Performance Management Tech

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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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Down for Everybody? Wednesday’s Fantasy Football Draft

Here at AppNeta we have a tradition of creating a Fantasy Football league every year.  Each year we decide who the commissioner is and then we start the grueling process of selecting draft order, league rules, team names, date of draft and most importantly selecting the platform to draft on.  Our league consists of members […]

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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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JRuby: Performance Plus the Whole Java World on a Silver Platter

We’re happy to announce that we just recently released our first java platform gem with JRuby instrumentation for AppNeta Traceview. It’s been exciting and at times a bit challenging but we’re very happy to now offer full JRuby support for application performance monitoring. We found JRuby to be very interesting. You have this hard-core team […]

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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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