Goodbye Nodetime, Hello AppDynamics!

Nodetime is shutting down on August 31, 2015. Our journey with Node.js continues with an enhanced Node.js monitoring solution from AppDynamics.

While this announcement is also posted on our site, I wanted to reach out to you and share this news directly.

You do not have to do anything today. However, we strongly recommend that you begin preparing your transition soon. You will receive an additional email with instructions on how to migrate from Nodetime to AppDynamics.

If you do not want to wait for our new Summer ‘15 release, you can still benefit from the myriad of features currently available by creating an account today. You can then upgrade when the new version is available this summer.

It has truly been an honor to be such an integral member of the Node.js community since we originally launched in 2010. With cutting-edge features such as CPU and Heap Profiling, Nodetime has helped customers all over the world with critical insights into the health of their Node.js applications.  As I mentioned during our acquisition by AppDynamics, we’ve been given the opportunity to innovate further, leverage the core AppDynamics monitoring infrastructure, and take the Node.js management to an entirely new and unparalleled level.

Please review the FAQ to learn more or feel free to email us any question you may have.

Best Wishes
Dmitri Melikyan
Principal Engineer, AppDynamics Node.js Team

Nodetime was a core component to our Node.js monitoring and the new AppDynamics for Node.js agent is helping make our deployment of our new Node.js applications into production a real success for our company.

— Carlos Ruiz, Node.js Architect,

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Do I have to do anything today?

No, you do not have to do anything today. However, we strongly recommend that you begin preparing for our 4.1 release, scheduled for this summer. You will receive an additional email with instructions on how to migrate from Nodetime to AppDynamics.

Where may I learn more about AppDynamics and your new Node.js agent?

You may navigate to and learn about our Node.js agent, as well as further learn about our AppDynamics Unified Monitoring platform.

I do not want to wait and would like to migrate today. Can I do that?

Yes! You do not have to wait until our 4.1 release. If you install today, you will be using the 4.0 version of our product and will still benefit from the myriad of features available today. You’re welcome to create an account and upgrade later when 4.1 is released, if you do not want to wait.

How do I try your new Node.js agent from AppDynamics?

Signup for a free account at You’ll be granted a 15 day free trial of the fully featured AppDynamics Pro version. The agent install is as easy as npm install appdynamics from your Node.js application command line.

Where may I find the documentation for your new Node.js agent?

You may find all of our product documentation at, and our Node.js documentation may be found here.

What happens to my Nodetime account?

All Nodetime accounts will be shutdown on August 31, 2015. Users will no longer have access to their accounts.

What happens to my data?

You will no longer have access to your data after the July 31st shutdown. We strongly recommend that you transition your application monitoring to our new Node.js agent so that you do not lose performance visibility.

What happens to my prepaid subscription?

AppDynamics will honor your prepaid Nodetime subscription with an AppDynamics Pro account. Once you create an account with AppDynamics, please reach out to to request your licensing to be transitioned.

I use the free version of Nodetime. Can I still use AppDynamics for free?

Absolutely! AppDynamics offers a lite version to use for free, forever. Once you’re ready, you’re welcome to upgrade to a Pro account anytime.

This is all happening so quick. Is your new agent production ready?

Yes! We ran a successful beta during the summer quarter of 2014 and have since officially released our new agent in the fall of 2014. We have customers such as successfully using our agent to monitor their production Node.js deployments.

Do you have a case study of a customer who has seen success with your new Node.js agent?

Yes! eHarmony, one of the world’s leading online dating services, has successfully ported several of its key services from legacy Java applications to a Node.js and microservices environment, enabling it to serve far more traffic on far less hardware. You may view the case study here.     

AppDynamics has been a critical tool during the migration of our legacy applications to Node.js. It has allowed us to quickly prove out performance, diagnose any bottlenecks and easily predict infrastructure needs at scale, for scaling, for growth.

— Stace Baal, Director of Engineering,

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