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APM Challenge: Managing Complex Web Applications
October 3, 2013 by

Industry Insights

I recently had the chance to participate in “The APM Challenge“–a discussion on the present and future of managing the performance of complex applications.  Patrick Lightbody of New Relic and I had a great discussion, moderated by Robin Layland of Network World.  In addition to it being an enjoyable chat, it turned into a paper
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End-User Monitoring: RUM or Synthetic?
September 20, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

Performance for end-users is the metric by which most businesses judge their web applications’ performance: is the responsiveness of the application an asset or a liability to the business?  Studies show that users are growing more and more demanding, while average pageloads are getting bigger and bigger–more than doubling in weight since 2010.  Combine that
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Host Monitoring and Application Performance
September 11, 2013 by

Company News

When monitoring your application and debugging performance problems, it really helps if performance data is organized the same way that your application is.  End-user requests are handled by applications composed of processes running on different virtual or physical hosts.  Today, TraceView is changing the way we present host monitoring data in order to more accurately
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TraceView Availability Postmortem
June 21, 2013 by

Company News

On June 21st at 7:04 AM EST we experienced an outage on one of our customer shard databases. This led to availability issues in the TraceView dashboard for a small subset of customers. Our ops team found that one database instance had hung and needed an EC2 reboot; during the time of reboot, affected customers
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TraceView: Now With Free Tracing (and more)!
May 2, 2013 by

Company News

We’re excited to announce three important changes to our TraceView pricing and product today. First, and most importantly, we are launching a free tier! Project includes all the data we collect on requests, hosts, service calls, JVMs and everything else, and we’re giving it away, free forever. We want you to have this, so we’ve packed everything
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Introducing a New Look for Traces
April 10, 2013 by

Company News

Our fundamental unit of performance data is the trace, an incredibly rich view into the performance of an individual request moving through your web application. Given all this data and the diversity of the contents of any individual trace, it’s important to have an interface for understanding what exactly was going on when a request
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Introducing Filter Search
March 26, 2013 by

Company News

Are you looking for performance stats for a particular key transaction or endpoint in TraceView? Now there’s a quick way to jump into a particular domain, URL, controller, or action filter. Look for the magnifying glass in the top left of a table–that means its contents are searchable:

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The Taming of the Queue: Measuring the Impact of Request Queueing
February 21, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

Last week, webserver request queueing came under heightened scrutiny as rapgenius blasted Heroku for not using as much autotune as promised in their “intelligent load balancing”. If you somehow missed the write-up (or response), check it out for its great simulations of load balancing strategies on Heroku. What if you’re not running on Heroku? Well, the same wisdom still
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Drupal Performance Data Has Never Looked So Good: TraceView Joins the Acquia Network
November 1, 2012 by

Performance Monitoring

Do you wonder how your site is performing for end users?  Why certain pages are slow or throw exceptions?  If server resources are limiting performance? As of today, the most detailed and actionable Drupal performance data available is just one click away for Acquia Network subscribers—thanks to  AppNeta’s newly launched,  awesome partnership with the Acquia
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This week’s Amazon outage: Alerting to catch infrastructure problems
October 26, 2012 by

Performance Monitoring

You don’t have to be a pre-cog to find and deal with infrastructure and application problems; you just need good monitoring.  We had quite a day Monday during the EC2 EBS availability incident.  Thanks to some early alerts—which started coming in about 2.5 hours before AWS started reporting problems—our ops team was able to intervene and
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