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Slow Your Role: ChatOps Access Control

ChatOps is a growing trend in the DevOps world, where one can monitor and control infrastructure and operations from the convenience of a chat room. From building Jenkins jobs to executing Fabric tasks, the possibilities are endless thanks to Hubot and it’s constantly growing script ecosystem. One of the controversial tenets of ChatOps is the […]

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S3 PUT Slowdown and Internal Timeouts

Last night, the TraceView processing timeline experienced a minor disruption, resulting in slightly slower processing times for some customers. By and large, this issue wasn’t noticeable in any of the dashboards, and no data was lost. The incident did, however, give us an interesting look into how Amazon handles S3 load issues from a performance […]

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Parallelizing FlowView: Performance Improvements

FlowView provides detailed insight into the applications on one’s network, but to achieve this, we need to store a lot of data. Behind the scenes, when we are trying to get top applications or top hosts and categories, FlowView has two available data sources: Google BigQuery and raw capture files. BigQuery is fast for many […]

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Measuring Your Web App Performance with Apache Bench

When you are being tasked to find and fix those pesky slow pages in your web app, you might have hard time finding where to start. Identifying top performance bottlenecks is always difficult, since there are many factors that lead to slow server response time : slow application logic, poorly indexed database queries, a myriad […]

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Announcing the node.js Beta. Free Monitoring!

Looking to get insight into the performance and scalability of node.js-based applications? TraceView is introducing node.js support with an early access beta program, and you’re invited to sign up! The beta is invitation-based, so you’ll need to fill out our beta questionnaire to get involved. When selected, we’ll give you free monitoring in exchange for […]

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Real-Time Operational Insight into AppNeta using ElasticSearch

AppNeta’s customers deploy thousands of appliances at customer locations across the globe. These appliances continuously collect data about target applications and networks, then store and analyze it from a cloud-based management system. Management of these appliances is not an easy task. They are often installed in remote locations where local IT staff is not readily […]

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How to Assess the Impact of Salesforce Downtime

When a Salesforce downtime occurs, it gets a lot of notice. You see it picked up on Twitter and in the press. With 93,000 customers around the globe, Salesforce is the poster child for SaaS services. Whenever there’s an issue, people start to question it and cloud services in general. If you look at the […]

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Faking the Funk: Mocking External Services in Python Tests

In this day and age, it’s difficult to build an application that does not rely on some type of external service. Whether the service is handling user identity, analyzing interesting data, or hurling RESTful insults, you have to accept the fact that you now have a dependency on something you do not control. One place […]

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Sight Beyond Site: FlowView Cross Location Reporting

One of the main use cases for customers of AppNeta is understanding and ensuring that their critical web applications, including SaaS applications, are working well and users are happy with the performance. There are many challenges in making sure business critical SaaS applications are working well: accurately measuring the user experience, understanding how the local […]

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What Performance Problems Will Salesforce Users See?

A recent analyst firm research paper commented that organizations that have the capability for measuring the quality of the end user experience are twice as likely as other companies to improve their brand reputation and 75% more likely to improve employee productivity. This comment validates that you need to measure the end-user experience, but it […]

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