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Welcome back to our Women of AppDynamics series, our showcase of the female talent at AppDynamics. Here, we celebrate the women who serve as both architects for modern technology and role models to all young women. What is it really like to be a woman in tech? Is it possible to achieve...
A few weeks ago I talked about the criteria your team needs to assess before moving forward with adopting into the Internet of Things (IoT) for enterprise. There is definitely no shortage of resources when it comes to accessing the Internet of Things in the market. In fact, the venture...
In the mid-1990s, online shopping took the world by storm with the launch of eBay. These days, the average brick-and-mortar retailer has invested just as much time and planning into its online sales as its floor sales, and many startups skip the physical storefront altogether for a bri...
Welcome to the Dynamic Digest, a weekly recap of the latest news happening in our industry. Want the pulse of what’s going on in enterprise software and analytics, performance management, cloud computing, data, and other like topics? We got you covered! This week in the world of ...
Back in the early days of the modern smartphone era (in the ancient times of 2007) the business of building a mobile application was pretty simple and straightforward. A developer (or two or three) got together because they had an idea. They wrote the app (usually starting with a relat...
In Part One of this Docker primer I gave you an overview of Docker, how it came about, why it has grown so fast and where it is deployed. In the second section, I'll delve deeper into technical aspects of Docker, such as the difference between Docker and virtual machines, the differenc...
Finding the right metric to report on end-user performance can be a challenge given the menu of metrics collected by the many synthetic monitoring products in the market.  In the past, two metrics dominated synthetic benchmarking. The first is the time to download an entire page, ...
Back in the early days of the modern smartphone era (ie. starting in the ancient times of 2007) the business of building a smartphone app was pretty simple and straightforward. A developer (or maybe two or three) got together because they had an idea, they wrote the app (usually starti...
Cyber Monday is the name that marketers give to the Monday after Thanksgiving. It is a vital date in the retail calendar, with millions of consumers around the world logging on to the web each year to find great deals on holiday gifts for their friends and family. Traditionally, many r...
Welcome to the Dynamic Digest, a weekly recap of the latest news happening in our industry. Want the pulse of what’s going on in enterprise software and analytics, performance management, cloud computing, data, and other like topics? We got you covered! This week in the world of ...
In simple terms, the Docker platform is all about making it easier to create, deploy and run applications by using containers. Containers let developers package up an application with all of the necessary parts, such as libraries and other elements it is dependent upon, and then ship i...
Hopefully, by now you’ve recognized the vital importance application performance has on your bottom line. In retail, specifically, this is extremely apparent. Unfortunately, all too often we see some big online retailer have an outage during a peak period. Whether that’s on Black Frida...
As customers’ demand for a convenient, seamless, and personalized digital shopping experience reaches critical mass, there’s been a magnifying focus on the technology underlying the entire process. Retails everywhere are becoming customer-obsessed, investing in innovations ...
Welcome to the Dynamic Digest, a weekly recap of the latest news happening in our industry. Want the pulse of what’s going on in enterprise software and analytics, performance management, cloud computing, data, and other like topics? We got you covered! This week in the world of ...
No application is the same. Some legacy apps were built in a monolithic environment built on a homogeneous language, say Java or .NET. As environments become more distributed, and technology has innovated to a near-breaking speed, application architectures tend to be built using a mult...
So we have an eBook, The Top 10 Java Performance Problems, that we tweet out from time to time. Without exception, a few people reply with some version of “the problem is you’re using Java.” Java, apparently, is constantly criticized, and people have been predicting its demise for some...
Welcome to the Dynamic Digest, a weekly recap of the latest news happening in our industry. Want the pulse of what’s going on in enterprise software and analytics, performance management, cloud computing, data, and other like topics? We got you covered! This week in the world of ...
  Question: when was the last time you stopped by the store to plan out your shopping? Now, when was the last time you opened the store’s website or mobile app to plan your shopping? It’s more than likely your consumers are reliant on your software applications, rather...
No matter why you came to Node.js to develop your app (blasting past slow I/O, free data exchange, moving out of the Flash sandbox, etc.) what you want to know now is the best place to host it. The answer to that question, though, really depends on what you want to do when you get [...
The performance of your application affects your business more than you might think. Top engineering organizations think of performance not as a nice-to-have, but as a crucial feature of their product. Unfortunately, most engineering teams do not regularly test the performance and scal...
