Topic: application performance monitoring

Democratization of APM is not a pipe dream

For the past few decades, we’ve seen the democratization of technology come to life. That’s the idea of making technology more accessible to more people and empowering those people to be able to use that technology, even if they aren’t tech savvy. There are plenty of real-world examples of this taking place every day. Wider … continue reading

Rookout shifts observability left with server performance metrics for developers

Rookout wants developers to have a bigger role when it comes to application performance monitoring (APM). The company announced server performance metrics will now be available in its debugging workflow.  According to the company, while CPU spikes, memory leaks and disks filling up were previously IT operations responsibility, as DevOps shift’s left, developers need to … continue reading

Splunk embraces observability with new acquisitions and product release

Splunk has revealed a new observability suite at its annual .conf20 user conference this week. The suite includes monitoring, investigation, and troubleshooting capabilities designed to accelerate users’ digital transformations.  “At Splunk, we believe modern application environments and open, cloud-native technologies will help our customers unlock greater business insights,” said Karthik Rau, vice president of observability … continue reading

premium Application stability: The missing link in next-gen app deployment

It’s a new age for software development, defined by the rise of mobile applications and iterative development releases. Today’s fast-paced development environment doesn’t slow down for anyone. If monitoring tools don’t work to promote speed and agility for the teams using them, then new solutions must be found. As a result of this mindset, mature … continue reading

Monitoring applications in modern software architectures

In today’s modern software world, applications and infrastructure are melding together in different ways. Nowhere is that more apparent than with microservices, delivered in containers that also hold infrastructure configuration code. That, combined with more complex application architectures (APIs, multiple data sources, multicloud distributions and more), and the ephemeral nature of software as temporary and … continue reading

Leveraging automated APM to accelerate CI/CD

Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery together (CI/CD) have become the goal for a majority of organizations. Meanwhile, modern technologies like Docker and Kubernetes have become widespread in production application environments. The result of these trends is that applications and their infrastructure are becoming increasingly dynamic: constantly changing to meet higher scalability requirements and fast-changing application … continue reading

Why manual performance management fails

Historically, manually setting up a monitoring system didn’t present a problem because neither the application code, nor the application infrastructure (middleware, app servers, etc.) changed very often. IT would provision a box, set its IP address, load some software, set up the monitoring and then never touch it again for years.  Nor was an application … continue reading

Drawbacks to building your own performance monitoring

Since traditional APM and monitoring tools were not designed for dynamic applications, a new set of open-source technologies emerged to help development teams manually setup their own monitoring through manual coding. Whether providing performance metrics, tracing paths of an application, or exposing other details of code, these open-source monitoring tool create their own sets of … continue reading

Instana brings automated alert system to APM

Application performance provider Instana has announced a new way for DevOps and IT Ops teams to manage and execute alerts. Instana SmartAlerts is an automated IT alert management system based on environmental and situational use cases.  According to the company, performance monitoring can become confusing when trying to figure out what you want to get … continue reading

APM needs to change to keep up with continuous development practices

In an industry where every company is competing to be the best, if your application is giving users problems, they might not hesitate to ditch you and go to your competitors who do have a well-performing app. Companies that cannot provide their customers and users with satisfying experiences will lose out on business. This is … continue reading

SD Times news digest: SignalFx Microservices APM, Dart 2.1, and Bugcrowd’s pen testing solution

Cloud monitoring company SignalFx has revealed SignalFx Microservices APM, which is a new application performance monitoring solution designed for DevOps teams. The solution is built on top of the company’s streaming analytics platform, giving it access to power data analytics. “The world happens in real-time and if something goes wrong, finding problems minutes later just … continue reading

Google introduces tracing, debugging and profiling tools for APM

Google has announced new application performance management (APM) capabilities for developers with the introduction of Stackdriver APM and Stackdriver Profiler. These APM solutions are designed to give developers distributed tracing, debugging and profiling tools for their code. According to the company, the APM tools are the same tools Google uses internally to monitor and fine … continue reading

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