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Our Take on the APM Digest APM Predictions for 2015
February 24, 2015 by

Industry Insights

We’re only six weeks into 2015, yet I’m looking for signs that the “APM Predictions for 2015” which APM Digest published at the end of December are becoming reality. Provided in three parts, the predictions came from various APM industry experts — analysts, consultants, users and vendors. Three themes emerged from the 45 predictions that
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Introducing TraceView for Node.js Applications
September 10, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

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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S3 PUT Slowdown and Internal Timeouts
August 20, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

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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Measuring Your Web App Performance with Apache Bench
August 4, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

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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Real-Time Operational Insight into AppNeta using ElasticSearch
July 31, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

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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Customizing Chef Bootstrap Templates
April 14, 2014 by

Industry Insights

At AppNeta, we use Chef to set up EC2 instances for the purpose of testing our TraceView instrumentation modules.  TraceView has agents for Java, .NET, Python, Ruby, and PHP, and one of the most important requirements for all of these is that they’re easy to deploy (typically less than 5 minutes). This means it should be
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Debugging After the Engineers Have Left
April 2, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

We build tools to serve both halves of the coin from which devops takes its name, but we frequently find other uses for those tools across the company. Recently while working late I received a message from an engineer on the sales team looking for some help with a trial he was running. The client
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Product Management: We Need Pipelines, not Roads
March 20, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

Living in Vancouver, surrounded by the natural beauty of British Columbia, it’s hard not to elicit a negative reaction (if not an outright protest march) when talking about a “pipeline”. But you’ll bear with me, right? AppNeta is a growing company with bright employees and savvy customers. But, like any company on the rise we’ve endured
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Automated Testing of Hardware Appliances with Docker
March 14, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

Back in November, we described how we do Automation Testing in a very high level overview. Today, we are going to show how we prepare a specific part of the infrastructure for the purpose of Automation Testing: the virtual appliance.

The Most Agile Way to Manage Technical Debt
February 24, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

As an engineering team we strive to find the right balance between aggressively building out product capabilities and managing technical debt. At AppNeta we have hardened our process to define and manage this balance. Our current process involves virtual teams who break away from the feature development at hand to focus on technical debt in
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