APM Archive

Speed Kills: Every (milli)second counts [INFOGRAPHIC]

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 that showed as performance, most notably speed, slows down, their ...Read More

How Omni-Channel is Your E-Commerce Application Monitoring?

Like it or not, an ever-expanding holiday season is here, and the words moratorium and code freeze are being heard around the halls of many retailers who are gearing up for their Super Bowl of shopping. Just this time last year I was responsible for middleware performance of a leading online and ...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

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

Too Big To Scale – Data Visualizations at Web Scale

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 ...Read More

Cost of Performance Issues [INFOGRAPHIC]

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 have performance issues, right? Wrong. Everyone ...Read More

Focusing on Business Transactions is a Proven Best Practice

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 Transactions. By starting to focus on the end-user experience and measuring application performance based ...Read More

The Incredible Extensible Machine Agent

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 architecture so important and useful. The ...Read More

Transforming IT: Building a business-driven infrastructure for the software defined business

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 carefully grasp, and articulate, how these modern methodologies are improving the lives of IT ...Read More
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