AppDynamics, the leader in application performance management (APM) for the cloud generation, today announced its next major release that introduces the industry’s first APM solution for “Big Data” technologies. Coupled with an enhanced ability to help agile teams manage frequent release cycles and new features that support its “root cause in 3 clicks” mission, AppDynamics 3.2 equips application owners with a powerful solution for reducing problem resolution cycles from hours to minutes.
Over the past year, AppDynamics has supported enterprise organizations with highly distributed environments, including public cloud deployments of mission-critical applications. These customers repeated the same refrain: “Our environment is complex, and we want our application performance management solution to bring order to the chaos.” As a result of this customer feedback, AppDynamics has made its application performance management solution even easier to use while bringing more firepower to bear on its customers’ ability to monitor, troubleshoot, and fix problems.
With AppDynamics 3.2, AppDynamics introduces:
• “Big Data” Performance Monitoring
As companies strive to scale their data access, they are increasingly supplementing traditional relational databases with distributed data caches and NOSQL. Prior to the release of AppDynamics 3.2, no other APM solution had managed to bring application management to NOSQL and distributed data caches such as Coherence, Cassandra, Ehcache, and Memcached. But with AppDynamics, these cutting-edge tools are no longer “black boxes” to Developers and Operations teams; AppDynamics discovers and diagnoses how Coherence, Cassandra, Ehcache, and Memcached affect application performance.
• Agile Ops: Instrument, Monitor, and Compare Release Impact
Agile organizations with rapid release cycles often encounter tremendous challenges managing application performance in the face of a continually changing environment. AppDynamics 3.2 enables Operations to immediately correlate the impact of an agile release upon application performance, providing visual cues of significant events. It also has the ability to auto-capture changes after appserver restarts. This “before and after” view offers tremendous peace-of-mind for application teams that constantly release new code into their production environment.
• Root Cause in 3 Clicks: Simple and Rapid Troubleshooting
AppDynamics now displays all major categories of application performance problems in one view, providing a single pane of glass for SOA bottlenecks, load/response histograms, and prioritized problem queues. Users can immediately identify hardware–related problems, code-level problems such as stalls, slow SQL, and errors, and SOA communication problems. These diagnostic capabilities are further strengthened by AppDynamics’ “built-in intelligence” that determines the application’s normal performance and only triggers alerts when performance deviates from its standard baseline, enabling application owners to find and fix root cause issues within minutes. In addition, AppDynamics remains the only APM solution that does not require manual instrumentation in order to maintain 100% code visibility.
“We’re declaring war on complex APM solutions,” said Jyoti Bansal, Founder & CEO of AppDynamics. “Applications that are essential to business success continue to increase in complexity—becoming highly distributed, dynamic, and even detaching from the data center as they move into virtual and cloud environments. The last thing Development and Operations teams need is to face additional complexity in regards to application performance management. With the release of AppDynamics 3.2, we’re making good on our promise to simplify the lives of our customers and reduce their troubleshooting time from hours to minutes.”