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We’ve emphasized the value and importance of executing customer success methodologies here previously. But how do you leverage this model and have it deliver maximum benefit for the customer and the company? How do you develop company-wide participation and excitement for customer succ...
In today’s software-defined business era, uptime and availability are key to the business survival. The application is the business. However, ensuring proper application performance remains a daunting task for their production environments, where do you start? Enter Business Transacti...
In the AppDynamics Spring 2014 release we added support for the Scala language and the TypeSafe Reactive Platform with support for Play2 and Akka based applications. We are excited to announce a strategic partnership with TypeSafe to provide the best APM solution in the market for Reac...
Our users tell us all the time: The AppDynamics platform is amazing right out of the box. But everybody has something special they want to do, whether it’s to add some functionality, set up a unique monitoring scenario, whatever. That’s what makes AppDynamics’ emphasis on open architec...
As part of our recent release announcement, AppDynamics has improved the functionality for application owners that are concerned with the high-level impact of performance on the applications they oversee.  In this blog we’ll take a look at some exciting functionality of the Application...
As part of AppDynamics’ Summer ‘14 release, we added support for a plethora of new features in the Java & .NET product modules.  What does this news mean for Java & .Net developers?  Let’s take a closer look at how our best in class feature set enables developers to deliver bet...
As part of AppDynamics’ Summer ‘14 release, we announced the general availability of our Node.js application performance management product module.  What does this news mean for Node.js developers?  Let’s take a closer look at how our best in class feature set enables developers to del...
AppDynamics recently announced our summer release that builds upon our history of delivering game changing functionality and innovations in application performance management.  In our latest version, we’ve added many features that cater to operations-focused professionals, let’s take a...
Today I am pleased to announce the availability of the AppDynamics Summer ‘14 Release.  With this release, AppDynamics brings the first event store to capture and process big data streams in real-time to the APM industry.  Large and complex applications generate data at an extremely hi...
AppSphere is just a few short months away, and we’ve lined up an incredible agenda that will uncover the trends that are affecting technology and discuss best practices for managing the impact of evolving technology on your bottom line. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from thought l...
If you’re like most of our customers running IBM Maximo, you’ve probably run into a performance issue or two recently — maybe it was something obvious, maybe it took a long time to debug, maybe you bought some more consulting services to fix it or maybe you are the consulta...
Marc Andreessen famously stated in 2011 that “software is eating the world”. The world runs on software defined businesses. These businesses realize that in order to be efficient and stay ahead of the competition they must innovate or they will die. Technology is no longer secondary to...
Recently, I’ve had several conversations with US Federal Government Agencies about monitoring applications moving to FedRAMP (The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program) data centers. Because of the Government’s Cloud First policy, which mandates that agencies take full adva...
We’ve come a long way since 2008, when I was writing code in my home at night and pitching venture capitalists during the day. Six years later, we have more than 450 employees in offices across the world: San Francisco, London, Australia, Singapore, Tokyo, and India. Today we are proud...
We issued a press release today in response to a press release earlier today by CA who alleged that it has ownership over a small amount of AppDynamics source code written by AppDynamics’ founders. We strongly believe that these claims are untruthful and intentionally misleading. All A...
How do users react when their mobile applications aren’t performing up to expectations? How frustrated do they become? These were answers we sought out to find when we started the App Attention Span Research with the University of London. We wanted to find quantitative proof to see how...
Mobile applications now account for 15 percent of all Internet traffic, with 1.5 billion users worldwide. Done right, a simple iPhone application can reach 50 million users in days. When you have a successful mobile application it is difficult to ensure all of your users have a great e...
The other day I found myself in a discussion with a prospect regarding the merits of capturing complete stack traces for every transaction that flowed through their production system. You see AppDynamics doesn’t do that; we capture problematic business transactions, and this bloke seem...
This is a real example of troubleshooting a production application issue provided by an AppDynamics customer. What you are about to see is a combination of run time analytics, adaptive data collection, intelligent alerting, and a proven problem solving workflow. From first alert to DBA...
I was recently reading Freakonomics’ authors Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner’s latest book, Think Like a Freak, and passed over a quote that really resonated with me: So rather than address their root causes, we often spend billions of dollars treating the symptoms and are left t...
