Best Application Performance Monitoring Tools

What is application performance management?

Application Performance Management, or APM, is an umbrella term that covers the monitoring and management of the performance of software applications.

This can include everything from code-level diagnostics and detecting slow application transactions to measuring end-user satisfaction levels.

Here is our list of the best application performance management tools:

  1. Datadog Real-Time APM EDITOR’S CHOICE This cloud-based monitoring service is designed for tracking the activities and performance of Web applications, which includes discovering all supporting services and modules. Observability is achieved through distributed tracing. Start a 14-day free trial.
  2. SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (FREE TRIAL) This tool that runs on Windows Server combines both application and server monitoring. Recognizes over 1,200 applications out-of-the-box and you can be up and running in a couple of hours. A risk-free 30-day trial is available.
  3. ManageEngine Applications Manager (FREE TRIAL) Monitors physical, virtual, and cloud servers running Windows and Linux operating systems.
  4. Site24x7 Application Performance Monitoring (FREE TRIAL) Online suite of infrastructure management tools that monitor networks, and servers as well as applications.
  5. SolarWinds AppOptics Application Monitoring (FREE TRIAL) A Cloud-based service that focuses on application performance issues.
  6. ManageEngine Applications Manager Monitors physical, virtual, and cloud servers running Windows and Linux operating systems.
  7. AppDynamics This monitor includes an application stack map so you can instantly see which underlying resource is causing application performance problems.
  8. New Relic APM This applications monitors & analyzes events by inspecting the performance of code written in the seven most frequently-used languages for online services: Java, Node.js, PHP, .NET, Python, Ruby, and Go.
  9. Dynatrace Application Performance Management An online service that specializes in monitoring apps for Cloud-based businesses.
  10. Splunk IT Service Intelligence This tool includes an AI module that produces predictive reports that show you where capacity problems may be likely to occur.
  11. WhatsUp Gold with Application Monitoring Add-on The core WhatsUp Gold monitors networks and you can extend it with an add on to track application performance.
  12. CA Application Performance Management This bundle of tools includes Application Performance Monitoring, App Experience Analytics, and Synthetic Monitoring.
  13. AppEnsure This tool is aimed at providers of online servers; it monitors both user experience on a website and application delivery statistics.