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Wait! Do you really need to profile that PHP code? Are you sure you want to start down that time-consuming, tedious path? If you’re looking to squeeze some more performance out of your PHP web application, there are a few relatively quick and easy checks to perform that can give your p...
Wait! Do you really need to profile that PHP code? Are you sure you want to start down that time-consuming, tedious path? If you’re looking to squeeze some more performance out of your PHP web application, there are a few relatively quick and easy checks to perform that can give your p...
Can you imagine a world where you have a single, centrally managed, platform instrumenting and collecting data from your whole IT landscape in real-time? Allowing you to troubleshoot issues, analyze their business impact, and even track the flow of business operations (order shipments,...
Application performance tends to be one of those things everyone knows is important, but it’s hard to put a specific number to just how important. Earlier this year, Gartner published their findings (subscription required) from Google, Amazon, Yahoo, Microsoft, and many others th...
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Except when you tweet about it. From Advil and Gatorade to the “Virtual War Room”, we went through all the tweets from AppSphere 2014 and picked out a few of our favorites! 10. Some people just can’t handle Vegas. Here's to ho...
This blog originally appeared on Wired Insights. Television was a new form of entertainment in the late 1920’s. Unclear how to optimize this new channel, many of the first television stations treated TV the same as radio. Time proved that TV was a completely different experience and ch...
The big keynotes and general sessions energized and inspired all of us. We’re buzzing with new ideas, we’ve seen our concepts validated, and we see the direction we’re going in as we return to the real world to pursue our collective mission to keep the world’s important applications, a...
If there’s one way we want to be thought of at AppDynamics, it’s as a customer-driven, customer-centric company. Customer needs are what drives the innovation in our product. Customer success is what drives our day-to-day operations. So it’s fitting that a high point of our first custo...
AppSphere Day One general sessions ended with a panel of cloud experts led in discussion by Jonah Kowall, research vice president – IT operations at Gartner, with questions prepared by Jonah and also submitted by the audience. The course of the discussion indicated that — like so many ...
The AppSphere general sessions kicked off Monday afternoon with a full house in the beautiful Chelsea Theater at the Cosmopolitan. Joe Sexton, AppDynamics president of worldwide field operations, opened the afternoon sessions, followed by Founder and CEO Jyoti Bansal, who presented the...
If you have ever wondered how you can get even more out of your AppDynamics experience, you’ll want to be part of our new customer loyalty program, the AppDynamics Fan Club. Officially launched yesterday at AppSphere 2014, the Fan Club is designed to help our customers succeed at every...
At AppDynamics, it’s been our mission to equip enterprises with true Application Intelligence. As the expanded application ecosystem grows, many enterprises are using a combination of legacy, contemporary, and cutting-edge infrastructure components. So today we’re proud to announce we ...
Greetings from lovely Las Vegas, USA! AppSphere 2014, the inaugural AppDynamics technology and business conference, is officially underway. Nearly 800 client and partner attendees from all across the country and the world are convened at Vegas’ stylish Cosmopolitan hotel to network, sh...
With just under a week to go until AppSphere 2014, the big global event at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, the AppDynamics team couldn’t be more excited to host our first-ever user conference. With IT industry leaders and thought leaders alike, we are ready for the inaugural AppSp...
The AppDynamics team has done it again! For the third year in a row, Gartner has positioned AppDynamics as a Leader in its 2014 Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring. And we are a leader that’s also positioned furthest along the Completeness of Vision axis. We believe t...
“Hey…the Internet is down” or “the application is really slow” are common problems I’ve heard over the years. As the Ned Stark meme goes, how does one simply fix “it’s slow”? I’ve been working with enterprise-grade applications for over 10 years now, and I’d like to think I’ve become p...
Applications typically log additional data such as exceptions to different data sources. Windows event logs, local files, and SQL databases are most commonly used in production. New applications can take advantage of leveraging big data instead of individual files or SQL. One of the mo...
Unless you have been living under a rock the last year, you have probably heard about Docker. Docker describes itself as an open platform for distributed applications for developers and sysadmins. That sounds great, but why does it matter? Wait, virtualization isn’t new!? Virtual...
In my first post, I discussed how software and various tools are dramatically changing the Ops department. This post centers on the automation process. When I was younger, you actually had to build a server from scratch, buy power and connectivity in a data center, and manually plug a...
Parag Sanghavi helped contribute to this post When consumers are thinking about which gifts to buy for their friends and family, retail businesses are crossing their fingers hoping their e-commerce stores will survive the holiday rush. As per Internet Retailer, e-commerce holiday sales...
