Instana Joins OpenTracing Specification Council

Instana, the leader in APM solutions for monitoring dynamic containerized microservice applications, today announced the company has become a named member of the OpenTracing Specifications Committee, after many years as a contributor in the OpenTracing community. Furthering their dedication to the diversity of cloud, container and microservice technologies, the company also announced their Silver Membership at the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: InfluxCloud, Datadog’s Java support, and the Cisco Container Platform

InfluxData has announced the latest release of its database-as-a-service, InfluxCloud. New capabilities include improved security, expanded global region support and faster onboarding. In addition, it features pre-built dashboards that allow customers to co-monitor the health of their InfluxCloud as well as new multi-user functionality.  “At InfluxData, we pride ourselves on listening to customers and being responsive … continue reading

3 areas where traditional APMs leave developers exposed

If you’re responsible for creating or managing a customer-facing application for your organization, you have a long list of things to worry about. A scenario like this may actually be at the top of the list: you’ve recently launched a new version of your application to the world, and customers start finding serious issues in … continue reading

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LightStep emerges from stealth with a new APM solution

A new company believes it can redefine application performance management, and help enterprises adopt microservices. LightStep emerged from stealth this month with the performance management solution LightStep [x]PM. “I have seen software development change rapidly in the last decade, and I believe we are entering a new era,” said Ben Sigelman, co-founder and CEO at … continue reading

Apollo Android GraphQL client, Red Hat Virtualization 4.1, and RisingStack releases open source Node.js debugging tool — SD Times news digest: April 19, 2017

A new open-source project wants to help Android developers work with GraphQL queries. The Apollo Android Graph client is designed to generate Java models from standard GraphQL queries. “These models give you a typesafe API to work with GraphQL servers. Apollo will help you keep your GraphQL query statements together, organized, and easy to access … continue reading

AppDynamics’ spring release lets teams collaborate from ‘code to business performance’

AppDynamics’ spring release is packed with developer features, such as a new developer toolkit so application teams can collaborate from the code all the way through the business’ performance. With AppDynamics’ new developer toolkit, companies can give their application teams the context of how their code is actually impacting the business. According to the company, teams … continue reading

How APM tools help businesses understand the customer’s journey

Monitoring applications and user experiences is like making coffee. A person can heat up the water, measure the exact amount of coffee grinds, and put the right amount of milk or sugar in it, brewing what he or she thinks is the perfect cup of coffee. The assumption is, the person who drinks this cup … continue reading

Raspberry Pi Zero W, Mozilla acquires Pocket, and Ansible Tower 3.1—SD Times news digest: Feb. 28, 2017

Raspberry Pi is celebrating its fifth birthday with a new variant of Raspberry Pi Zero. The organization announced the Raspberry Pi Zero W with wireless LAN and Bluetooth. Zero W aims to fix problems in the last variant by integrating more functionality into its core. It features the Cypress CYW43438 wireless chip for 802.11n wireless … continue reading

Datadog announces new APM solution

Datadog wants to give DevOps team a single-pane-of-glass view into their infrastructure and applications, whether they are running across hybrid clouds, microservices or containers. The company announced the Datadog Application Performance Monitoring (APM) solution to provide better visibility and faster issue resolution. “Regardless of the setup, the ability to monitor changes in infrastructure and applications … continue reading

AppDynamics’ Business iQ engine turns performance monitoring data into business results

Businesses are learning that they need to work and release software faster in order to use agile infrastructures, but what’s missing from their digital transformation is business leaders and IT teams sharing metrics throughout every phase. In order to connect the dots between the CIOs and IT/operations folks, AppDynamics released its new App iQ performance … continue reading

Apache CouchDB 2.0, CA to acquire BlazeMeter, and Datadog’s APM extension—SD Times news digest: Sept. 21, 2016

The open-source database Apache CouchDB has hit version 2.0. CouchDB is designed to scale from Big Data apps to mobile devices. “CouchDB 2.0 finally fulfills the project’s original vision to bring reliable data sync to Big Data and Mobile in one seamless solution,” said Jan Lehnardt, vice president of Apache CouchDB. “The team has been … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: inspectIT

This week’s GitHub project wants to provide developers with an alternative version to commercial application performance monitoring (APM) tools. InspectIT is an open-source APM tool for monitoring and preventing problems in Java EE apps for free. “InspectIT is based on an application-centric, business-focused approach, where each technical request is mapped to an application and to … continue reading

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