Gartner’s 2014 APM Magic Quadrant names AppDynamics a Leader for the Third Time, and Furthest in Vision, too!

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 these tremendous achievements point to ...Read More

Top 10 Reasons Your Application Is Running Poorly

“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 pretty darn good ...Read More

4 Insider Tips to Help E-Commerce IT Departments Get Ready For The Holiday Season

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 are set for double-digit growth this year. Internet Retailer ...Read More

Docker and DevOps: Why it Matters

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!? Virtualization technology has existed for more than a decade ...Read More

The traditional bank manager returns – to our smartphones with Apple Pay

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 have always relied ...Read More

The Critical Use Cases for Application Intelligence Among Higher Ed IT Departments

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 management, and even financial systems. For schools that had been using homegrown applications or ...Read More

How Advanced Operations Analytics (AOA) are Transforming the IT World [INFOGRAPHIC]

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 levels, and use cases. We found some interesting nuggets as a part of the research: ...Read More

Before PHP Performance, Looking at Your Software Process

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 to without placing the performance ...Read More

When NPS means ‘Not Possible. Seriously?’

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 ...Read More

A UNIX Bigot Learns About .NET and Azure Performance – Part 1

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 compelled ...Read More
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