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 […]

How DevOps Teams Prepare for Cyber Monday

As we head into the Thanksgiving weekend with thoughts of relaxing with family and friends, there are a group of folks who will still be working or on call the whole time. The Dev and Operations teams of major online stores will have been preparing for this period for many months. Cyber Monday (Nov. 28) is […]

Cyber Monday: Past, Present, and Future

Cyber Monday is the name that marketers give to the Monday after Thanksgiving. It is a vital date in the retail calendar, with millions of consumers around the world logging on to the web each year to find great deals on holiday gifts for their friends and family. Traditionally, many retailers view Cyber Monday as […]

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 […]

Why did your Checkout Fail? AppDynamics knows

The reason for this blog is purely down to a real-life incident which one of our e-commerce customers shared with us this week. It’s based around a use case that pretty much anyone can relate to – the moment your checkout transaction spectacularly fails. You sit there, looking at a big fat error message and […]

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 […]