Engineering

The Human Masterminds Behind AI at AppDynamics

A renown data scientist at Bell Laboratories, Tian Bu was ready for a new challenge in early 2015. But of all the places he imagined himself working, Cisco wasn’t on the list. Bu thought of Cisco as a hardware company whose business appeared to lack the very thing that mattered most to him—compelling problems that […]

Engineering, Product

How to Optimize Enterprise-Scale Node.js Applications

Node.js is rapidly becoming one of the most popular platforms for building fast, scalable web and mobile applications. In fact, the 2017 Node.js User Survey reveals that there are currently over 7 million Node.js instances online, with three in four users planning to increase their use of Node.js in the next 12 months. And it’s […]

Engineering, Product

It’s Time to Rethink Using Log Analytics for APM

Monitoring is complicated, with multiple tools in use and many more available to us for little or no cost. These tools provide many ways to be alerted when issues are detected as well as valuable insight into solving those issues quickly. Given their flexibility, especially with today’s powerful and scalable log analytics solutions, they can […]

Engineering, Product

The AppD Approach: Database Monitoring with Service Endpoints

I keep running into cases where the 80/20 rule (also known as the Pareto Principle) helps me prioritize my efforts in APM. I find that 80% of my problems are easy to fix, and once they are fixed, they stay that way. The other 20% require constant attention. It’s even tougher when one of the […]

Engineering, Product

The AppD Approach: How to Monitor the AWS Cloud and Save Money

The AppDynamics platform is highly extensible, allowing our customers to monitor a variety of key Amazon Web Services (AWS) metrics. We have 20 unique AWS extensions that capture stats for everything from Auto Scaling which optimizes app performance and cost, to Storage Gateway which enables on-prem apps to use AWS cloud storage. We’re always fine-tuning […]

Engineering, Product

The AppD Approach: How to Monitor .NET Core Apps

For the past few months we’ve been collecting customer feedback on a new agent designed specifically to monitor microservices built with .NET Core. As I discussed a few weeks ago in my post “The Challenges of App Monitoring with .NET Core,” the speed and portability that make .NET Core a popular choice for companies seeking […]

Engineering

Getting Started with Containers and Microservices

Get Ahead of Microservices and Container Proliferation with Robust App Monitoring Containers and microservices are growing in popularity, and why not? They enable agility, speed, and resource efficiency for many tasks that developers work on daily. They are light in terms of coding and interdependencies, which makes it much easier and less time consuming to […]

Engineering

Introducing Pivotal Cloud Foundry

You may be wondering why we’ve chosen to write an introductory blog on Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF). The platform, after all, has been around for a good while. The answer is simple: many of our largest customers have chosen to use Cloud Foundry, particularly PCF, as their strategic platform for multi-cloud deployment. With so many […]

Engineering, Product

The AppD Approach: Leveraging Docker Store Images with Built-In AppDynamics

In my previous blog we explored some of the best and worst practices of Docker, taking a hands-on approach to refactoring an application, always with containers and monitoring in mind. In that project, we chose to use physical agents from the Appdynamics download site as our monitoring method. But this time we are going to […]

Engineering, Product

The Challenges of App Monitoring with .NET Core

The evolution of software development from monolithic on-premises applications to containerized microservices running in the cloud took a major step forward last summer with the release of .NET Core 2. As I wrote in the “Understanding the Momentum Behind .NET Core,” the number of developers using .NET Core recently passed the half million mark. Yet […]