SD Times news digest: Puppet’s funding round, LightStep’s new capabilities, and Databricks’ partnership

Puppet announces $42 million funding round Puppet has received new funding to help it grow its automation and DevOps business. The funding was led by Cisco along with EDBI, Kleiner Perkins, True Ventures, and VMware. “Our rapid growth and international expansion is a testament to the rising demand for DevOps transformation, software automation and the … continue reading

Efforts to standardize tracing through OpenTracing

Industry efforts toward distributed tracing have been evolving for decades, and one of the latest initiatives in this arena is OpenTracing, an open distributed standard for apps and OSS packages. APMs like LightStep and Datadog are eagerly pushing forward the emerging specification, as are customer organizations like HomeAway, PayPal and Pinterest, while some other industry … continue reading

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

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