very busy.  In December alone, there were six different analyst reports being researched by the major analyst firms.

Forrester published the results of their research in the 2nd week of December with the report: Market Overview: Application Performance Management, Q4 2011.  Forrester clients can access the report at www.forrester.com. In this report, Forrester provides very sound advice on why APM exists and what it should do for clients. Forrester has created their own “Reference Model” for APM and evaluated the vendor landscape against those criteria.

Raison d’etre for APM

Forrester VP and Principal Analyst, JP Garbani, gives readers very pragmatic advice on the raison d’etre for APM.  Simply put, APM’s job is to:

1) Alert IT to application performance and availability issues before a full-scale outage occurs

2) Isolate or pinpoint the problem source

3) Provide deep-diagnostics to enable IT to determine the root cause

For several years now, JP Garbani has been on the forefront of proclaiming that modern APM solutions should enable IT organizations to manage apps not by gauging the heath of their servers or servlets, but instead by assessing what the customer or end-user cares about most – whether their Business Transaction completes quickly and doesn’t make them wait.  He states that this has become even more critical as applications have gotten more distributed and complex.