Big Data Archive

Big Data Monitoring

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 mostly ...Read More

Buzzword Bingo by UrbanDictionary.com

It seems like every article, tweet, blog post I read someone has a different definition of the same buzzwords – especially in technology.  Mentioning cloud or big data on a tech blog is like bringing sand to the beach. That’s one of the reasons why we made The Real DevOps of Silicon Valley - to make ...Read More

FamilySearch Saves $4.8 Million with AppDynamics [Infographic]

Everyone and their mother is talking about big data these days – how to manage it, how to analyze it, how to gain insight from it – but very few organizations actually have big data that they have to worry about managing or analyzing. That’s not the case for FamilySearch, the world’s largest ...Read More

AppJam 2012: When Big Data Meets SOA at FamilySearch

Bob Hartley, Principle Engineer from Family Search Family Search’s distributed platform generates over 1.5 terabytes of data every day, servicing a user base of 3 million (and growing). Furthermore, Family Search’s application environment is highly dynamic, with code release cycles as short as 40 minutes. In this session Bob will discuss common ...Read More

AppDynamics Pumps up the Jam in San Francisco

It’s been a week since we hosted AppJam Americas, our first North American user conference in San Francisco. With myself as master of ceremonies, and a minor wardrobe malfunction at the start (see video at the end of this post), the entire day was a huge success for us and our customers. ...Read More

Data Clouds Part II: My Big Data Dashboard

In my previous blog, I wrote at length about the complexities of running a data cloud in production. This logical data set, spread across many nodes, requires a whole new set of tools and methodologies to run and maintain. Today we’ll look at one of the biggest challenges in managing a data ...Read More

An Introduction to the Data Cloud

As data has grown exponentially at many sites, companies have been forced to horizontally scale their data.  Some have turned to sharding of databases like Postgres or MySQL, while others have switched to newer NoSQL data systems.  There have been many debates in the last few years about SQL vs. NoSQL data ...Read More

The New Generation of Enterprise Java: Designing for the Next Big Thing

There’s been a generational shift in how Java enterprise applications are created: they have been broken down from a monolithic architecture into multiple services, and they’re highly interconnected and distributed. How can Java developers and Operations teams adapt to these changes? This keynote will discuss the 4 Big Things that Java professionals ...Read More

Gartner recognizes AppDynamics as APM Innovator

It’s been a great start to 2012 for us at AppDynamics. Last week, we were recognized by Forrester Research in their APM market overview, and at the end of 2011, Gartner included us in their report “APM Innovators: Driving APM Technology and Delivery Evolution” which was co-written by Will Capelli and Jonah Kowall. According ...Read More

AppDynamics takes Cassandra out for Beer and Big Data

Welcome Cassandra, let’s start with a quick introduction of who you are and what you can do. I am a high-performance distributed scalable database.  I am really good at doing lots of operations and growing as your data needs increase, and to top that all off I run on commodity hardware which ...Read More
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