Dynatrace and CloudQA Comparison

Dynatrace vs CloudQA

When it comes to Synthetic Monitoring, our TruMonitor technology offers features that are far more useful, effective and easy to manage than Dynatrace

When evaluating Synthetic Monitoring tools, you will find that most of the commercial tools highlight very basic features and perform them well. List of features includes:

  • Monitoring from multiple geographic locations
  • Real-time alerting via multiple rich alerting options
  • Monitoring at intervals of as low as 5 minutes
  • Recording to monitoring in minutes
  • Genuine browser monitoring
  • No complex coding
  • Performance measurement & reporting
  • & more

CloudQA TruMonitor excels at all the above mentioned features. Below is a list of essential synthetic monitoring features that not too many companies talk about. We believe the features below are extremely powerful & can provide tremendous value to companies serious about application performance.

Robust Functional Workflow

Priority - 5 / 5

For any workflow monitoring, you should be able to record / create real workflows which may include iFrames or dynamic selectors created by popular javascript frameworks like Angular, React, Ember, Knockout, etc. Without the ability to easily create these functional flows, you will either (a) be restricted to very simplistic monitoring flows that do not represent a true user journey or (b) rely on long development cycles to recreate user flows, in the event your application changes frequently.

CLOUDQA

Advanced recorder that is robust and can work with all modern web applications

DYNATRACE

Very basic with no support for iFrames & dynamic selectors

Robust Functional Workflow
Workflow Maintenance

Workflow Maintenance

Priority - 4 / 5

Ability to easily modify a workflow to change element selectors & add assertions will help you evolve monitoring scenarios that are more robust & meaningful

CLOUDQA

Intuitive visual editor to perform complex workflow modification like adding custom JavaScript, alerts, waits, variables and much more

DYNATRACE

Basic editing & can be time consuming

Validations & Assertions

Priority - 3 / 5

Besides basic validations like text & element presence, you should be able to perform advanced assertions like “price is greater or lesser than certain number”, “image presence” or even use custom JavaScript for advance validations

CLOUDQA

Basic & advanced assertions like value comparison (>, <, etc), image presence, & use of any complex assertions via simple javascripts

DYNATRACE

Support for presence of only basic text & elements

Validations & Assertions
Monitor API's & Workflows together

Monitor API's & Workflows together

Priority - 3 / 5

A user journey can be made up of a series of mouse clicks, data entry into multiple fields, selection from dropdown menus, etc. As the use navigates between one page to another, an application may also make internal or 3rd party API calls (which happens behind the scene). Ability to monitor the effects of each interaction, including REST API’s is very important & it should be part of the monitoring flow

CLOUDQA

Chain multiple data dependent API calls with user journey & monitor them together

DYNATRACE

Cannot perform any API monitoring combined with workflows

Multiple Browser Support

Priority - 3 / 5

Performance metrics from different browsers, will provide you with a complete picture of usability and performance of your application.  See the impact on different browsers under different load stress conditions

CLOUDQA

Multiple browser support. Real browser technology enables monitoring with Chrome, Firefox or IE

DYNATRACE

No browser support

Multiple Browser Support
Data Driven Synthetic Monitoring

Data Driven Synthetic Monitoring

Priority - 4 / 5

Have the ability to build one workflow and reuse it with any variation of data input. This can help you capture application behavior with different data sets without having to create multiple workflows – a time consuming activity and a workflow management headache

CLOUDQA

Support for multiple data sets

DYNATRACE

Use of only 1 dataset per workflow

Complex workflows

Priority - 5 / 5

Modern web applications make use of multiple technolgies to enhance user experience. Monitoring tool that is simulating a real user journey should be able to deal with complex user interactions with ease

CLOUDQA

CloudQA was designed and built to test modern web applications so it can handle complex workflows with ease. You can get an increased coverage of different user scenarios with ease

DYNATRACE

Support for fairly simple workflows

Complex workflows
Regression Testing

Regression Testing

Priority - 4 / 5

Ability to frequently run multiple test cases to test new / ammended features in a controlled environment before releasing them in production

CLOUDQA

Test critical workflow changes in your QA/Stage/Pre-production environment with a click of a button so that you know the issues before getting into production

DYNATRACE

Multi-environment testing not supported

Visual Debugging

Priority - 2 / 5

Ability to easily debug complex workflow failures with visual comparison

CLOUDQA

Supported

DYNATRACE

Not supported

Visual Debugging

see it for yourself

It has never been easier to create & manage monitoring flows for complex web applications till now.

We can show you how via a no-obligation & no-cost pilot