Monday’s availability of Apple Pay will expedite people’s daily reliance on technology. It brings easy-to-use banking technology into the hands of every person – meaning in future, we’ll just grab our phone on the way out of the door, not stopping to worry about our wallet or purse. We...
Universities are extremely dependent on the performance of third-party applications in their environment such as Blackboard and Kuali Financial Systems. These applications are vital tools to ensure a seamless user experience and to modernize their course registration, records managemen...
We recently partnered with Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) to research how Advanced Operations Analytics (AOA) are impacting IT professionals. EMA’s report, The Many Faces of Advanced Operations Analytics, surveyed IT professionals about their experience with AOA, adoption level...
In an effort to optimize your application performance you benchmark and profile your code, built a solid testing environment, collect key metrics, the whole nine yards. Yet, a growing realization eventually dawns on you that your team isn’t pushing out new features as fast as they used...
Big news last week was about the JPMC data breach that could potentially impact millions of customers. This news brought about the return of “banks that are too big to fail” discussions on a much smaller scale then we saw during the financial crisis a few years back. The fact is, we li...
Recently a competitor announced that they achieved a Net Promoter Score® of 89.9 percent. If this is the case, let me be the first to say: Congratulations! And welcome to the 80+ club! But I think I’m going to hold off on my congratulations for now. Here’s why. This score strikes me as...
This blog post is the beginning of my journey to learn more about .NET and Microsoft Azure as it applies to performance monitoring. I’ve long admitted to being a UNIX bigot but recently I see a lot of good things going on with Microsoft. As a performance monitoring geek I feel compelle...
This past March, Oracle released their most anticipated version in almost decade, Java 8. The latest version had a growing buzz since it had been announced, and companies of all sizes were eager to upgrade. Our partner, Typesafe conducted a Java 8 adoption survey of 2,800 developers an...
I hear this question fairly regularly and would like to walk you through how to host the controller in your own Azure cloud. First off, the pros of having AppDynamics with Azure: Have full control and ownership of the data collected by AppDynamics Provide additional security to acc...
Companies are increasingly becoming mobile-first, catering to users constantly on the go. That’s why we’re making it even easier for mobile developers by releasing AppDynamics Mobile Real-User Monitoring (RUM) with a free trial. Plus, we’re making mobile crash analytics capabilities fr...
Executives charged with building business-driven applications have an extremely challenging task ahead of them. However, the cavalry has arrived with useful tools and strategies built specifically to keep modern applications working efficiently. We partnered with Gigaom Research to ca...
It is no secret the mobile application market is continuing to grow at impressive rates with over 25% of the internet now being consumed from mobile devices. If you are only doing business on the web you are leaving a massive audience behind. The audience just got a bit easier to reach...
We’re proud to partner with OpenShift by Red Hat to help monitor their open-source platform-as-a-service (PaaS). Together we make it easier to scale into the cloud. The integration helps foster DevOps by increasing the visibility and collaboration between the typically fragmented...
If you’re just tuning in, please check out my previous post where I dispel myths 1 & 2, bad app ratings are uncontrollable and it’s impossible to understand your backend services. Typically, mobile app developers accept some things they feel they can’t change — ratings, end-to-end...
We all know performance issues — application crashes, stalls, slow downs, etc. — can hurt our business and reputation. However, how can we put an exact dollar amount to these issues, and are other companies experiencing the same problems? Surely Fortune 500 companies can’t afford to ha...
Mobile is now regarded as the most explosive source of revenue growth, employee productivity improvement, and customer engagement. GigaOm research reports that mobile users represented 40 percent of eBay’s 36 million new users in 2013, accounting for $35 billion in enabled commerce vol...
I’ve only been with AppDynamics a few months and wish I knew 10 years ago what I know now. Using technology, businesses have moved on leaps and bounds, but the fundamental enterprise IT challenges remain the same — just with increased complexity. 10 years ago, as the Director of IT Bus...
I had the unique experience of working for a private equity-backed software company for several years. There are a few things that set apart that experience for me from any I have had before in my 20+ years working in the high tech sector. However, those few things have had a lasting i...
From the very first days of AppDynamics, I have been hyper-focused on customer satisfaction. Our amazing portfolio of customers is the reason AppDynamics is one of the fastest-growing enterprise software companies on the planet. The leading measure of customer satisfaction and loyalty ...
We’re excited to announce the Beta version of our C/C++ agent, adding to our existing portfolio of monitored-languages and bringing end-to-end visibility across entire environments! Though we already monitor Java, .NET, PHP, and Node.js, we’ve come across several environments who have ...