Topic: observability

The three main shifts in observability

With the increasing complexity of cloud-native applications, observability is the key to ensuring that your company can deliver high-quality products and services.  In a recent SD Times Live! webinar, Chris Lentricchia, offering manager at Instana, explained that there have been three main shifts over the past few years in the way companies do observability. These … continue reading

APM: Cutting through the noise

It seems like the industry is leaving application performance management (APM) behind and moving towards a new observability world. But don’t be fooled. While vendors are rebranding themselves as observability tools, APM is still an important piece of the puzzle.  “Observability is becoming a bigger focus today, but APM just by design will continue to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Native fuzzing for Go, DVC Studio released, and LogStream 3.0 released

The developers behind the Go programming language announced that native fuzzing is ready for beta testing in its development branch, dev.fuzz.  Fuzzing is a type of automated testing that continuously manipulates inputs into a program to find issues such as panics or bugs that existing unit tests might miss.  RELATED CONTENT: Why developers love Go … continue reading

Observability: A process change, not a set of tools

If you do a Google search for the phrase “observability tools,” it’ll return about 3.3 million results. As observability is the hot thing right now, every vendor is trying to get aboard the observability train. But observability is not as simple as buying a tool; it’s more of a process change — a way of … continue reading

Catchpoint releases enhanced WebPageTest API

Digital experience monitoring solution provider Catchpoint today announced upgrades to the WebPageTest API that provide deeper performance metrics, immediate test results and integrations with CI/CD tools. The company also announced the API, which had been limited to a small numbers of users, is now widely available. WebPageTest is a performance measurement tool that can scale … continue reading

New Relic Explorer strengthens full-stack observability with new visualization and capabilities

New Relic is continuing to make its full-stack observability vision a reality with the release of New Relic Explorer. The new solution comes with new visualizations and capabilities that give engineers a complete view of their entire IT estate.  The company announced its plans to reimagine full-stack observability last year by providing a unified platform … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Vercel raises $40 million to “build the next web,” AWS IoT Greengrass 20, and Lightrun’s new observability integrations

Vercel has announced a $40 million round of funding to “help everyone build the next web.” Vercel is a cloud platform for static sites and serverless functions that focuses on helping front-end development. The round of funding was led by GV and included Greenoaks Capital, Bedrock Capital, Geodesic Capital, Accel Partners and CRV.  The company … 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

SD Times news digest: JetBrains WebStorm 2020.3, Instana Enterprise Observability for Microservices now available on AWS, Informatica’s new data lake management solution

This latest release of JetBrains’ JavaScript IDE is packed with many long-awaited enhancements, including support for Tailwind CSS, the ability to sync one’s IDE theme with their OS settings, and Git staging. WebStorm 2020.3 also includes a new welcome screen, the ability to sync the IDE theme with your OS settings, improvements for working with … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Moogsoft releases self-service observability, Anaconda Dividend Program to open-source projects, and Fuze to advance enterprise productivity

The Moogsoft Observability Cloud aims to deliver DevOps practitioners and SREs self service intelligent observability capabilities to begin surfacing actionable insights and performing advanced event management across their digital infrastructure quickly.  “Old-fashioned monitoring solutions, including many that claim to be new, lead to expensive investments that take months to deliver any results,” said Moogsoft founder … continue reading

Grafana Labs updates its observability portfolio with several new products

Grafana Labs has made a number of updates to its observability portfolio this week at its virtual ObservabilityCON conference. The updates include the release of Loki 2.0, Grafana Tempo, Grafana 7.3, new plugins, and Grafana Metrics Enterprise.  Loki 2.0 includes improvements to the query language, allowing users to transform logs and extract additional labels, according 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

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