3 Common Application Performance Bottlenecks—And How to Avoid Them

Optimizing application performance today is far more complicated than it was a decade ago. Changing technology, user behavior, and consumer expectations have all brought new opportunities—and challenges. Ever-increasing website and application complexity, the rapid growth of mobile devices, and the relentless increase in internet users around the world have all converged to land us squarely […]

Managing Software Reliability Metrics: How to Build SRE Dashboards That Drive Positive Business Outcomes

Customers expect your business application to perform consistently and reliably at all times—and for good reason. Many have built their own business systems based on the reliability of your application. This reliability target is your service level objective (SLO), the measurable characteristics of a service level agreement (SLA) between a service provider and its customer. […]

How to Ensure Your Applications Meet Business Goals

It makes sense that every application you use should provide tangible business value. But IT has long been stymied in proving this is true. Traditional monitoring tools let you know how your systems were performing but offered little insight into whether a delayed response from a database—or any other performance issue—was having a cascading effect […]

SAP Hybris: Achieving Omni-channel with Application Performance

The retail industry is transforming in today’s digital age. Consumer behavior keeps evolving and online spending is skyrocketing. In addition, retail customers are looking for a blended online and in-store experience and expecting brick-and-mortar stores and online channels to be integrated through an omni-channel strategy. This requires retailers to become customer obsessed and strive to […]

Top 10 Application Performance Problems

A transaction is defined as one or multiple threads running in or across server boundaries on multiple runtime environments. And with today’s rapid enterprise growth, the demand for high-performance transactions through software run applications is higher than ever before, which means a greater need for these threads to be run on their respective platforms efficiently, […]

Speed Kills: Every (milli)second counts [INFOGRAPHIC]

Application performance tends to be one of those things everyone knows is important, but it’s hard to put a specific number to just how important. Earlier this year, Gartner published their findings (subscription required) from Google, Amazon, Yahoo, Microsoft, and many others that showed as performance, most notably speed, slows down, their revenue is negatively […]

Insights from an Investment Banking Monitoring Architect

To put it very simply, Financial Services companies have a unique set of challenges that they have to deal with every day. They are a high priority target for hackers, they are highly regulated by federal and state governments, they deal with and employ some of the most demanding people on the planet, problems with […]

Intelligent Alerting for Complex Applications – PagerDuty & AppDynamics

Today AppDynamics announced integration with PagerDuty, a SaaS-based provider of IT alerting and incident management software that is changing the way IT teams are notified, and how they manage incidents in their mission-critical applications.  By combining AppDynamics’ granular visibility of applications with PagerDuty’s reliable alerting capabilities, customers can make sure the right people are proactively […]

Introducing AppDynamics for PHP

It’s been about 12 years since I last scripted in PHP. I pretty much paid my way through college building PHP websites for small companies that wanted a web presence. Back then PHP was the perfect choice, because nearly all the internet service providers had PHP support for free if you registered domain names with them. Java and .NET wasn’t an option […]

Turnkey APMaaS by AppDynamics

Since we launched our Managed Service Provider program late last year, we’ve signed up many MSPs that were interested in adding Application Performance Management-as-a-Service (APMaaS) to their service catalogs.  Wouldn’t you be excited to add a service that’s easy to manage but more importantly easy to sell to your existing customer base? Service providers like […]

AppDynamics & Splunk – Better Together

A few months ago I saw an interesting partnership announcement from Foursquare and OpenTable.  Users can now make OpenTable reservations at participating restaurants from directly within the Foursquare mobile app.  My first thought was, “What the hell took you guys so long?” That integration makes sense on so many levels, I’m surprised it hadn’t already […]

Black Friday and Cyber Monday thru the eyes of an APM solution

A week has passed since Black Friday, so I thought it would be a good idea to summarise what we saw at AppDynamics from monitoring one of several e-commerce applications in production. Firstly, things went pretty well for our customers who experienced between 300 and 500% increase in transaction volume over the holiday period on […]

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 […]

APM vs NPM. 2nd Round K.O.

Round Two – Last time I wrote a blog comparing APM versus network-based APM tools, which I still consider NPM at it’s core regardless of what some critics and competitors claim. Let me make one thing clear though, NPM is great for equipping IT network administrators to see how fast or slow data is traveling […]