In some ways security is an infinite game of chess on a board the size of the world. For every move you make, the hackers have a countermove ready. They are highly motivated to take what you have, so the game never ends; it just switches players once in awhile. In this final blog in th...
In case you haven’t heard, it’s been a busy few months in the tech world. I’m just returning from Austin’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive, where I had the chance to hold a discussion with the developer community on the urgent and ethical need for them to protect their users’ dat...
Welcome to the Dynamic Digest, a weekly recap of the latest news happening in our industry. Want the pulse of what’s going on in enterprise software and analytics, performance management, cloud computing, data, and other like topics? We got you covered! This week in the world of ...
As customers and partners are making the transition of their applications from monoliths to microservices using Platform as a Service (PaaS) providers such as RedHat OpenShift v3, AppDynamics has made a significant investment in providing first-class integrations with such providers. O...
AppDynamics has been increasing the use of ElasticSearch to implement real-time analytics over a vast number of data points. Among all, we record each visit made by an end-user to  every web site monitored by our product. Each such record contains a URL, a server response time, a ...
  Welcome to the Dynamic Digest, a weekly recap of the latest news happening in our industry. Want the pulse of what’s going on in enterprise software and analytics, performance management, cloud computing, data, and other like topics? We got you covered! This week in the wo...
While AppDynamics is most commonly used by IT Operations, Developers, and DevOps teams in production environments, to troubleshoot those difficult to recreate and see problems a growing trend of pre-production usage occurs. A large number of our users have been using AppDynamics for ye...
As customers and partners are making the transition of their applications from monoliths to microservices using Platform as a Service (PaaS) providers such as Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF), AppDynamics has made a significant investment in providing first-class integrations with such prov...
Last month CIO.com published both data and analysis on a survey they conducted the state of the CIO 2016. Some insights presented are that there is no end in sight to digital transformation. While companies are increasingly investing in digital channels there is no finish line. These p...
  Welcome to the Dynamic Digest, a weekly recap of the latest news happening in our industry. Want the pulse of what’s going on in enterprise software and analytics, performance management, cloud computing, data, and other like topics? We got you covered! This week in the wo...
As businesses are undergoing digital transformation and the application complexity is exploding, many companies are moving their applications and services to the cloud or leveraging web services from third-parties whose core competency is their service. Increasingly enterprise applicat...
Application complexity is increasing rapidly, and so is the need and dependency on software to provide exceptional customer experience and business agility. Machine-generated data holds the key to providing insights as enterprises rush to fix customer issues, optimize application, and ...
AppDynamics is proud to announce support for MongoDB within the Database Visibility module. MongoDB was created in 2007 as a commercial product, switching to open source in 2009. It has grown rapidly due to its storage of data in a small set of documents, field-indexing, high availabil...
Just over a year ago in our 4.0 or Fall ’14 release we announced ‘The AppDynamics Virtual War Room’ feature that enables business, IT development and operations teams to easily collaborate through the AppDynamics console. With applications increasing in complexity due...
For microservices to work in an organization, there must be a business initiative attached to it. Questions arise among IT professionals on whether microservices are suited only for giant Web applications like Google and Facebook. However, scale is only one of the business benefits of ...
Welcome to the Dynamic Digest, a weekly recap of the latest news happening in our industry. Want the pulse of what’s going on in enterprise software and analytics, performance management, cloud computing, data, and other like topics? We got you covered! This week in the world of ...
As companies embark on a digital transformation to better serve their customers the challenge of managing the performance and satisfaction with each user becomes ever more critical to the success of the business. When we look at the breakout companies today like Uber, Airbnb, and Slack...
With the AppDynamics Winter ’16 Release, AppDynamics now supports monitoring of C/C++ applications via a monitoring SDK that enables the same real-time, end-to-end, user-to-database performance visibility as other supported languages, for rapid root-cause analysis and issue resol...
To succeed in today’s hyper-competitive and fast-changing marketplace, enterprises must pursue digital transformation leveraging software to deliver and support their products and services — with the goal of creating an ideal user experience and maximizing business agility ...
There is a perfect storm brewing inside enterprise companies — increasingly revenues are shifting to digital while consumers are demanding exceptional user experience. What used to be brand loyalty is now application loyalty, resulting in legacy Fortune 500 brands falling off the...