Will IT Operations Analytics Platforms Replace APM Suites? Will Cappelli of Gartner is examining this question in his latest work. Effectively correlating transactional data is how APM products will avoid replacement:
One is the fact that at the end of the day, if you really want to see what is going on, you need to get something on that platform. The most obvious way of doing that is to instrument the platform directly. Unfortunately, from a social perspective that is almost unachievable. If employers were supplying us with our smartphones and tablets, and we were using them strictly for business purposes, there are technologies that could handle the problem.
You can read more here: IT Operations Analytics vs. APM Part 3