Engineering

What’s Under Your Hood? APM for the Non Java Guru: ORMs & Slow SQL

It’s time for another update to our series on Top Application Performance Challenges. Last time I looked at Java’s synchronization mechanism as a source for performance problems. This time around I take on what is likely the Performance Engineer’s bread and butter … slow database access! Behind this small statement lies a tricky and multifaceted […]




News

AppDynamics Lite Turns 5000!

It’s a big day for us here at AppDynamics as we mark (and pass!) the 5000th download of AppDynamics Lite! Released just a few months ago, AppDynamics Lite is our free APM tool for troubleshooting Java performance in production.  We hear every day from companies who have deployed Lite in production environments and are using […]




Engineering

APM for the Non Java Guru – Threading & Synchronization Issues

This is the first post in a series on the Top Application Performance Challenges. Of the many issues affecting the performance of Java/.NET applications, synchronization ranks near the top.  Issues arising from synchronization are often hard to recognize and their impact on performance can be become significant. What’s more, they are often, at least in […]




News

Application Performance Issues? You’re Not Alone…

Last week we hosted a presentation by AppDynamics customer, Priceline, along with an informative customer roundtable on application performance. During our roundtable, we polled the audience on their challenges with application performance – we asked questions about their architectures, development philosophies, common performance problems, downtime and visibility. Roughly 100 attendees from companies big and small […]




News

The Best Lines from DevOps Days

AppDynamics recently had the privilege of speaking at the first U.S.-based DevOps event, held at the LinkedIn corporation in Santa Clara. We had some web operations rock stars on hand–including John Allspaw from Etsy, John Willis from Opscode, and Patrick Debois, father of the DevOps movement. But perhaps the true stars of the event were […]




Product

2001: A Download Odyssey

Over the past few days, we’ve shot past 2001 downloads of our free java performance tool, AppDynamics Lite. What does that mean? Well, first and foremost, it’s an excuse to post a picture of the monolith from the movie 2001:Equally as important, perhaps, is that the milestone of 2K downloads in only a matter of […]




News

AppDynamics Lite Turns…500

It’s only been a few weeks, but AppDynamics recently reached the benchmark of 500 downloads of our free product, AppDynamics Lite. So far the response has been amazing. Dev and ops alike seem to enjoy having a free tool that they can use to troubleshoot java performance in production–as opposed to having to do everything […]