APM & Application Monitoring explained

Application Performance Management (or Monitoring) is the practice of watching applications for anomalies, increased latency and data exchanges that impact the user’s experience. This has normally been tracked in Network Operations Centers (NOCs). There are numerous tools on the market created to help organizations identify problems and send alerts to the people best suited to remediate the issues. Among the drawbacks of this approach is the number of “false positive” results returned.

Older APM systems have not been architected for today’s development methods of microservices, containers and cloud-native applications. More modern implementations consist of instrumenting applications with software that detects errors, targets the root cause, and suggests fixes — or in some cases automatically does remediation — to prevent or reduce downtime.

A guide to APM solutions

Plumbr: Plumbr is a modern monitoring solution designed to be used in microservice-ready environments. Using Plumbr, engineering teams can govern microservice application quality by using data from web application performance monitoring. Plumbr unifies the data from infrastructure, applications, and clients to expose the experience of a user. This makes it possible to discover, verify, fix … continue reading

How these companies can help you monitor your applications

Daniella Pontes, senior product marketing manage of InfluxData: InfluxDB time series database offers a platform where today’s highly complex application environments (ephemeral containers, distributed apps in hybrid and multi-cloud, mobile applications, expanding APIs and such) can be effectively monitored. InfluxDB provides a scalable time series store that ingests data types (application metrics, logs, tracing and … continue reading

APMs are more important than ever for microservice-based architectures

Application performance management (APM) solutions need to adapt now that the age of monolithic applications has evolved into microservice-based architectures, which are innately distributed and complex and therefore harder to monitor.  Collecting vast troves of data on how apps are performing is no longer enough, and APM providers have been adding new ways to analyze … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Instana adds deep inspection of GraphQL queries, Applitools adds functional and visual testing capabilities, and CodeSignal launches Certify

Application performance management (APM) provider Instana announced the extension of monitoring and tracing capabilities for microservice applications that use GraphQL. Instana captures the GraphQL HTTP traffic and displays the executing query as plain text and then parses the actual GraphQL queries. “Since application and microservice platform technology continues to evolve, it’s critical for application management … continue reading

Instana releases .Net Core APM solution

APM provider Instana released its code-level monitoring and tracing tool for .Net Core and expanded the number of programming languages that can be automatically instrumented to 12. Whether it’s for Java, C#, .Net, Ruby, Node, Go or other, developers can use automatic tracing with the .Net Core agent, the company explained.   “It’s critical for any … continue reading

New Relic One released as an observability platform for developers

New Relic wants to provide users with more than just dashboard analytics for their applications. The company announced a new observability platform at its FutureStack conference today in New York City. New Relic One is designed to connect user experience and business data with capabilities like New Relic Logs, Traces, Metrics and AI. The platform … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Instana’s new monitoring and tracing capabilities, Synopsys’ embARC, and Facebook Fizz DoS vulnerability

Instana has added monitoring and tracing support for NGINX and Envoy Application Proxies. This will provide developers with performance visibility and individual traces for every transaction in the browser. This data is automatically captured and integrated with Instana’s sensor and tracing technologies, the company explained. “While Application Proxies are an important part of creating on-demand … continue reading

Unbounded analytics introduced in latest Instana EUM release

Application performance management company Instana launched a new version of its End User Monitoring (EUM) utility this week, introducing advanced filtering of trace and request data with its new unbounded analytics feature. According to the company, Instana EUM is part of the Instana APM service and is designed for site reliability engineers and developers to … continue reading

Instana APM enables total traceability

Today’s developers build complex applications designed to run in complex environments. Since the mix of proprietary, third-party and open source software is constantly changing, they need an APM solution that can adapt with their technology while providing full, end-to-end traceability. Using traditional APM solutions, configurations must be done manually if they’re possible to do at … continue reading

Harness launches ML-powered health checks and rollbacks

Continuous delivery provider Harness launched the 24×7 Service Guard for its continuous delivery-as-a-service platform today, a machine learning-powered tool for health checking of APM, monitoring and logging tools. According to the company, the tool provides a “safety net” for application services by automating code rollbacks and providing “total operational visibility” into how services run. ”For … continue reading

Instana announces new tracing capabilities

Instana is giving developers a new way to capture and trace user requests across languages and microservices. The APM company announced AutoTrace, designed to analyze traces from any source including open-source technologies, Jaeger, and Zipkin. In software, tracing is a form of logging and recording information about tasks or executions. “As DevOps teams are adopting … continue reading

A guide to APM tools

Instana: As the leading provider of Automatic Application Monitoring solutions for microservices, Instana leverages automation and artificial intelligence to deliver the visibility and actionable information DevOps teams need to manage dynamic applications. Instana enables application delivery teams to accelerate their CI/CD cycle and deliver high performance business services with confidence. LightStep’s mission is to deliver … continue reading

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