AWS re:Invent—What do Black Friday and Cyber Monday Have in Common?

With the genesis of Amazon Web Services, enterprises of all sizes can now take advantage of the public cloud to deliver significantly more agility and control. With AWS, elastic infrastructure is easier to attain, and usage spikes are an afterthought. Only days apart, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are arguably the two biggest days in […]

Turning Black Friday Gold [Infographic]

Holiday season for retailers this year means a little more than just stocking online inventory and extending shopping hours. Today’s software-defined retailers need to rely on the few days of holiday shopping season to determine their business’ ultimate success. That requires a little more insight into the performance and uptime of online transactions, and the […]

How Retailers Can Have a Successful Black Friday [INFOGRAPHIC]

Partnering with InternetRetailer.com, we wanted to see exactly how e-commerce sites prepared for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and how those preparations led to the success (or lack thereof) during the busy holiday season. One stat that jumps out at me is extremely telling: “Those that had a site performance troubleshooting process in place were […]

How Black Friday and Cyber Monday Were Saved with Performance and Monitoring Tools

Ah, the holidays. A great occasion to spend quality time with your family, eat a little too much, and indulge on the fantastic shopping deals. Online shopping during Black Friday and Cyber Monday account for a critical chunk of a retailer’s yearly revenue. Any downtime or abnormal slow performance will directly impact the bottom line […]

Top 10 Reasons Why eCommerce Apps Will Fail This Black Friday

My wife is a shopoholic and serial checkout killer. Every week she spends several hours browsing and carefully adding items to shopping carts. Every now and then she’ll interrupt my sports program with an important announcement “My Checkout just failed”. Take this example Mrs Appman sent me during the month of September: The fact I […]

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 […]