Welcome to the fourth era of digital. The first three periods or ages or phases — call them what you like — were each defined clearly by transformative events. First, the dawn of the personal computer age in April 1977 with the debut of the Apple II (and validated in August 1981 with...
If you haven’t noticed, enterprise IT is going through a generational inversion. Not necessarily in people (although that seems to be starting too) but in technology. There is a move from on-premise to cloud. From difficult to use enterprise applications with extended training required...
Most technology folks have heard Marc Andreessen’s provocative statement, “Software is eating the world.”  Whether you agree fully or not, you’re realizing that your business critical software applications increasingly drive both the top-line revenue growth and the bottom-line operatio...
AppDynamics recently announced the launch of our Application Intelligence Platform, which is the underlying infrastructure that delivers our portfolio of products to customers. A key component of the Application Intelligence platform is the notion of extensibility – we can integrate wi...
We get a lot of questions about our analytics-driven Application Performance Management (APM) collection and analysis technology. Specifically, people want to know how we capture so much detailed information while maintaining such low overhead levels. The short answer is, our agents ar...
We’re excited to announce a collaboration with IBM that brings the power of the AppDynamics Application Intelligence Platform to the IBM Cloud Marketplace. IBM customers looking to further simplify application development and operations for increased innovation and the industry’s lowes...
Have you been thinking of replacing your current APM solution with AppDynamics but don’t know where to start? This can be a very difficult decision given the time and effort invested by your company and you personally in getting your current APM solution up and running. Chances are, it...
In Part 1 of this series, I talked about my transition from the world of Analytics into the APM space and my assertion that APM is simply another form of Analytics. It’s turning large amounts of data into information you can use to take quick action. Like other forms of Analytics it ca...
In most organizations, managing the service level of critical applications is still a challenge. For some there is a lack of strategic planning, for others it’s simply not applying the proper tools and methodology to their everyday work. Regardless of the reason there are steps t...
Feeding off of our previous blog post, we were curious about the trends for mobile applications. Obviously, we know the mobile space is growing at a rapid pace with new apps continuously coming out, but what are the implications of this growth? How does performance impact apps and thei...
Today AppDynamics joins EMC, HP, IBM, Pivotal, Rackspace, SAP, and VMware in the Cloud Foundry Foundation to help create an open cloud ecosystem. The Cloud Foundry Foundation is a non-profit community focused on fostering the growth of cloud-enabled business practices such as Platform-...
As a relative newcomer to the world of Application Performance Management (APM) and the larger category of Application Intelligence, I knew I had a lot to learn. I came into this market having spent the last 15 years in the Analytics space. The idea of taking large volumes of disparate...
Last night, AppDynamics was acknowledged as a recipient of the San Francisco Business Times Tech and Innovation Awards. I also received the honor of being named “Best CEO”. During the last six years, I have poured myself into AppDynamics with one goal in mind: to build the ...
In a previous post – Agile Performance Testing – Proactively Managing Performance – I discussed some of the challenges faced in managing a successful performance engineering practices in an Agile development model.  Let’s continue this with a real world example, highlightin...
In our first two posts we’ve discussed how building long-term relationships and focusing on ROI for your customers can help move the needle and drive the top line. In this post we’ll get into the nitty-gritty of how we make that possible. Previously, customer success was known simply a...
We’re excited to announce our premier technology and business conference, AppDynamics AppSphere 2014, happening November 3-5 in Las Vegas! AppSphere 2014 will bring together Business Execs, Operations gurus, and Developers  to explore and discuss how technology and applications are tra...
This is the second installment of our series about how Customer Success drives revenue. If you haven’t had the chance yet, check out Part 1: Building Long-Term Relationships. In the old-fashioned days, which some of the legacy software vendors still apparently live in, customer success...
I wouldn’t do website load/performance testing any more without having an APM tool in place. Period. Full stop. End of story. I’ve been involved in website load testing for over 10 years, as a “end-user” when I was web operations manager for an online job board,...
Customer success has become an integral part of nearly every company, but an area which traditionally does not receive much attention in the enterprise software industry. Why not? SaaS companies focus on reducing churn, a major hindrance to growing subscription-based companies, so why ...
When an organization gets to the point where they realize they need an Application Performance Management (APM) solution, things are usually on fire and getting more unmanageable by the day. For any organization, the purchase of an APM toolset is a large budget item and the pressure is...