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The Latest in Performance Monitoring and End-User Experience


How Loading Time Affects Your Bottom Line (from Kissmetrics)
September 24, 2013 by

Industry Insights

The fine folks over at KissMetrics put together a stunning infographic on just how important this performance stuff is. It’s easy to get caught up in shipping features and polishing UX, but sometimes, the low-hanging fruit is the first performance step, not the 50th A/B test. Check it out below (click for a larger version)
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A Gentle X-Trace Introduction
September 23, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

In the world of SaaS applications, good monitoring can be the difference between a successful product and a failure. There’s a lot of ink spilled on what to do with your monitoring data, but somewhat less of what that data actually is. Etsy’s Measure Everything is a great place to start. Capture points of interest
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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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Bringing the Power of Big Data to Application Performance Monitoring

Company News

We’re excited to announce a major re-architecting of the platform underlying our data collection, storage, and retrieval. As the number of metrics from all the different technologies continues to rise (now over 2 trillion per month!), we’ve been hard at work re-building the infrastructure that powers our products. Read on for the full press release,
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Stacks of Cache
September 18, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

Everyone likes cache. How can you not? In countless cases, you can remediate performance problems quickly and cheaply by adding a cache layer to your stack. It’s like bolting a nitrous oxide system onto your tricked out street racer, or throwing dry leaves on your campfire. Immediate, obvious big performance difference, teeny-tiny investment of effort.
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Drupal 8: Front to Back
September 12, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

Over the past few months I’ve covered some of the many ways in which Drupal 8 is a large departure from its predecessors. While I’ve mainly written about the new backend architecture, Drupal’s frontend is also experiencing plenty of exciting changes. Its visual identity may still be the soft blue and white that we’ve come
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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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Tracing Black Boxes III: Solr Query Performance Tuning
September 10, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

Solr Server provides JMX statistics that show performance details such as query speed and cache hit/miss rates in a macro level, which James talked about in a previous post. However, it might be tough to trace how a particular operation; for example: how a specific query fared in the system. This week, I’d like to
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New Features in Burndown
September 6, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

A few months ago we announced Burndown, an open source web application for tracking the progress of Github milestones. For those of you that missed out: Harnessing the power of the mighty Github API, Burndown provides a dead simple way to generate a burndown chart for any Github milestone. This is helpful for tracking both
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AppNeta Named to Inc. 500/5000 List for Fastest-Growing Private Companies
September 4, 2013 by

Company News

Boston-based Application Performance Management (APM) Leader Recognized for 195% Growth BOSTON — September 4, 2013 — AppNeta, the leading provider of Full Stack Application Performance Management solutions, today announced it has been ranked #1943 in Inc. Magazine’s seventh annual Inc. 500|5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.  AppNeta was also ranked
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