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PHP Performance Crash Course, Part 1: The Basics

We all know performance is important, but performance tuning is too often an afterthought. As a result, taking on a performance tuning project for a slow application can be pretty intimidating – where do you even begin? In this series I’ll tell you about the strategies and technologies that (in my experience) have been the […]

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Storage is Killing Your Database Performance

The other day I had the opportunity to speak with a good friend of mine who also happens to be a DBA at a global Financial Services company. We were discussing database performance and I was surprised when he told me that the most common cause of database performance issues (from his experience) was a […]

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How To Set Up and Monitor Amazon RDS Databases

Relational databases are still an important application component even in today’s modern application architectures. There is usually at least one relational database lurking somewhere within the overall application flow and understanding the behavior of these databases is major factor in rapidly troubleshooting application problems. In 2009, Amazon launched their RDS service which basically allows anyone to spin […]

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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 fun of the […]

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The Real DevOps of Silicon Valley

Disclaimer: No DevOps were harmed during the filming of this production.

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Growth Happens: What We’re Going to Do with $50 Million in Funding

Today AppDynamics announced that we’ve secured a $50 million Series D funding led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP). It is a milestone event for our company and I thought I’d take a moment to answer two key questions: Why another funding round, and why right now? The first answer is that we need the money […]

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AppDynamics for IT Optimisation Product of the Year

This week we received some exciting news that AppDynamics is nominated for IT Optimisation Product of the Year!  The Network Computing Awards annually recognizes the solutions and companies that are “most impressive in helping organisations function better through getting the most out of their networks”.  As AppDynamics’ first Network Computing nomination, it’s great to be nominated by peers […]

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Online Satisfaction Is $ In Your Company’s Pocket

This week Target announced that they will now be price matching BestBuy.com, Amazon.com, Walmart.com, and ToysRUs.com’s prices all year-long – not just during the holiday season.  Talk about competitive edge.  “Showrooming” is just one of the latest ways for retailers to make sure that THEY are the ones you spend your money with.  But it doesn’t […]

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AppJam 2012: Accelerating DevOps Culture at Edmunds.com

John Martin, Senior Director, Production Engineering, Edmunds.com Collaboration between Dev and Ops is a critical part of how Edmunds.com manages its 30 critical web application. Development requires hard data from Operations so they can fully understand how to improve application performance. In this session John will discuss the key drivers for DevOps at Edmunds.com,  how […]

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DevOps: Fact or Fiction (Vol. 1)

Having Fun With DevOps In light of all the hype, we have created a DevOps parody Series – DevOps: Fact or Fiction.  For those of you who did not see, in October we created an entirely separate blog (inspired by this) – however decided that it is relevant enough to transform into a series on the AppDynamics […]