Press Release

AppDynamics Partners with DataStax to Manage the Performance and Availability of Business-Critical Applications powered by Apache Cassandra

Leading-Edge Application Performance Management Company Joins Forces with Trailblazing NoSQL Database Company to Support Distributed and “Big Data” Environments

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – December 6, 2011 – AppDynamics, the leading Java/.NET application performance management (APM) solution for the cloud generation, today announced that it has partnered with Datastax, the commercial leader in Apache Cassandra™, to provide companies with complete visibility and code-level insight into distributed applications that leverage Cassandra.

Apache Cassandra is a standout among NoSQL/post-relational database solutions on the market, known for its ability to scale massive amounts of data while providing a highly available service with no single point of failure. Similarly, AppDynamics’ application performance management solution is built from the ground up for highly distributed enterprise environments, and complements Cassandra’s unique ability to support complex, cloud-based applications.

The combined solution provides customers with:

  • Automatic distributed transaction correlation into Cassandra from application server layers
  • Distributed call tracing including visibility into the Cassandra engine
  • Performance metrics broken down by KeySpaces
  • Visibility into Cassandra queries
  • Cassandra JMX trending and alerting
  • JVM and hardware correlation for root cause analysis

“I see Datastax’s Cassandra solution as meeting the same needs for customers that AppDynamics was designed to meet: supporting highly scalable, massively distributed environments where data is a precious commodity and designing for failure is mandatory,” said Jyoti Bansal, AppDynamics Founder & CEO. “We expect the same sorts of forward-thinking companies who use AppDynamics for application performance management to also use Cassandra to either replace or complement their MySQL databases.”

“AppDynamics and Apache Cassandra have enjoyed a similar growth trajectory, blazing their way into modern application environments where older application management tools and relational databases can’t keep up with the requirements of today’s IT Operations and Development teams,” said Billy Bosworth, CEO of DataStax. “AppDynamics’ ability to manage high-volume, business-critical applications is a perfect complement to Cassandra’s ability to drive those applications with a scalable, high performance database.”

A free download of AppDynamics can be accessed at https://www.appdynamics.com/free, and immediately used for jboss monitoringtomcat monitoringweblogic monitoringwebsphere monitoring, and glassfish monitoring in Cassandra environments.

About AppDynamics
AppDynamics is the leading provider of Software-as-Service (SaaS) and on-premise application performance management for modern application architectures in both the cloud and the data center. The company delivers solutions for highly distributed and agile environments, helping companies such as Priceline, TiVo, and ZipRealty monitor, troubleshoot, diagnose, and scale their production applications. Over 50,000 people have downloaded AppDynamics Lite, the company’s free java troubleshooting solution, and the company was recognized as a Gartner Cool Vendor in IT Operations Management. Visit our blog or follow us on Twitter.

About DataStax
DataStax offers products and services based on the popular open-source database, Apache Cassandra™ that solves today&https://portal.appdynamics.com/account/signup/signupForm/39;s most challenging big data problems. DataStax Enterprise (DSE) combines the performance of Cassandra with analytics powered by Apache Hadoop™, creating a smartly integrated, data-centric platform. With DSE, real-time and analytic workloads never conflict, giving you maximum performance with the added benefit of only managing a single database. The company has over 100 customers, including leaders such as Netflix, Cisco, Rackspace and Constant Contact, and spanning verticals including web, financial services, telecommunications, logistics and government. DataStax is backed by industry leading investors, including Lightspeed Venture Partners and Crosslink Capital and is based in Burlingame, CA with offices in Austin, TX and Stamford, CT. For more information, visit www.datastax.com.

About Apache Cassandra™
Apache Cassandra™ is an open source distributed database management system. It is designed to store and allow very low-latency access to very large amounts of data spread out across many commodity servers while providing a highly-available service with no single point of failure. This next-generation data platform evolved from work at Google, Amazon and Facebook, and is an Apache Software Foundation top-level project. For more information, visit http://cassandra.apache.org/.

AppDynamics is the Application Intelligence company. With AppDynamics, enterprises have real-time insights into application performance, user performance and business performance so they can move faster in an increasingly sophisticated, software-driven world. Our integrated suite of products is built on our innovative, enterprise-grade App iQ Platform that enables our customers to make faster decisions that enhance customer engagement and improve operational and business performance. AppDynamics is uniquely positioned to enable enterprises to accelerate their digital transformations by actively monitoring, analyzing, and optimizing complex application environments at scale which has led to proven success and trust with the Global 2000. For more information, visit appdynamics.com.


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