Application Performance Management On-Demand

I thought it would be good to start blogging about my experiences with customers just so you get an idea of how important Application Performance Management (APM) has become. A few weeks back I met with a customer who had issues, the expression on their face said it all. It started with an apology that […]

Gartner’s APM Magic Quadrant: Application Mapping and Transaction Profiling Explained

Gartner recently released their latest magic quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and in this report mentioned five key dimensions, two of which were Application Mapping and Transaction Profiling. These two dimensions are critical for users to identify performance bottlenecks in distributed applications, whose architecture design is typically based around SOA or Cloud concepts. The […]

AppDynamics Monitoring for MongoDB

Back in April this year, we announced new monitoring support for NoSQL tecnhnologies like Cassandra and Memcached which was received really well by our customers. Due to further demand we’ve seen over the past few months from prospects and customers we’ve officially added MongoDB to our platform support, thus extending our coverage of NoSQL technologies. For those not […]

AppDynamics helps Insurance Customer avoid Production Outage

Last week I published my winning Customer X-Ray of the Quarter, which showed how AppDynamics was able to help a media customer solve a production issue that had plagued their application for over two years. This week I’m posting the runner-up X-Ray entry. This one describes how AppDynamics was able to help an Insurance customer […]

Are your monitoring solutions smart or stupid?

Six months ago I did something really stupid. I foolishly jumped on the social media bandwagon, thinking I could become the first super hero to claim online greatness. Sadly, the only meteoric rise has been the disk space quota for my email server inbox–all thanks to the billion notifications I now get daily from LinkedIn, […]

AppDynamics helps Media Customer solve Production Slowdown

Whilst disrupting the APM marketplace is a primary objective for AppDynamics, our ultimate goal is to help customers manage applications performance and solve real world problems using our software. Our unique visibility allows customers to fully understand how their business transactions execute across their infrastructure, so when they slow down, our customers know the where, […]

A Decade of APM Acquisitions and Evolution

“APM Game Changer” was the headline yesterday with the news that Compuware acquired Dynatrace Software for $256 million. With the APM market worth an estimated $6 billion, it’s not really a surprise to see such a transaction (no pun intended) within the APM market. In fact, over the past ten years, there have been several […]

Application Performance Management for Everyone

When we founded AppDynamics, we wanted to disrupt the marketplace to make APM accessible to every organization. We felt Application Performance shouldn’t discriminate and should be available to all sizes of organizations, from startups to SMBs to large Enterprises. In the past, the Cost and Complexity of legacy APM made it only available to large […]

Making The Business More Agile

We’re pretty lucky these days to work and play with lots of cool stuff. In a consumer world of HD TVs, Mac books, iPhones, Droids, Angry Birds, Face books and tweets, life is rarely boring. Working in IT is the same. We’ve got clouds, NoSQL, agile, SOA, ria, pythons, scalas, rubies, and lots of ideas […]

AppDynamics gains Velocity

AppDynamics had a great time last week at Velocity; it was probably the most relevant event we’ll attend this year. Great Keynotes, sessions and an audience that truly understood the significance of application performance. At our booth, it was refreshing to hear questions around monitoring application performance in the cloud (specifically EC2), as well as […]

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 […]

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), […]

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 […]