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AppDynamics is excited to unveil details behind our new Application Intelligence Platform which is the technology foundation for the AppDynamics portfolio of performance monitoring, automation and analytics solutions (transaction analytics was also announced today). Today’s software d...
Last year, we announced our Real-Time Business Metrics (RTBM) capabilities to the world. The response from our existing and new customers has been amazing. We’ve seen business and IT dashboards created and used by business and technology executives alike. We’ve seen major hotel chains ...
Regardless of your political views, the healthcare reform is truly, and no pun intended, reforming healthcare in the United States. Everyone is probably familiar with the Affordable Care Act  (ACA) of 2010, or “Obamacare” which was enacted to increase the quality and affordability of h...
In the beginning there was a simply acronym: MTTI (mean time to innocence). Weary after years of costly and time-consuming war room battles, IT organizations turned to AppDynamics to give an objective application-level view of production incidents. As a result, application issues are s...
Twenty years ago I started my professional career working in a niche field of IT called Geographical Information Systems (GIS) – basically mapping systems. This is an area where Big Data was prevalent, long before the term was officially coined, GIS covered a range of concepts from sat...
PHP 5.5 introduced opcode caching into the core via OPCache.  OPCache was previously known as Zend Optimizer+, and although free, was closed source. Zend decided to open source the implementation, and include it in the core PHP distribution. OPCache is also available as an extension th...
In order to manage today’s highly dynamic application environments, many organisations turn to their logging system for answers – but reliance on these systems may be having an undesired impact on the applications themselves. The vast majority of organisations use some sort of logging...
Here at AppDynamics we know just how much everybody hates when their mobile apps crash. So we created an infographic to highlight just how frustrating it can be!  We surveyed 1,000 mobile app users in the UK on what happens when their apps aren’t performing as they should. If an ...
In the AppDynamics Spring 2014 release we greatly improved our End User Monitoring solution and added Mobile Application Performance Monitoring for iOS and Android applications. Through our end user experience dashboard you can understand the end user experience of your users in real-t...
As the fourth installment of HBO’s ever popular hit series, Game of Thrones, premiered this past Saturday, millions of viewers were frustrated to find out HBO Go crashed due to overwhelming demand. A discouraging sign for fans who wanted to watch the highly-anticipated premiere. TechC...
In the AppDynamics Spring 2014 release we added quite a few features to our PHP APM solution and announce beta support for Node.js applications. We now have the best APM solution in the market for PHP applications with support for PHP versions 5.2 to 5.5:   Our Java and .NET custo...
In the AppDynamics Spring 2014 release we added quite a few features to our Java and .NET APM solutions. With the addition of the service endpoints, an improved JMX console, JVM crash detection and crash reports, additional support for many popular frameworks, and async support we have...
AppDynamics is excited to announce the Node.js agent is available in beta. The AppDynamics Node.js agent now supports all the core AppDynamics features users know and love including auto-discovery of business transactions, dynamic baselining, application flow maps,  and transaction sna...
Data is dumb but we can't seem to get enough of it these days. An entire industry has evolved to make sense of the massive amounts of data being generated every day. Massive data collection by itself does not guarantee the context required to solve business and IT problems... If we are...
AppDynamics is excited to announce the release of AppDynamics Mobile Application Monitoring supporting iOS and Android. With this expansion, AppDynamics is the first complete application performance management solution for optimizing the end to end performance of mobile apps  and websi...
AppDynamics is excited to announce the 2014 Spring Release of the AppDynamics platform which continues our tradition of disruptive innovation and extends our leadership position through: Expanded support for a wide range of applications and frameworks including Java, .Net, PHP, S...
Event Tracking All too often PHP engineers find themselves repeating the same tasks to triage their application problems. Issues can range from poorly written code to database bottlenecks, slow remote service API calls, or machine issues including I/O bottlenecks — whether hardwa...
Just in case you haven’t heard, Waterfall is out and Agile is in.  For organizations that thrive on innovation, successful agile development and continuous deployment processes are paramount to reducing go to market time, fast tracking product enhancements and quickly resolving defects...
As an application owner, monitoring performance of your application is already second nature. However, are you reactively monitoring your application? In other words, do you review performance metrics after an application issue or outage occurs in hopes to identify problem areas? Or ar...
A survey from the Vanson Bourne market research agency (with CA) late in 2013 indicated that 39% of those surveyed had adopted some form of DevOps and 27% were planning to do so in the near future. Despite this being such a hot topic in the IT sector, and with a high level of take-up, ...
