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The Virtual Assistant is the Future of Business

What makes a good user experience (UX)? Many factors come into play, including the user’s work habits, environment and goals. An exceptional UX must meet the customer’s precise needs, applying elegance and simplicity to deliver seamless interaction. As noted by Nielsen Norman Group, a leading UX consultancy, one first must draw a distinction between UX […]

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What Real IT Leaders Are Saying About APM

Application performance management (APM) used to be considered a niche discipline, but it’s rapidly become an essential tool in the modern IT leader’s toolbox. So while APM itself isn’t new, it is new enough that best practices are only now starting to coalesce as organizations embrace APM as part of their regular duties. So what […]

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The AppD Approach: Monitoring a Docker-on-Windows App

Here at AppDynamics, we’ve developed strong support for .NET, Windows, and Docker users. But something we haven’t spent much time documenting is how to instrument a Docker-on- Windows app. In this blog, I’ll show you how straightforward it is to get one up and running using our recently announced micro agent. Let’s get started. Sample […]

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 […]

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The AppD Approach: How to Identify Problematic Database Queries with Business Transactions

It happens all the time: the engineers notice your application is slowing down just as a health rule fires a warning. Now you are in a race to identify and fix the issue before customers feel its impact. One tried-and-true solution is database query optimization. But how do you know which queries to optimize? And […]

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 […]

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Keeping App-Centric Consumers Happy

Poor app performance is a serious business problem. Customer loyalty depends on good app performance, so organizations have to deliver the best experience for every user, every time. In fact, The App Attention Index research reveals that 80 percent of consumers have deleted apps because they don’t perform correctly, and 53 percent have abandoned a […]

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 […]

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Tales from the field: Building an effective test environment for a scalable service

This blog series highlights how we at AppDynamics use our own products to test our Events Service, which currently receives more than three trillion events per month. The first post in this series, Automation Framework in Analytics – Part 1, was published in September. To summarize part one of the series, the key requirements to […]

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 […]