Introducing Nodetime for Node.js Monitoring

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Node.js is rapidly becoming one of the most popular platforms for building fast, scalable web applications. According to a W3C tech survey, adoption of Node.js doubled in the last year alone, and the Node.js application server is currently the 14th most popular in the world. Today a range of organizations use Node.js to power their mobile applications, including LinkedIn, Walmart and Klout. With Nodetime you can monitor, troubleshoot and diagnose performance issues in your Node.js applications.

Nodetime reveals the internals of your application and infrastructure through profiling and proactive monitoring enabling detailed analysis, fast troubleshooting, performance and capacity optimization. Monitor realtime and historical state of the application by following multiple application metrics. Over three thousand organizations use Nodetime to monitor their Node.js applications, including Condé Nast, Kabam and

“We’re very excited to see AppDynamics pursuing the latest and most innovative technologies with this acquisition,” said Nic Johnson, Web Architect at FamilySearch, a customer of both AppDynamics and Nodetime. “Both Nodetime and AppDynamics are essential parts of our toolset, and we’re very excited to see them united in the same product and the same great company. This will mean great things both for AppDynamics customers and for the Node.js community as a whole.”

Nodetime Dashboard for at a glance metrics of application health:

Nodetime Dashboard

CPU profiler showing a backtrace to find the root cause of a performance problem:



Nodetime metrics cover operating system state, garbage collection activity, application capacity, transactions and database calls for supported libraries, such as such as HTTP, File System,, Redis, MongoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Memcached and Cassandra.

Explore any application or OS metric via the Nodetime metric browser:



Get started for free with Node.js performance monitor with Nodetime.


Nodetime installation is exteremly easy:

npm install nodetime

Once the Nodetime module is available simply add the following to your node application:

accountKey: 'xxx',
appName: 'MyApp'

Adding application performance monitoring for Node.js application has never been easier. Enjoy!

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Dustin Whittle

Dustin Whittle is a Developer Evangelist at AppDynamics where he focuses on helping organizations manage application performance. Find out more at