Engineering

It’s Almost Time to Jam

We’re pretty excited about our first AppJam User Group Summit in the USA! Hosted by our very own App Man–who couldn’t write this post because he’s busy dry cleaning his costume–AppJam is an opportunity for AppDynamics customers to network, share best practices, and learn from one another as well as the AppDynamos. We have an amazing […]




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AppDynamics Surges 270% in first half of 2012

Before I jump into all the wonderful statistics, achievements and accolades AppDynamics has had recently, I first want to spend a minute talking about what we do. When an application slows down or crashes in production, we tell customers why in minutes so they can fix the app, and keep their business up and running. […]




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The Top 5 Advantages of SaaS-based Application Performance Management

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) has received a lot of success and adoption in the past five years, but not as much in the field of application performance management (APM) than it has in other markets. With Cloud computing gaining momentum, you’re likely to see SaaS APM adoption increase significantly as more applications are deployed to the Cloud. […]




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App Jam 2012 Customer Awards – Submit your own Nominations today!

Our first North American user conference is coming up in a few weeks, and we’ve decided we’d like to take this opportunity to honor some of our awesome customers with a few awards, to be announced at AppJam: App Man of the Year. Also known as the “empty inbox” award, this award is for the […]




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Gartner positions AppDynamics as a Leader in 2012 APM Magic Quadrant

Application Performance Monitoring (APM) has been my life and world for almost a decade. I used APM as a developer, sold it as a sales engineer, built it as a product manager and now I’m evangelizing it as a superhero. In that time, I’ve seen APM evolve from being a pure JavaEE monitoring tool in […]




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How Monitoring Analytics can make DevOps more Agile

The word “analytics” is an interesting and often abused term in the world of application monitoring. For the sake of correctness, I’m going to reference Wikipedia in how I define analytics: Analytics is the discovery and communication of meaningful patterns in data. Simply put, analytics should make IT’s life easier. Analytics should point out the bleeding […]




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Covis Software GmbH isolates problematic Web Service in 4 minutes with AppDynamics Pro

I received another X-Ray from Covis Software GmbH in Germany who provides CRM solutions. They’ve been managing their .NET application performance with AppDynamics Pro for several months now in production. In the below X-Ray (as documented by the customer), Covis were able to rapidly identify a poor performing remote web service call which was impacting their application, business transactions […]




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AppDynamics and Apica: A Partnership Made for Performance

At AppDynamics we’re always looking to partner with vendors that can significantly enhance the visibility we provide our customers when it comes to managing application performance in production. One area we see synergies is in synthetic monitoring and load testing, specifically for the next generation of cloud and mobile applications. So when Apica, the performance […]




Engineering

Seven Habits of DevOps

As you may have heard by now, Stephen Covey – the author of “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” passed away this week. He published this book for the first time in 1989, just as I was entering the workforce and had a strong influence on how I analyzed my own effectiveness. To honor him […]




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Covis Software GmbH Speeds up CRM Application by 33x with AppDynamics

I received an X-Ray from Covis Software GmbH in Germany who provides CRM solutions. They’ve been managing their .NET application performance with AppDynamics Pro for several months now in production. In the below X-Ray (as documented by the customer), Covis were able to improve the performance of a mission-critical business transaction from over 10 seconds […]




Engineering

2 Fast 2 Furious: When Organizations become too Agile

Taken from JAX Conference Keynote 2012 in Mainz: Declaring yourself “Agile” no longer means you’re automatically cool or competitive. It might have in the olden days, when teams would be considered agile if they did 5 releases a year–but the word today has assumed a completely different meaning. Now, many organizations will happily admit to […]




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We’re coming to OSCON!

  We’ve never been before, but we’ve heard great things about O’Reilly’s open source conf in Portland, OR. Here are a few reasons why we’re excited to be going (and why you should be, too): 1. Some great sessions from some superstar AppDynamics employees: The Secret Diaries of a Performance Tuning Superhero Stephen Burton, Technology […]




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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 cloud – monitoring. […]




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How Fast are your Web Services?

Everyday in our life we rely on services provided by other people. Making a phone call, getting a car fixed, or ordering a pizza – and yet we want those things to happen as quickly as possible, because time often means money. If you take your car to a Mercedes dealer, you will understand this […]




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How Application Performance can define your Brand

When application issues land on the front page of the news you know it’s no longer just an IT problem. Application performance and availability is a key element of your organization’s brand, especially if a substantial percentage or the entire business is done online. The interesting thing about “brand value” is that it’s difficult to […]