Application Performance Management

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Nailing Down the Definition of PaaS

An article defining PaaS caught our attention a few months ago. Entitled, “What does PaaS really mean? Let us know if you find out,” the article explains how the technology industry and IT organizations are confused about what PaaS is and use the term “confusingly.” The author, David Linthicum, then offers a definition, however we […]

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Is PaaS a Panacea for Developers?

A recent survey of IT leaders that was reported in a ZDNet article entitled “PaaS may be a panacea for stressed-out developers,” found that 70% are either already using Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions for application development or planning to implement them in the future. Since there is indeed plenty of pressure on developers to develop faster, […]

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Who Can You Trust (.Salesforce.com)?

As recently reported by Forrester, large enterprise adoption of SaaS will drive its adoption rate to 50% of surveyed companies planning to adopt new SaaS Services within the next year. The reasons for this growth are clear, SaaS services offer low up front costs, fast time to value and are accessible everywhere for a mobile […]

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What is the Impact of PaaS on APM?

In theory, since PaaS applications can be built using common standards and tools, it should be the same for building capabilities to monitor those applications. With less customization there should be easier monitoring, right? Well, if the content of the article, “Study: PaaS Market to Top $6.94B by 2018,” written by Chris Talbot in Talkin’ […]

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APM in the Cloud: Noteworthy Market Insight from Gigaom Research

We’re always keeping watch for the latest analyst report on the Application Performance Monitoring (APM) market and few have caught our eye more than the report recently released by Gigaom Research entitled “Sector Roadmap: Application-management solutions for distributed and cloud environments.” Written by well-known APM expert, author and analyst, Bernd Harzog, the report delves into […]

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Per-Host Breakdown and Filtering in TraceView

You have twenty nodes in your ASG and your health checks say they’re all fine – so why are 1/20th of your users seeing white screens?  We’ve just added per-host data breakdown and filtering to TraceView to make it easier than ever to answer that type of question (and more)! We’ve added a Hosts data […]

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Introducing TraceView for Node.js Applications

Today, we’re expanding the diversity of application environments TraceView supports by bringing node.js support out of private beta to general availability.  AppNeta provides full-stack monitoring designed to cover critical production environments and all their moving parts, so it’s exciting to be able to support even more diverse and heterogeneous environments. Support for http-server, http-client, mongodb […]

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Apdex Updates: Synthetic Apdex, Geographic Apdex, and Errors as Fails

Since we released Apdex in April, we’ve been tossing around ideas to improve and extend our support of Apdex.  You might have noticed that last week we introduced a few big changes: “Synthetic Apdex” – separate Apdex scoring for AppView monitoring performance, to better compare synthetic vs RUM experience Experience filters – easy drill down on requests […]

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Designing Babel: Leveraging Polyglot Architectures

The story of the Tower of Babel is one of western civilization’s earliest cautionary tales. Encoded in its telling, we find the earliest known argument against polyglot architectures. The plethora of languages, the argument states, impedes productivity and detracts from the oneness of the people. In fact, there’s very little argument against polyglot programming or […]

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Full Stack Load Testing in Boston

We had a great turn-out last night at the Boston Web Performance Meetup, where we talked about full stack load testing. Performance testing is funny, because unlike a lot of correctness testing, it frequently relies on having a full replica of production, with production level data, servers, and more. The inspiration for this talk was […]

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