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AppDynamics is a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for the Seventh Time

We’ve had some great wins at AppDynamics, and today was no exception. For the seventh time, we were named a Leader in Gartner’s 2019 Magic…

By Thomas Wyatt | March 18, 2019 |3 min read| Share

AppDynamics is a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for the Seventh Time

We’ve had some great wins at AppDynamics, and today was no exception. For the seventh time, we were named a Leader in Gartner’s 2019 Magic…

Unlock the Value of IoT with Performance Monitoring

From cars to home appliances to wearables, the Internet of Things (IoT) has rapidly found its way into everyday objects, changing the way we live…

By Anupam Jindal June 22, 2018|5 min read| Share

The Pain of Not Doing DevOps

For planning new software projects and maintaining existing deployments, DevOps helps organizations creates stronger ties between all stakeholders throughout the development lifecycle. So it’s no…

By Sean Stanford May 18, 2018|3 min read| Share

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Burst with Business Transactions

I love Business Transactions. In fact, at MIT during my Ph.D. I had to learn how to be faster than a speeding business transaction to keep up and monitor them. It wasn’t easy! I mean, you try hopping across multiple tiers and into call stacks in milliseconds. It’s enough to give anyone a headache, especially […]

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AppDynamics Monitoring for Cassandra and Big Data

With AppDynamics 3.2, we recently announced support for Big Data. This essentially allows our customers to manage application performance in production applications while aligning with the growing trend of NoSQL technologies. As applications become more distributed and complex, many organizations are looking to exploit the benefits of Cassandra, Hadoop and MongoDB (to name a few), […]

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Bhaskar Sunkara on application performance challenges and solutions

Listen to App Dynamic’s Director of Engineering talk about three main issues (the advent of the cloud, agility, and low-cost memory) that affect application performance in this IBM Java Zone technical podcast. >> Listen to the Podcast

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The Real Overhead of Managing Application Performance

Have you ever tried to troubleshoot a production bottleneck or outage? Let me guess: the first place you’ll look is log files, right? And in those log files lay all the answers to your problems? Err, not exactly. Log files are like haystacks; they take up lots of space and take hours to find the […]

Engineering

Will NoSQL and Big Data Kill the DBA?

Remember the good old days where developers and DBAs would argue over who and what was killing the relational database? “It’s your crap SQL,” “You forgot to create an index,” “You don’t know what an index is”…and so on. Do you remember when the DBA occasionally spoke and served out humble pie on how to […]

The App Attention Index 2017

See what keeps users interested — and what turns them off — in this must-read report. Download now

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Self Tuning Applications in the Cloud: It’s about time!

In my previous blog I’ve written about the hard work needed to successfully migrate applications to the cloud.   But why go through all that work to get to the cloud? It’s to take advantage of the dynamic nature of the cloud with the ability (and agility) to quickly scale applications. Your application’s load probably […]

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Cloudfail: Lessons Learned from AWS Outage

The Amazon AWS outage has cast questions as to whether AWS (and the cloud in general) is ready for hosting revenue-critical production applications. The outage lasted for more than a day for many popular sites like Reddit and Zuora, and it raised many doubts about cloud computing. But before we write off the cloud, let’s […]

Engineering

Troubleshooting OutOfMemory Exceptions and Memory Leaks in Production

Many root causes ago I was working with a customer who suspected they had a memory leak in production. Their JVM console event logs were showing the famous OutOfMemory exception and these were being thrown periodically every three to four days causing production outages. To stop these exceptions, the operations team would restart all JVMs […]

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Fighting Application and APM Complexity

At AppDynamics I’m pretty excited to be involved with such a great bunch of people that are rewriting the rulebooks of how customers manage application performance. A pretty bold statement to make you might be thinking? Perhaps. But having spent my life traveling the world to conquer application performance and availability, I’m pretty happy to […]

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