A non-technical guy’s take on Business Transaction Monitoring

I began my journey in the Application Performance Management (APM) space a little over two years ago. Transitioning from a security background, the biggest thing I was concerned about was picking up the technology quickly. Somewhere between JVMs, CLRs, JMX, IIS, and APIs I was a little overwhelmed. The thing that caught ...Read More

Everything’s Bigger in Texas — Including AppDynamics!

It’s a great day to be an AppDynamo in Texas! This morning we opened our Dallas office with President Joe Sexton to personally welcome each employee with a warm handshake, cup of coffee and breakfast. This evening we had CFO Walter Berger host a town hall, followed by food and drinks for ...Read More

Is Your Database Dragging Down your PHP Application?

Here’s a quiz from our last PHP application performance post: How much of a PHP application’s execution time is used up accessing the database? 50%? 75%? You may recall the real answer, since it is so (some might say surprisingly) big: some 90% of PHP execution time happens in the database layer. ...Read More

What is the business impact? – ITOA use case #4

In the first three parts of this series I’ve covered common ITOA use cases we’ve seen across our customer base: Visualize the environment Rapid troubleshooting Prioritize issues and opportunities Analyze the business impact The fourth use case, analyzing business impact, is a way to quantify the value of all the work IT ...Read More

2015 APM Predictions from AppDynamics

This article originally appeared on APMDigest.com In addition to our predictions on APMdigest’s list of 15 Predictions for 2015, AppDynamics offers some additional predictions: 1. In 2014, we continued to see the rapid ascent of a new generation of APM company that is leveraging big data, cloud, SOA, analytics and Agile technologies ...Read More

Prioritize with business context – ITOA use case #3

In the first two posts of this series we’ve taken a look at two common ITOA use cases: Visualize the environment Rapid troubleshooting I recommend spending some time familiarizing yourself with the first three use cases I’ve highlighted, they lay some important groundwork for the rest of this series. With that, let’s ...Read More

10 Practical Tips for Making APM a Success

With every enterprise-grade software tool, there’s a right and a wrong way to use it. Luckily for AppDynamics’ customers, we have superb customer success team to help facilitate this process and teach our users the best practices — this might be why they keep recommending AppDynamics to their friends and family and ...Read More

Stop troubleshooting based on hunches and intuition – ITOA use case #2

In the first installment of this series, I talked about why analytics matters for IT Operations teams and drilled into the first of five ITOA use cases — visualizing your environments. I described our flow map feature at length, which automatically maps the topology of the application environment so customers can understand ...Read More

Fall 2014 Release Enables Modern Collaborative Troubleshooting

Today, I am very pleased to announce our Fall 2014 Release which is packed with exciting new features and platform enhancements. We gave a sneak peak of some new features at AppSphere back in November, but for those who couldn’t make it to Las Vegas I wanted to highlight what our team ...Read More

AppDynamics Joins the Cloud Foundry Foundation

I’m pleased to announce that AppDynamics is now a member of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, the nonprofit organization committed to rapid and robust development of the open-source Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service. This organization is playing a critical role in ensuring that the Cloud Foundry ecosystem remains open and available to users, developers, and ...Read More