While traditional partner programs work for some technology providers, our contention is that most do not protect the margins of their partners since the payment to the partner is based off the ultimate cost to the customer. Never a company to follow the crowd, AppDynamics is turning t...
Are your applications moving to an elastic cloud infrastructure? The question is no longer if, but when – whether that is a public cloud, a private cloud, or a hybrid cloud. Classic computing capacity models clearly indicate that over-provisioning is essential to keep up with peak loa...
The term "Big Data" is quite possibly one of the most difficult IT-related terms to pin down ever. There are so many potential types of, and applications for Big Data that it can be a bit daunting to consider all of the possibilities. Thankfully, for IT operations staff, Big Data is mo...
In case you weren’t aware, Team USA speed skating came home from the Olympic games in Sochi with zero medals. Not just zero Gold medals, zero medals in total (not counting short track skating which only netted one silver medal). Now I’m not a big speed skating fan but what happened dur...
Financial Services companies operate in a difficult environment. Many of their applications are absolutely vital to the proper workings of the global economy. They are one of the most heavily regulated industries in the world, and they are a constant target of hackers. Their systems ne...
In the last post I covered several architectural techniques you can use to build a highly scalable, failure resistant application in the cloud. However, these architectural changes - along with the inherent unreliability of the cloud - introduce some new problems for application perfor...
Business Service Management (BSM) projects have always had a reputation for over promising and under delivering. Most people know BSM as the alleged “manager of managers,” or “single source of truth.” According to the latest ITIL definition, BSM is described as:  ”The management ...
Visit AppDynamics at Cloud Expo Europe and find out how you can make the most of your cloud-based application. Cloud Expo Europe is being held in London ExCel on February 26th and 27th February. Cloud Expo is Europe’s biggest, best attended and multi-award winning cloud conference and ...
The biggest difference between cloud-based applications and the applications running in your data center is scalability. The cloud offers scalability on demand, allowing you to expand and contract your application as load fluctuates. This scalability is what makes the cloud appealing, ...
At AppDynamics, we pride ourselves on making it easier to monitor complex applications. This is why we are excited to announce our partnership with Pivotal to make it easier to deploy built-in application performance monitoring to the cloud.   Getting started with Pivotal’s Cloud ...
Moving your application to the cloud isn’t as simple as porting your code over and configurations to someone else’s infrastructure – nor should it be. Cloud computing represents a shift in the world of application architecture from vertical scalability to horizontal scalability. This n...
Marketing; mixed feelings! I’m really looking forward to the new super bowl ads (some are pure marketing genius) in a few weeks but I really dislike all of the confusion that marketing tends to create in the technology world. In todays blog post I’m going to attempt to cut through all ...
According to a recent article featured in Wall Street and Technology, Financial Services (FS) companies have a problem. The article explains that FS companies built more datacenter capacity than they needed when profits were up and demand was rising. Now that profits are lower and dema...
Introduction One of the coolest things to come out of the .NET stable at AppD this week was the NuGet package for Azure Cloud Services. NuGet makes it a breeze to deploy our .NET agent along with your web and worker roles from inside Visual Studio. For those unfamiliar with NuGet, more...
This is a cautionary story from my personal work history about one private equity company’s buy-out of an enterprise software vendor. A major news story broke today about Elliot Management Corporation’s bid to take Riverbed Technology private for a premium of $19.00 per share in ...
Getting started with DropWizard, OpenShift, and AppDynamics In this blog post, I’ll show you how to deploy a Dropwizard-based application on OpenShift by Red Hat and monitor it with AppDynamics. DropWizard is a high-performance Java framework for building RESTful web services. It...
To put it very simply, Financial Services companies have a unique set of challenges that they have to deal with every day. They are a high priority target for hackers, they are highly regulated by federal and state governments, they deal with and employ some of the most demanding peopl...
A ‘well oiled’ organization is one where IT and the rest of the business are working together and on the same page. In order to achieve this there needs to be good communication, and for good communication there needs to be a common language. In most organizations, while IT are strivin...
As you may know, this week Gartner published its 2013 Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring (APM). Here at AppDynamics we’re thrilled to be positioned as a Leader for the second year running. Our position this year is further up and to the right than last year, a fact t...
Over a year ago, AppDynamics announced a partnership with Microsoft and launched AppDynamics Lite on the Windows Azure Store. With AppDynamics Lite, Windows Azure users were able to easily monitor their applications at the code level, allowing them to identify and diagnose performance ...